LINGUIST List 16.1077

Wed Apr 06 2005

Know: The Cost of LINGUIST List

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        1.     linguist, How much does LINGUIST need to run?
        2.     linguist, How to donate...
        3.     linguist, Thank you to all our generous supporters!

Message 1: How much does LINGUIST need to run?

Date: 06-Apr-2005
From: linguist <>
Subject: How much does LINGUIST need to run?

Fund Drive 2005 is now on! Visit to donate now!
Dear Subscribers,

$49,000 is a lot of money to ask for and you may well be wondering what we do
with it all. The biggest cost by far on LINGUIST is for the Graduate Assistants
who run the List. Each year we have to find the money to pay their stipends and
tuition in order for LINGUIST to keep running; without the GAs the list would
grind to a halt, and without the money there would be no GAs.

At Eastern Michigan University, the basic cost of tuition for a resident GA,
based on the figures for 2005 is $9000. That's for a resident. As an
international website that acts as a hub for worldwide linguistics, LINGUIST
needs (and wants) to have international students on staff. As you are more than
likely aware, universities generally charge more for foreign students. The
current tuition for a foreign student is $13,000.

And then we have the Graduate Assistant stipend. GA's get $8,500 the first year
and $9,000 the second year, that's a total of $17,500 that has to be found to
feed, cloth and house each of the LINGUIST students.

This stipend, however only covers the Fall and Winter semesters - as you know
linguistics is a year-round operation and LINGUIST List does not shut down
during Spring and Summer. In fact, this period is very busy for us. So we have
to employ students on an hourly rate. So at a rate of $11 an hour at 20 hours a
week, for ten of the twenty week period, this would total $2,200. International
students are not allowed to work off campus due to visa restrictions, so they do
need to get paid in order to stay here.

The estimated grand annual cost for a GA to work on LINGUIST List, therefore, is
$24,000 for a resident and $29,000 for a non-resident. Out of our 19-member
current staff, 11 are GAs, either at Eastern Michigan University or Wayne State
University. Seven are resident and 4 international - that's an estimate of
$179,600 - a scary sum to come up with.

Of course, we look for funding not only from the generosity of our subscribers,
but also a variety of places to cover a big chunk of this bill. But due to
cutbacks in state allocation of funds, we cannot expect much internal support
this year. This will leave a big hole in our budget.

Please help us fill this hole! We hope that the services we provide are useful
to you as linguists. If you will donate, we can maintain services that are
accessible to everyone and free of charge.

Message 2: How to donate...

Date: 06-Apr-2005
From: linguist <>
Subject: How to donate...

This Year the LINGUIST List hope to raise $48,867. This money will go to help
keep the List running, by supporting all of our Student Editors for the coming year.

There are many ways to donate to LINGUIST!

You can donate right now using our secure credit card form.

Alternatively you can also pledge right now and pay later.

For all information on donating and pledging, including information on how to
donate by check, money order, or wire transfer, please visit:

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 program, 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 program.

Thank you very much for your support of LINGUIST!

Message 3: Thank you to all our generous supporters!

Date: 06-Apr-2005
From: linguist <>
Subject: Thank you to all our generous supporters!

TOTAL SO FAR: $45214

LINGUIST Contributors

Angels ($1000 and over)
LAGB Linguistics Association of Great Britain
IBM Matching Grants Program
Plus one anonymous donor

