Special LINGLITE Issue

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State University, and donations from subscribers and publishers.

Editor for this issue: Richard John Harvey <richard at linguistlist.org>


Date:  Sat, 8 Mar 2003 00:54:11 +0200
From:  linguist at linguistlist.org
Subject: Special LINGLITE Issue - Fund Drive 2003

-------------------------------- Message 1 -------------------------------

Dear Lingliters,

As you may or may not know, The LINGUIST List Fund Drive 2003 started
on Monday, so we thought we'd send you some of the highlights from
this weeks announcements in the hope that it might inspire you to make
a donation to LINGUIST. To make things a bit more fun, we have a Food
and Cooking theme, so read on to find out more.

This year we need to raise $50,000 to keep the List running. That's a
lot of money we know, but we also know that we can count on your
support. Already we have donations and pledges totalling $5,290, which
is pretty good for the first week - but there is still a long way to

One piece of good news we learned of yesterday: John Benjamins
Publishing Company has generously offered to make a $1,500 donation if
we can get the total over $10,000 by next Saturday (15 Mar). Help us
reach the target on time so we don't lose out on this.

And of course, we have some lovely gifts for our donors as our way of
saying thank you. To tie in with the Food and Cooking theme, we have
published a volume of our online cookbook and we have a matching
apron. See the below highlights for more information.

To donate now using our secure web form, visit:


For instructions on how to donate, or how to make a pledge now and pay
later, see the end of this message or visit:


Thank you for your support. A list of the wonderful people and
organizations that have already donated is given at the end of this
message as well.



~From Monday (http://linguistlist.org/issues/14/14-603.html)

What's Cooking at LINGUIST List...


This year we decided to have a theme to our fund drive: Food and Cooking.

For many years we have operated an online cook book, where linguists
from around the world can share recipes and show off their culinary


For a long time now we have wanted to publish a book version of the
recipes as they are all so good, but unfortunately other more
important projects have always taken precedence, leaving the cookbook
simmering away on the ol' back burner, if you'll excuse the pun.

Well, this year we worked some magic and found some extra time, and we
are very proud to announce the publication of Volume 1 of 'The
LINGUIST List Cookbook' 2003. We have so many recipes online, that we
couldn't include them all, so we decided to make the cookbook an
ongoing thing, publishing a volume every two years or so. This way we
can include new recipes that our users submit.

"So how do I get my hands on this new cookbook?" we hear you shout. We
are giving them away as gifts to our donors, so all you have to do is
make a donation and we'll pop one in the post to you when the fund
drive is over.

And if that is not enough, we are also giving away a beautifully
fashioned matching apron that you can impress your friends and family
with when you hold those linguistics dinner parties. These aprons are
the ultimate accessory for any discerning linguistic chef; the slogan
on the aprons reads 'The LINGUIST List Cook'.

To see some photos of 'The LINGUIST List Cookbook' and 'The LINGUIST
List Cook' aprons, as well as the other snazzy gifts on offer, visit:


We hope you will like these gifts. It is only through the continued
support from subscribers like yourself that LINGUIST can survive; the
gifts we give away each year are our way of saying thank you for your
generosity. As a small taster of the cookbook, below is one of the
recipes that has been included in Volume 1.

Southwestern Onion Soup by Paul Baltes


-6 large (about 3 1/2 lb) onions, thinly sliced (choose your favorites)
-7 1/2 cups chicken or vegetable broth
-1 teaspoon ground cumin
-1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
-1/2 teaspoon oregano
-1/3 cup flour
-2 tablespoons ground dried chilies (chipotle, New Mexico, California,
or your favorites)
-1 1/4 cups (about 5-6 ozs) shredded pepperjack or regular jack cheese
with jalapenos
-Fried corn tortilla strips (included in recipe)
-1/3 cup fresh cilantro


In a 5-6 quart pan, combine onions, 1 cup of the broth, cumin,
coriander, and oregano. Cover and cook over medium heat, stirring
occasionally, until most of the liquid evaporates (about 25-30
minutes). Uncover the pan and turn heat to high; stir often, scraping
free the browned onions sticking to the bottom of the pan; stir and
scrape until all the onions are a rich caramel color (about 15-20

Meanwhile mix 6 1/2 cups broth with the 1 cup flour until smooth. Add
ground chiles to onions and mix well. Pour broth/flour mixture over
the onions. Stir over high heat until boiling. Reduce heat to a gentle
simmer and cook 15 to 20 minutes to blend flavors--stirring
often. (you can make this up to one day ahead--to reheat stir often
over medium heat until steaming).

