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Subject: An Essential Service for Linguists Across the World
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Dear LINGUIST List Subscribers,
I began at The LINGUIST List in September 2010 after being accepted
into the graduate program in linguistics at Eastern Michigan University.
Since then, LINGUIST has provided me with the opportunity to develop
myself as a linguist while at the same time contributing to an essential
service for linguists across the world. Please help us keep this service
free for all users by donating:
One of the projects that I have been involved in since I began is LL-MAP,
a project that provides users with geographical maps upon which a variety
of linguistic information can be combined with data from other physical
and social sciences. In addition, LL-MAP also allows scholars to utilize
our resources through the Scholar's Workbench and take the results of their
research to create maps of their own. Although I did not begin at LL with
much knowledge about computers, working on this project has provided me
with a great means of learning more about the creative uses of technology
in the distribution of scholarship throughout the field.
In addition to LL-MAP, I am responsible for the approvals of new members
to our Directory of Linguists, a service that allows linguists to share
information on their education, linguistic specialty, and scholarship
with others throughout the field. On this task, I work towards adding
new members to the directory, as well as maintaining and updating the
information of over 25,000 linguists world-wide.
However, these opportunities and accomplishments are largely dependent
upon your support. Through your donations and submissions to the LINGUIST
List, we are able to offer a resource for linguists world-wide.
Please continue your support by donating at:
This Year the LINGUIST List hopes to raise $67,000. 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 Fund
Drive 2011 site!
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