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LINGUIST List 19.818

Tue Mar 11 2008

How: Much We Value Your Support!

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        1.     linguist, Developing Advanced Technologies
        2.     linguist, LL-Map Project: Where We Stand

Message 1: Developing Advanced Technologies
Date: 11-Mar-2008
From: linguist <linguistlinguistlist.org>
Subject: Developing Advanced Technologies
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Dear Subscribers, 

This is my second year as a member of the LINGUIST crew, and it has been a
great experience so far. As a Graduate Assistant for The LINGUIST List, I have
learned more about the discipline of linguistics and the professional infrastructure
than I could have ever imagined at this point so early in my career. Overall, I
feel that my role as a Graduate Assistant for The LINGUIST List has provided me
with the unique experience of developing and using advanced technologies that are
so important to the developing cyber-infrastructure of the discipline.

Through my work on several major research projects at The LINGUIST List, I have
come to realize how much the future of linguistic research relies on the ability
of the discipline to take full advantage of current technologies and computational
methodologies that encourage not only a wider-ranging empirical investigation of
linguistic phenomena, but also more careful and insightful research through
data-sharing and interdisciplinary, computer-aided collaboration. Once coming to
this realization, one can begin to understand the importance of The LINGUIST List,
as it is one of the major organizations currently working to spearhead such
collaborative and interdisciplinary efforts.

As we all know, it is extremely difficult to find adequate funding in the world
of academics. Representing an organization that is entirely supported by user
donations, I cannot stress how much we value your support. As all donations go
directly to funding the graduate students who work tirelessly to keep The LINGUIST
List running, your contribution will have a direct effect on the ways in which
you obtain your linguistic resources. In closing, I am extremely grateful to be
part of The LINGUIST List crew, and I look forward to future opportunities. Just
remember, your contribution not only ensures that The LINGUIST List will be able
to continue for another year, it also provides funding for the education and
training of future linguists.

Thank you for your support,

Daniel Parker
Graduate Assistant

Message 2: LL-Map Project: Where We Stand
Date: 11-Mar-2008
From: linguist <linguistlinguistlist.org>
Subject: LL-Map Project: Where We Stand
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Dear Subscribers, 

We would like to share some information with you about one of our most interesting
grant projects to date - Language and Location: A Map Annotation Project (LL-MAP).
This project is designed to integrate language information with data from the
physical and social sciences by means of a Geographical Information System (GIS),
which will relate geographical information on the area in which a language is or
has been spoken to resources relevant to the language. Through a link to the
Multi-Tree project (http://multitree.linguistlist.org), information on all proposed
genetic relationships of the languages will also be made available and viewable
in a geographic context. Ultimately, the system will include ancillary information
on topography, political boundaries, demographics, climate, vegetation, and wildlife,
thus providing a basis upon which to build hypotheses about language movement across territory.

LL-MAP is a joint project of Eastern Michigan University and Stockholm University,
in collaboration with several projects and archives in the USA, Europe, and
Australia. Collaborators include PARADISEC, The Alaska Native Language Center, The
Tibetan-Himalayan Digital Library, and The WALS Project, as well as noted documentary
linguists. Technical development will be directed by The Institute for Geospatial
Research and Education (IGRE) at Eastern Michigan University. The project is
funded by a three-year grant from the National Science Foundation. Through this
unique project, LL-MAP is intended to establish a framework for scholarly research,
and provides:
- A database of geospatially referenced language information
- A user-friendly online interface which organizes the linguistic, geographic,
and social sciences information into customizable map layers and context-sensitive
attribute displays
- Flexible tools for querying, annotating, discussing, and collecting geo-referenced
language data
- Web Map (WMS) and Web Feature (WFS) servers to make the data freely available
to others

The LL-MAP system will encourage collaboration between linguists, historians,
archeologists, ethnographers, and geneticists, as they explore the relationships
between language and cultural adaptation and change. We hope it will elicit new
insights and hypotheses, and that it will also serve as an educational resource.
As the first project to utilize GIS technologies for language research, LL-MAP
has the potential to be a captivating instructional tool, presenting complex data
in a way accessible to all educational levels. Finally, as a free service available
online, LL-MAP will increase public knowledge of lesser-known languages and cultures,
underlining the importance of language and linguistic diversity to cultural
understanding and scientific inquiry.

LL-MAP is just one of the many major grant projects at the LINGUIST List, and we
encourage you to check it out by visiting http://llmap.org. In addition to funding
from NSF, LINGUIST relies crucially on the generous support of our subscribers to
make services such as LL-MAP free to the linguistics community. So please consider
supporting The LINGUIST List by making a donation, however large or small. We
appreciate your generosity.


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