My name is Lili Xia and I am a graduate student originally from China. I joined LINGUIST List in May 2011 and I have had a remarkable experience in working here as an editor. I received my undergraduate degree in English Linguistics and English Literature from Eastern Michigan University. I was fortunate enough to have joined the LINGUIST LIST where I can optimize my education and working experience.
LL has offered many training opportunities, and I have learned an extraordinary amount of skills in this organization which will help me on my way to becoming a professional linguist.
To help keep this organization alive and providing valuable training for futures linguists, please donate again to this year's fund drive at: http://linguistlist.org/donation/donate/donate1.cfm
Over the past year, my major duties are editing and posting Student Support and Internship sections on the website. Additionally, I have conducted research on endangered languages, such as Australian languages, for MULTITREE project. I am also on the LEGO team, working with lexicon collaborators and creators to digitize their lexicons into our online database.
As a non-profit research institute, The LINGUIST List relies on your financial support via donations to continue its operation. Without your generous support, The LINGUIST List as you know it today would cease to exist, because the organization would not be able to employ the graduate students who process your submissions, maintain the databases and web pages as well as provide other useful services to the global linguistic community.
I would like to use this opportunity to thank you for supporting The LINGUIST List. I hope you will continue to support the organization so that future LINGUIST List editors will have the opportunity to learn while at the same time providing high quality service to you.
You can donate $5, $10, $15, $20, $30 or more at: http://linguistlist.org/donation/donate/donate1.cfm
Very sincere thanks for your donations.
Sincerely, Lili Xia
This Year the LINGUIST List hopes to raise $67,000. This money will go to help
keep the List running by supporting all of our Student Editors for the coming year.
See below for donation instructions, and don't forget to check out Fund
Drive 2012 site!
For all information on donating and pledging, including information on how to
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The LINGUIST List is under the umbrella of Eastern Michigan University and as
such can receive donations through the EMU Foundation, which is a registered
501(c) Non Profit organization. Our Federal Tax number is 38-6005986. These
donations can be offset against your federal and sometimes your state tax return
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your financial advisor.
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any gift you make to a non-profit organization. Normally this entails your
contacting your human resources department and sending us a form that the
EMU Foundation fills in and returns to your employer. This is generally a simple
administrative procedure that doubles the value of your gift to LINGUIST, without
costing you an extra penny. Please take a moment to check if your company
operates such a program.