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LINGUIST List 17.110

Fri Jan 13 2006

Support: General Ling: MA / MSc Student, LINGUIST List

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        1.    Helen Aristar-Dry, General Linguistics: MA / MSc Student, LINGUIST List, USA


Message 1: General Linguistics: MA / MSc Student, LINGUIST List, USA
Date: 13-Jan-2006
From: Helen Aristar-Dry <hdrylinguistlist.org>
Subject: General Linguistics: MA / MSc Student, LINGUIST List, USA


University or Organization: LINGUIST List
Job Rank: MA / MSc
Specialty Areas: General Linguistics


We are now soliciting applications from qualified graduate students for LINGUIST
List Research Assistantships. Be supported through your M.A. degree while
becoming part of a resource which is a mainstay in the field. Our RAs come into
direct, daily contact with the linguistic community editing announcements for a
variety of linguistics-related topics. LINGUIST List also focuses on web design,
where RAs have the opportunity to learn programs like ColdFusion, Adobe
Photoshop, basic UNIX programming and database design. A third focus of RA work
is the development of internet infrastructure for the discipline, as well as
language technology to support language documentation. Current development
projects include:

1 - The newly redesigned Linguistic Society of America
(LSA) website (http://lsadc.org/)

2 - The E-MELD (Electronic Metastructure for Endangered Languages Data) project
which develops tools and standards for the digital archiving of documentation of
endangered languages

3 - The DATA project, conducted in partnership with the Alaska Native Language
Archive, which is designed to digitize a large body of material on the
Athabascan language Dena'ina

4 - The LL-MAP project, conducted in partnership with the U. of Stockholm, which
involves the development of an interactive map interface showing the
distribution of language resources and language speakers

5 - The Multitree project, which will develop a digital library of all language
relationships hypothesized by scholars

Find more information at: http://linguistlist.org/opportunities.html

In an effort to maintain the international character of the list, we welcome
applications from students outside the USA. Assistantship holders must have a
good command of written English and be degree-seeking students at a LINGUIST
home university (below). A LINGUIST fellow receives a full tuition waiver (for
18 graduate credit hours per year) plus a 9-month stipend of approximately
$8500. International students should submit applications before the February 1,
2006. US Citizens may submit until March 1, 2006.

Eastern Michigan University:
Eastern Michigan U. offers a B.A. and M.A. in descriptive and theoretical
linguistics, as well as a post-M.A. Certificate in Language Technology. The M.A.
program has particular strengths in formal syntax, documentary linguistics, and
language technology. The M.A. curriculum offers a solid foundation for further
study in linguistics - well over half of Eastern Michigan M.A. candidates go on
to Ph.D. programs in linguistics. EMU is situated in Ypsilanti, MI (about 5
miles from Ann Arbor) in a very active linguistics community. For more
information about the Eastern Michigan University graduate program, contact:

Professor Daniel Seely, Graduate Advisor, Linguistics Program
Dept. of English Language and Literature
Eastern Michigan U
Ypsilanti, MI 48197
email: tseelyemich.edu

Wayne State University:
The MA in Linguistics at Wayne State University is an interdisciplinary degree
which provides students with a solid grounding in descriptive and theoretical
linguistics. The linguistics faculty are housed in a number of departments at
Wayne: English, Romance Languages and Linguistics, Audiology and Speech-Language
Pathology, Psychology, Anthropology, and Near Eastern and Asian Studies. Current
strengths are in the areas of discourse analysis, historical linguistics,
language processing, phonetics, Romance linguistics, and syntax. The diverse
city of Detroit affords students a rich laboratory for linguistic research. For
more information about the MA in Linguistics at Wayne State University, contact
student advisor:

Professor Martha Ratliff, Linguistics Program
5057 Woodward Ave., Room 10303
Detroit, MI 48202
email: ac6000wayne.edu


For more information about LINGUIST List Assistantships, contact:

Helen Aristar-Dry
hdrylinguistlist.org

Anthony Aristar
aristarlinguistlist.org


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