Comments on: UC linguistics faculty pledge support for Glossa, call for cancellation of Lingua http://osc.universityofcalifornia.edu/2016/02/uc-lingustics-faculty-support-glossa/ University of California Fri, 16 Dec 2016 18:31:00 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.1 By: Rudy Troike http://osc.universityofcalifornia.edu/2016/02/uc-lingustics-faculty-support-glossa/#comment-54092 Wed, 24 Feb 2016 03:11:00 +0000 http://osc.universityofcalifornia.edu/?p=2250#comment-54092 It used to be that professional scholarly societies either published journals themselves, as the Linguistic Society of America, the American Anthropological Association and the American Dialect Society still do, or secured publication support from academic institutions, as the International Journal of American Linguistics and Anthropological Linguistics still do. Commercial publishers saw an opportunity to make money, and lured academics into creating journals, or taking over faltering ones, and many followed the piper down the slippery slope, losing autonomy in the process. Now the piper is calling the tune, and journals are costing institutions more than their original independent support. Academics may complain, but they have only themselves to blame for giving up their scholarly autonomy.

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By: NJ Prof http://osc.universityofcalifornia.edu/2016/02/uc-lingustics-faculty-support-glossa/#comment-54091 Thu, 18 Feb 2016 13:23:00 +0000 http://osc.universityofcalifornia.edu/?p=2250#comment-54091 It is definitely censorship as long been defined by the library community. It is being deselected. If they never subscribed in the first place, I might agree with you. The university is a government agency, so it is censorship because it is a government actor.

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By: Lu An http://osc.universityofcalifornia.edu/2016/02/uc-lingustics-faculty-support-glossa/#comment-54090 Wed, 17 Feb 2016 22:03:00 +0000 http://osc.universityofcalifornia.edu/?p=2250#comment-54090 It’s not censorship, it’s a boycott. You are free to buy the issues of Lingua yourself, if you want. But please don’t waste tax payers’ money on it!

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By: NJ Prof http://osc.universityofcalifornia.edu/2016/02/uc-lingustics-faculty-support-glossa/#comment-54089 Wed, 17 Feb 2016 12:58:00 +0000 http://osc.universityofcalifornia.edu/?p=2250#comment-54089 Sad to see the UC Libraries involved in censorship. Although not a book, please add Lingua to your next banned books display.

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