LINGUIST List Special Issue: Fund Drive

Wed Mar 17 16:08:24 UTC 2010

LINGUIST List Special Issue: Fund Drive 

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-------------------------Message 1 ---------------------------------- 
Date: Wed, 17 Mar 2010 08:54:11
From:  linguist [linguist at]
Subject: First 5 People to Donate $100 or More Will Get an Extra Gift!

Dear Subscribers,

New oportunity! The next 5 people to donate $100 or more 
will be able to get an extra gift! Yes! The first five
people to donate $100 or more will be able to pick a book
from our list of prizes!

Donate now:

View list of prizes:

Hurry and donate now to take advantage of this offer!

Donate now:


P.s. We thank publishers and users for their kind donations
of prizes for our 2010 Fund Drive.


-------------------------Message 2 ---------------------------------- 
Date: Wed, 17 Mar 2010 010:31:20
From:  linguist [linguist at]
Subject: Grad School Challenge Update

Dear Grad Students, Faculty, Staff and Reasearchers,

We have a great competition in the Grad School Challenge
this year. Stanford University and the University of
Washington have been poutdoing each other to take the
lead several times in the past week!

University of California, Santa Barbara is right behind them
and with a little push they could claim the top at any 

In the Region competition, we have the University of South 
Carolina in first place for US (East) closely followed by 
Eastern Michigan University. Wayne State University and 
Georgetown University are also right behind.

For Europe, University of Zurich is in first place at this
time, followed by University of Edinburgh, Zentrum für 
Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft, Typologie, und 
Universalienforschung;  University of Basel; and 
University of Cambridge. 

The Middle East region has Tel-Aviv University as its leader,
with Middle East Technical University in second place. 

The Americas (non-US) region is being led by University of Toronto.
University of Ottawa, Simon Fraser University, Université de 
Montréal, and Carleton University are right behind it. Will
the University of Toronto hold on to the lead?

In the Asia region, Sapporo Gakuin University, Shanghai 
International Studies University, and Tokyo University of Foreign 
Studiesare the current leaders. Will one of these schools
push forward to establish itself as the head of the region?

Help your school beat the rest. Help raise funds now and have
your school make it to the top!

Donate now:


P.S. Once I heard someone say "The west is the best" when
comparing the East and West coasts in the US. Was that person
right? Can the US East push forward and show the US West that
We can be the best?

-------------------------Message 3 ---------------------------------- 
Date: Wed, 17 Mar 2010 012:01:42
From:  linguist [linguist at]
Subject: I've Been Amazed at How Much I've Learned Over Such a Short Time 

Dear LINGUIST List Subscribers, 
My name is Dayn Schulert and I've been working as a 
research assistant and the Listserv administrator at 
The LINGUIST List for about four months. I've been 
amazed at how much I've learned over such a short time. 
I joined The LINGUIST List with the goals of improving 
my programming skills and gaining experience in 
research methodologies. Thanks to all the kind of people 
here, I've been able to gain much more and I look 
forward to continuing my work here. 

As a Listserv 
administrator, I've been able to do things like helping 
people with subscriber issues, creating new mailing 
lists (which are hosted by the LINGUIST List), and 
preventing spammers from bothering our users. 
Because I've been able to directly interact with many 
of our subscribers through this work, being a Listserv 
administrator has been one of my favorite jobs here. 
Please help me to continue working for you by donating 

The LINGUIST List has given me the opportunity to be 
able to focus on my linguistic studies and gain 
experience that will benefit me later. This is something 
that I am grateful for and it's something that I know I 
would not be able to do otherwise or on my own.

But all of this is not only thanks to The LINGUIST List. 
I also owe a great deal of thanks to you, our subscribers, 
for your continued support! 
We couldn't do it without you!
Best Wishes, 
Dayn Schulert 
Assistant Researcher
P.S. Donate now!

-------------------------Message 4 ---------------------------------- 
Date: Wed, 17 Mar 2010 012:05:42
From:  linguist [linguist at]
Subject: New Linguist of the Day: Pius ten Hacken

Dear Subscribers,

We have the honor to introduce a new Linguist of the Day!
Pius ten Hacken is our latest linguist featured this 
Fund Drive. Pius ten Hacken has been a long time supporter
of LINGUIST List not only through his donations but also
through his dedication to improving LINGUIST List with 

"My earliest memory of being fascinated by language is 
from my first class of Latin, in the first year of the 
gymnasium in the Netherlands. The teacher wrote the present 
indicative paradigms of essere and laudare on the blackboard 
and I wanted to know everything about this language."

Read Pius ten Hacken's story on how he got into 
Linguistics. His story will inspire students and remind many
of us why we love Linguistics as much as we do.

Donate now to help grad students have a story like this
some day!


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