To make the most use of the Celtling Listserv please read the policy statements below. See the Home Page for information on how to subscribe, unscubscribe, post a message and view archives.
This Listserv is dedicated to news and open discussion of theoretical issues of synchronic and diachronic linguistics of Celtic languages in general. Topics can include (but are not restricted to), theoretical implications for linguistic phenomenon in Celtic languages; representations of phonological, morphological and syntactic structures in Celtic languages; announcments and comments on other issues impacting Celtic languages; and news of publications and events in Celtic linguistics and language.
This list is open to anyone, but we ask that listmembers primarliy stick to the topic as stated in the mission.
All messages will be previewed by the moderator before being released to the Listserv. This blocks e-mail spam messages and other innappropriate messages from being posted to the Listserv.
Due to the prevalence of viruses and worms as well as issues of bandwidth, e-mail attachments will be prohibited on this Listserv. This includes any graphics or media files you may embed in an e-mail message.
If you wish to share a graphic or media file with the list, we suggest that it be posted on a web site and that you send the URL. If you wish to share an announcement from a word-processor file, we suggest that you cut and paste the text into an e-mail message.
This list covers all Celtic languages (Irish, Welsh, Gaelic, Breton, Cornish, Manx, Gaulish...) so to ensure that the majority of members will be able to read postings, the primary language of this Listserv is English.
Memebrs are welcome to post in any other language, provided a short English summary is provided at the bottom of the message. For instance, if you wish to announce a conference with location and time details in another language, all you need say is in English that you are announcing a conference.
Given the mission of this Listserv, we wish to promote a professional and courteous tone. In addition, not all Listserv members may have a large bandwidth capacity. To that end Celtling suggests:
- Use appropriate language - your message could be seen by users all over the world by people you may have never met and will be archived for years to come.
- Refrain from personal attacks - we hope to maintain a courteous, professional tone at Celtling. If you diagree with another member's posting please state why you diasgree with the content of the posting.
- Stay on topic - The majority of postings should be related to issues of Celtic linguistics, language or the profession.
- Quote selectively - when replying to a message, please quote only the portions of the original message which are appropriate to your reply.
- Send unformatted text e-mail - some e-mail packages such as Outlook, Netscape Messenger or Eudora allow you to boldface, italicize or change the color of the e-mail text. These format changes actually add HTML tags to your message, and not all e-mail packages can read them. As a result, some e-mail packages will receive your messages as semi-gibberish text with HTML tags.
- Attachments are prohibited - the moderator will reject or remove any messages with an attachment. This will prevent the spread of viruses and conserve bandwidth.
- Provide a minimal English summary - If you wish to post in another language besides English, please provide an English summary at the end of your message. This summary can be very general and need not be detailed translation.
Please remember that all messages are read by the moderator who reserves the right to step in on conversations as deemed necessary.