My name is Alison Zaharee and I have had the great opportunity to work at The LINGUIST List while pursuing a graduate degree in linguistics from Eastern Michigan University. Since this opportunity would not be possible if not for the donations of our subscibers, I'd like to take a moment to thank all of you for your support. Please donate to this year's Fund Drive to help keep us moving forward:
Since I began at The LINGUIST List in September 2010, I have been working as a member of the LL-MAP project. This has given me the chance to become more knowledgeable about the geographical distribution of languages and language families in areas of the world that have up until now been largely unfamiliar to me. In addition to this project, I also work as the Calls editor, another great area that illustrates the international facet of the work that we do at The LINGUSIT List. With submissions that come in from a large variety of countries, I am always excited to provide these valuable services to linguists from all areas of the world.
During my time at The LINGUIST List, I have acquired the skills and knowledge that have allowed me to develop myself as a linguist while at the same time giving me the chance to give back to the linguistics community. All of these experiences have depended greatly upon your generous support. Through your donations and submissions to The LINGUIST List, we can continue to provide a valuable resource to our subscribers as well as offer opportunities to students like myself.
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