We have activated automatic feeds of published issues, news, blogs, and other information to two more social media channels. For a while now all LINGUIST List issues were emailed to the list subscribers and posted on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+. The local events announcements made on GeoLing are displayed on the Geo-App online and also forwarded to these social media channels. We have now reactivated the LINGUIST List blog on Tumblr. And, from now on we also forward all issues and messages directly to LinkedIn as well. This means, all conference announcements, job ads, book reviews, etc., will also be available on LinkedIn, Tumblr, and all the other social media sites.
The LINGUIST List page on Facebook has been verified and we added an opportunity to use a “donate” button and support the LINGUIST List operations. The Twitter page is in the process of being verified or certified.
As you all know, The LINGUIST List provides an Amazon Echo / Alexa Flash Briefing service. You can subscribe to the most recent announcements on LINGUIST List using your Alexa App, or you can select any combination of the specific posting areas. If you want Alexa to inform you about new job ads or just book announcements, this is possible.
Another new setting affects all websites. The new default setting at LINGUIST List is that all websites are using encryption in the default, that is, all URLs are redirected to “https”. You should see a secure browsing symbol close to the URL in your browser window.
We are happy to provide you with good and secure service!
All the best from the entire
LINGUIST List Team
The LINGUIST List invites undergraduate and graduate students as well as particularly motivated senior high school students to the 2017 summer internship program.
Interns at LINGUIST List have the opportunity to participate in the daily operations of the LINGUIST List, including editing submissions to the LINGUIST List and correspondence with linguists.
Apart from that interns will have the opportunity to work under the supervision of local or visiting faculty at The LINGUIST List on concrete research projects related to language and STEM sub-disciplines, language documentation, as well as engineering of software solutions and algorithms, mathematical concepts and methods, and technologies related to speech and language data.
Depending on individual interests or skills interns can get involved in the following LINGUIST List related projects for a certain proportion of their work time:
- GeoLing: A web-application that maps LINGUIST List events, institutions, resources on a GIS system for mobile devices and access
- Voice interface: Development of dialogs and speech interfaces for use with Amazon Echo/Alexa, Google Home, Cortana, etc. to provide LINGUIST List information over these voice systems/interfaces, develop new linguistic “skills” and extend existing ones
- Improvement of the new LINGUIST List website and content, applications like Ask-a-Ling, and new services and applications
Interns will get an opportunity to also work with:
For more information on the specific projects read about them on the specific pages and visit our “Get Involved” site.
We were happy to have Thierry Declerck from the DFKI here in Bloomington over the last weeks. He writes:
“I have been visiting the Indiana University on the occasion of a workshop on Corpora in the Digital Humanities that I co-organised with Sandra Kübler. At the same time I was very happy to follow an invitation by Damir Cavar to visit the office of the LINGUIST List and to discuss issues related to the topics of the workshop, especially in the field of low-resourced languages, and how to make resources for such languages available and more visible. Damir made an impressive presentation of the use and adaptation of recent speech technology products (e.g. Amazon Echo/Alexa, Google Home) for accessing information available at the LINGUIST List (including information about conferences, workshops, jobs, or notes on language resources and technologies).
Thanks for hosting me and for the discussions we also had in the days following the workshop and my first visit at the LINGUIST List offices and hoping to continue the exchanges.”
The LINGUIST List team at the booth at LSA Annual Meeting in Austin, demonstrating GeoLing, Alexa’s Flash Briefing LINGUIST List module, and many other new projects…
This is probably the first time that LINGUIST List posts have been edited and approved on the highway while driving from Bloomington, IN, to Austin, TX.
At the conference: