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Jost Gippert: Our Featured Linguist!

"Buenos dias", "buenas noches" -- this was the first words in a foreign language I heard in my life, as a three-year old boy growing up in developing post-war Western Germany, where the first gastarbeiters had arrived from Spain. Fascinated by the strange sounds, I tried to get to know some more languages, the only opportunity being TV courses of English and French -- there was no foreign language education for pre-teen school children in Germany yet in those days. Read more



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Currently, the LINGUIST List is going in many directions as it increasingly moves to the forefront in the development of language tools, software, and archive systems. Here are a few of our new projects:

Human Language Technology NSF Social Sciences Infrastructure grant has provided LINGUIST List the opportunity to focus on E-MELD
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Language Classification and Identification LINGUIST List has done extensive work in language classification and identificaton, and is currently in the process of developing a web-based prototype for language classification.


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Current NSF Grants LINGUIST List has two exciting new NSF grants which will further aid in languague classification and identification:



Collaboration with OLAC Through increased collaboration with OLAC (Open Language Archives Community), LINGUIST List is making searching the web for language resources easier than ever before.


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