October 30, 2003

Teraling goes public

Peter Sells has posted an FYI notice on Linguist List announcing an "information and discussion session" on 1/8/2004, before the Boston LSA to discuss "ways to increase funding for research in linguistics, through opportunities created by new funding channels within NSF". A new website was also announced.

This is the same thing as the Terascale Linguistics Initiative discussed in this blog earlier. I think it's good that Peter downplayed the "terascale" name and emphasized the "ways to increase funding" concept in this announcement, even though that makes the initiative's vision even less crisp and sharp than it was. This gives the profession a chance to participate in defining the initiative, with minimal prejudging of the outcome. Now we just need some google hits for "teraling" that are not a kind of tropical timber, or a word in Bahasa Indonesia, or ... :-)

Posted by Mark Liberman at October 30, 2003 10:55 AM