13.929, All: Ask-A-Linguist: Another reason to support us

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LINGUIST List:  Vol-13-929. Thu Apr 4 2002. ISSN: 1068-4875.

Subject: 13.929, All: Ask-A-Linguist: Another reason to support us

Moderators: Anthony Aristar, Wayne State U.<aristar at linguistlist.org>
            Helen Dry, Eastern Michigan U. <hdry at linguistlist.org>
            Andrew Carnie, U. of Arizona <carnie at linguistlist.org>

Reviews (reviews at linguistlist.org):
	Simin Karimi, U. of Arizona
	Terence Langendoen, U. of Arizona

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	Karen Milligan, WSU 		Naomi Ogasawara, EMU
	James Yuells, EMU		Marie Klopfenstein, WSU
	Michael Appleby, EMU		Heather Taylor-Loring, EMU
	Ljuba Veselinova, Stockholm U.	Richard John Harvey, EMU
	Dina Kapetangianni, EMU		Renee Galvis, WSU
	Karolina Owczarzak, EMU

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          Gayathri Sriram, E. Michigan U. <gayatri at linguistlist.org>

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The 2002 LINGUIST List Fund Drive is now on!  We really do need your
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donation at http://linguistlist.org/donate.html.


Date:  4 Apr 2002 02:41:09 -0000
From:  linguist at linguistlist.org
Subject:  Ask-a-Linguist, Notice Board: Two great services in need of support

Date:  4 Apr 2002 02:41:39 -0000
From:  linguist at linguistlist.org
Subject:  Behind the scenes: student editor Steve

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

Date:  4 Apr 2002 02:41:09 -0000
From:  linguist at linguistlist.org
Subject:  Ask-a-Linguist, Notice Board: Two great services in need of support

Dear Linguists,

As many of you may know, in addition to our main list, LINGUIST also
provides a valuable service for aspiring linguists and seasoned
professionals alike, namely ASK-A-LINGUIST. This free resource is
staffed by a panel of 63 professional linguists who share their time
and expertise with those interested in receiving information about
questions related to linguistics and language. You will find
ASK-A-LINGUIST at http://linguistlist.org/~ask-ling/.

For ease of use, ASK-A-LINGUIST is constructed like the LINGUIST
discussion list in which the questions and responses are organized and
archived by thread. We feel that by addressing these queries that are
relevant to linguistics and language, ASK-A-LINGUIST provides the
public with a very direct, thorough, and "user-friendly" source of
linguistic information.

However, we would love to improve this facility and integrate it into
our new dynamic web-site, with all the information stored in our
database. One of the beauties of this is that we can classify the
questions and answers by Linguistic Sub-Field and Subject Language if
applicable, as we do with nearly all other data. The result of this is
that you the user can easily retrieve this information at the click of
a button, either by browsing and searching ASK-A-LINGUIST directly, or
by general searching. For instance, if you were to search the whole
site for all the data we have on Semantics, not only would you get all
the books, journals, dissertation abstracts and academic papers, but
you would also get all the ASK-A-LINGUIST questions and answers
related to this field as well.

Some of you may remember back a while to when we introduced a new
feature to ASK-A-LINGUIST, which we called ASK-A-LINGUIST Tutor. This
was hoped to act as a sort of junior model, being staffed by
Linguistics majors from the University of Michigan and dealing with
less technical questions. Whilst it ran, it proved an invaluable tool
for linguistics students worldwide, but unfortunately we have been
unable to keep this up. If we reach our fund-drive total of $48,000
this year, we can not only revamp and significantly improve
ASK-A-LINGUIST, but we will also be in a position to jump-start

And that's not all we could do! Another popular service that is in
need of a face-lift is Notice Board, the place where you can arrange
out-of-town accommodations and other day-to-day stuff. It is to be
found at http://linguistlist.org/~notice/. Whilst not the most
academic of our features, it gets a lot of traffic from linguists in
need of a favour or wanting information on the best area to live,
etc., and we feel it is a useful item.

So please help us with your support so that we can better serve the
linguistics community as a whole. Some of you have done so already,
and we thank all of you who have helped us reach our current total of
$23,067. But if you have not donated, please go to
http://linguistlist.org/donate.html to send us your pledge.  From
there you have the choice of donating straight away by credit card
using our secure form, or you can send us a cheque later.  If you do
send a cheque, please make it payable in US dollars; we get charged
about $50 a time to convert currency (no such problems with a credit

Alternatively, you can hit "Reply" to this message and send us your
pledge right now by email, prior to sending your cheque.  Then we will
be able to list you immediately as one of our donors; and we may be
able to reach our goal (and halt these Fund Drive messages) a bit
earlier.  The address to send cheques is as follows:

The LINGUIST Editorial Support Fund
c/o Helen Aristar-Dry
Dept. of English
Eastern Michigan University
Ypsilanti, MI
USA 48197

As a 501(c)3 organization, LINGUIST qualifies for corporate
donation-matching programs; and, of course, your donation is tax

Don't forget that in return for a donation of $25 or more, we would
like to send you a gift.  For example, we have baby T-shirts (size
2/4), which are perfect for your little first language acquisition
student.  Do visit http://linguistlist.org/premiums.html to see what
else we have to offer.  Do let us know in your pledge what you would
like and remember to include your postal address and what size and style
you need.