Ladle soup into bowls over cheese. Add tortilla strips and cilantro
(serves 4)

Fried Tortilla strips: Cut corn tortillas into 1/4" wide strips. Fry
in about 1/4" oil (canola, corn or vegetable work best) for about 1
minute each until golden and crisp. Drain on paper towels (if making
ahead store in an airtight container up to 1 day).


~From Wednesday (http://linguistlist.org/issues/14/14-636.html)

The LINGUIST List Advisors - keeping us on our toes...

Dear Subcribers,

In 2001, LINGUIST announced its desire to form an Advisory Board-- a
panel of linguists from around the world, that we could call on to
provide us with feedback, advice, fresh ideas, and opinions on various
policy and operational matters.  It was one of the smartest moves
we've ever made! We now have a panel of 29 dedicated professionals who
share with us their insight on a wide range of issues. We've turned to
them for advice on the best way to handle sensitive posting matters;
we've asked them to evaluate our new web pages and test our forms for
bugs; we've asked them for recipes for the cookbook; and we've even
had the nerve to ask them to write letters for the Fund Drive!
Actually, it was the ideas offered by one of our supporters during the
2001 fund drive that drove home the value of subscriber feedback, and
inspired us to form this Advisory Board.

In spite of the fact that these are very busy people, they always take
the time (sometimes quite a lot of it) to help us make reasoned and
informed decisions. They evaluate our ideas, offer their own, and they
don't hesitate to tell us when they think we are on the wrong track!

We at LINGUIST are fortunate to be able to turn to our panel of
advisors; but you share in that good fortune. You, too, are reaping
the benefits of those additional 29 minds working to improve LINGUIST!

But it takes more than just brains to keep LINGUIST running! It takes
money. Please show your support of LINGUIST by contributing to this
year's fund drive.

Thank you,

Karen Milligan
Editor in Chief


~From Friday (http://linguistlist.org/issues/14/14-655.html)

FUNd Drive FUN Friday:
The Continuing Saga of Percival - The LINGUIST List Cat

View online and see the photos:


Like any well oiled international operation, The LINGUIST List has a
cat. But not just your average run of the mill domestic ginger-tom who
sleeps all day and constanly wants feeding. No, Percival, The LINGUIST
List cat is one smart feline. He virtually runs the List, he makes all
the important decisions, he keeps his head when all around him are
panicking like goldfish out of water; in fact we constantly take
credit for his actions.

You may remember that during last year's fund drive, MaLingua
(http://linguistlist.org/malingua2002.html) was first to bring the
shocking news to the linguistic community about the drastic measures
The LINGUIST List had to take in order to raise money: Percival was
sold to a passing circus because of his amazing talents with a
unicycle. Well, thankfully because of the generous support we received
last year we were able to track him down and buy him back; and he was
swiftly put to work.

It appears, however, that during his temporary career change, Percy
developed a serious case of wanderlust! He slipped out of the office
late last Wednesday, leaving a message that said "I've had enough, I'm
off to see the world...I'll send you a postcard."

We seem to be getting these on a weekly basis, so we have attached the
first one below for all to see. In the meantime, we have to once again
reach out to linguists all around the world and ask you to dig deep
into your pockets and send a donation to the 'Get Percy Back
fund'. This money will be used to hire a private detective and will
cover the cost of flying Percival back to Michigan as quickly as

(To read Percy's postcard, visit: http://linguistlist.org/percy.html)

Contribute to the 'Get Percy Back fund' at:


For instructions on how to donate, or how to make a pledge now and pay
later, see the end of this message or visit:


Let's get Percy back, we can't operate without him.


How to Donate to LINGUIST and Contributors So Far

This year we hope to raise $50,000 to support the students who work on
LINGUIST List and keep the list running. Thank you from all the crew
for your support.

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 (U.S. tax payers only).  For more
information visit the IRS Web-Site, or contact your financial advisor.

