LINGUIST List 13.922

Wed Apr 3 2002

All: Our improved People and Organizations mini-site

Editor for this issue: Michael Appleby <>


  1. linguist, Announcing the improved People and Organizations Site
  2. linguist, Behind the scenes: Student editor Naomi

Message 1: Announcing the improved People and Organizations Site

Date: 3 Apr 2002 14:37:19 -0000
From: linguist <>
Subject: Announcing the improved People and Organizations Site

Dear Linguists,

By now many of you may have explored the new area of the LINGUIST site
called "People & Organizations" and found that it not only facilitates
collegial interchange of many sorts, but also offers you a wealth of
information about your colleagues and their professional endeavors.
Whether you want to find housing in Sheffield (NoticeBoard:, the address of the
Argentine Linguistics Society, or projects devoted to sign language,
the "People and Organizations" index page
( is the place to start. In
addition to NoticeBoard, Ask-A-Linguist, and of course the LINGUIST
Cookbook, it organizes links to 120 linguistics associations and 175
research sites, professional information on over 5000 linguists, and
the email addresses of 15,500 linguists, in 103 countries of the

However, what we are most proud of - and what we hope you will find
most useful - is the fact that all the information in "People &
qOrganizations" is INTEGRATED, both with other information on our site
(such as publications information) and with information on languages
and linguistic subfields.

So, for example, if you go to our Directory of Linguists
( and click first on 'C' then on
"Carnie, Andrew," you'll see that our fellow moderator (who will be
surprised to encounter himself in this example) happens to work on
Celtic. Celtic is clickable on Andrew's directory page; selecting it
will take you to a tree showing the Celtic language family with each
of the branches clickable as well. And if you click all the way to
the ends of the branches you will access - thanks to the generosity of
the Ethnologue, who gave us their database - descriptions of all the
languages in the Celtic group, from Gammon to Irish Traveler's Cant.

Now, if you return to Andrew's page in the LINGUIST directory, you
will find that it is linked to all the books he has announced on
LINGUIST, all the academic papers he has put into our database, the
reviews he has written, and even the abstract of his dissertation,
since it is one of the 571 dissertation abstracts now in our
collection. So one type of integration LINGUIST offers is integration
of information about linguists, their publications, and their language
interests - all available from the relevant LINGUIST Directory pages.

There is another kind of integration, however, which allows you to
retrieve information about people, organizations, projects, and
publications via a language or subfield search. If you want to find
ALL the linguists that work on Celtic languages (or Maori, for that
matter, or Itza, or Kannada, or Japanese ...) all you need to do is
return to the Personal Directory index page and select "Browse by
Subject Language." If you want to find all the books and journals and
dissertation abstracts on Maori, go to the Publications index page
(, scroll to the bottom, and
search by subject language. (We've announced 2 books on Maori, and if
you go to these book announcements, you will find that they in turn
are linked to their reviews and the linguists who reviewed them.)

Similar searches can be performed for linguistic associations and
research sites: are you aware of the project websites devoted to
Maasai, Ladin, and Dutch Sign Language? Or the societies devoted to
Catalan, Pampangan, Motu Hiri, and Western Farsi? Our new site
integration makes it easy to find any project or institution devoted
to a language; in this way, we hope to facilitate your
language-oriented research.

We also hope to facilitate your keeping up with the projects,
societies, people, and publications related to your linguistic
subfield. For example, if you want to find the publications we list on
forensic linguistics (9 books and 1 review), this information is
available via the subfield search on the publications index page. If
you want to find linguists specializing in forensic linguistics, you
can search for these from the Personal Directory index page.

At present there are only 3 forensic linguists listed (as opposed to
about 300 syntacticians); but new entries are currently being added to
our Directory at the rate of about 10 a day. If you have not yet
added your own professional information, please do so by going to the
People & Organizations index page and clicking on "log in." We ask
you to establish a log-in so that you can update your own information
securely. And, as has been the case since LINGUIST's inception,
access to everything on our site is completely free.

However, collecting this amount of professional information, and
organizing it optimally for linguists, can't be done for nothing: it
requires funding. And almost all of our funding comes from the
voluntary donations of subscribers like you. So far we have received
$22,597 of our $48,000 target, and we are extremely grateful to all
our contributors, listed below. However, we are still some way off
the amount we need to continue improving our services. So if you have
done so yet, please support us by going to to send us your pledge. From
there you have the choice of donating straight away by credit card
using our secure form, or you can send us a check later. If you do
send a check, please make it payable in US dollars; we get charged
about $50 a time to convert currency (no such problems with a credit

Alternatively, you can hit "Reply" to this message and send us your
pledge right now by email, prior to sending your check. Then we will
be able to list you immediately as one of our donors; and we may be
able to reach our goal (and halt these Fund Drive messages) a bit
earlier. The address to send checks is as follows:

The LINGUIST Editorial Support Fund
c/o Helen Aristar-Dry
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Message 2: Behind the scenes: Student editor Naomi

Date: 3 Apr 2002 14:38:05 -0000
From: linguist <>
Subject: Behind the scenes: Student editor Naomi

Dear subscribers,

We thought you'd like to hear from some of the students your funds are
supporting. So this year each fund drive issue will include a brief
paragraph from one of our editors telling you, their sponsors, about
their work with LINGUIST.

And now, a few words from Naomi Ogasawara...

I am proud to know that we at LINGUIST List have been making a great
contribution to the linguistic community through our services. That
makes me feel that I am connected with thousands of linguists all over
the world, and that I am a part of the community.

Before working for LINGUIST List, I had never touched a computer--no
computer experience at all. Now I am involved in creating our new
websites! I still have tons of things to learn, but I am surprised
how much I have improved my computer skills. I am really grateful to
LINGUIST List for giving me the great opportunity to study linguistics
and also to learn computer skills.

Another good thing is the people. I really enjoy working with the
wonderful crew. When the day comes for me to leave LINGUIST List, I
am sure I will cry a lot.

Naomi Ogasawara

To make a donation to LINGUIST, go to:

To see and read more about Naomi, go to:
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