Wiki Ed Visiting Georgetown University Linguistics Department

On Friday, February 12, Samantha Erickson and I will join linguistics faculty at Georgetown University to share the Wikipedia Year of Science, and encourage instructors to teach with Wikipedia or sponsor a Visiting Scholar. Linguistics articles are highly underrepresented on Wikipedia, and the Linguistic Society of America has launched an initiative to close content gaps.

Past linguistics student editors have improved articles ranging from the Cahuilla language of Southern California, to head-directionality parameter, to Logical Form. It’s amazing what students can achieve during a classroom assignment, and we’re looking forward to sharing those accomplishments with faculty members at Georgetown later this week. All members of the GU Linguistics community are invited to attend.

To learn more about getting involved in the Year of Science, please join us:

  •  Georgetown University, 230 Poulton Hall, Friday, February 12, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Special thanks to Dr. Anastasia Nylund for hosting us and helping bring better content to Wikipedia!

Photo: By Symphoney Symphoney from New York, US – Ancient Tamil Script, CC BY 2.0,



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