14.636, All: Keeping LINGUIST On Track - The Advisors...

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LINGUIST List:  Vol-14-636. Wed Mar 5 2003. ISSN: 1068-4875.

Subject: 14.636, All: Keeping LINGUIST On Track - The Advisors...

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Date:  5 Mar 2003 04:00:26 -0000
From:  linguist at linguistlist.org
Subject:  Correction to yesterday's issue...

Date:  5 Mar 2003 03:27:17 -0000
From:  linguist at linguistlist.org
Subject:  A Message From Ahmad Lofti

Date:  5 Mar 2003 03:18:39 -0000
From:  linguist at linguistlist.org
Subject:  The LINGUIST List Advisors - keeping us on our toes...

Date:  Tue, 04 Mar 2003 22:39:11 +0000
From:  linguist at linguistlist.org
Subject:  How to Donate to LINGUIST and Contributors So Far

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

Date:  5 Mar 2003 04:00:26 -0000
From:  linguist at linguistlist.org
Subject:  Correction to yesterday's issue...

We have an apology to make regarding an error in yesterday's Fund Drive issue.

In the second message of the issue, 'The Backbone of LINGUIST - This
Machinery Hums...' (http://linguistlist.org/issues/14/14-622.html#2),
our very computer wise programmer Zhenwei Chen made the mistake of
saying that the great linguist Ferdinand de Saussure, after who one of
our servers is named, was French and not Swiss. He also forgot to
mention that our other server Victoria is named after the late
Prof. Victoria Fromkin. For this Heinous linguistic name-dropping
atrocity he was locked in a broom cupboard and forced to comment all
his code and his Chinese green tea was confiscated!

And now, on with the real messages...

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

Date:  5 Mar 2003 03:27:17 -0000
From:  linguist at linguistlist.org
Subject:  A Message From Ahmad Lofti

Ahmad R. Lofti is one of the linguists who gives up his free time to
sit on the LINGUIST List Advisory Board. See the next message in this
issue for more information.


One planet, one human species, one LINGUIST List!

LINGUIST List is more than a mere mailing list to us here in Iran. For
us, it's a symbol of solidarity, a sign of oneness, and a forum of
friendly discussions about language and linguistics.  It's our only
chance here to get linked to the world of scientific research in
linguistics. It's our best chance to rebuild our Tower of Babel once
more. Only God knows how many times a desperate thesis student of ours
has come to me with an inevitable request concerning recent sources on
her topic of research. Then I put my book aside, look into her eyes
seriously, and murmur, "Why didn't you try LINGUIST List for an update
of recent developments in the field?" Next time she shows up, she's
usually got a pile of printouts under her arm with the old familiar
logo of LINGUIST List at the top of every single page of it, and also
a wide smile on her lips. This time the problem is she's got so many
sources on her list that she wonders which one to begin with!

LINGUIST List people! Thank you all! We owe you so much! And we'll do
our best to support you as well as we can!

Ahmad R. Lotfi

English Department (Graduate Studies), Chair
Azad University
Esfahan, IRAN.


Please help us reach our target of $50,000. Even a small donation
really does make a difference. Already we have raised $2,905, only
$47,095 to go!

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 3 -------------------------------

Date:  5 Mar 2003 03:18:39 -0000
From:  linguist at linguistlist.org
Subject:  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


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.

-------------------------------- Message 4 -------------------------------

Date:  Tue, 04 Mar 2003 22:39:11 +0000
From:  linguist at linguistlist.org
Subject:  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
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