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


Date:  Sat, 22 Mar 2003 00:54:11 +0200
From:  linguist at
Subject: Important Message - Please Read

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Dear Lingliters,

Please take a moment to read this message...

We know that by the very nature of your subscription, you do not like
your inbox cluttered with too many messages and we truly hope that by
sending you these Fund Drive highlights we cause no offense.

We wouldn't be writing if it wasn't a necessity! This year we have to
raise $50,000 to keep LINGUIST running. So far we have raised
$17,563.33 in three weeks, so we haven't toppled the half-way mark yet!

This total was contributed by 309 people - The LIST has over 17,000
subcribers! That's less than 2% of subscribers who have donated. If
you are one of these 309, we thank you from the bottem of our
hearts. If you are not, please consider making a donation to LINGUIST.

If every one of our 17,000+ subscribers donated $5, that would be
$85,000 - and we are 'only' asking for $50,000. Please make a donation
and keep LINGUIST List operating.

You can donate now via our secure credit card form at:

You might prefer to make a pledge and send the payment later. For more
information on different ways to donate, see the end of this message
or visit:

Thank you for reading this on for the highlights of this
weeks Fund Drive issues; these are just some of the many good reasons
to donate to LINGUIST.


~From Monday (

Jobs on LINGUIST - Another Key Service from LINGUIST

Before we dive into the wonderful world of Jobs on LINGUIST, Happy St
Patrick's day!

One day it was lovely and sunny
So Paddy went courting his honey
The Blarney Stone he did kiss
To convince her of this:
"Give LINGUIST List all your money..."

And we sure have all kissed the Blarney Stone as well in the hope that
the following messages will be as persuasive and eloquent as
possible. So may you have the luck of the Irish and Céad Mile Fáilte
to our tour of Jobs on LINGUIST.


Dear Linguists,

It's that time again, our yearly Fund Drive! And you, our valued
subscribers, may be wondering why we bombard you with all of these
letters from us here at LINGUIST. Well, it's simple really -- we want
you to know how we are using your donations, and how grateful we are
for them.

One of the many (and varied) uses of your donations is the Jobs
facility. The Jobs section is one of the most widely viewed areas on
our site; this section alone is visited, on average, around 600 times
a week! The Jobs area of the website allows users to browse current
job listings, search the jobs in the database, read archived issues,
and submit job announcements. This is a very versatile site, assisting
both people who are looking for a job as well as people who have a job
to post. Also, every job posted goes out in our daily mailing to tens
of thousands of subscribers.

In December, I 'inherited' the position of Jobs Editor. Until then, I
had never realized the volume of Jobs that we post. 557 Job
announcements were posted in 2002! As Jobs Editor, I see every
announcement that comes in (at least since December!). I think it is a
good experience for me, getting to see all the jobs that are available
to linguists, since, one day, I'll be looking for one. And, I will
certainly know where to look! LINGUIST posts jobs from all around the
world, in every sub-field of linguistics. It feels good to be able to
help the discipline out in this manner--perpetuating it. And by
donating to LINGUIST, this is what you are doing. You are helping us
provide the Linguistic community with valuable resources, helping to
perpetuate and expand the discipline.

Even the smallest donation goes a long way in helping us reach our
fund-drive goal, and I would like to encourage those of you who are
thinking about donating to do so. You can get a cool tee-shirt, or a
cookbook...But the most rewarding thing about donating (besides the
cookbook) is knowing that you are helping to support the field that
you love.

I would also like to thank everyone who has already donated, as well
as all the Publishers, Institutions, and individuals who donate
throughout the year. You are what keeps us here.

Sarah Murray
Jobs Editor


~From Wednesday (

Dear Linguistics,

*** The LINGUIST List Publisher Prize Draw ***

To give all of our wonderful subscribers an incentive to to donate,
many of our Supporting Publishers have genoursly donated some amazing
linguistic prizes. As a donor you will automatically be entered into
this prize draw. Please spread the word....

