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Thu Mar 30 2006

Please: Keep a Good Thing Going

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        1.     linguist, James Rider--From Lit to Ling


Message 1: James Rider--From Lit to Ling
Date: 30-Mar-2006
From: linguist <linguistlinguistlist.org>
Subject: James Rider--From Lit to Ling


Dear Linguists, 

I am, so to speak, a neophyte to both linguistics and LINGUIST List. I began taking
classes towards my MA in September and started here at LINGUIST just this January.
And yet, I am completely taken aback when I consider how much I have already learned.
How is it that a former literature student goes from knowing next to nothing about
linguistics to feeling like he's genuinely learned something in such a short span of
time? Being taught by intelligent and passionate professors, as so many of you are,
no doubt helps the cause. But I am quickly beginning to realize that having the
privilege to work at a place like LINGUIST is what really takes a simply 'good'
education and raises it to the level of great.

Over the past month I've been lucky enough to have been given the editing
responsibility of posting Queries and Sums. This job places me at the hub of a
non-stop scholarly discourse. I am a youth standing wide-eyed and open-eared in the
middle of the intellectual agora that is LINGUIST, benefiting from the come and go of
questions and answers, ideas and information, knowledge and, dare I say, wisdom.
(Forgive the strained poetic attempt. Certain impulses, regrettably, die hard.)

I also am lucky enough to work on the new MULTI-TREE project. The exhaustive
research that this project requires allows me the pleasure of being a library rat,
combing the aisles of both hard text and internet database collections for all of the
proposed trees and theories about every language family in the world. This in-depth
survey of the literature provides me with an interesting view into the past, and also
helps prepare me for the comprehensive research necessary to write a good Master's
Thesis. Upon its completion, MULTI-TREE will be an invaluable resource to all
linguists and I will be proud to have been a part of it.

In closing, I think it's pretty clear that LINGUIST has (already) been very good to
me. I know it's been good to you. Unfortunately, good things cost money. Please
donate, and let's keep this good thing going.

James









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