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Sat Jan 30 2010

Internships: General Ling: Summer Interns, LINGUIST List, Eastern Michigan U.

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        1.    Maria Moreno-Rollins, General Linguistics: Summer Interns, LINGUIST List, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, Michigan, USA

Message 1: General Linguistics: Summer Interns, LINGUIST List, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, Michigan, USA
Date: 28-Jan-2010
From: Maria Moreno-Rollins <marialinguistlist.org>
Subject: General Linguistics: Summer Interns, LINGUIST List, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, Michigan, USA
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University or Organization: The Linguist List
Web Address: http://linguistlist.org

Type of Work: Work On Grant Projects

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Duration: 17-May-2010 to 20-Aug-2010
Compensation: Paid $1200/month
Internship Location: Ypsilanti, Michigan, USA
Minimum Education Level: BA
The LINGUIST List has a limited number of internships available during summer
2010 (May-August), tenable in the LINGUIST offices in Ypsilanti/Ann Arbor,
Michigan. These internships pay a modest wage and are available for 3 months,
between May 15 and August 15. The dates can be adjusted to accommodate the
schedule of the successful

Interns will primarily work on National Science Foundation-funded projects
(information below). Interns also have an opportunity to participate in the
normal workings of the LINGUIST List and to learn about the interaction between
linguistics, computers and research, working alongside LINGUIST's regular staff
of both linguistics and computer
science students.

Application packages should include a brief letter describing your interest in
and suitability for an internship, as well as your resume and your possible
start and end dates. Deadline for applications is March 15th, 2010. Successful
interns will be contacted after April 1st, 2010

You may send these via email to Maria Moreno-Rollins, Asst. Project Manager of
The LINGUIST List, at marialinguistlist.org.

Project work interns may be involved with includes work on projects funded by
the National Science Foundation:

GOLDComm: pursued in collaboration with the University of Washington, this
project is designed to offer the average linguist access to large amounts of
structured and searchable linguistic data by further developing the General
Ontology for Linguistic Description (GOLD) and intelligent GOLD-aware searching.

MultiTree: this project will create a digital library of scholarly hypotheses
about language relationships. Each hypothesis is presented graphically as an
interactive hyperbolic display of a family tree, accompanied by information on
all of the languages involved and the authors and bibliographical sources of the

LL-MAP: Language and Location: A Map Annotation Project. This joint project of
Eastern Michigan University and Stockholm University is designed to integrate
language information with data from the physical and social sciences by means of
a Geographical Information System (GIS). The Institute for Geospatial Research
and Education (IGRE) is also helping in the project development.

LEGO: Building on previous work done in the development of the linguistics
ontology, GOLD, LEGO (Lexicon Enhancement via the GOLD Ontology) has as its goal
the development of several "building blocks" for data interoperability within
linguistics. Thus its aim is to: 1. Develop an extensive data interoperability
network of GOLD-aware lexical items drawn from sixteen different projects and
over 3000 languages; 2. Develop a set of "low-barrier" data requirements which
lexicon creators can implement in order to join the interoperability network;
and 3. Create architecture to integrate network data into frameworks developed
by major international standards initiatives.

Interns will work 40 hours a week and receive a stipend of $1200 US per month.

Housing is not provided, although LINGUIST will assist you in finding

International applicants must have a visa that permits them to work in the USA.
At this time LINGUIST List is working on trying to find a way to help applicants
obtain a J-1 visa, however this is not a guarantee.

Some of the past interns at LINGUIST List have opted to pursue an MA at Eastern
Michigan University and continue working at LINGUIST List as Graduate Assistants.

For information on longer term support available to students pursuing MA/MSc
degrees at Eastern Michigan University, please see:


Application Deadline: 15-Mar-2010

Contact Information:
Maria Moreno-Rollins
Email: marialinguistlist.org
Phone: (734)487-0144
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