We're back to tell you more about the copious resources for research on the LINGUIST site!
First, if you're doing language documentation research or your research is more technical in nature, you should visit our School of Best Practices. (http://emeld.org/school/toolroom/software/index.cfm)
For technical tips, try Ask-an-Expert: http://emeld.org/school/ask-expert/index.html
Please help keep these services free! https://linguistlist.org/donation/donate/donate1.cfm
In addition, all of our projects can be used to bolster your research. First, MultiTree is a searchable database of hypotheses on language relationships. This is a must-see for anyone interested in the relationships between languages and language families: http://multitree.org/
If you are working to encode any linguistic concepts with your data, consult the General Ontology for Linguistic Description (GOLD)! http://linguistics-ontology.org/
Not sure how this works? Poke around the GOLD site, or read about metadata and other useful information in our school of best practices: http://emeld.org/school/readingroom/index.html
Finally, if your research could benefit from the use of spatial information, you may want to check out LL-MAP, our language mapping project:
We hope you have learned a little bit more about what LINGUIST has to offer. Please show your support today! https://linguistlist.org/donation/donate/donate1.cfm
So once you've finished your research, how can you use LINGUIST to make the most of your career? Stay tuned for the next letter on LINGUIST's resources for professional development.
Enjoy our resources! -The LINGUIST Crew
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