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LINGUIST List 18.892

Fri Mar 23 2007

A: Learning Opportunity

Editor for this issue: Gayathri Sriram <gayatrilinguistlist.org>

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        1.     linguist, LINGUIST & Endangered Languages: SILS & More
        2.     linguist, Editor Bethany Townsend on Doing 'The Dirty Work'

Message 1: LINGUIST & Endangered Languages: SILS & More
Date: 23-Mar-2007
From: linguist <linguistlinguistlist.org>
Subject: LINGUIST & Endangered Languages: SILS & More

Dear Subscribers, 

The groundbreaking work that LINGUIST accomplished through the E-MELD grant on
Endangered Language documentation has led to the opportunity for us to co-sponsor
the 14th Annual Stabilizing Indigenous Languages Symposium (SILS) with the Saginaw
Chippewa Tribal Nation. Held in Mount Pleasant, Michigan from June 1-3, 2007,
this year's symposium features the theme, "Working Together, We Can Bring Back
the Language: How Technology Can Make it Happen." For more information, please
consult our page:

I was chosen as team leader at LINGUIST to build the website and help with the
organization of all aspects of the workshop. I am truly interested in this
conference not only because I get to learn web design, but also because I truly
believe in such joint efforts to bring linguists and tribal people together to
save languages and cultures. This year's 14th annual SILS symposium is expected
to again gather together a large number of language instructors, technology
experts and linguists to share the work and dreams of endangered language
communities all over the world.

This conference is just one aspect of The LINGUIST List's involvement in
endangered languages. The School of Best Practices (SOBP) continues to evolve
from the E-MELD workshops, presenting the best ways to digitize your linguistic
materials to prevent language data obsolescence. The SOBP is also home to eleven
case studies of digitization of endangered languages data. LINGUIST even hosts
The Society for the Study of the Indigenous Languages of the Americas (SSILA)
on its site.

From SILS to SSILA, LINGUIST is committed to serving the linguistics community
by hosting such conferences and by making the information from them available to
all. We look forward to serving you in even more ways and to hearing from you
during Fund Drive 2007. Thank you.

Bethany Townsend, LINGUIST Editor

Message 2: Editor Bethany Townsend on Doing 'The Dirty Work'
Date: 23-Mar-2007
From: linguist <linguistlinguistlist.org>
Subject: Editor Bethany Townsend on Doing 'The Dirty Work'

Dear Subscribers, 

This is only my first year as part of the LINGUIST List crew. I came on board as
an undergraduate in my final semester, and I never knew that it was possible to
get as much out of a job as from your formal education. As former Financial Editor
Liping Wang was leaving, Helen offered me a job working with finances, and even
with no previous experience, I agreed because I knew what a unique opportunity the
chance to work here really was.

Everyone at LINGUIST begins doing the dirty work that keeps us functioning - editing
web submissions, posting issues, handling finances. Beyond such tasks, however,
we get to become involved in really interesting projects and activities. I am
currently the conference coordinator for the 14th Annual Stabilizing Indigenous
Languages Symposium (http://linguistlist.org/sils/). Being a part of this project
has taught me a skill that I find incredibly valuable - web design. Also, I am
one of the students involved in Multi-Tree, a project that involves researching
and digitizing different hypotheses on language families (http://linguistlist.org/multitree/).
Through this work, I've learned a lot more about historical linguistics and am
considering pursuing it when I go on to get my PhD. It has also put me in contact
with several renowned linguists working in this specialized area of linguistics.
LINGUIST isn't just a resource for subscribers; it's also a learning opportunity
for me and an amazing place to be.

I still work with financial aspects of LINGUIST, and we are currently trying to
improve the quality of service we offer to publishers and those institutions posting
job opportunities. We're also in the process of upgrading our credit card processing
system to make donating faster and more efficient.

Finally, I'm excited to be one of the Fund Drive co-coordinators this year, trying
to make this the most fun and successful Fund Drive to date. (Any suggestions
you have are definitely welcome!) Not only is LINGUIST involved in posting all
the information that you use as a resource, it is also working on innovative projects
like Multi-Tree behind the scenes. Once unveiled, this project and others we are
undertaking will be available for the linguistics community and general public.
Maintaining these resources that we all use is, of course, only possible because
of donations from subscribers like you. Thank you to those of you who have already
contributed this year. If you have not already done so, please consider sending
us support to help keep these incredible resources functioning for the benefit
of all.


Bethany Townsend
Co-Coordinator, Fund Drive 2007

This Year the LINGUIST List hopes to raise $55,000. This money will go to help keep the 
List running by supporting all of our Student Editors for the coming year.

See below for donation instructions, and don't forget to check out our Fund Drive 2007 
LINGUIST List Superhero Adventure for some Fund Drive fun!


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Publisher Prize Donors: 

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Hodder Arnold
Mouton de Gruyter
Multilingual Matters
Sage Publications

Subscriber Prize Donors:
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The LINGUIST List Hall of Fame

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Linguistics Program, Northeastern University
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- Plus 11 anonymous donors


Cascadilla Press 
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European Language Resources Association - ELRA 
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Lincom GmbH 
Mouton de Gruyter 
Multilingual Matters 
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CSLI Publications 
International Pragmatics Assoc. 
Linguistic Assoc. of Finland 
Netherlands Graduate School of Linguistics / Landelijke - LOT 
SIL International 
St. Jerome Publishing Ltd. 



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BeVocal, Inc 
Boston University 
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CELI s.r.l. 
City University of Hong Kong 
Concordia University 
Darmstadt University of Technology 
Dongduk Women's University 
English School Sunny Plus 
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Gyeonggi English Village 
Hablamos Juntos - UCSF 
Haskins Laboratories 
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Humboldt Universität zu Berlin 
Indiana University 
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Ingenuity Systems 
Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität Frankfurt/Main 
Johns Hopkins University 
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KNOVA Software, Inc. 
La Trobe University 
LearnBalance Group 
Leibniz Universität Hannover 
Lexicon Branding, Inc. 
Linguistic Data Consortium, University of Pennsylvania 
Louisiana State University 
Maher Language Institute (MLI) 
McGill University 
McNeil Technologies, Inc. 
Michigan State University 
Monterey Institute of International Studies 
National Sun Yat-sen University 
National Taiwan Normal University 
Nemours/AI duPont Hospital for Children 
Nordic CoE in Microcomparative Syntax 
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Nuance Communications, Inc. 
Q-go Netherlands bv 
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RiverGlass, Inc. 
RWTH Aachen 
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SDL International 
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Simon Fraser University 
SOAS, University of London 
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SYSTRAN Software, Inc. 
The Australian National University 
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University of British Columbia 
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University of Nottingham, Ningbo, China 
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University of Trento (Italy) 
University of Tromsø 
University of Utah 
University of Wales, Bangor 
University of Washington 
University of Wolverhampton 
University of York 
Université Laval 
Voice Signal Technologies, Inc, 
Wake Forest University 
Wayne State University 
Yuan Ze University


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