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Message 1: I Know More About the Languages of the World Than I Would Ever From a Classroom
Date: 25-Mar-2008
From: linguist <linguistlinguistlist.org>
Subject: I Know More About the Languages of the World Than I Would Ever From a Classroom
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Dear Subscribers, 

As a first year MA student in my second year at LINGUIST, I've learned what 'sink
or swim' means. I began my work here during my undergraduate program as the
Financial Editor without possessing any prior knowledge of accounting. With a
little training and more than a little fear, I learned that in order to succeed
here, you have to be motivated, to plunge headfirst into your tasks. That's one
thing that everyone who works here can attest to - the steep learning curve. You
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hypotheses. Having worked on hypotheses about Austronesian, Indo-European, and
some of the indigenous languages of the Americas, I now know more about the languages
of the world than I would ever learn sitting in a classroom. Recently, I have
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