From: linguist <linguistlinguistlist.org>
Subject: Editor Maria Moreno-Rollins on working at LINGUIST
Dear LINGUIST List Subscribers,
I am one of the members of the LINGUIST List crew. I am originally from Buenos Aires, Argentina.
I grew up there and moved to Ann Arbor, MI, a few years ago as a transfer student. I graduated
this past year from EMU with a B.A. in Linguistics, and if it weren't for LINGUIST, I would
probably be trying to find a way to go through grad school.
I was more than happy to join the LINGUIST crew two years ago. I am now in the second semester
of my Master's program, looking forward to finding which part of linguistics interests me the
most (maybe Psycholinguistics?).
Among some of the things I do, I correspond with very interesting people in linguistics,
posting the newest TOCs in the discipline, and learning more than I ever thought possible
in areas not only relevant to linguistics, but also to other fields such as English, publications
and computer science.
One of the most interesting and challenging things about working for LINGUIST is that there
are many ways in which you see linguistics applied. Before I joined The LINGUIST List, I knew
just enough computer skills to get by and do basic things for school and leisure. Now,
because of my work here at LINGUIST, I actually have some idea what XML, ColdFusion, or
database structure are. Although I'm still in the process of acquiring all there is to know
about ColdFusion and programming, I'm learning more about computers and programming each day
with the challenging and exciting work necessary to make LINGUIST work for everyone.
I am part of the Publications Team, which means that I work with publishers to ensure that
their books, journals, and TOCs are announced quickly and correctly. This involves looking
for misspelled words and other editing tasks before sending out an announcement, but also,
carefully classifying each submission according to sub-fields and subject language, and
maintaining dozens of pages of code.
Another plus of working for LINGUIST is that there is a nice and diverse group of very
talented graduate students from many different places in the world (just like me!). Everyone
is very dedicated and responsible and manage to do a huge amount of work during the time
they are here. It is surprising to me to see the amount and quality of work that everyone
at LINGUIST does, especially with a budget that does not allow for too many fancy equipment
and training. And we all enjoy and love working for LINGUIST for what it has to offer to each
one of us and to the linguistic community even though it can be stressful and tough at time,
but always rewarding.
I would like to thank you all those who have contributed to the LINGUIST in the past and
again now for you are part of the reason why many of us have this amazing chance to be part
of an outstanding group and learn so much. If you have not donated yet, I would like you
to consider doing so as it will be a way of having LINGUIST working the way it has, improve
as much as possible, and aid the funding of another grad student's education!
Thank you for your support! And go visit Buenos Aires if you ever desire to go to an
This Year the LINGUIST List hopes to raise $52,932. This money will go to help keep the
List running by supporting all of our Student Editors for the coming year.
See below for donation instructions, and don't forget to check out our Fund Drive 2006
LINGUIST List Cruise for some Fund Drive fun!
There are many ways to donate to LINGUIST!
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to check if your company operates such a program.
Thank you very much for your support of LINGUIST!
We would like to thank all of the publishers and subscribers who
donated prizes for this year's Fund Drive games, puzzles, and
Publisher Prize Donors:
Estudios de Sociolingüística
The Linguistic Association of Finland
The Surrey Morphology Group
Subscriber Prize Donors:
Paul G. Chapin
Dr. Gabriel Dorta
Suzette Haden Elgin
Elly van Gelderen
Loraine K. Obler, Ph.D
Ana María Ortega and María Luisa Pérez
The LINGUIST List Hall of Fame
ANGELS ($1000 and over)
MAINSTAYS ($100 to $1000)
A. Henderson, S. Moran, G. Stamm
Arienne M. Dwyer
Bernadine W. Raiskums
Cynthia Tia Linn Johnson
D Terence Langendoen
elly van gelderen
Geoff Nathan and Margaret Winters
Monica Macaulay and Joe Salmons
Stefan Th. Gries
- Plus 3 anonymous donors
SUPPORTERS ($50 to $100)
Andrea C. Schalley
Carol A. Klee
Georgetown University - Graduate Student Linguistics Association
Job M. van Zuijlen
Kathleen M. Ward
Wolfgang J. Meyer
- Plus 4 anonymous donors
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Brook Danielle Lillehaugen
Sandra W. Smith
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V J Fedson
- Plus 4 anonymous donors
MAJOR SUPPORTING PUBLISHERS
Cambridge University Press
Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd
Edinburgh University Press
European Language Resources Association
Georgetown University Press
Lawrence Erlbaum Associates
Mouton de Gruyter
Oxford University Press
OTHER SUPPORTING PUBLISHERS
Graduate Linguistic Students' Assoc. Umass
International Pragmatics Assoc.
Kingston Press Ltd
Linguistic Assoc. of Finland
MIT Working Papers in Linguistics
Netherlands Graduate School of Linguistics / Landelijke
St. Jerome Publishing Ltd.
Utrecht institute of Linguistics
Arizona State University
Birkbeck, University of London
City University of Hong Kong
Dublin City University
European Bioinformatics Institute
Harvard University Institute of English Language
Language Analysis Systems, Inc.
Michigan State University
National Security Agency
National Tsing Hua University
Northeastern Illinois University
OFAI - Austrian Research Inst. for AI
Simon Fraser University
SYSTRAN Software Inc.
Szanca Solutions, Inc.
Thomson Legal & Regulatory
United Arab Emirates University
University of Alberta
University of British Columbia
University of Calgary
University of Chicago
University of Cincinnati
University of Cyprus
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University of Goettingen
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University of Leipzig
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University of Melbourne
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University of Potsdam
University of Reading
University of Rochester
University of Southampton
University of Southern Denmark
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University of Victoria
Université de Neuchâtel
Université du Québec à Montréal
Voice Signal Technologies
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
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