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LINGUIST List 22.1423

Sat Mar 26 2011

LINGUIST's: Greatest Aim Is to Contribute to the Discipline

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Message 1: We Rely on Donations from Subscribers
Date: 26-Mar-2011
From: linguist <linguistlinguistlist.org>
Subject: We Rely on Donations from Subscribers
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Dear Subscribers,

In May of 2009, I arrived in Michigan ready to start an internship
with The LINGUIST List. Within just a few days, I knew that I wanted
to stay and continue to work here for as long as possible, and applied
to be a graduate assistant. I started my Masters in Linguistics that
fall, and have had the joy of studying and working for an organization
whose greatest aim is to contribute to the discipline.

Please donate today to help fund students as they build and maintain
the services of The LINGUIST List:

https://linguistlist.org/donation/donate/donate1.cfm

From my very first day, I have been a member of the LL-MAP team, and
now have the pleasure of serving as one of the two team leaders. I
have spent a lot of time mapping languages and families in Africa and
North America, and I have learned so much from this project that it is
difficult to summarize! It has exposed me to languages and peoples,
along with regions of the world, that I may not have otherwise had the
opportunity to study. More importantly however, it has given me the
tools I need to adapt (more) sources and do further research which in
turn yields new resources which we make publicly available through the
project website.

Along with working on the LL-MAP team, I am one of the editors of the
Jobs submissions on the LINGUIST List. This service allows companies
and universities to advertise positions they are looking to fill through
our listserv and on our website. Our job listings represent one of the
most comprehensive sources for linguistically-related employment positions
on the internet, and has proven to be an invaluable resource for the
discipline.

Here at LINGUIST, we rely on donations from subscribers to fund students.
Your donations allow us to keep working and develop new tools for the
linguistic community. Now more than ever, we need your help.

Please consider donating today. Whether you can donate $5 or $50, it
is worth it!

https://linguistlist.org/donation/donate/donate1.cfm

Sincerely,

Erin Smith



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!

http://linguistlist.org/fund-drive/2011/

There are many ways to donate to LINGUIST!

You can donate right now using our secure credit card form at  
https://linguistlist.org/donation/donate/donate1.cfm

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For all information on donating and pledging, including information on how to 
donate by check, money order, or wire transfer, please visit: 
http://linguistlist.org/donation/

The LINGUIST List is under the umbrella of Eastern Michigan University and as 
such can receive donations through the EMU Foundation, which is a registered 
501(c) Non Profit organization. Our Federal Tax number is 38-6005986. These 
donations can be offset against your federal and sometimes your state tax return 
(U.S. tax payers only). For more information visit the IRS Web-Site, or contact 
your financial advisor.

Many companies also offer a gift matching program, such that they will match 
any gift you make to a non-profit organization. Normally this entails your 
contacting your human resources department and sending us a form that the 
EMU Foundation fills in and returns to your employer. This is generally a simple 
administrative procedure that doubles the value of your gift to LINGUIST, without 
costing you an extra penny. Please take a moment to check if your company 
operates such a program.

Thank you very much for your support of LINGUIST!



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