From: linguist <linguistlinguistlist.org>
Subject: LINGUIST & Endangered Languages: SILS & More
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'
From: linguist <linguistlinguistlist.org>
Subject: Editor Bethany Townsend on Doing 'The Dirty Work'
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
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!
There are many ways to donate to LINGUIST!
You can donate right now using our secure credit card form.
Alternatively you can also pledge right now and pay later.
For all information on donating and pledging, including information on how to donate by
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The LINGUIST List is under the umbrella of Eastern Michigan University and as such can
receive donations through the EMU Foundation, which is a registered 501(c) Non Profit
organization. Our Federal Tax number is 38-6005986. These donations can be offset against
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information visit the IRS Web-Site, or contact your financial advisor.
Many companies also offer a gift matching program, such that they will match any gift
you make to a non-profit organization. Normally this entails your contacting your human
resources department and sending us a form that the EMU Foundation fills in and returns
to your employer. This is generally a simple administrative procedure that doubles the
value of your gift to LINGUIST, without costing you an extra penny. Please take a moment
to check if your company operates such a program.
Thank you very much for your support of LINGUIST!
We would like to thank all of the publishers and subscribers who
donated prizes for this year's Fund Drive games, puzzles, and
Publisher Prize Donors:
Edinburgh University Press
Mouton de Gruyter
Subscriber Prize Donors:
Greville G. Corbett
Rosa J. Garcia B. Cordova
Suzette Haden Elgin
Claus Dieter Pusch
The LINGUIST List Hall of Fame
SUPERHEROES ($1000 and over)
HEROES ($100 to $1000)
Earl M Herrick
Emily M. Bender
Marisa Ferrara Boston
Stefan Th. Gries
- Plus 4 anonymous donors
SUPPORTERS ($50 to $100)
Humphrey van Polanen Petel
Linguistics Program, Northeastern University
Scott G McGinnis
Susan Meredith Burt
- Plus 2 anonymous donors
DONORS (Up to $50)
Betty S. Phillips
Evelyn E. Feliciano
Igor Z. Zagar
J I Huettner
K. David Harrison
Kathleen Currie Hall
WIM VANDENBUSSCHE, VRIJE UNIVERSITEIT BRUSSEL
- Plus 11 anonymous donors
MAJOR SUPPORTING PUBLISHERS
Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd
Edinburgh University Press
European Language Resources Association - ELRA
Georgetown University Press
Mouton de Gruyter
Oxford University Press
Peter Lang AG
OTHER SUPPORTING PUBLISHERS
International Pragmatics Assoc.
Linguistic Assoc. of Finland
Netherlands Graduate School of Linguistics / Landelijke - LOT
St. Jerome Publishing Ltd.
Basis Technology Corporation
Bridgewater State College
Butler Hill Group
City University of Hong Kong
Darmstadt University of Technology
Dongduk Women's University
English School Sunny Plus
Grove City College
Gyeonggi English Village
Hablamos Juntos - UCSF
Humboldt Universität zu Berlin
Indiana University - Bloomington
Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität Frankfurt/Main
Johns Hopkins University
Kent State University
KNOVA Software, Inc.
La Trobe University
Leibniz Universität Hannover
Lexicon Branding, Inc.
Linguistic Data Consortium, University of Pennsylvania
Louisiana State University
Maher Language Institute (MLI)
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
Nuance Communications, Inc.
Q-go Netherlands bv
Radboud University Nijmegen
San Diego State University
Seattle Pacific University
Simon Fraser University
SOAS, University of London
Stony Brook University
SYSTRAN Software, Inc.
The Australian National University
The State University of New York at Buffalo
University College London
University of Aberdeen
University of Alaska Fairbanks
University of Alberta
University of Arizona
University of British Columbia
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
University of California, San Diego
University of California, Santa Barbara
University of Chicago
University of Cologne
University of Delaware
University of Edinburgh
University of Geneva
University of Hamburg (Germany)
University of Leeds
University of Mary Washington
University of Maryland
University of Maryland University College
University of Michigan
University of Mississippi
University of Missouri-Rolla
University of Neuchatel
University of Nottingham, Ningbo, China
University Of Oregon
University of Oxford
University of Pittsburgh
University of Potsdam
University of Texas at San Antonio
University of Trento (Italy)
University of Tromsø
University of Utah
University of Wales, Bangor
University of Washington
University of Wolverhampton
University of York
Voice Signal Technologies, Inc,
Wake Forest University
Wayne State University
Yuan Ze University
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