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Canberra, Singapore, Madrid, New Haven, the World: Lingwiki goes ballistic

Evolution, Learning, Processing, Shape

Date: 28 March 2015

On Saturday 28 March, Lingnerds around the world put their minds together to improve linguistics pages on Wikipedia. Over 320 million people access Wikipedia every month and there are over 1400 articles on linguistics that need improvement. Spearheaded by Gretchen McCulloch of McGill University, the Spring-cleaning effort involved linguists from Singapore, Spain, the United States, Canada and Australia. This event followed on the success of the first Lingwiki that took place at LSA earlier in 2015.

The Canberra crew was represented by Hedvig Skirgård, Julia Miller, Siva Kalyan, Jennifer Plaistowe, Dineke Schokkin, Billy McConvell, Charlotte van Tongeren and James Sheaves. Other Lingwikipedians were Bruno Olsson and Lauren Gawne (Singapore), Rosey Billington and Katie Jepson (Melbourne), Jill Vaughan (Arnhem Land) and James Tanner (Montreal).

Tweets were exchanged with hashtag #lingwiki.

For a list of improved articles, stay tuned to All Things Linguistic.

  • Australian Government
  • The University of Queensland
  • Australian National University
  • The University of Melbourne
  • Western Sydney University