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LINGUIST List 20.1275

Sun Apr 05 2009

I: Have Ample Reason to be Deeply Grateful for Being Able to Work at LINGUIST

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        1.     linguist, A Year to Constantly Learn More

Message 1: A Year to Constantly Learn More
Date: 05-Apr-2009
From: linguist <linguistlinguistlist.org>
Subject: A Year to Constantly Learn More
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Dear Subscribers,

The last year here at LINGUIST List has been a wonderful
and challenging experience for me, full of opportunities to
apply my knowledge, to bring in my ideas, and to constantly
learn more. My special interest is in computational linguistics,
but gaining any kind of practical programming experience was
difficult before I arrived here. Within a few weeks at LINGUIST,
however, I learned Cold Fusion, CSS and Javascript and wrote
two parsers in Perl for the LINGUIST List Cookbook
(http://linguistlist.org/cookbook/) and for checking about
200 language trees for MultiTree (http://multitree.linguistlist.org/).

Today I am the intranet team leader. In this position, I can
frequently apply my programming knowledge for fixes and expansions
and can help my colleagues learn website programming and understand
relational databases. While programming is certainly not equivalent
to computational linguistics, the programming skills I have learned
at LINGUIST are an essential basis in dealing with computational
linguistic concepts and models in my PhD in the future.

Editing is also part of my LINGUIST responsibilities. Many of us
spend a considerable amount of our work time on editing incoming
submissions, even during the weekends. As the dissertations and
paper abstracts editor, I do not only correct spelling errors and
check URLs, but I also classify submissions as best I can, so that
the abstract you are looking for will be at your fingertips in just
a simple search. Thus, editing has helped me become very thorough
and detail-oriented, and it has increased my knowledge about language
classification and the differentiation of linguistic subfields.
Additionally, correspondence with submitters has improved my
professional letter writing skills considerably which will definitely
prove invaluable for my future career.

I have ample reason to be deeply grateful for being able to work
here at LINGUIST List. I would like to use this opportunity to
thank Helen Aristar-Dry and Anthony Aristar who devote all their
time and energy to training us and whose trust and encouragement
have accompanied me through the past year here. At the same time,
I would like to thank all of you for your submissions and your
donations. Without your submissions and donations, LINGUIST List
could not provide services for open information interchange in
the linguistic community throughout the world. Without your
submissions and donations, we students would not have the
opportunities for academic and personal growth which we get here.
Please donate today to help support us students for another year

Evelyn Richter

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