14.603, All: A Year on LINGUIST List...

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LINGUIST List:  Vol-14-603. Mon Mar 3 2003. ISSN: 1068-4875.

Subject: 14.603, All: A Year on LINGUIST List...

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Date:  2 Mar 2003 17:36:10 -0000
From:  linguist at linguistlist.org
Subject:  A Year on LINGUIST List - Please take a moment to read this...

Date:  2 Mar 2003 19:35:57 -0000
From:  linguist at linguistlist.org
Subject:  What's Cooking at LINGUIST List...

Date:  Sun, 02 Mar 2003 23:40:44 +0000
From:  linguist at linguistlist.org
Subject:  How to Donate to LINGUIST and List of Contributors So Far

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

Date:  2 Mar 2003 17:36:10 -0000
From:  linguist at linguistlist.org
Subject:  A Year on LINGUIST List - Please take a moment to read this...

Dear Linguists,

Welcome to The LINGUIST List Fund Drive 2003. Read on for the FUN

Once again the time is upon us to bombard you with wonderfully worded
emails asking you to show your support to LINGUIST by making a
donation. "Has it really been a year?", we hear you shout. "Wasn't it
only yesterday that they were asking me for money?" It really is
amazing how time flies, but it has been a year since our last Fund
Drive when the generosity of the linguistics community helped us reach
nearly $50,000.

This year we hope to beat this, so we have set our target at
$50,000. We need your help!

- For the hundredes of you that did donate last year - Thank you once
again! We hope that the services we provide have been useful and have
improved, making you feel satisfied that the donation was
worthwhile. We now humbly request that you extend your generosity and
support us once again.

- For those of you that might not have supported LINGUIST yet, we hope
that within the next few weeks we can convince you that by making a
donation, you really are contributing to a worthy cause.

The LINGUIST List is free to subscribers, always has been, and
hopefully always will be! The 2000+ webpages that form the LINGUIST
List website, together with the gigantic amount of data that is stored
on our database server is all accessible for free! Where do you go if
you want to find a job or postgraduate position? Where do you find out
about all the latest linguistic publications? How can you disseminate
your PhD dissertation to the community? The answer to these and many
other questions is The LINGUIST List.

In the weeks to come we will send you emails from our student editors,
each one highlighting different aspects of the site and some of the
behind the scenes stuff as well. Each email will also ask you, very
nicely of course, to make a small donation to LINGUIST. The money we
raise each year goes directly to supporting these students (of which I
am one) through their Masters degree, and keeps LINGUIST operating and
improving its services.

And how will we thank you for your kindness? Every year we like to
give our donors a gift, and this year is no exception. The theme
for this fund drive is food and cooking, because we know how much
linguists love their food. For those of you that don't know, one of
the fun items on the site is the LINGUIST Cookbook (visit:
http://linguistlist.org/cookbook/index.html ). For many years we have
hoped to publish this as a book, and this year we are happy to
announce the first volumn entitled 'The LINGUIST List Cookbook'. We
also have a matching apron with the slogan 'The LINGUIST List
Cook'. We also have the highly fashionable LINGUIST List T-Shirt; worn
by linguists around the world, and the highly practical and
eye-catching Tote Bag--new last year and extremely popular. Take a
look at:


On top of all these lovely gifts we give away, we also want to
entertain you. So this year we will have 'FUNd Drive FUN Friday', when
we will send out some more lighthearted emails and direct you to some
fun things happening on the website. Those of you that were with us
last year may remember the story of Percival, the super talented cat
that was sold to a Russian circus to raise money for LINGUIST. We
managed to get Percy back, but now he has embarked on some new
adventures. Watch out for 'The Continuing Saga of Percival, the
LINGUIST List Cat'. Also being researched as we speak, the next issue
of 'MaLinga', packed with dubious gossip and doubtful reporting - keep
your eyes open for that.

Please help us reach our target of $50,000. Even a small donation
really does make a difference.

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 Message 3 in this issue or visit:


Thank you for your support.

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

Date:  2 Mar 2003 19:35:57 -0000
From:  linguist at linguistlist.org
Subject:  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.

For detailed information on making a donation, please read the next
message in this issue, or visit:


Once again, thank you from all the LINGUIST List crew.


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).

-------------------------------- Message 3 -------------------------------

Date:  Sun, 02 Mar 2003 23:40:44 +0000
From:  linguist at linguistlist.org
Subject:  How to Donate to LINGUIST and List of 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.


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.


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