Editor for this issue: Anna Belew
Date: 15-Mar-2012 From: LINGUIST List <linguistlinguistlist.org> Subject: Your Donations Support the Linguists of the Future E-mail this message to a friend
Dear LINGUIST List Subscribers,
As a first year master's student in linguistics at Eastern Michigan University, I know that I am only here because of generous donations that you have made in the past. Please consider donating again so we can continue to pursue our studies while offering the latest resources in linguistics:
I started working at The LINGUIST List as a volunteer in September 2011 simply because I wanted to gain some experience in linguistics and network within the linguistic community. It turned out that later that semester, I was offered a position as a student worker, and I am still here today. I know that I would not have been offered this position had it not been for your donations in past fund drives.
Since I have started here, I have been given the opportunity to work on LL-MAP, creating digital maps of cultures to be viewed on our website (www.llmap.org). I have also been able to use my graphic design experience and creatively re-design various parts of LINGUIST's website in addition to designing the newsletter and other project pages such as this year's fund drive page.
If you donate today, you will ensure that our services for the linguistic community will continue, as well as support the work of students like myself. I greatly appreciate any donations that ensure more students will have the same opportunities that I had.
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