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LINGUIST List 20.1031

Mon Mar 23 2009

I: Have Gained a Unique Experience at LINGUIST

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        1.     linguist, Current Technologies and Computational Methodologies as Part of My Education         2.     linguist, Got Maps? LL-Map Team Update

Message 1: Current Technologies and Computational Methodologies as Part of My Education
Date: 23-Mar-2009
From: linguist <linguistlinguistlist.org>
Subject: Current Technologies and Computational Methodologies as Part of My Education
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Dear Subscribers,

I have been a member of the LINGUIST crew since the fall
of 2006, 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 so early in
my career. This job has been challenging in so many ways,
however working for LINGUIST has been the most rewarding
experience I have ever had. While I have gained the unique
experience of developing and using advanced technologies
that are so important to the developing cyber-infrastructure
of the discipline, what is most important for me is the fact
that I have found a new home in the linguistics community.

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. With this
in mind, the importance of LINGUIST emerges: it is THE
organization that spearheads such collaborative and
interdisciplinary efforts to provide linguistic resources to
community FREE of cost.

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. You can make a
contribution through our secure website:

https://linguistlist.org/donation/donate/donate1.cfm

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
The LINGUIST List





Message 2: Got Maps? LL-Map Team Update
Date: 23-Mar-2009
From: linguist <linguistlinguistlist.org>
Subject: Got Maps? LL-Map Team Update
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Dear Subscribers,

The study of geolinguistics (the study of language in
relation to geography) has been invigorated with a
renewed interest in this digital era. Many linguists
are discovering that new spatial social sciences technology
in the form of Geographical Information Systems (GIS)
can organize their data in a highly transparent and flexible
way to form new hypotheses about language relationships.
And who better to bring you free access to these cutting
edge technologies than The LINGUIST List? As the electronic
hub of the discipline, The LINGUIST List would like to
introduce to you our distributed GIS language mapping
facility Language and Location - A Map Annotation Project
(LL-MAP). But first, we would like to remind you that your
generous donations are necessary to keep The LINGUIST List
alive to develop new projects and services. Please donate
today:

https://linguistlist.org/donation/donate/donate1.cfm


The LL-MAP facility integrates language information with
data from the physical and social sciences by means of a
GIS system to relate geographical information on an area
a language is spoken (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 is
also made available and viewable in a geographic context.
Additionally, the system includes 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.
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.
- Flexible tools for querying, annotating, discussing,
and collecting geo-referenced language data
- The tools to layer information drawn from multiple maps
to create new maps
- The facilities to establish collaborative projects

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 language and
cultures, underling the importance of language and linguistic
diversity to cultural understanding and scientific inquiry.

LL-MAP is just one of the many major projects at The
LINGUIST List, and we encourage you to check it out by
visiting http://llmap.org. Lastly, we would like to note
that while the initial funding for LL-MAP is in its final
stages, The LINGUIST List will continue to maintain and
improve the functionality of the project as a free service
to the discipline for years to come. For this reason,
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.

https://linguistlist.org/donation/donate/donate1.cfm


Sincerely,

The LL-MAP Team




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