14.676, All: The Importance of Books to LINGUIST

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LINGUIST List:  Vol-14-676. Mon Mar 10 2003. ISSN: 1068-4875.

Subject: 14.676, All: The Importance of Books to LINGUIST

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Date:  9 Mar 2003 21:18:14 -0000
From:  linguist at linguistlist.org
Subject:  Thank You John Benjamins Publishing!

Date:  9 Mar 2003 21:02:55 -0000
From:  linguist at linguistlist.org
Subject:  Books - Another Vital Service on LINGUIST

Date:  9 Mar 2003 21:09:42 -0000
From:  linguist at linguistlist.org
Subject:  Spotlight Marisa Ferrara - LINGUIST List Books Editor

Date:  Sun, 09 Mar 2003 16:23:00 +0000
From:  linguist at linguistlist.org
Subject:  How to Donate to LINGUIST and Contributors So Far

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

Date:  9 Mar 2003 21:18:14 -0000
From:  linguist at linguistlist.org
Subject:  Thank You John Benjamins Publishing!

Dear Linguists,

Before we dive into the amazing world of Books on LINGUIST, we have a
quick announcement to make...

Those wonderful people at John Benjamins (thank you P.P. and all the
crew!) have generously offered to make a $1,500 donation to the pot,
but there's a catch! We have to raise $10,000 by next Saturday (15th
Mar). So far we have raised $6665. Help us topple the $10,000 figure
on time, as the extra money from Benjamins will be a major step in
reaching our target of $50,000.

For more info, visit: http://linguistlist.org/donation.html

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

Date:  9 Mar 2003 21:02:55 -0000
From:  linguist at linguistlist.org
Subject:  Books - Another Vital Service on LINGUIST

Dear Subscribers,

Well, it's been quite a busy year for the publications team,
particularly from the standpoint of us book editors.  We posted nearly
700 book issues last year (683, to be exact), which was almost a 50%
increase from our total the year before.  With these growing numbers,
it is obvious that LINGUIST is becoming an important mainstay in
spreading the word on new book publications; many new publishers are
deciding to support the cause and use LINGUIST for their book
announcements as well.  We would like to thank each of them for all
that they do to support LINGUIST -- without their help, these
announcements could never get out to the community.

And, with all these new postings comes a large catalog of books in our
database.  So we at LINGUIST decided to make things a little bit
easier for the linguists around the world, and have all archived book
information easily searchable via our Books Area in the Publications
Minisite.  Through this user-friendly interface, you can search our
entire database for books by author, title or keyword, publisher,
linguistic subfield, language, or ISBN.  The results of the search not
only include the title and abstract, but also publisher information
and ISBN, making it very easy to track down the book.  The books area
is even a great place to browse for books by author or publisher, or
to just look through other book postings you may have missed.  So,
what are you waiting for?  Go check out the new Books interface at:


Although streamlining our publications area was not always the easiest
of tasks, we feel that through continued work and service to the
community, we will be making it easier and easier to find linguistic
publications in the future.  This work was of course done entirely by
our graduate assistants, who not only supervise, edit, and create book
postings on a daily basis, but have also created the database
structure to archive this information.  This would not be possible
without their diligence and focus. Moreover, the majority of these
students (actually, ALL of the students), could not even be here
if it weren't for support from the LINGUIST List community like you.
So please find it in your hearts to support our crew for all this hard
work they put in to make LINGUIST List run better for everyone.

Thanks from the LINGUIST List crew


Please help us reach our target of $50,000. Even a small donation
really does make a difference. So far we have raised $6,665, but we
need to get $10,000 by Sat 15th March!

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:  9 Mar 2003 21:09:42 -0000
From:  linguist at linguistlist.org
Subject:  Spotlight Marisa Ferrara - LINGUIST List Books Editor

Dear Subscribers,

It's strange the way life always tries to keep you on your toes.  I
remember that hardly a year ago, I grabbed my B.A. and said so long
forever to Ypsilanti and Eastern Michigan University, just knowing
that I would never return again.  Oh, and I was stubborn about never
returning, to the point that I refused to even look into graduate
programs at EMU. No, I was going off to Europe for at least a year,
and if I did return, it would most definitely not be to Michigan.

And then, just as you have everything figured out, the world turns
upside down and you are suddenly begging to be let into a graduate
program at good old EMU.  I don't know whether it was karma or luck
(or even if it was bad or good), but somehow I was accepted into the
linguistics program for Fall semester (after handing all of my
paperwork in a month late, as any self-respecting Sicilian would do).
I started the fall semester full of determination to win some poor
faculty member over for an assistantship (since paying for the degree
on my own would be next to impossible).  Unfortunately, no one was
buying it (that English Department's a tough bunch).  But then, just
as my resolve started to weaken, and I had begun putting applications
in at local restaurants, I heard about the LINGUIST List and its
endangered languages project, EMELD.  I could hardly believe that a
program like this would be housed at Eastern, or that they actually
offered students assistantships.  It seemed like a dream job, and I
just knew that it would be the perfect opportunity for me.  I set up
an appointment with Helen thinking to myself that, if worse came to
worse, tears and begging just might get me in.  Fortunately, though,
it never really had to come to that.  They liked me; I liked them; and
I suddenly became a "LINGUIST".  And I love it (as nerdy as that may

Through the LINGUIST List, I am able to be involved in projects and
research that most graduate students could only dream about.  I feel
as though my work has a direct impact on someone somewhere in the
world; and in the process I am still able to grow as an individual and
explore new possibilities.  From learning more about database design
and XML markup to sending linguists their lost passwords, I feel as
though I contribute and have the possibility to contribute to the
linguistics field more and more everyday.  I truly feel that LINGUIST
List is one of the best opportunities any graduate student could have
(which is evidenced by the fact that the majority of our department
works here); and I am so grateful that I am one of the lucky few who
are able to learn what they love, love what they do, and not have to
spend the weekends waitressing to do it.  Thank you so much for your
support -- it is appreciated more than you can ever know.