Many companies also offer a gift matching scheme, such that they will
match 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


You can make a contribution by selecting one of three convenient
payment methods: secure credit card form, check, or wire transfer.
You can also PLEDGE your support to LINGUIST and pay later, i.e.  send
in a check. Also, if you do not want to use a credit card, but wish to
pay in a currency other than US Dollars, you can donate via our
European bank account held in Switzerland.  See below for details:


Please make checks payable to 'The LINGUIST List Editorial Support
Fund'.  The address is:

The LINGUIST Editorial Support Fund
Department of English Language and Literature
612 Pray Harrold
Eastern Michigan University
MI, 48197

For details on how to transfer funds by wire, please contact LINGUIST
at the address donate at linguistlist.org. Both an American and a
European bank account are available.

If you would like to make a pledge of support, please go to:


If you have already pledged to LINGUIST and would now like to pay by
credit card, please go to:


and select 'PAY PREVIOUS PLEDGE' as the Type of Payment from the
dropdown list provided.


LINGUIST Contributors

ANGELS ($1000 and over)

  Blackwell Linguist List Plus

MAINSTAYS ($100 to $1000)

  Adam Werle
  Arienne M. Dwyer
  Carolyn Hartnett
  Catherine Walter
  Donna Christian
  Elliott Moreton
  elly van gelderen
  James J.Jenkins
  Julie Auger
  Laura Wagner
  Linguistics Department - Cornell University
  Margaret Winters and Geoff Nathan
  Natasha Warner
  Pam and Allen Munro
  Pauline Jacobson
  Robin Thelwall
  Shanley Allen
  Terry Langendoen
  Tokyo University of Foreign Studies - English Department
  University of Edinburgh- Department of Linguistics
  - Plus 2 anonymous donors

SUPPORTERS ($50 to $100)

  Boyd Davis
  Carolyn Sobel
  Catherine Rudin
  Christopher Johnson
  Claus D. Pusch
  Henrik Jurgensen
  James L. Fidelholtz, Rosa Graciela Montes
  Josep M. Fontana and Louise McNally
  Joseph F. Eska
  Kathleen M. Ward
  Laura J. Downing
  Meredith Doran
  Meyer, Wolfgang J.
  Northeastern University Linguistics Program
  Pius ten Hacken
  Richard Hudson
  Sharon M. Klein
  Stan Dubinsky
  Stefan Th. Gries
  Stefano Bertolo
  Susan Burt
  Susan Fischer
  Suzanne Pauline Aalberse
  Thor Sigurd Nilsen
  Trudy Smoke
  Veronika Koller
  Zenzi M Griffin
  Zouhair Maalej
  - Plus one anonymous donor

DONORS (Up to $50)

  Alexander Brock
  Baden Hughes
  Barbara Need
  Bill Rockenbach
  Brook Danielle Lillehaugen
  Carlos Benavides
  Claudia Bubel
  Dafna Graf
  Dave Schneider
  Dirk Nol
  e. van der linden
  Eva Monros
  Gary Holton
  Hortensia Cuerll
  Ivano Caponigro
  James Lavine
  James M. McCarthy
  Jila Ghomeshi
  Joan C. Beal
  John Halligan
  John Justeson
  John R. te Velde
  Jose Camacho
  Kent Johnson
  Line Mikkelsen
  Louisa Chiang
  Luis Gonzalez
  Mary Grantham O'Brien
  Max W. Wheeler
  Michael Horlick
  Nancy Hall
  Ora Matushansky
  Rene J. Valdes
  Sarah Harmon
  Simone Mueller
  Susanne Bartke
  Suzette Haden Elgin
  Ute Smit
  Will Fitzgerald
  - Plus 9 anonymous donors



  Cambridge University Press
  Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd
  John Benjamins
  Kluwer Academic Publishers
  MIT Press
  Oxford University Press
  Routledge (Taylor and Francis)


  CSLI Publications
  Cascadilla Press
  Evolution Publishing
  Graduate Linguistic Students' Assoc., Umass
  International Pragmatics Assoc.
  Linguistic Assoc. of Finland
  MIT Working Papers in Linguistics
  Multilingual Matters
  SIL International
  St. Jerome Publishing Ltd.
  Utrecht Institute of Linguistics



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