The department maintains a number of e-mail lists: please use the list that reaches just your intended audience. The membership of each list is listed below. To send a message to one of them, use the name given below with @linguist.umass.edu.
ling-ugrad All linguistics majors + Tom Maxfield
ling-grad All and only linguistics graduate students
ling-perm All permanent linguistics faculty + Tom Maxfield – administrators (i.e. John McCarthy is not on it)
ling-pc ling-perm – the department chair (i.e. Joe Pater is not on it)
ling-fac ling-perm + faculty administrators, emeriti and visiting faculty + Michelle McBride
ling-adjunct Allied faculty in other departments
ling-visitor Visiting scholars
ling-dept ling-ugrad + ling-fac + ling-student + ling-adjunct + ling-visitor (please use only if you intend to reach all of these)
ling-alum Alumni of the graduate program
ling-colloq ling-dept + some others interested in our colloquium series (please use only for colloqs)
ling-whisc ling-dept + others interested in our newsletter, including the dean (we use it only for UMLAUT)
Besides the above lists, there are also the area lists, like ling-phonology and ling-semantics. To sign up for one of these, go to https://www.umass.edu/linguistics/contact-us-linguistics#t2.
And also the cognitive science mailing lists, which are mostly used for a weekly newsletter on UMass CogSci events: http://blogs.umass.edu/cogsci/contact-and-mailing-lists/.
These “Mailman” mailing lists are easy to set up and maintain – see the instructions here: https://www.umass.edu/it/support/email/request-manage-electronic-mailing-list.