I have been with LINGUIST for a few years now, first as an intern, and then a programmer. While being a student at Indiana University, I started as an intern one summer and worked on the MultiTree project, researching Tibeto-Burman languages for their genetic relationships.
I loved LINGUIST so much that I joined the crew as a programmer after I graduated from Indiana University in 2011, maintaining web and database servers, and working on other technical developments for the operation. To give a specific example, we have worked hard over the years to maintain our mailing list server, which hosts nearly 100 linguistic mailing lists at http://listserv.linguistlist.org. Our student editors have also worked relentlessly to send out timely emails about conferences, job announcements and various other topics. We wouldn’t be able to do any of that without your support from previous years.
Your support is important to us to continue this effort. I am with LINGUIST List because of your financial support last year. We really appreciate your continued support to do our best to help you and the wider global linguistic community keep up to date with the latest information in linguistics.
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