A linguist’s perspective on Creative Commons’ data sharing whitepaper

Edit: this post on (legal aspects of) data sharing by Creative Commons' Kaitlin Thaney is also highly recommended.

Conference on Electronic Grammaticography

Dates: 11-Feb-2011 - 12-Feb-2011
Location: Leipzig, Germany
Contact Person: Sebastian Nordhoff
Meeting Email: sebastian_nordhoff at eva.mpg.de
General Web Site: http://www.eva.mpg.de/lingua/conference/11-grammaticography2011
Call for Papers: http://www.eva.mpg.de/lingua/conference/11-grammaticography2011/files/ca...
Abstract deadline: 1-Oct-2010

This meeting will bring together field linguists, computer scientists, and publishers with the aim of exploring production and dissemination of grammatical descriptions in electronic/hypertextual format.

Resolution on Cyberinfrastructure for Linguistics on LSA ballot

The LSA resolution on cyberinfrastructure for linguistics is now up for a vote of the membership. LSA members can vote here. (Information on joining LSA.)

Workshop on Advanced Corpus Solutions, PACLIC 24

Call for papers: http://www.hf.uio.no/tekstlab/paclic/index.html

Submission deadline: June 14, 2010
Workshop date: November 4, 2010

This workshop invites papers on advances in corpus types and corpus tools in support of linguistic research.

LiLT Special Volume: Implementation of Linguistic Analyses against Data

We are pleased to announce that Linguistic Issues in Language Technology Volume 3, Implementation of Linguistic Analyses against Data has appeared. This volume, edited by Terry Langendoen and Emily Bender, contains papers by presenters at the LSA 2009 invited symposium "Computational Linguistics in Support of Linguistic Analysis".

Table of contents:

Dictionaries and Endangered Languages

The Endangered Languages and Dictionaries Project at the University of Cambridge investigates ways of writing dictionaries that better facilitate the maintenance and revitalization of endangered languages. It explores the relationship between documenting a language and sustaining it, and entails collaboration with linguists, dictionary-makers and educators, as well as members of endangered-language communities themselves, in order to determine what lexicographic methodologies work particularly well pedagogically for language maintenance and revitalization.

NSF Fellowships for Transformative Computational Science using CyberInfrastructure (CI TraCS)

The NSF Office of Cyberinfrastructure announced a new solicitation for post-doctoral fellowships for transformative computational science using cyberinfrastructure (CI TraCS) at http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2010/nsf10553/nsf10553.pdf. Applicants must be US citizens, nationals, or legally admitted permanent resident aliens of the US, have received a doctoral degree by the start date of the award, but no more than two years before the beginning of the year in which the award is made (e.g.

Language Description Heritage (LDH) open access digital library

it is my pleasure to announce the Language Description Heritage (LDH) open access digital library, available online at


The LDH is being compiled at the Max Planck Society in Germany, specifically at the MPI for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig in cooperation with the Max Planck Digital Library in Munich.

NSF Software Infrastructure for Sustained Innovation (SI**2)

On March 16, the National Science Foundation announced the Software Infrastructure for Sustained Innovation (SI**2) Program Solicitation 10-551 at http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2010/nsf10551/nsf10551.pdf. This is an NSF-wide solicitation, led by the Office of Cyberinfrastructure (OCI).

Etnolinguistica.Org: a report from South America

For the past few years, I've been part of a team involved in building an information hub on indigenous South American languages, a place to create and gather online resources for both academic researchers and the general public. The project, Etnolinguistica.Org, started in 2002 as a mailing list. The list quickly evolved into a major forum for the discussion of research topics on South American languages, the promotion of events and online resources—in sum, a meeting point for all those interested in South American linguistics and related areas.

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