|There used to be different levels of access for users:|
||Queries per day (*)
Professor or graduate student at a university, in the field of
language or linguistics
Professors who are not
in languages or linguistics, and non-university language
Everyone else, including undergraduate students and all graduate students
who are not in languages or linguistics
But now, all users have the same level of access,
whether they are a professor, a teacher, a student, or any other category.
Why the change? There are at least two reasons:
1. We were spending too much time every day
trying to determine whether someone was actually a "researcher", since many
people who were not actually researchers were registering as such -- simply to
try to get more access.
2. But much more importantly, it's really a
matter of fairness. Why should a language learner have less access
than a professor? Does a learner need the corpus less than a professor?
Probably not. So now everyone has the same level of access.
Nevertheless, some people may still want to
register as a "researcher" -- primarily so that they show up on the
researchers page. Occasionally, we also send
out announcements to particularly groups of users. But again, you will
have the same level of access, no matter which category you choose.
If you do want to register as a researcher,
please make sure that you meet the following four requirements:
||Faculty or graduate student in language or linguistics
(Note that faculty in other fields (e.g. the
sciences) can have Level 2 access)
|- Graduate student in another field (e.g. the sciences)
- Undergraduate student
||From a university or college email account, such as
JohnDoe@myUniv.edu or Mary.Smith@myUniv.ac.sg
||From any other email account (e.g. Gmail, web.de, or
||1. The web page has your name on it
2. The web page is publicly-accessible
|- For example, the university home page (since your
name won't be on it)
- Any web page that others would have to log in to see
||Profile / information field
||Something meaningful, since this information shows up
on the researchers page.
||- Leaving the field blank
- Entering something like "blah blah blah"
The web page that you specify must meet the following conditions.
1. It must show
your name on that exact page that you specify.
If it is the home page
for a university, it will NOT list your name. Go to the web page that you
have specified, and look for your name on that EXACT page. If you don't see your
name there, then we can't either.
2. It must be from a university -- not Facebook, LinkedIn, etc.
3. It must be
publicly-accessible. Don't use a web page that requires users to log in to
4. If the web page is not in
Western script (i.e. if it is in Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Russian, or Arabic),
please include your name written in the other script, in the "Profile" box of
the registration form. This will allow us to search for your name on the web