Date: 04-Apr-2016 From: LINGUIST List <linguistlinguistlist.org> Subject: Calls: An Appeal from LINGUIST Editor Ashley Parker E-mail this message to a friend
Dear LINGUIST List Subscribers:
My name is Ashley Parker, and I am a second-year Masters student in Indiana University’s Linguistics Department. Last January, I was given the incredible opportunity of a graduate assistantship as an editor at LINGUIST List. In just the year that I've been here, I’ve already had the privilege of working with so many incredible scholars through my work with the Reviews Team, Calls and Conferences, and various sections of the site including Summer Schools, Internships, and FYIs. I am very excited and proud to be able to contribute to such an important community and work with people from all around the world who share a common interest with me - linguistics!
The LINGUIST List is an incredibly important resource for scholars of all levels - even those just beginning. I received my BA in English in May of 2014. However, during my undergraduate studies, I caught the linguistics bug and began working with my university’s one and only linguist, where my linguistic curiosity continued to grow. Because my university did not have a linguistics department, I turned to LINGUIST List to help immerse myself in the community even more. Not only did its bounty of many different resources help me learn more about the study of language, it was also a huge aid when it came time for me to pick a program for graduate school. Without LINGUIST List, it is very possible that I would have vastly different career aspirations. I am immensely grateful not only for the support that it provides me now as I work towards my degree, but also for all of the free and easily accessible help that it provided me as a young undergraduate who was just starting to learn.
I know that I am not the only one who feels this way about the services and vast amount of resources that LINGUIST List offers. As you may know, LINGUIST List relocated from Eastern Michigan University to Indiana University this summer. Between our huge move and limited fund drives in recent years, we need your support now more than ever. Your donations will not only help promote studies in linguistics, but also make it possible for us to continue to serve the entire linguistics community - including you! If you can, please consider making a donation. Your contributions are vital and so very much appreciated.
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