LINGUIST List 14.645

Thu Mar 6 2003

All: Mailing Lists, People, and more...

Editor for this issue: Richard John Harvey <>


  1. linguist, The Importance of Mailing List to LINGUIST
  2. linguist, The People and Organizations That Make Up the Linguistics Community
  3. linguist, How to Donate to LINGUIST and Contributors So Far

Message 1: The Importance of Mailing List to LINGUIST

Date: 6 Mar 2003 02:51:33 -0000
From: linguist <>
Subject: The Importance of Mailing List to LINGUIST

Dear Linguists,

Maybe we're biased, but we think mailing lists have a very important
role in our community, and in academia in general. With mailing
lists, you can keep up to date with news and events, find out about
and join in discussions, ask questions of your peers, and do countless
other things. There must be many people who agree, because there are
so many linguistics mailing lists out there--some whose scope is
broad, like LINGUIST, and some aimed at specific subdisciplines or
languages. Some have a web site but others do not; some keep archives
but some do not; and they all have different ways to subscribe and
unsubscribe. It's almost impossible to keep track of them all!
Wouldn't it be easier if you could access them all from one place?
Wouldn't it be even better if that place enabled you to search them
all at once?

The LINGUIST Mailing List project does just this. We archive any
linguistics-related list and make the messages available and
searchable from our site. Even if a list loses its support elsewhere,
we will continue to maintain its archives. Best of all is our
Multi-List search engine, which searches all 103 of our currently
archived lists at once, whether or not you are subscribed to them.
The Multi-List search is available at

It is an incredibly efficient research tool; why not check it out?

Because we feel that this is such a valuable resource, we want to
archive as many linguistics lists as we can. If you run a list and
would like a permanent, searchable archive, please get in touch with
Michael Appleby at You do not need to make
any changes to the way you run your list; all you need to do is
subscribe an address that we will give you. If you would like to
start a new list, we can even host it for you and provide software
support. See for more

We do not charge for any of these services. However, as you can
imagine, it does cost money to keep them running, and we depend on
your support for that. If our mailing list service is something you
use, won't you consider making a donation to LINGUIST? It's easy; it's
quick; and we'll be really grateful!

Thank you,

Michael Appleby
Listserv Manager


Please help us reach our target of $50,000. Even a small donation
really does make a difference. So far we have raised $3,855, 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.

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Message 2: The People and Organizations That Make Up the Linguistics Community

Date: 6 Mar 2003 03:10:00 -0000
From: linguist <>
Subject: The People and Organizations That Make Up the Linguistics Community

Dear Subscribers,

Are you aware of the web resources that you can browse in our People &
Organizations mini-site? The site is not just home to the famous
subscriber-supported LINGUIST Cookbook; we also have links for
linguistic societies, project and research sites, and linguistic
funding sources.

You can find our listing of societies related to linguistics at:

There you can browse the listings of more than 140 societies
worldwide; you're sure to find something there that appeals to you.
For example, we have societies with the following specialties:
Lexicography, Cantonese, and the study of endangered languages, just
to name a few. You can also add a linguistic society at:

While you are browsing our People & Organizations area, perhaps you
might want to look at the Projects & Research sites as well.
( You can find about 190
projects sites on topics like Computational Linguistics, Discourse
Analysis, and Phonetics. And finally, don't miss our listing of
funding sources, which can be found at:

We hope you can take advantage of the resources the People &
Organizations mini-site has to offer! These valuable pages have been
made possible by readers like you, not only for the submission of
links, but also for your monetary support. We thank you for both!


Marie Klopfenstein 


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.
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Message 3: How to Donate to LINGUIST and Contributors So Far

Date: Wed, 05 Mar 2003 22:01:13 +0000
From: linguist <>
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.

Below these instructions is a list of the wonderful people and
organizations who/that have already donated. Please join them and support
LINGUIST with a donation.

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 scheme.


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 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
 Arienne M. Dwyer
 Catherine Walter
 Donna Christian
 elly van gelderen
 Linguistics Department - Cornell University
 Margaret Winters and Geoff Nathan
 Natasha Warner
 Pam and Allen Munro
 Robin Thelwall
 Shanley Allen
 Terry Langendoen
 Tokyo University of Foreign Studies - English Department
 University of Edinburgh- Department of Linguistics
 - Plus one anonymous donor

SUPPORTERS ($50 to $100)

 Catherine Rudin
 Christopher Johnson
 Claus D. Pusch
 Henrik Jørgensen
 James L. Fidelholtz, Rosa Graciela Montes
 Josep M. Fontana and Louise McNally
 Joseph F. Eska
 Kathleen M. Ward
 Laura J. Downing
 Northeastern University Linguistics Program
 Pius ten Hacken
 Richard Hudson
 Sharon M. Klein
 Stan Dubinsky
 Stefan Th. Gries
 Stefano Bertolo
 Suzanne Pauline Aalberse
 Thor Sigurd Nilsen
 Veronika Koller
 Zouhair Maalej
 - Plus one anonymous donor
DONORS (Up to $50)

 Alexander Brock
 Baden Hughes
 Barbara Need
 Bill Rockenbach
 Claudia Bubel
 Dafna Graf
 Dave Schneider
 e. van der linden
 Eva Monros
 Hortensia Cuerll
 Ivano Caponigro
 James Lavine
 James M. McCarthy
 Jila Ghomeshi
 Joan C. Beal
 John Halligan
 John Justeson
 John R. te Velde
 Jose Camacho
 Kent Johnson
 Line Mikkelsen
 Louisa Chiang
 Michael Horlick
 Nancy Hall
 Rene J. Valdes
 Simone Mueller
 Susanne Bartke
 Suzette Haden Elgin
 Ute Smit
 Will Fitzgerald
 - Plus 8 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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Brigham Young University
Butler Hill Group
California State University, Dominguez Hills
City University of Hong Kong
Computer Science Innovations
Disetronic Medical Systems AG
Idilia Inc.
Indiana University
National Tsing Hua University
New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology
Rhetorical Systems
Rutgers University
School of Oriental and African Studies
The University of Texas at Arlington
UT-San Antonio
University of Amsterdam
University of Antwerp
University of Helsinki
University of Kansas
University of Macau
University of Muenster, Germany
University of Ottawa
University of Rostock
University of South Florida
University of Tilburg
Universit� du Qu�bec � Montr�al
Uppsala University
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