We at LINGUIST really do appreciate your support.  We could not
continue without you.

With our sincere thanks,


Anthony, Helen, Andrew, Karen, Naomi, Heather, James, Michael,
Zhen-Wei, Richard, Karolina, Dina, Renee, Steve, Marie, Gayathri,
John, Ljuba, Terry, Simin, Tomoko.


LINGUIST Contributors

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MAINSTAYS ($100 to $1000)
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  Dr Catherine Walter
  Elizabeth D. Liddy
  Kevin R. Gregg
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  - Plus 8 anonymous donors

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  Lynn Santelmann
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  Adam Przepiorkowski
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  - Plus 12 anonymous donors


  Academic Press
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  Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd
  Distribution Fides 		
  Elsevier Science Ltd.
  John Benjamins
  Kluwer Academic Publishers
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  Multilingual Matters
  Oxford UP
  Pearson Education


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  International Pragmatics Assoc.
  Kingston Press Ltd
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  MIT Working Papers in Linguistics
  Pacific Linguistics
  Pacini Editore Spa
  St. Jerome Publishers
  Summer Institute of Linguistics
  Utrecht Institute of Linguistics
  Virittaja Aikakauslehti


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  Gallaudet University
  Georgetown University
  Georgia State University
  Hong Kong Applied Science and Tech
  Indiana University
  Insight Software, Inc
  Linguistic Society of America
  Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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  National University of Singapore
  Providence University
  Rhetorical Systems Ltd.
  Salem International University
  San Diego State University
  SpeechWorks International
  The HW Wilson Co.
  Universita Degli Studi di Trento
  University of Aberdeen
  University of Alberta
  University of British Columbia	
  University of Calgary
  University of Cambridge
  University of Canterbury
  University of Chicago
  University of Cyprus
  University of Florida
  University of Frankfurt
  University of Hong Kong
  University of Macau, China
  University of Manchester
  University of Maryland Dental School
  University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  University of Nijmegen
  University of Oregon
  University of Ottawa
  University of Pittsburgh
  University of Rochester
  University of Zurich

-------------------------------- Message 2 -------------------------------

Date:  4 Apr 2002 02:41:39 -0000
From:  linguist at linguistlist.org
Subject:  Behind the scenes: student editor Steve

We thought you'd like to hear from some of the students your funds are
supporting.  So this year each fund drive issue will include a brief
paragraph from one of our editors telling you, their sponsors, about
their work with LINGUIST.

And now, few words from Steve Moran...

It's quite amazing to imagine that these words will be sent to so many
of you, in so many different wonderful places. Here we are, in
Ypsilanti, on the campus of Eastern Michigan University. Let me assure
you, it's cold and grey outside - we haven't seen the sun in almost a
week! It doesn't matter too much though; the hard work and fun never
seems to stop among these great, culturally diverse people that I am
so privileged to work with, here at LINGUIST.

It wasn't easy in my case, to become part of the crew. In late summer
I was in a class with Helen Aristar-Dry, and she spoke once in a while
about the Linguist List, and of the National Science Foundation
supported EMELD project
(http://saussure.linguistlist.org/cfdocs/emeld/). I was instantly
intrigued by EMELD, and began e-mailing poor Helen daily. I wasn't
going to take 'no' for an answer, so I kept e-mailing, and eventually
I just started volunteering!

This project sounded too fascinating, and was definitely a step in the
direction that I wished to pursue: working with endangered languages.
EMELD is a collaborative five-year project of many worldy, beautifully
intelligent individuals, who are setting standards for the
digitization of linguistic data. EMELD will house data of endangered
languages, and be a metadata site for human languages data from around
the world. The project is so much more astounding then I can lead you
to believe -you'll have to visit the EMELD site and read about it for

So after constant daily begging, and finally volunteering, I find
myself now part of the LINGUIST crew. I finished my BA in Linguistics,
TESOL, and German Language and Literature here at Eastern in December,
and began an MA in Linguistics two months ago. It's a very exciting
time in my life, and I owe much of this to LINGUIST, which means I owe
this good fortune to all of you. The Linguist List IS those of you who
donate, and continue to donate - you are the reason why this site is
here, and you are the reason why this crew is here. Neither I nor the
rest of my co-workers could ever thank you enough for your continued
support - so we will constantly/always do the best we can for you, and
for our science. THANK YOU!!

Steve Moran

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