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publishing/posting undergrad students' research

Date Submitted: 09-Sep-2009
From: Heather Walker Peterson
Subject: publishing/posting undergrad students' research
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Institution/Organization: Northwestern College

Notice: I coordinate an undergrad program for students in linguistics whose senior capstone is to conduct an original research project (each IRB approved) and write a journal-quality article on it. Some of these projects are quite good, such as a phonological comparison of two related minority languages from Thailand. The projects vary from description of non-western languages to interlanguage studies with immigrants. Are there working paper sites or journals for undergrads in linguistics to post or publish their work?