Day: February 17, 2014

LINGUIST List: A Place for Growth and Community

Dear LINGUIST List Subscribers,

My name is Anna White and I am a student editor here at the LINGUIST List. I am originally from Shreveport, Louisiana and I have just begun working at the LINGUIST List this semester.

I obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics at Baylor University in Waco, Texas in May 2013. After finishing my undergraduate degree, one of my professors in the Linguistics Program at Baylor told me about the Master’s in Linguistics program at Eastern Michigan University and the wonderful opportunity to work at the LINGUIST List that the program could provide. She had graduated from the Master’s program herself and recommended it to me. I enrolled in the program in fall of 2013.

I now have a graduate assistantship at the LINGUIST List that supports me as I pursue a Master’s degree in Linguistics. I am so thankful to have a job that is relevant to my field at such an early stage of my career, and I greatly enjoy working at the LINGUIST List. Every day I look forward to working with other linguists on services that aid the linguistic community and projects that further our knowledge and make resources accessible to our community.

I edit the conference calls for papers and I have just started working on the MultiTree project, which I look forward to contributing to and learning from. I feel that the work I am able to do here matters, and I am so grateful to everyone that supports the LINGUIST List. Please help us continue to grow and support students like me in the pursuit of higher education in the field of Linguistics.

Your support allows us to keep providing valuable services and resources to our community. When you donate to the LINGUIST List, you are supporting our projects and daily functioning. You are supporting students that love Linguistics as much as you do, and helping us to make a future in the field for which we all have a passion.

If you can, please consider donating at least some small amount to help us keep running in the coming year. You can follow this link to see our fund drive page and learn more about why your contribution matters so much. Many thanks.


Anna White
Calls & Conferences Editor

Thank You Applicants!

Thank you to everyone that applied for the 2014 summer internship program. This year we received a record number of 100 applicants! We anticipate to begin to review the applications within the next few weeks.

Didn’t get the chance to apply for this year and want to prepare for next year’s cycle? Here are some things that will make you stand out:

1. Show a passion for something

Here at the LINGUIST List, our staff is full of people with a variety of skills in different fields. Some know programming, others really love phonology or syntax. Whatever you have a passion for, go for it! Our office is full of a variety of people (and some animal guests) and we like to have interns that seem excited about a particular field.

2. Double check your contact information

Each year, we inevitably have a few submissions where the application email address is put in incorrectly and bounces. This year, we added in a section where we asked for an alternate method of contacting you. This was mainly done to make sure that in case the main email bounces┬áwe can still get a hold of you. What if we didn’t have that information? You would not have known how awesome we thought your application was and we will be forever without telling you this. Remember, if you think you submitted it with a typo or accidentally a word, you can always contact us. We would love to hear from you! We all make mistakes ­čÖé

3. Brush up on your skills

Want to improve on your programming skills? Want to learn a new trick? You should check out our tutorials and YouTube videos to get started. There’s some on the basics of HTML, CSS, ColdFusion, Javascript, and SQL. Are you more of the hands on type and are in the Ypsilanti area? Keep an eye out on our social media pages for postings about talks and demonstrations that will be happening in our office.

4. Ask to volunteer

If you don’t have time to fully commit to a summer internship or want to still help out in our office, we are always looking for reliable volunteers to assist with our projects. If you are interested in helping out on a regular basis, review our list of projects and email [email protected] with your questions.