14.692, All: Food For Thought and LINGUIST Server Software

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LINGUIST List:  Vol-14-692. Tue Mar 11 2003. ISSN: 1068-4875.

Subject: 14.692, All: Food For Thought and LINGUIST Server Software

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Date:  11 Mar 2003 04:16:22 -0000
From:  linguist at linguistlist.org
Subject:  Food For Thought

Date:  11 Mar 2003 04:27:08 -0000
From:  linguist at linguistlist.org
Subject:  The Server Software on LINGUIST

Date:  Mon, 10 Mar 2003 23:30:21 +0000
From:  linguist at linguistlist.org
Subject:  How to Donate to LINGUIST and Contributors So Far

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

Date:  11 Mar 2003 04:16:22 -0000
From:  linguist at linguistlist.org
Subject:  Food For Thought

In keeping with our theme of Food and Cooking this year, here's a
message from Margaret Winters, who sits on the LINGUIST List Board of

And remember, we need to reach $10,000 by Saturday 15th March to get a
$1,500 donation from John Benjamins.

Dear Colleagues,

Allow me to offer some food for thought: without the nourishment of
the LINGUIST List we would be a far hungrier community, thirsting for
communication and starving for contact.  We would not be able as
easily and as thoroughly to satisfy our need for data, for references,
for all the fresh ingredients for a well-prepared paper, article, or
book.  In gratitude we need to nourish the List, through our virtual
participation and through our very real cash.  Consider yourself as
supporting a true feast for the intellect and for the spirit, and, for
your donation of $50, find feasts for the body as well in the LINGUIST
List Cookbook.

With best wishes and gratitude,
Margaret Winters

Margaret E. Winters
Associate Provost
Wayne State University


Please help us reach our target of $50,000. Even a small donation
really does make a difference. So far we have raised $8,150, 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 2 -------------------------------

Date:  11 Mar 2003 04:27:08 -0000
From:  linguist at linguistlist.org
Subject:  The Server Software on LINGUIST

Making all of our services possible: Our web-programming software

Dear Subscribers,

Since LINGUIST began its service to the community in 1990, both the
kinds of service and the number of subscribers has expanded
significantly. In the last 2 years, our website has successfully
transformed from an old static data format site into a new dynamic
data format site. Thanks to the modern database technology, we
installed an Oracle 8 relational database as the central piece of data
storage.  It provides our site with the necessary mechanism to
guarantee the data's permanence, security and efficiency. Numerous
programming tasks can be finished before sending them to the Cold
fusion web application server. With dynamic data storage, we can
refresh our data almost instantly. For example, just after you click
the "confirm" button in our donation page, your name will be displayed
on our donor list page. The "Thank you" letter will be automatically
sent out by the system, and the fund-drive total will be refreshed--
all in a matter of seconds! Since our database is Unicode-compatible,
it can handle whatever language script linguists summit to us.  At the
same time, all personal data can be encrypted before storing it in
order to maximally protect people's privacy. So you can imagine the
efficiency database technology will bring to us.

Working together with the Oracle database server is the Coldfusion web
application server. It works as a liaison between the web browser and
the database. The script running on the Coldfusion server controls the
data running logic(the data inflow and outflow). When it gets a
request signal from your home/office PC, it takes in all user input,
processes it (possibly retrieving data from database), and returns a
response page to user. Through this three-tier architecture, user
browser, Coldfusion web server and Oracle database server, we generate
the most efficient data you need from thousands of thousands of stored

In all, our web system has become more and more complicated as the
years goes on.  This results in our enhanced capability to serve the
linguistic discipline. And everything we have achieved so far links to
your support year after year. Without subscribers' support, there
would be no improvements, and in short, no LINGUIST.


Zhenwei Chen


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:  Mon, 10 Mar 2003 23:30:21 +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
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The LINGUIST Editorial Support Fund
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at the address donate at linguistlist.org. Both an American and a
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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
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and select 'PAY PREVIOUS PLEDGE' as the Type of Payment from the
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LINGUIST Contributors

ANGELS ($1000 and over)

  Blackwell Linguist List Plus

MAINSTAYS ($100 to $1000)
  Adam Werle
  Andrea Schalley
  Arienne M. Dwyer
  Bernard Spolsky
  Bernd S. Mueller
  Billy Clark
  Brent de Chene
  Carolyn Hartnett
  Catherine Walter
  Donna Christian
  Elizabeth D. Liddy
  Elliott Moreton
  elly van gelderen
  Gerardo Augusto Lorenzino
  James J.Jenkins
  John Kingston
  Julie Auger
  Laura Wagner
  Linguistics Department - Cornell University
  Margaret Winters and Geoff Nathan
  Michael Silverstein
  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)

  Akira Ishikawa
  Anthony Davis
  Ayako Yamagata
  Boyd Davis
  Carolyn Sobel
  Catherine Rudin
  Charles Gribble
  Charles Scott
  Christopher Johnson
  Claus D. Pusch
  Cory R C Sheedy
  Diane Brentari
  Doug Whalen
  Elizabeth Cowper
  Eugenia Casielles
  Giancarlo Buoiano
  Henrik Jorgensen
  Igor Z. Zagar
  James L. Fidelholtz, Rosa Graciela Montes
  Josep M. Fontana and Louise McNally
  Joseph F. Eska
  Kathleen M. Ward
  Laura Callahan
  Laura J. Downing
  Matt Goldrick
  Meredith Doran
  Meyer, Wolfgang J.
  Northeastern University Linguistics Program
  Pius ten Hacken
  Ray Hudson
  Richard Hudson
  Scott McGinnis
  Sharon M. Klein
  Stan Dubinsky
  Stefan Th. Gries
  Stefano Bertolo
  Susan Burt
  Susan Fischer
  Suzanne Pauline Aalberse
  Thor Sigurd Nilsen
  Tom Wasow
  Trudy Smoke
  Veronika Koller
  Zenzi M Griffin
  Zouhair Maalej
  - Plus 3 anonymous donors
DONORS (Up to $50)

  Adrienne Bruyn
  Aimee Johansen Alnet
  Alexander Brock
  Amanda Seidl
  Anna-Maria De Cesare
  Baden Hughes
  Barbara Need
  Bill Rockenbach
  Brook Danielle Lillehaugen
  Carlos Benavides
  Catherine Kawahata
  Claudia Bubel
  Cynthia Edmiston
  Dafna Graf
  Dave Schneider
  Deborah Chen Pichler
  Dirk Noél
  Dr. Melanie Malzahn
  e. van der linden
  Elena Bashir
  Eva Lavric
  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
  Jorge Porras
  Jose Camacho
  Kent Johnson
  Kristen N. Asplin
  Line Mikkelsen
  Lisa Davidson
  Louisa Chiang
  Luis Gonzalez
  Mary Grantham O'Brien
  Max W. Wheeler
  Mengistu Amberber
  Michael Horlick
  Michael Newman
  Michael Parrish Key
  Mikael Parkvall
  Nancy Hall
  Ora Matushansky
  Rene J. Valdes
  Sarah Harmon
  Simone Mueller
  Susan Fiksdal
  Susanne Bartke
  Suzette Haden Elgin
  Ute Smit
  Viktor Tron
  Vincent De Rooij
  Will Fitzgerald
  - Plus 13 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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