Melianna (lady_daereth) wrote in linguaphiles,


Dear Colleagues,

Thank you for answering my call for color associations. You are being a great help. The responses I got also have me the idea that many people here must be either professional philologists i.e. linguists or else languages students like myself.

It is common knowledge, then, that most European and American universities are connected to a network called JSTOR. It's basically a database storing journal articles dating back from the first decades of the 20th century and up to now. The articles are there for any student of such a university to use for research, of course compliance with copyright laws (references etc.) is implied. 

I had use of this system once when in Hungary, and it helped me a lot. Now, however, as student of the Kyiv National Taras Shevchenko University, we have no access to JSTOR because the heads of our university are... well,  either unwilling to pay the institution entry fee or unaware of it altogether.

Anyway, JSTOR definitely contains the precious articles that I could refer to in my masters paper. I can see them, but I can't download them - it is terrible just knowing they are there and having to invent the wheel all over again!

So my question and my appeal to you all is - is there anyone here with access to JSTOR that could spare some time, get these articles (all linguistic) for me to refer to in my thesis? 

You have no idea how grateful I would be.

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