LINGUIST List 7.1252

Mon Sep 9 1996

All: LINGUIST receives an NSF Grant

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Message 1: LINGUIST receives an NSF Grant

Date: Mon, 09 Sep 1996 18:12:00 EDT
From: The LINGUIST Network <linguisttam2000.tamu.edu>
Subject: LINGUIST receives an NSF Grant
Over the years many LINGUIST subscribers have written asking 
us to expand the functionalities which the Network and our websites 
offer. In the past we have always, with considerable regret, had to 
decline to do so. We've known that there's a great deal more we 
could do, but we've simply lacked the money and resources to do them.

We're pleased, therefore, to announce to the linguistic community 
that the National Science Foundation in the USA has awarded 
LINGUIST a fairly substantial grant with which to expand our 
services. We've already begun work on the grant, but we feel very 
strongly that the linguistic community should have as much input 
into the process as possible. For that reason, we've made copies of 
the grant available on our sites on the World Wide Web. Anyone 
who wishes can read this document at one of the following sites:

 In the USA:

 http://www.emich.edu/~linguist/proposal_toc.html
 
http://engserve.tamu.edu/files/linguistics/linguist/proposal_toc.html

 In Germany:

 http://www.sfs.nphil.uni-tuebingen.de/linguist/proposal_toc.html

We urge you to take a look at section C.4, which sets out (in typically
ambitious proposal-writing terms) what we hope to accomplish. As you
will see, the software development has essentially 3 objectives:

 -improve the mailing interface used by the editors

 -develop the LINGUIST WWW web site into a central site for the
electronic dissemination of linguistic information

 -investigate (and if necessary promulgate) a standard way of 
representing electronically linguistic texts and multinational
characters

The second aim is the focus of the grant. But we would like to solicit
your suggestions about any of the enterprises we plan. What changes or
enhancements would you like to see on LINGUIST, either in the email 
issues or the web site? What do you think should be our priorities? 
What do you think we left out? Now is the time to let us know. Please 
send your suggestions to:

 linguisttamvm1.tamu.edu

Thank you very much for your help. 

Anthony, Helen & Daniel
Moderators, LINGUIST
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