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LINGUIST List 19.839

Thu Mar 13 2008

Challenging: Work at LINGUIST

Editor for this issue: Gayathri Sriram <gayatrilinguistlist.org>

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        1.     linguist, Message from Fund Drive Co-ordinator
        2.     linguist, Free Journal Articles at Cambridge Extra

Message 1: Message from Fund Drive Co-ordinator
Date: 13-Mar-2008
From: linguist <linguistlinguistlist.org>
Subject: Message from Fund Drive Co-ordinator
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Dear LINGUIST List Subscribers, 

I have been part of LINGUIST List for the past four years. I started working at
LINGUIST when I was finishing up my undergraduate studies at EMU. I was offered
a Graduate Assistantship at LINGUIST to continue on to a Masters in Linguistics
at Eastern, and as you would imagine, I took the opportunity. I was not only
thrilled about the possibility of going through an MA without having to pay the
increasingly high tuition costs for an international student, but also about the
challenges and incredible learning experience that it is to be a GA at LINGUIST.

During my two years as a GA, I was an editor for the publications team, Publications
Manager, and team leader for the North American Computational Linguistics Olympiad
site development in 2007. I also learned a lot of computer programming to allow
me to develop the Cambridge Extra Magazine site, in association with Cambridge
University Press, that was first launched in September 2007.

I have the honor of being able to stay working for LINGUIST as the Assistant Project
Manager, which is enabling me to continue learning about the field. I first joined
The LINGUIST List with 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 of what XML, ColdFusion, programming, SQL and database structure are.
Although I'm still always learning, I am faced each day with the challenging and
exciting work necessary to make LINGUIST work for everyone and make it possible
for other linguists around the world to keep updated on what is happening in the

I have also been working on the development of a conference Abstract Submission
and Review system that we hope we will be offer to conference organizers soon.
This has been an extremely stimulating project since it is targeted to help small
conferences be able to have a wider reach in the linguistic community.

This year I am also in charge of Fund Drive and what it entails for the development
of LINGUIST, its prosperity and the incredible support it is for the linguistic
community and the graduate students who work here. I would like to thank you all
those who have contributed to 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 work the way it has, improve as
much as possible, and aid the funding of another grad student's education!



Maria Moreno-Rollins

Message 2: Free Journal Articles at Cambridge Extra
Date: 13-Mar-2008
From: linguist <linguistlinguistlist.org>
Subject: Free Journal Articles at Cambridge Extra
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Dear subscribers,

This past year has been an exciting one for our publications area. For a while
LINGUIST and Cambridge University Press had been developing an online magazine
with the main purpose of allowing our readership access to full articles for free.
The result of these efforts was the launch of Cambridge Extra Magazine
(http://linguistlist.org/cambridgeextra/). Cambridge Extra is an online magazine
that features 4 issues a year. The first issue was launched in late September 2007
and the new one will be available very soon!

There is a short registration to allow you to have access to the site. However,
there is absolutely no charge for it. Once you have created a login, you have
instant access to the whole site! There are different areas in the Cambridge Extra
site. You can read 4-5 articles that are fully available to anyone who comes to
the site. There is a competitions area where you can answer questions to get prizes
from Cambridge University Press. There is also an area for News that brings up
information on new things that CUP is developing in the field of linguistics. In
the Special Offers area you can get good discounts on CUP titles!

Cambridge Extra has been developed to be a useful site to the linguistics audience.
There is a special area called "Have your Say" that is dedicated to Cambridge Extra
users to be able to send comments, suggestions, improvements and any type of ideas
about Cambridge Extra. We want to know what users find useful and interesting in
order to make the magazine better. We also love receiving suggestions on any aspects
of the magazine.

Cambridge Extra has been a big success so far with over 2,000 users since it was
launched. To visit the Cambridge Extra site, go to:

We look forward to hearing what you think of the site and getting any comments
and/or suggestions!

Maria Moreno-Rollins

This Year the LINGUIST List hopes to raise $60,000. 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 
2008 LINGUIST List Circus and join us on our many shows!


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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:

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Multilingual Matters
Cambridge University Press
MIT Press  
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