LINGUIST List 14.669

Sat Mar 8 2003

All: Dedication To The Cause...

Editor for this issue: Richard John Harvey <>


  1. linguist, The LINGUIST List Moderators And Others...
  2. linguist, A Personal Message from James Yuells, Student Editor at LINGUIST
  3. linguist, How to Donate to LINGUIST and Contributors So Far

Message 1: The LINGUIST List Moderators And Others...

Date: 9 Mar 2003 03:14:23 -0000
From: linguist <>
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.
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Message 2: A Personal Message from James Yuells, Student Editor at LINGUIST

Date: 9 Mar 2003 03:01:13 -0000
From: linguist <>
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
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Message 3: How to Donate to LINGUIST and Contributors So Far

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

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 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
 Carolyn Hartnett
 Catherine Walter
 Donna Christian
 Elliott Moreton
 elly van gelderen
 James J.Jenkins
 Julie Auger
 Laura Wagner
 Linguistics Department - Cornell University
 Margaret Winters and Geoff Nathan
 Natasha Warner
 Pam and Allen Munro
 Pauline Jacobson
 Robin Thelwall
 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)

 Boyd Davis
 Carolyn Sobel
 Catherine Rudin
 Christopher Johnson
 Claus D. Pusch
 Henrik Jorgensen
 James L. Fidelholtz, Rosa Graciela Montes
 Josep M. Fontana and Louise McNally
 Joseph F. Eska
 Kathleen M. Ward
 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 one anonymous donor
DONORS (Up to $50)

 Alexander Brock
 Baden Hughes
 Barbara Need
 Bill Rockenbach
 Brook Danielle Lillehaugen
 Carlos Benavides
 Claudia Bubel
 Dafna Graf
 Dave Schneider
 Dirk Noël
 e. van der linden
 Eva Monros
 Gary Holton
 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
 Luis Gonzalez
 Mary Grantham O'Brien
 Max W. Wheeler
 Michael Horlick
 Nancy Hall
 Ora Matushansky
 Rene J. Valdes
 Sarah Harmon
 Simone Mueller
 Susanne Bartke
 Suzette Haden Elgin
 Ute Smit
 Will Fitzgerald
 - Plus 9 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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