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LINGUIST List 19.978

Mon Mar 24 2008

Former: LINGUIST Crew Member Update

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        1.     linguist, Former Crew Member Ljuba Veselinova on Life After LINGUIST

Message 1: Former Crew Member Ljuba Veselinova on Life After LINGUIST
Date: 24-Mar-2008
From: linguist <linguistlinguistlist.org>
Subject: Former Crew Member Ljuba Veselinova on Life After LINGUIST
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Dear Linguists, 

This year we wanted to show you what some of the former LL crew members have gone
on to do in the field. Below is a letter that Ljuba Veselinova wrote about what
she has achieved since leaving LINGUIST.

"I came to LINGUIST List in 1994 as the first recipient of its graduate student
fellowship funded by subscribers. Compared to its current size, the list was small
back then (around 4000 subscribers) but the work was exciting and there was this
whole new universe to - I am talking, of course, about the internet. I was soon
engulfed by UNIX, its shells, its mail and text utilities, especially emacs. It
was scary to have to tell some of the people who figured as authors of my textbooks
that they will need to edit parts of their messages. The mailing list function was
a primary one at that time and the list was split between Eastern Michigan University
and the University of Texas A & M. Those of us based in Michigan were connecting
to a computer in Texas via a phone modem! I stayed with LINGUIST List thanks to
the subscriber's support until I finished my MA in 1997. By the time I was leaving,
the subscriber numbers had soared to 10000 and counting; the mailing list had become
just one of the functions LINGUIST performed, and a well organized website was in
place. The first NSF funded infrastructure project was going on and there were several
grant proposals in the making. Working for LINGUIST List had never been more promising.

In a way, it is actually wrong to ask me what I am doing after LINGUIST List because
I never truly quit for real. While greater part of my time has been devoted to
typology through my dissertation on suppletion in verb paradigms and my participation
in the World Atlas of Language Structures (WALS), my interest in technology and
LINGUIST is as alive as ever. After 1997, I kept coming back to Michigan for periods
of time of varying length. Thanks to grants from the Swedish Institute I was able
to come back in summer 1998 as well as in fall 1999; in summer 2000 I was partially
funded by LINGUIST List NSF grant. My latest stay was on a Visiting Scientist position
during the academic year 2005-6. I was planning on looking for other academic jobs
in the US when the Swedish Research Council awarded me a four year long research
funding. It is worth noting that one of the motivations for this reward as well
as other grants I received was my international experience while working for the

Here in Stockholm, I am currently focusing on the typology of negation in non-verbal
and existential sentences. I also pursue studies on geographical information systems
(GIS) on my own. Right now I teach sociolinguistics and also a newly designed class
on language and geography together with my colleague Mikael Parkvall. I run the
department's computer room and will soon be taking over the web-mastering for the
ALT website from its current webmaster Peter Kahrel. My collaboration with LINGUIST
is still going on as Prof. �sten Dahl and I are involved in the Language and
Location/LL-Map project.

The education received at LINGUIST List, both through direct instruction and mentoring
thanks to Helen and Anthony's incredible resourcefullness and endless patience, as
well as indirectly, by just having to sit down and actually do the work shows up on
many different levels. What i learned from LINGUIST is reflected daily in my
correspondence and professional contacts, in my organizing skills, in my knowledge
and interest in technology and databases. LINGUIST List has grown from a mailing
list with a linguistic profile to an organization and a school of its own kind.
These days I am happy to send my students there as the LINGUIST List experience
is immensely beneficial to anyone who is going to pursue a career in linguistics
and/or language technology. It is also my turn to chip in the supporting pot and
once again thank the subscribers for all the contributions that made my stay with
LINGUIST possible. At the same time, I would like to extend a plea for a continued
support for the LINGUIST List as it is an extremely vigorous and creative environment
where many students have found expression for their talents and actually become

Ljuba Veselinova

Visit Ljuba's homepage at: http://www.ling.su.se/staff/ljuba/

Come to the Fund Drive Circus tent and read about other former LL crew members:

Help us raise money to reach our goal in order to be able to produce more former
LL crew members like Ljuba!

Thank you!


This Year the LINGUIST List hopes to raise $60,000. This money will go to help keep 
the List running by supporting all of our Student Editors for the coming year.

See below for donation instructions, and don't forget to check out our Fund Drive 
2008 LINGUIST List Circus and join us on our many shows!


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