April 14, 2008

Come see a movie

Linguistics at the Sundance Film Festival? We just heard about this a few days ago. The Linguists is a new movie about the extinction of languages around the world, following David Harrison and Gregory Anderson as they go on three expeditions to document languages that are nearly gone. Hollywood Reporter loved it. The movie is playing three times in the next couple of weeks around Boston, a free screening at MIT and twice as part of the International Film Festival Boston:

April 24, 7:00-8:30 pm, MIT, free screening and discussion with David Harrison (details)
April 26, 12:00-1:15 pm, Brattle Theatre (details)
April 28, 5:15-6:30 pm, Somerville Theatre (details)

If you’d like a free ticket for the April 28 showing at the Somerville Theatre in Davis Square courtesy of Cascadilla Press, send us an e-mail by April 17 with your name and mailing address. (If you did not receive a reply from us, post a comment here.) There are a limited number of tickets that we can buy for this showing, so please only request a ticket if you will definitely use it.

Update: We’ve placed our ticket order, and we’ll be mailing out the tickets to everyone who requested them on April 22. See you at the movie!

April 12, 2008

Exhibit at ACAL 39

Cascadilla Press will exhibit several books at the 39th Annual Conference on African Linguistics (ACAL 39) at the University of Georgia, Athens, from April 17-20, 2008. We’ll have proceedings from ACAL 35, ACAL 36, and ACAL 37 on display, as well as some of our other linguistics titles. The proceedings from ACAL 38 will be published later in 2008, and the proceedings from ACAL 39 will be published in 2009. Advance orders are welcome.

April 5, 2008

Environmental news

The book printer we use for offset printing has been widely recognized as a leader in environmental responsibility in the printing industry. We were delighted to learn that they now offer FSC-certified paper (cover and text) which we’ll be using for offset print runs starting this month with the forthcoming BUCLD 32 Proceedings paperbacks. That’s an immediate benefit of over 400,000 pages shifted over to FSC-certified paper. We hope our digital book printers will make a similar shift soon.

April 3, 2008

Exhibit at LSRL 38

Cascadilla Press will exhibit several books at the 38th Linguistic Symposium on Romance Languages (LSRL 38) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from April 4-6, 2008. We’re showcasing some of our collection of textbooks and edited collections on Spanish linguistics, such as Robert Hammond’s textbook The Sounds of Spanish. Later this year we’ll be publishing two great new books on Spanish linguistics—details coming soon!