14.669, All: Dedication To The Cause...

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LINGUIST List:  Vol-14-669. Sat Mar 8 2003. ISSN: 1068-4875.

Subject: 14.669, All: Dedication To The Cause...

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

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

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Date:  9 Mar 2003 03:14:23 -0000
From:  linguist at linguistlist.org
Subject:  The LINGUIST List Moderators And Others...

Date:  9 Mar 2003 03:01:13 -0000
From:  linguist at linguistlist.org
Subject:  A Personal Message from James Yuells, Student Editor at LINGUIST

Date:  Sat, 08 Mar 2003 19:38:49 +0000
From:  linguist at linguistlist.org
Subject:  How to Donate to LINGUIST and Contributors So Far

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

Date:  9 Mar 2003 03:14:23 -0000
From:  linguist at linguistlist.org
Subject:  The LINGUIST List Moderators And Others...

Dear Linguists

I'd like to tell you a bit about Anthony and Helen, the founders of
LINGUIST List. These people are the best. Ok, maybe your mother or
aunt or some cousin were nice, but these guys are up there.
Me...they've helped me so much. They've given me food when I couldn't
afford any, money when I didn't have any, and emotional, educational
and spiritual support when I needed it. It seems that they help people
without even thinking about it.  But enough personal stuff--this is

You probably know academia better than I, but it seems to me after
they created LINGUIST, Helen and Anthony could have sat back and
rested on their laurels. LINGUIST, even in its early days was a
wonderful thing. LINGUIST currently is a wonderful thing. LINGUIST
will be a wonderful thing in the future. And this quality was, is, and
will be the result of their vision.

Since we started redesigning our web site, and since the inception of
the EMELD project, Helen and Anthony have held weekly and monthly
meetings with all of us to discuss what we are working on and what we
want to do in the future. They never stop.  I've actually argued with
them, saying that LINGUIST has done enough; but they won't quit.  (I
don't know how they do it!) If there is anything you don't like about
LINGUIST, they are probably already working on a solution for it.

We all know academia. We know how it gets funded. Such hard work is
the price we have to pay to live in that Ivory Tower. That said,
Anthony and Helen work a whole lot more than they are required to--for
the profession--for our profession. But they aren't alone.  Our Review
Editors, Simin Karimi and Terry Langendoen, also volunteer their time,
as does our Advisor, Andrew Carnie. That's right; these five people
contribute countless hours to LINGUIST--to the linguistics
community--out of pure dedication to the profession.

What has all this got to do with why you should donate to LINGUIST?
Well, although it is true that LINGUIST was the 'brainchild' of the
Aristars, LINGUIST no longer belongs to them. It belongs to the
profession. LINGUIST is now driven by you, its subscribers. Your
submissions, your suggestions, your projects and research, even your
complaints, are what sustain LINGUIST. But alas, that's not enough;
LINGUIST needs your money, too!  Yes, LINGUIST belongs to and supports
the profession, and it is the profession that must support
LINGUIST. Please consider making a donation; we'll ALL reap the

James Yuells

Please help us reach our target of $50,000. Even a small donation
really does make a difference. So far we have raised $5,480, still some
way 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 2 -------------------------------

Date:  9 Mar 2003 03:01:13 -0000
From:  linguist at linguistlist.org
Subject:  A Personal Message from James Yuells, Student Editor at LINGUIST

Jim has been with us for several years now, first as an undergratuate
at Wayne State, then as a graduate at EMU. Here's his story in his own


Ok...Me and LINGUIST

I've been working with LINGUIST for several years now. I always
forget... 4 or 5 years. Someone knows. I don't. Wow!!!! Have things
changed here...? I remember how learning to post issues was
difficult. Yes. I'm the editor who actually posted the message with
the word "grammer" in the subject line...well, one of the editors. I
remember when it was just rumored that LINGUIST was coming to Wayne
State University. I sent my email off to Anthony. I couldn't believe
that someone actually recommended me. The interview was fun, but I
don't remember why. Training seemed like such a big deal. I guess it
still is. We received this huge manual and had 2 full days of
training, then weeks of supervised work. New people still get such
training, but now it doesn't stop with posting and basic html. Now
they go in database work and Cold Fusion programming.  Some learn
javascript, java, Unix and Perl. Helen and Anthony throw new projects
to new people and they learn as they go. Actually, it's a great way to
learn. When I started with LINGUIST, it was just a few people, I
think. When I hired in...OK. I don't really remember how many people
work here, but I do know that it keeps increasing. We now completely
fill 6 offices. I help maintain 14 computers, plus a couple of

If it seems like I'm being a bit nostalgic about LINGUIST, it's
because this is my last fund drive. In about 2 months I graduate. I'll
be done with academia for a while, maybe forever. LINGUIST has allowed
me to meet some pretty amazing people. The moderators have helped me
in so many ways. My fellow employees are some of the most interesting
people (interesting in the positive sense). [OK, here's the pitch.]
LINGUIST is a good thing for many reasons. In order to keep it going,
it needs money. We get the money from you. Please send us money.

James Yuells


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

Date:  Sat, 08 Mar 2003 19:38:49 +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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