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Would questions about corpora-generation be welcome here?

This question has been rejected from both Stack Overflow and the new beta site Open Data. It was suggested on the Open Data meta site that it would be more appropriate for Linguistics. I'm not ...
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How do we improve tag wiki proposals rather than just 'approve', 'reject' or 'skip' them?

In reviewing a proposed tag definition the page says that we can 'approve, reject, or improve edits suggested by users'. However, I cannot see how to 'improve', there only seem to be options for ...
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Should we have tags for individual languages?

We seem to be acquiring tags for many individual languages. While I accept it may be useful to have tags for a few highly significant languages I'm not sure we need a tag for every language.
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Should we have a tag for (La)TeX?

I know that LaTeX is not a part of linguistics, but I'm sure many people do use LaTeX to write up papers on linguistics and it is a useful tool (see this Answer where I created a Vowel Trapezoid). ...
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Can I ask questions about recommended books?

I want to ask a question about book recommendations on Chinese Grammar. Is it ok to post this question here?
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Should we include “Montenegrin” in the “bosnian-serbian-croatian” tag?

We have a tag for "bosnian-serbian-croatian' (bsc) for the language that we might have once called Serbo-Croatian, Croato-Serbia, srpohrvatski etc. We use this bsc term now when we discuss those ...
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Providing advice for courses

Now and then we receive questions on course advice. Let's analyze the phenomenon: It's not constructive. Virtually the number of courses is high, which makes it a list question. For now our site is ...
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Where should philosophy-of-language questions go?

Both Linguistics and Philosophy have philosophy-of-language tags with a decent number of questions (36 on Philosophy and 13 on Linguistics; the Linguistics site also has some related questions in ...
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What is the meaning of “…” in modern English?

I have read the Linguistics FAQ however considering I am new here I thought it would be more appropriate to ask first in the meta: Would a question regarding the meaning, translation and/or origin of ...
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Community ad ideas for Linguistics

In order to promote this site, Alenanno created a community promotion ad to be placed on related Stack Exchange sites. (Currently this is only English Language and Usage, since ads are only enabled ...
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Should the questions of identifying language be on-topic?

This question has been recently asked. Should questions about identifying languages be on-topic here? Pro's Such Q's are often interesting by themselves; They may highlight some unusual usage of ...
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List of most useful NLP resources and tools

The following is an intentional and invited duplicate of a posting on English.Meta. Alenanno nicely asked that I please post it here, too, so here ya go. Three things that probably need fixing: ...
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A flag does not appear in stats

I have recently flagged a question. My name is listed in "closed as off-topic by..." users list. However, the flag does not show up in my profile. It only happened here. Other SE sites worked as ...
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How do we create tags for words with multiple connotations?

Today, I did a search on the tag tone because I wanted to see if anyone had asked questions regarding the tone of a written passage. Instead, and rightly so, I saw some questions dealing with vocal ...
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The future of Linguistics SE

Recently I've been contacting a user that I thought didn't see that Linguistics entered Beta. To my slight surprise, this person told me that she actually visited Linguistics at first but then lost ...
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IPA Keyboard userscript for you!

Apparently, you folks could do with an IPA Keyboard1. So, here you go! The most useful feature (IMO) are the keyboard shortcuts, you may want to check out how to use them (details on the page I ...
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Formatting an equation correctly

My answer was migrated from English.stackexchange.com. The equation in it looked bad then, but it was edited and it looks worse now. The "proportional to" sign (which has a similar shape to the ...
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Map of tags on Linguistics.SE

After seeing this, the good moderator @Alenanno requested me to make a similar map for Linguistics. I present to you: Tag size is proportional to tag popularity, and the size of links between tags ...
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How should we treat new users?

What should we do about new users when they break the rules? What shouldn't we do? Return to FAQ index
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What is the status of Linguistics.SE?

Some proposals in Area51 were closed after beta version. What is the current status of linguistics.SE? Will it continue to live?
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Do we want hats?

In 2011, the Gaming Stack Exchange hosted an event called Hat Dash, where users earned "hats" for their gravatars by completing certain tasks (analogous to badges): Certain actions would trigger the ...
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FAQ: My question was closed, in my opinion wrongly. What do I do?

My question was closed by users/moderators and I think that it deserved to stay open. What am I supposed to do now? What could I do? And what should I not do? Return to FAQ index
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Should we include Conlangs in our scope?

The Conlang SE has been closed deleted and I can't find a new one, so they're probably not restarting it for now. We get questions now and then and I don't really like closing them, but our FAQ is ...
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How do you make nice consonant/vowel charts and tables?

Wikipedia has some nice vowel charts, available at https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:SVG_vowel_charts. Example (Korean vowels): Example (Australian English diphthongs): Similarly, there ...
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Should I post a new answer to a question that already has an accepted answer?

