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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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Since 1993, the National Science Foundation (NSF) has played an active role in supporting LINGUIST List through many of its ventures. The following is a listing of LINGUIST List NSF grants, as well as a detailed report of the results of each grant.

NSF 2005
NSF grant for "Multi-Tree: A Digital Library of Language Relationships"
(BCS 04040000)

NSF 2005
NSF Human and Social Dynamics Grant: "LL-MAP: Language and Location, a Map Annotation Project"
(HSD 0527512. In collaboration with the University of Stockholm, IGRE, and 5 international archives.)

NSF 2003
NSF National Science Digital Library Initiative Grant: "The ALL Language Project"
(NSDL-0333530. In collaboration with the Rosetta Project, Stanford U., U. of Pennsylvania, and the Endangered Language Fund.)

NSF 2003
NSF Polar Programs Grant: "DATA: Dena'ina Archiving, Training, and Access"
(OPP-0326805. In collaboration with the Alaska Native Language Center.) The goals of DATA are to digitize legacy material on the Dena'ina language in the Alaska Native Language Center and to institute a model training program for using digital technologies in documentary linguistics.

NSF 2001
NSF Social Sciences Infrastructure Grant: "E-MELD: Electronic Metastructure for Endangered Languages Data"
(SES-1099652. In collaboration with U. of Arizona, U. of Pennsylvania (Linguistic Data Consortium), Endangered Languages Fund (Haskins Laboratories, Yale U.))

NSF 2000
NSF grant for workshop Endangered Languages Digitization: the Need for Standards

NSF 2000
NSF grant for configuration of database to support endangered language initiatives

NSF 1999
NSF grant to create a searchable archive of other linguistics-related mailing lists

NSF 1997-1999
NSF REU grant (Research Experiences for Undergraduates)
($5000 Awarded to: student editor at EMU)

NSF 1996
NSF grant to produce an enhanced web site and search facilities

NSF 1993
NSF grant to customize mailing list software