26.1793, Historical Linguistics: Programmer Lwin’s Favorite Tree

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LINGUIST List: Vol-26-1793. Fri Apr 03 2015. ISSN: 1069 - 4875.

Subject: 26.1793, Historical Linguistics: Programmer Lwin’s Favorite Tree

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Date: Fri, 03 Apr 2015 08:24:27
From: LINGUIST List [linguist at linguistlist.org]
Subject: Historical Linguistics: Programmer Lwin’s Favorite Tree

 Dear LINGUIST List Subscribers,

As you may have known from previous Fund Drive emails, trees are a big part of our Fund Drive this year. I would like to tell you about my very first Tibeto-Burman tree that I digitized at LINGUIST List and appeal for your continued support of our LINGUIST List students.

I went to Michigan in the summer of 2010 to work at LINGUIST List as an intern while I was a graduate student in computational linguistics at Indiana University in Bloomington. I was assigned to the  MultiTree team. I had to
learn the ins and outs of digitizing a typological tree for the project. As a native speaker of Burmese and an ethnic Mon in Burma (now Myanmar), I have always been fascinated by the linguistic typology of Tibeto-Burman and
Mon-Khmer languages. During my internship, I digitized several Tibeto-Burman trees. My very first tree was the hypothesis by Paul K. Benedict (http://new.multitree.org/trees/id/17642). I learned a lot about the relationships of Tibeto-Burman languages that summer. I learned about new languages such as “Banpara” (http://new.multitree.org/trees/code/nnp). There are more recent hypotheses about the relationships of Tibeto-Burman languages, yet Benedict’s hypothesis was my first digitization of a tree for the MultiTree project as an intern, and I will always think of it as a special one.

Please visit http://blog.linguistlist.org/uncategorized/historical-linguistics-programmer-lwins-favorite-tree/ to learn more. 

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Sincerely,
Lwin Moe
Programmer at LINGUIST List



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