If I see a question that has an answer and it's been already accepted, should/can I answer? What is the site policy about this? Return to FAQ index
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My question is not listed [closed]

I have created the following question: Name for rhetoric expressing a two contradictory meanings in one sentence? But it does not appear in the question list. Could you help please?
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Can I ask for help finding an appropriate school or department for me for grad school?

I will be applying to grad schools this fall and am having a lot of trouble finding a place that would be appropriate for me. I am a math and linguistics major, and my interests lie in the overlap of ...
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Tag for indigenous American languages?

I'd like to create a tag for the indigenous pre-Columbian languages of the Americas and their descendants. I don't quite know what to call it: american-languages native-american-languages indigenous-...
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Would you like a regular chat event for talking about Linguistics?

When I first set our monthly Linguistics Meeting, someone thought it was a meeting for discussing about Linguistics and not the site itself... So would you like a regular event, it could be set up ...
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How is Linguistics SE doing on returning participation?

It seems like there is a lot of focus in the meta about recruiting new people, but it doesn't seem like there is a whole lot of returning participation. Many of the questions and answers are either ...
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Is it possible to ask too many questions?

Throughout any given day, I will wonder many, many things. An absurd amount of things, actually, so much so that it's really impossible for me to research everything that I want to know about. ...
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Why can't social sciences topics like linguistics have subjective questions that spur discussion?

I haven't been very active on LinguisticsSE until recently, but it seems as if, judging from the meta discussions, that this SE is having trouble bringing in traffic, despite the fact that it is a ...
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Organizing our Linguistics Blog

SE sites do not have a blog by default but we can request one. I ask you to read this blog entry, which is related to this topic. Keeping in mind that we should post there at least once a week (not ...
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What is the acceptance rate for questions?

I've noticed that the acceptance rate for my questions has gone down. What is the acceptance rate? How does it affect my reputation, privileges, or badges? Return to FAQ index
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Are the questions about mutual intelligibility between languages on topic here?

Are the questions about mutual intelligibility between languages on topic on Linguistics.SE? Is it the proper place to ask questions about how language X is understood by native speakers of language ...
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FAQ: Guidelines about “Corpora request” questions

Since our entering Beta until now, we've had some requests for corpora with various features... Unfortunately, while I still want them On Topic, they are dangerously on the edge. The reason is simple: ...
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I won some reputation, but sometimes it disappears?

So I won some reputation, and now I'm '13'. But whenever I log in again, it shows that my reputation is back to '1'. The higher rank only reappears when I open the notifications and click on the note ...
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What type of feed would you like to have on our chat room?

Until recently, new questions were posted on our chat room as regular messages (by a generic user called Stack Exchange). As such, they were persistent and remained on the chat history forever. Some ...
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FAQ: Can I propose a change in the FAQ?

I don't like something in the FAQ/I think something is missing in the FAQ, can I propose a change or a new addition to it? How do I make sure it gets official? Are there standard procedures? Return ...
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Are auxiliary languages on-topic?

Auxiliary languages are used in many communities but are not anyone's native language, being used in particular contexts or for particular purposes, such as: Liturgical purposes (Church Latin, Ge'ez) ...
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FAQ: Linguistic Terminology

I have problems understanding some answers/questions because the terminology being used is too technical. Where can I find out what is the meaning of a particular term? Return to FAQ index
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Adding to the FAQ: linguistic terminology

I think it would be helpful to have some pointers to places where people can get definitions of linguistic terminology, to help them understand answers. I try not to use too much technical linguistic ...
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Proposed FAQ: Should we set some tags as obligatory?

After the creation of this scheme, I've been thinking, wouldn't it be better if the Macro-categories (Theoretical, Applied, Descriptive) from Linguistics were obligatory tags? For example, if ...
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FAQ: How to handle discussions in comments?

Sometimes it happens that I disagree with someone or maybe there is little understanding because of the complexity of the matter. What should I do? What is the proper way to handle discussions? ...
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FAQ: Can I change my accepted answer?

Is it possible to change the accepted answer? Why should I do it? Return to FAQ index
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FAQ: Who are the moderators?

Who are the diamond moderators? How many are there? What is the job of a diamond moderator? What special privileges do diamond moderators have? How do we get the attention of a diamond moderator? How ...
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#5 Linguistics Meeting

Following the Meta discussion Let's create a regular chat event!, let's post the necessary information for the next Linguistics Meeting. Keep checking this post for updates! Want to read ...
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FAQ: Do you hold regular chat events?

Some SE sites hold regular events on different topics, so I was wondering: does Linguistics have chat events? Are they regular? When is the next one? Return to FAQ index
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Should we include Esperanto in our scope?

Before now, we have excluded conlangs from our scope, but Esperanto is on a whole different level. For example, it has native speakers. If Esperanto will be considered on topic, questions about it ...
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Why was this questions closed? [closed]

The question "How do I find “early adopters” for a constructed language?" was closed. Please see the comments below the question for additional information, but for further questions/answers/comments ...

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