About five years ago, I left the green pastures of Bavaria for the even greener pastures of Wisconsin to pursue a doctorate in English Linguistics. About a year into the program, I was fortunate enough to get the opportunity to start working as the assistant to the LINGUIST List Review Editors Team, which is actually based here in Madison, WI. As part of my project assistantship, I help the very busy review editors with everything reviews-related. Among other things, we make sure reviewers' addresses are up-to-date in our records before we email publishers each month asking them to send review copies to LINGUIST List reviewers. I also help processing and formatting incoming reviews and I try to make sure that our day-to-day reviews operation runs as smoothly as possible.
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Because of all of your donations, LINGUIST List is able to provide funding not only for graduate students at EMU, but also for me here in Madison, WI. Because of this funding, I get to interact with the larger community of linguists and publishers around the world on a daily basis. This position is really more than just a job. Of course, it allows me to work toward my degree, but I see it more as an added bonus. An awesome side-effect especially for me is that I'm up-to-date about all current books being published in all kinds of Linguistic fields and areas. Of course, there is never enough time to read all these books, which is why the reviews we post are so important not just to me, but the linguistic community world-wide.
During a workshop at EMU, I got to know the rest of the LINGUIST List crew, and I'm proud to be part of such a lively, energetic, visionary and outstanding team of (aspiring) linguists. I would like to thank all of you who have contributed to LINGUIST in the past and who are contributing now, because you help us in keeping LINGUIST going and making LINGUIST even better. A special thank you to all of you because you also contribute to the education of graduate students like me, ensuring that we can continue learning on our path to become full-fledged linguists.
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Veronika Drake Assistant to the Review Editors Team The LINGUIST List
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