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LINGUIST List 20.1059

Tue Mar 24 2009

I'm: Learning More than Ever at LINGUIST

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        1.     linguist, Part of a Crew of Intelligent, Diverse and Helpful People

Message 1: Part of a Crew of Intelligent, Diverse and Helpful People
Date: 24-Mar-2009
From: linguist <linguistlinguistlist.org>
Subject: Part of a Crew of Intelligent, Diverse and Helpful People
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Dear Subscribers, 

My name is Susan Smith, and I'm finishing up my M.A. in
Linguistics at Wayne State University. After two and a
half years as a student employee here at The LINGUIST List,
I was recently hired full-time as a project coordinator.
My career here may illustrate the diversity of tasks a
typical student undertakes at LINGUIST. I started out
working on the MultiTree project, gathering books and
entering language trees into spreadsheets, and editing
Ask-A-Linguist. Since then, I've become the Listserv
Administrator, designed logos and Flash videos for Fund
Drive and learned some programming while working on the
website. I've also learned a lot about organization
and teamwork as the team leader for several of our research
projects, and had the opportunity to meet and correspond
with many linguists. I'm currently working on the new LEGO
grant and helping to design a community website for the GOLD
Ontology, as well as working on MultiTree and taking care of
the Listserv, and I'm learning more than ever.

This opportunity not only put me through grad school, it
has given me confidence in myself and my future. It's not
easy working at The LINGUIST List. There are always deadlines,
people telling you to do things you have no idea how to do,
and to do them now! Along with the challenges, though, there
is a crew of intelligent, diverse and helpful people who are
always happy to help and encourage you. Anthony and Helen
know how to get us to produce prodigious amounts of work,
and they also know how to nurture and tease out abilities
we didn't know we had.

If you think about everything LINGUIST does, the mailing list
and website, the database of linguistic information, the grant
projects and tools we develop, and then realize that all of
this is being done by students, you might be amazed. I am.
Everyone here is dedicated to producing information and
infrastructure to help linguists everywhere, and we hope that
it is indeed helpful to you. We also think it's very important
to provide these services for free, however, our landlords and
local grocers don't share that sentiment.

Please consider giving whatever you can to ensure that we can
continue to work on your behalf - although the times are tough,
even a small donation will help. (To be clear, a large donation
will also help, if you are so inclined!)


Yours sincerely,
Susan Smith

This Year the LINGUIST List hopes to raise $60,000. This money will go to help 
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