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Re: Planet of the New Papers

I want to thank Sarah for helping reivindicate the
value of the research of us
non-native-English-speaking paleontologists on the
I want to believe that most of our American or British
colleagues consider our work as important and
worthwhile even if it is not published in English, and
not simple neglect what you call "scientific efforts"
of hundreds of (e. g.) Argentinian, Brazilian,
Chinese, French, German, Russian, Spanish and Mexican
scientists. To mention a very well-known example, The
Polyglot Paleontologist carries out a lot of
translations of key papers written in other languages
into English, which indicates (at least to me) that
there is a growing interest in them...
Best regards,

Ruben Guzman.

--- Sarah Werning <swerning@gmail.com> escribió:

> For those of us who can handle reading the
> occasional paper
> (or---gasp!---listening to a talk) in another
> language, and who
> believe that our international colleagues'
> scientific efforts amount
> to more than a mere "waste of paper",  the fourth
> conference in this
> series will be held this September 13-15, with a
> volume to follow at
> some point:
> IV Jornadas Internacionales sobre Paleontología de
> Dinosaurios y su entorno:
> Among the goals of this conference are to raise
> awareness of dinosaur
> research in Spain and to promote the campaign to
> have the dinosaur
> tracks of the Iberian Peninsula declared a World
> Heritage Site.
> The publications that result from this series of
> conferences are
> compiled into an irregularly-published in-house
> journal that seeks to
> raise national and international awareness of local
> dinosaur research.
> It makes complete sense that some parts of it be
> published in the
> local language, Spanish. That they allow
> international researchers to
> publish in their native languages is a bonus to us,
> not a fault on
> their part.
> FYI, this series publishes papers in Spanish,
> English, and French, and
> the first two volumes can be ordered online for
> about 17 Euros apiece
> here:
> Sarah
> -- 
> Sarah Werning
> reply to: swerning@berkeley.edu
> Museum of Paleontology and Department of Integrative
> Biology
> University of California, Berkeley
> 1101 Valley Life Sciences Building
> Berkeley, CA 94720-4780
> On 8/17/07, john hunt <john.bass@ntlworld.com>
> wrote:
> > Not being funny - but not being published in
> English is a waste of paper.
> > Although the mass immigration from Mexico is
> causing some US states to
> > become bi-lingual, nevertheless English is rapidly
> becoming the world
> > language, although it may surprise some of our US
> members that yes, English
> > is spoken and read in England (and indeed the UK).
> >
> >

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