LINGUIST List 16.855

Mon Mar 21 2005

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        1.     linguist, The true personal story of LINGUIST Editor Amy Renaud
        2.     linguist, How to donate...
        3.     linguist, Here's a list of happy, beautiful, wonderful people!

Message 1: The true personal story of LINGUIST Editor Amy Renaud

Date: 21-Mar-2005
From: linguist <>
Subject: The true personal story of LINGUIST Editor Amy Renaud

Dear Linguists,

After finally finishing my BS in Cognitive Science, I knew that I would find a
home somewhere. I spent the summer of 2004 working outside the field without
much direction, but was at the last minute accepted to EMU's MA Linguistics
program. I found LINGUIST shortly thereafter, and was incredibly bowled over by
the warm welcome I was afforded by the crew here.

I have worked on a number of the projects that we accomplish at LINGUIST, but
the majority of my work has been centered around the ALL Language Project. My
work with Takako Matsui on the project facilitates direct contact with the
linguistic community, a great advantage for any future linguist. The database
that we are completing is a resource that I expect will be universally useful to
the community as a whole, and is part of the future of the internet, as a
searchable reference resource. As of right now, the ALL Language Project has
11074 entries. We keep information on linguists, their language specialties and
publications that can be managed by each linguist using their LINGUIST password.

See the fruits of our work at

In addition to the ALL Language Project, I post NoticeBoard and have had the
opportunity to work on the E-MELD School of Best Practices, which taught me XML.
The most fun job I have at LINGUIST is filtering the main linguist email.

Who would have thought that in 4 months I?d be able to recognize spam in 4
different languages?

Under the guidance of Helen Aristar-Dry and Anthony Aristar, I attended the
Linguistic Society of America annual conference, which helped me clarify some
of my future career goals. LINGUIST is a unique experience that your funding
makes available to prospective career linguists.

I am most thankful that they had room for just one more at the desk.

Thank you,
Amy Renaud
Editor, Research Assistant

Message 2: How to donate...

Date: 21-Mar-2005
From: linguist <>
Subject: How to donate...

This Year the LINGUIST List hope to raise $48,867. This money will go to help
keep the List running, by supporting all of our Student Editors for the coming year.

There are many ways to donate to LINGUIST! You can donate right now using our
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The LINGUIST List is under the umbrella of Eastern Michigan University and as
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Thank you very much for your support of LINGUIST!

Message 3: Here's a list of happy, beautiful, wonderful people!

Date: 21-Mar-2005
From: linguist <>
Subject: Here's a list of happy, beautiful, wonderful people!

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