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Academic Benefits Staff Achievements
Award-winning Website International Staff
- Graduate student editors acquaint themselves with linguistic issues and theories :
- read and edit discussions of current linguistic issues.
- attend national and international conferences as representatives of LINGUIST.
- read and edit announcements of virtually every new linguistics book that is published.
- read and edit reviews of linguistics books and journal tables of contents.
- Graduate student editors learn about professional infrastructure in a way that is almost never open to M.A.-level students:
- interact daily with professional linguists throughout the world.
- read and edit virtually every job and conference announcement in the field.
- work on cutting-edge NSF-grant-supported projects (like EMELD) which are designed to enhance disciplinary infrastructure.
- Graduate student editors master valuable practical skills :
- manage a website that is the hub of linguistic information on the Internet.
- master numerous linguistics-related computer skills.
- learn database management.
- learn web design.
- attend national and international linguistics conferences.
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Staff Achievements According to recent reports in the industry, just over half of Ph.D. recipients in linguistics are able to find jobs teaching, and almost one-fourth are looking for jobs.
100% of students supported by LINGUIST List have been able to find jobs in the field of linguistics since receiving their degree.
- As of 2003, of the 13 former full-time student editors of LINGUIST:
- Nine are in Ph.D. programs in linguistics.
- Two have completed Ph.D.'s.
- Two are working in the computer industry.
- One current editor is also in a Ph.D. program (in Poland) as she pursues an M.A. at EMU.
- One editor is a Ph.D. student at University of Arizona (a former MA student at EMU).
- The rest of current editors are in the M.A. program in linguistics at either EMU or WSU.
- Of our Four student programmers:
- Two are still working with us.
- Two have found good jobs in the computer industry.
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- 1992 Special Resolution of thanks from the Linguistic Society of America for service to the discipline.
- 1993 NSF grant to customize mailing list software (SBR-9311748: $4000 Lead institution: EMU).
- 1993 Special Resolution of thanks from the Linguistic Society of America for service to the discipline.
- 1996 NSF grant to produce an enhanced web site and search facilities (SBR-9601352: $109,000 Lead institution: EMU).
- 1997 NSF REU grant (Research Experiences for Undergraduates: $5000 Awarded to: student editor at EMU).
- 1999 NSF grant to create a searchable archive of other linguistics-related mailing lists (SBR-9975299: $169,000 Lead institution: EMU. Subcontracts: WSU, U. of Arizona).
- 1999 NSF REU supplement ($5000.00 Awarded to: student editor at WSU).
- 1999 Linguistic Society of America asks LL to hold office hours each year at the annual convention.
- 2000 NSF grant for configuration of database to support endangered language initiatives (BCS-0003197: $50,000 Lead institution: EMU. Subcontract: WSU).
- 2000 NSF grant for workshop Endangered Languages Digitization: the Need for Standards (BCS-1097249: $40,165 Lead institution: WSU).
- 2001 NSF Social Sciences Infrastructure Grant: "E-MELD: Electronic Metastructure for Endangered Languages Data" (SES-1099652: $2,242,914.00 Lead institution: WSU. Subcontracts: EMU, U. of Arizona, U. of Pennsylvania (Linguistic Data Consortium), Endangered Languages Fund (Haskins Laboratories, Yale U.).
- 2003 Linguistic Society of America (LSA) Victoria A. Fromkin Honorary Prize Recognized for extraordinary service to the Society and to the discipline. Presented in January 2003 at the annual meeting in Atlanta, GA.
Find out more about projects funded by NSF.
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International Staff Current Staff:
- China (1)
100% of our current staff is international.
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