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LINGUIST List 17.938

Wed Mar 29 2006

Learning: All in a Day's Work

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        1.     linguist, Editor Susan Smith on Her Average Day

Message 1: Editor Susan Smith on Her Average Day
Date: 29-Mar-2006
From: linguist <linguistlinguistlist.org>
Subject: Editor Susan Smith on Her Average Day

Dear Linguists, 

My name is Susan Smith, and this is my first semester working at the Linguist List,
as well as in the Master's program at Wayne State. I have two jobs, posting the
questions submitted to Ask-a-Linguist, and working on the Multi-Tree project. As
editor of Ask-a-Linguist, I weed out inappropriate questions (please do my homework
for me) and questions that have already been answered and send the rest on to our
dedicated Ask-a-Linguist panelists, who do a wonderful job of patiently answering
questions from the general public. The rest of my time is devoted to Multi-Tree, a
new project which will collect all the various theories of language trees, families
and relationships into a searchable database. This means lots of library time, and
another great opportunity to learn about historical linguistics while at work.

I am thrilled to be working here, not only because I need a job to pay for school but
because of all the amazing learning opportunities. It's great to be a part of
something so useful and to be working with people who are all so competent, engaged
in their work and eager to help.

Thank you to everyone who donates to support Linguist List; not only are you ensuring
the continuation of this great resource but you're helping many students have the
learning experience of a lifetime.

Susan Smith

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