Author Archives: Anna Belew

Huzzah! We Conquered the 2012 Fund Drive!

Good news, everyone: Fund Drive 2012 is over! With the help of the LINGUIST List Advisors, who in the eleventh hour ponied up the remaining funds, we made our goal!  We can all breathe easy, knowing that we have the … Continue reading

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Publications Manager Danniella Hornby Explains the True Meaning of Fund Drive

I first joined The LINGUIST List as an intern in the summer of 2010, and often heard the other students and employees trade horror stories of “Fund Drive” and how difficult and exhausting it can be. They all worked so … Continue reading

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Linguist of the Day: Martin Haspelmath!

We’re delighted to announce that our latest Linguist of the Day is Martin Haspelmath!  Dr. Haspelmath is best known for his work in comparative syntax, morphology, language contact, and linguistic universals.  His tale begins: I find biographies of people, and … Continue reading

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Voices from LSA 2012

At January’s LSA meeting, we invited visitors to our office hours to record vlogs (an adorable portmanteau of video + blog, for those new to the term) describing what they like about LINGUIST List.  Several folks were kind enough to … Continue reading

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Linguist of the Day: Jean Berko Gleason!

Here at LL Headquarters, there are a lot of wugs to be seen.  Homemade wug clocks.  Wug magnets.  Wug mugs (say it ten times fast).  Even a couple of wug tattoos.  The adorable little mascot of language acquisition studies is … Continue reading

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Linguist of the Day: Mamoru Saito!

We are pleased to announce that Mamoru Saito is our newest Linguist of the Day!  Dr. Saito is renowned for his work with syntactic theory, comparative syntax, and the structure of Japanese; however, he wasn’t always a prominent syntactician.  Visit … Continue reading

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A Word from Lwin Moe, LL Programmer and All-Around Cool Dude

Dear LINGUIST List Subscribers, I am Lwin Moe, a programmer here at LINGUIST List. I am originally from Burma, also known as Myanmar. I came to work at LINGUIST List as an intern two summers ago, and came back as a … Continue reading

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LINGQUEST Saga, Chapter 2: The Data Graveyard

You voted with your donations, and you have made your voices heard: both the Tenuous Career Path and the Data Graveyard were appealing options for the next LINGQUEST story installment.  Roughly 45% of you chose the Tenuous Career Path, while … Continue reading

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A Letter from LINGUIST Tech Hero Erica Wicks

Dear Subscribers, I came to The LINGUIST List as a bright-eyed classicist straight out of undergrad. With an arsenal of Latin conjugations and Greek declensions and a fascination for language, I aimed to infiltrate the world of linguistics in graduate school. Well, my … Continue reading

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LINGUIST of the Day: Nikolaus Himmelmann!

We’re proud to announce that our second 2012 Linguist of the Day is Nikolaus Himmelmann!  Dr. Himmelmann is renowned for his work in language documentation, typology, Austronesian and Papuan languages, and more; his story begins: Before getting to university, I … Continue reading

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