Look what's on offer:

The wonderful people at Cascadilla Press has generously offered two prizes:

~WCCFL 18-21 Proceedings on CD-ROM. Each CD-ROM contains the complete
 year's Proceedings of the West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics,
 with all the papers in PDF format. The CD-ROM works on MacOS and
 Windows. For tables of contents, see This set of 4 CD-ROMs is worth

~Many Morphologies, edited by Paul Boucher. This new book contains
 original peer-reviewed articles by leading researchers such as Luigi
 Burzio and Joseph Emonds, and could give you fresh insights into
 research problems you've long wanted to answer. For a table of
 contents, see This paperback is
 worth $28.95.

Our good friends at Elsevier Science have donated this super subscription:

~Free access to ScienceDirect ( for a
 year. With over 17,000 journals online and millions of peer-reviewed
 articles, this is the world's best resource for research journals,
 abstract databases and reference works.

The MIT Press is offering the following subscriptions - thanks guys!

~A year's subscription to Linguistic Inquiry.

~A year's subsciption to Computational Linguistics.

Suomen kielitieteellinen yhdistys (The Linguistic Association of
Finland) have kindly donated this subscription - kiitoksia oikein

~A year's subscription to the SKY Journal of Linguistics.

For more information and rules, visit:


Make a donation now and you're in with a chance of winning one of
these great prizes.

For instructions on how to donate, or how to make a pledge now and pay
later, see the last massage in this issue or visit:

Thank you for keeping LINGUIST alive.


~From Friday (

The Continuing Saga of Percival - The LINGUIST List Cat

No Cat is an Island...

Percy, that naughty LINGUIST List cat and superbrain behind all that
we do, has sent us another postcard from his travels. If you would
prefer to read this online, and see the photos he has sent us, visit:

We desperatly need Percival back! Without him we do not know how we
are going to reach our fund drive total of $50,000. If he were here,
we know that his shrewd and cunning wit would come up with lots of
ways to inspire you to make a donation. Please tell your friends to
keep a look out for him - he may be in your area as we speak. Print
this poster and put it up where everyone can see it:

And now, for the next installment of this epic tale, read on...


The Continuing Saga of Percival - The LINGUIST List Cat

Postcard 3: No Cat is an Island

Hey peeps,

Percy here, checking in with you guys; I hope all is well on the List
and Fund Drive is doing good.

As you can see from the photo, I decided to head for the sandy beaches
of Cat Island in the Bahamas - and man is life sweet or what! I have
been here for two days already, and I think I could live here for the
rest of my life. The sun, the sea, palm trees, a cold saucer of milk
on the beach at sunset... this is heaven. I tell you after the party I
had in Barcelona I needed some relaxation time. Also, that pesky
detective of yours must have gotten his brain into gear because he
almost caught me - better luck next time guys!

Of course, you know me, I'm never far from the action. Last night me
and a group of laid back island cats decided to spilligate and we sure
did show sef to dem ladies. The fishing here is great, and I'm told
that the diving is second to none. The island also has an amazing
history: did you know that the pirate Arthur Catt was a frequent
visitor here, so I'm not the first delinquent kitty to hide out in
this neck of the woods.

Anyway, must dash now, I'm meeting a very friendly feline who wants to
cook me cuckoo soup, whatever that is. I'd like to tell you that I'll
be home terreckly, but me no tink so.

Percy da Cat.


Help us get Percival back - without him LINGUIST cannot operate! We
have so much work for him to do. Make a donation now to the 'Get Percy
Back Fund' at:


For detailed information about how to make a donation, read the last
message in this issue, or visit:

Percy - come back all is forgiven! You can have the delux kitty
blanket and the grade A catnip no problems!


How to Donate to LINGUIST and Contributors So Far

*** Please add your name to this list ***

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  Zenzi M Griffin
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  - Plus 8 anonymous donors

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  Lista 'Etnolinguistica'
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  María, Paula, Santalla, del Río
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  Paul Fallon, Christina Kakava
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