Marisa Ferrara
Research Assistant


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:  Sun, 09 Mar 2003 16:23:00 +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
for your support.

The LINGUIST List is under the umbrella of Eastern Michigan University
and as such can receive donations through the EMU Foundation, which is
a registered 501(c) Non Profit organization.  Our Federal Tax number
is 38-6005986.  These donations can be offset against your federal and
sometimes your state tax return (U.S. tax payers only).  For more
information visit the IRS Web-Site, or contact your financial advisor.

Many companies also offer a gift matching scheme, such that they will
match any gift you make to a non-profit organization.  Normally this
entails your contacting your human resources department and sending us
a form that the EMU Foundation fills in and returns to your employer.
This is generally a simple administrative procedure that doubles the
value of your gift to LINGUIST, without costing you an extra
penny. Please take a moment to check if your company operates such a


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.


LINGUIST Contributors

ANGELS ($1000 and over)

  Blackwell Linguist List Plus

MAINSTAYS ($100 to $1000)
  Adam Werle
  Andrea Schalley
  Arienne M. Dwyer
  Bernard Spolsky
  Carolyn Hartnett
  Catherine Walter
  Donna Christian
  Elizabeth D. Liddy
  Elliott Moreton
  elly van gelderen
  James J.Jenkins
  John Kingston
  Julie Auger
  Laura Wagner
  Linguistics Department - Cornell University
  Margaret Winters and Geoff Nathan
  Natasha Warner
  Pam and Allen Munro
  Paul Chapin
  Pauline Jacobson
  Robin Thelwall
  Rudolph Troike
  Shanley Allen
  Terry Langendoen
  Tokyo University of Foreign Studies - English Department
  University of Edinburgh- Department of Linguistics
  - Plus 2 anonymous donors

SUPPORTERS ($50 to $100)

  Ayako Yamagata
  Boyd Davis
  Carolyn Sobel
  Catherine Rudin
  Charles Gribble
  Christopher Johnson
  Claus D. Pusch
  Cory R C Sheedy
  Diane Brentari
  Elizabeth Cowper
  Giancarlo Buoiano
  Henrik Jorgensen
  James L. Fidelholtz, Rosa Graciela Montes
  Josep M. Fontana and Louise McNally
  Joseph F. Eska
  Kathleen M. Ward
  Laura Callahan
  Laura J. Downing
  Meredith Doran
  Meyer, Wolfgang J.
  Northeastern University Linguistics Program
  Pius ten Hacken
  Richard Hudson
  Sharon M. Klein
  Stan Dubinsky
  Stefan Th. Gries
  Stefano Bertolo
  Susan Burt
  Susan Fischer
  Suzanne Pauline Aalberse
  Thor Sigurd Nilsen
  Trudy Smoke
  Veronika Koller
  Zenzi M Griffin
  Zouhair Maalej
  - Plus 2 anonymous donors
DONORS (Up to $50)

  Alexander Brock
  Amanda Seidl
  Baden Hughes
  Barbara Need
  Bill Rockenbach
  Brook Danielle Lillehaugen
  Carlos Benavides
  Catherine Kawahata
  Claudia Bubel
  Cynthia Edmiston
  Dafna Graf
  Dave Schneider
  Dirk Noél
  e. van der linden
  Eva Monros
  Gary Holton
  Hortensia Cuerll
  Ivano Caponigro
  James Lavine
  James M. McCarthy
  Jila Ghomeshi
  Joan C. Beal
  Job M. van Zuijlen
  John Halligan
  John Justeson
  John R. te Velde
  Jose Camacho
  Kent Johnson
  Line Mikkelsen
  Lisa Davidson
  Louisa Chiang
  Luis Gonzalez
  Mary Grantham O'Brien
  Max W. Wheeler
  Michael Horlick
  Michael Newman
  Michael Parrish Key
  Nancy Hall
  Ora Matushansky
  Rene J. Valdes
  Sarah Harmon
  Simone Mueller
  Susanne Bartke
  Suzette Haden Elgin
  Ute Smit
  Viktor Tron
  Will Fitzgerald
  - Plus 12 anonymous donors



  Cambridge University Press
  Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd
  John Benjamins
  Kluwer Academic Publishers
  MIT Press
  Oxford University Press
  Routledge (Taylor and Francis)


  CSLI Publications
  Cascadilla Press
  Evolution Publishing
  Graduate Linguistic Students' Assoc., Umass
  International Pragmatics Assoc.
  Linguistic Assoc. of Finland
  MIT Working Papers in Linguistics
  Multilingual Matters
  SIL International
  St. Jerome Publishing Ltd.
  Utrecht Institute of Linguistics



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