Page 1

Linguistics Blog

Cambridge Extra

What is Cambridge Extra? Cambridge Extra, is the Cambridge University Press Linguistics blog, hosted by Linguist List. We provide the global Linguistics community with information, news, updates and special offers from the world of

Why should you blog? A blog post has the potential to reach a large online community It is an effective way of raising the profile of a book People are increasingly turning to blogs for a trusted source of expert opinion, whether they are seeking a review of a book or they wish to read an article on a particular subject for general interest. Blogging can help to affirm your place as an expert in your field

Extras Video clips

What type of blog post should you write?


An article that provides insight into your research or explores a theme from your book

Podcast interviews

An opinion piece relating to a current news topic or something that would spark debate

Musical playlists

A written interview

Think about‌ Your audience Who are they? Curious general readers, peers or academics Article content The length of the article should be around 400-600 words How to encourage debate and comments from readers A catchy title The tone of the article should be informal and accessible

Polls or quizzes

Relevant articles

If you have any of these, or would like us to work with you to put something together, they make great additions to a post and we would love to include them. If you need any more information, or to discuss your ideas, please contact:

Tips for publicising your ar

ticle on social media

Tweet the link to your article on Twitter, we will do the same on our Linguistics account @CambUP_LangLing Try categorising your tweets using hastags #Linguistics #Language Share the link to your article on Facebook, we will do the same on the Linguistics account Guest Post

Post the link to your article to members of a relevant listserv

Engage in conversations related to the topic of your article online – think about posting in LinkedIn groups, commenting on other articles or pose a question on any of these social media platforms to potential readers

t happens, when? Timeline of an article – Wha Decide on subject matter

what type

Write your post!

Send to your marke

Use social media to publicise – Tweet, Share, Email

Think about the message – what do you want to say?

Decide on the content – e of post will you write and will you include photos or video?

eting contact

Article is published

Working with us to edit

Do you need advice on how to create any of these social media accoun ts?

If so, visit our Author Hub Here you will find: • A series of videos aimed at authors with different levels of online experience to guide you through the latest tools available and the impact it can have in raising the profile of your book • Downloadable step-by-step guides to help you get started quickly • Information on what Cambridge University Press are currently doing to support our authors • Regular tips and hints to help you along the way … and more!

Linguistics Blog  
Linguistics Blog