Helen Aristar Dry
is co-founder (with Anthony Aristar) of LINGUIST List. Her early
research focused on Linguistic Stylistics, Pragmatics, and Discourse Analysis;
but her recent work is primarily concerned with language technology. She is
the co-editor (with John Lawler) of Using Computers in Linguistics (Routledge, 1997);
and she has been Principal Investigator on 12 National Science Foundation sponsored
projects designed to build computational infrastructure for the discipline.
One of these was E-MELD (Electronic Metastructure for Endangered Languages Data),
a 5-year project designed to develop standards for digital archiving of language resources.