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I agree! When I was editor of Quettar (Tolkien Society's Linguistics
magazine) often I would have to write articles myself because so few had
contributed. The best subscribers were the foreigners, presumably because
the notion of a deadline is more important when you're sending international
mail.
By the way, love the learned Greek title!
Mike
> Well, that's basically something I don't like. I prefer to have a fixed
time
> limit, or else it becomes easily anarchic (in the wrong sense of the
term). I
> have been chief redactor of the student's monthly in my school, and I know
the
> problems of publishing. Give no time limit for the publication, and you
can
> wait for receiving articles until you melt... Even with a time limit
(which in
> the case of the student's newspaper was one week before publication, and
was
> repeated nearly twice a week constantly), I had people who came to me the
very
> day the newspaper was supposed to be published and wondered why they
couldn't
> publish their article right away...
>
> So if we want the thing to work really, we need to be tyrannical when it
comes
> to time limits. I speak by experience :)) .
>
> > > an "International Journal of Language Construction,
> >
> > Sounds attractive, though ;)
> >
>
> Hehe, we could keep this title (or even have "International Journal of
> Glossopoiesis" to make it even more pompous, or maybe even:
"Glossopoiesis: the
> International Journal of Language Construction" :)) . Anyone has a better
> name? :)) ), as long as we don't become too pretentious (me first :)) ).




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