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Subject: An Incredibly Unique Organization
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Dear LINGUIST List Subscribers,
My name is Fatemeh Abdollahi, and I am the Publications Manager
for The LINGUIST List. I am currently in my last year of my
undergraduate studies here at Eastern Michigan University, and
it seems like just yesterday when I was writing my first letter
for fund drive four years ago! During this time at LINGUIST List
(working as their youngest hire to date), I have learned so much
about the discipline, about you as our subscribers, and about so
many other aspects of acadamia.
As Publications Manager for The LINGUIST List, I am in charge of
ensuring the dissemination of materials relating to - you guessed
it - publications in linguistics. We distribute a variety of these
materials, such as Book Abstracts, Book Reviews (handled by our
reviews team at The University of Wisconsin at Madison) Journal
calls for Papers, Journal Table of Contents announcements, Software
in Linguistics, and also maintain a database of Journals and
publishers currently active in Linguistics. Our publications materials
are quite extensive, with 1115 books, and 379 Journal Table of
Contents announcements distributed within the past year alone,
LINGUIST List serves as the premier site for nearly all announcements
In addition to being a mailing list, LINGUIST List also serves as a
research organization, working on several projects that are open access
for the linguistics community at all times. I have been privileged to
work on several of these, such as MultiTree, GOLD Ontology, and currently
LL-Map, "a project designed to integrate language information with data
from the physical and social sciences by means of a Geographical
Information System (GIS)." The region of the world I have mainly
focused on is Central-South America, viewable at llmap.org! In addition
to my work on these grants, I have served as the manager for Publicity
for LINGUIST List. In this role I have been responsible for making you,
our users, aware of the many projects and features we are constantly
completing for your use.
LINGUIST List is an incredibly unique organization. In no other
discipline is there a source that is a central hub for all materials
in that discipline. We announce to you, free of charge, information
on jobs, conferences, journal calls for papers, and a plethora of
other topics. In addition to this we house hundreds of mailing lists,
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TODAY! Your donations not only help keep LINGUIST List up and running,
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