LINGUIST List at LSA 2012

LINGUIST List will be holding office hours at LSA in January!  We’d love to see you there.  Join us for general office hours on Friday, as well as special LL-MAP office hours on Saturday: learn to make your own maps quickly and easily!

General LINGUIST List Office Hours:

Friday, January 6: 4:00-5:00 pm, Cabinet Room

Meet some of our amazing staff and graduate assistants, learn about LINGUIST’s projects and services, and give us your feedback!  We’ll be recording video testimonials and suggestions from LINGUIST List users; this is your chance to tell us that you’ve always thought we should host a database of onomatopoetic animal names in the world’s languages.

In addition to the inherent pleasure of chatting with LINGUISTs, rumor has it that we’ll be providing complimentary Voodoo Doughnuts… why wouldn’t you stop by?


LL-MAP and ICE Office Hours

Saturday, January 7: 4:00 – 5:00 pm

Learn more about the Language and Location: a Map Annotation Project (LL-MAP) and Integrating Cartographic Elements (ICE) projects, and give us your feedback and suggestions.  We’ll also be demonstrating how to make maps from your own language data using the LL-MAP Scholar’s Workbenchit’s as easy as making a spreadsheet!


In addition to our office hours, LINGUIST will be sending no fewer than 9 delegates to LSA.  Keep an eye out for bright young faces with “LINGUIST List” on their name tags.  We love talking about LINGUIST List, and would be happy to answer your questions at any point during the conference (except, perhaps, while we are listening attentively to a presentation).


And one final, exciting point: LINGUIST Listers are presenting four posters this year! In conjunction with the “Tech Tools” session on Sunday, LL employees will be presenting the following (Grand Ballroom foyer, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm):

  • Georgina Brown, Christine Evans, and Brent Woo: LL-MAP: Three interns’ journey with language and technology
  • Brent Miller and Justin Petro: LEGO: The building blocks of teaching linguistic interoperability
  • Danielle St. Jean: MultiTree: The implementation of an international standard
  • Elyssa Winzeler: Learning through experience: The use of technology at LINGUIST List

And don’t miss a fantastic talk from LINGUIST alum Andrea L. Berez (now at University of Hawai’i at Manoa).  “Confessions of a former LINGUIST Lister: Technology training and professional development at the discipline’s largest online resource” will be on Sunday, January 8, at 10:01 am in Pavilion West.

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