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The LINGUIST Team
Graduate Assistantships and Student Employment The LINGUIST List, with the support of donations from subscribers and the publishing community, currently provides support for 11 graduate students, who serve as LINGUIST List editors. Graduate assistants are usually enrolled in the Eastern Michigan University linguistics program, although some past GAs have been pursuing degrees in computer science or a related discipline. If you are interested in pursuing graduate studies at EMU and working at LINGUIST, please see the linguistics department site. To see what our graduate students are doing, view the ILIT Student News.
If you're interested in working with LINGUIST, but have other commitments during the school year, consider applying for our summer internship program! Interns will have the opportunity to participate in the daily operations of the LINGUIST List and its parent organization, the Institute for Language Information and Technology (ILIT) at Eastern Michigan University.
Some of the projects interns may work on include:
- Language and Location: A Map Accessibility Project (LL-MAP): This project began as a joint NSF-sponsored project of Eastern Michigan University and Stockholm University and is hosted as an ongoing project at ILIT. In LL-MAP, language information is integrated with data from the physical and social sciences by means of a Geographical Information System (GIS). Tasks for this project include map-making (using GlobalMapper and ArcGIS software) and using the LL-MAP Scholar's Workbench to style and upload maps.
- MultiTree: The MultiTree project is a digital library of scholarly hypotheses about language relationships and subgroupings. This information is organized in a searchable database with a web interface, and each hypothesis is presented graphically as a diagram of a family tree. Typical tasks for this project include researching language relationship hypotheses and entering this information into the MultiTree database.
- Interns may also work on the General Ontology for Linguistic Description (GOLD), the Lexical Enhancement via the GOLD Ontology (LEGO) project, or the Endangered Language Catalog (ELCat), in addition to assisting with the LINGUIST List mailing list and website.
Internships are generally available for a three-month period between May and August, 40 hours per week, and interns receive a modest stipend. Housing is not provided, although LINGUIST can provide some assistance in locating accommodations. International applicants are encouraged, but must have or obtain a visa that permits them to work in the US.
Keep an eye out for the announcement of our summer internships, which is posted in the fall!!
View the latest call for interns
Volunteer Opportunities The LINGUIST List welcomes volunteers with an aptitude in linguistics and technology. If you are in the Ypsilanti area and able to commit to at least 10 hours per week, contact us about volunteer opportunities!
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