Mainstays ($100 to $1000)
Shanley Allen
Gregory D. S. Anderson
Frank Anshen
Ron Artstein
Julie Auger
Wynn Chao and Emmon Bach
Heike Behrens
Tej Bhatia
Julian Bradfield
Dan Finer and Ellen Broselow
Wayles Browne
Mary Bucholtz
Laura Callahan
Wannie Carstens
Eugenia Casielles
Justine Cassell
Paul Chapin
Donna Christian
Billy Clark
Ross Clark
Jennifer Cole
Columbia School Linguistic Society
Bernard Comrie
Sharon Cote
Anthony R. Davis
Karen Davis
Koenraad De Smedt
University of Melbourne Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering
University of Melbourne Department of Linguistics and Applied Linguistics
Rainer Dietrich
Mark Donohue
Arienne M. Dwyer
Cynthia Edmiston
anita fetzer
Joseph F Foster
Bruce Fraser
Edward Garrett
Merrill Garrett
Jeff Good
Gene Gragg
Kevin Gregg
Stefan Thomas Gries
Zenzi M. Griffin
MJ Hardman
Carolyn Hartnett
Yoko Hasegawa
Michael Hess
Steve Hewitt
Inga Dolinina Hitchcock
Gary Holton
Baden Hughes
Michael Hußmann
Yoshiyuki Igarashi
International Gender and Language Association (IGALA)
James Jenkins
Heather King
John Kingston
sharon klein
Angelika Kratzer
D. Terence Langendoen
John M.Lawler
Lorraine Levin
Elizabeth Liddy
Rochelle Lieber
Gerardo Lorenzino
Margaret Lubbers-Quesada
Monica Macaulay
Heather McCallum-Bayliss
Ernest McCarus
Sally McConnell-Ginet
Cecile McKee
Gerald McMenamin
Josep M. Fontana and Louise McNally
Line Mikkelsen
Karen Milligan
Danny Moates
Danny R. Moates
Victoria Muehleisen
Dipika Mukherjee
Pam and Allen Munro
M Lynne Murphy
Margaret Winters and Geoff Nathan
Amy Weinberg and Norbert Hornstein
Manuela Noske
geoffrey nunberg
Sharon Obeidallah
Kyoko Ono
Barbara H Partee
Penn Linguistics Club, University of Pennsylvania
University of Pennsylvania Linguistics Club
Colin Phillips
Paul M. Postal
Gilbert Rappaport
John Reighard
Keren Rice
Elizabeth Riddle
Catherine Rudin
Ute Römer
Louis de Saussure
Shirley Silver
Michael Silverstein
Dan Slobin
Margaret Speas
Bernard Spolsky
Herb Stahlke
Sanford Steever
Surrey Morphology Group
Michael Swan
Center for Advanced Study in Theoretical Linguistics (CASTL)
Ash Asudeh and Ida Toivonen
Elizabeth Traugott
Frances Trix
Utilika Foundation
Elly van Gelderen
Karl Heinz Wagner
Laura Wagner
Catherine Walter
Natasha Warner
Adam Werle
Mary A. Willie
Christine Winskowski
Cathy Sin Ping WONG
Richard Wright
Ayako Yamagata
Larisa Zlatic
Arnold Zwicky
Plus 16 anonymous donors

Supporters ($50 to $100)
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Katherine Appleby
Mira Ariel
Deborah Arteaga
Joan Baart
Timothy Baldwin
Keira Ballantyne
Joaquim Barbosa
Jessica Barlow
Susanne Bartke
Michael Becker
Andrea Berez
Catie Berkenfield
Stefano Bertolo
Theresa Biberauer
Claire Bowern
Janice Boynton
Charlotte Brammer
Eric Breck
Chris Brew
Christopher Brewster
Alexander Brock
Lynn Burley
Susan Meredith Burt
Patricia Cabredo Hofherr
Michael Cahill
Ivano Caponigro
Katy Carlson
Andrew Carnie
Carlo Cecchetto
Lan-Hsin Chang
Jinny Choi
Cornell Linguistics Circle
Andries W Coetzee
Tom Cornell
Karen Corrigan
Fred Cummins
Hubert Cuyckens
Mary Dalrymple
Patricia Donaher
Thomas Doukas
Laura Downing
Francisco Dubert
Margaret Dunham
Indranil Dutta
Robert Englebretson
Birgitta Englund Dimitrova
Joseph Eska
Paula Fikkert
Kerstin Fischer
Susan Fischer
Sarah Fish
John Flynn
Raffaella Folli
Rachel Fournier
Anna Fowles-Winkler
Janet Fuller
Judith W. Fuller
Lee Fullerton
Susanne Gahl
Lisa Galvin
Gregory Garretson
LouAnn Gerken
Anja Geumann
marjorie Goodwin
Cynthia Gordon
Steven Gross
Christine Gunlogson
Hartmut Haberland
Robert Hagiwara
Clyde Hankey
Antoinette Hawayek
Matthias Heinz
Barbara Herrarte
susan herring
Caroline Heycock
Jane H Hill
Dave Holsinger
Patrick Honeybone
Uri Horesh
Suying Hsiao
Grover Hudson
Richard Hudson
Terumi Imai
Tania Ionin
Amy Isard
Akira Ishikawa
Scott Jackson
Roderick A. Jacobs
Tomás Jiménez Juliá
Paul Justice
Jeff Kaplan
Wolfgang Kehrein
Jean-Charles Khalifa
Veronika Koller
Mariko Kondo
George Tsoulas and Kook Hee Gil
Valia Kordoni
Stacy Krainz
Joost Kremers
Bernard Kripkee
Donna Lardiere
Sonja Launspach
James Lavine
Philip LeSourd
Hans Lindquist
Linguistic Variation in Eastern Indonesia: The Alor and Pantar Project
Association and academic journal Linguistica Occitana
Haiyong Liu
Helge Lodrup
Hansen Maj-Britt Mosegaard
Josefa Mardijono
Rui Marques
WHISC, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Ora Matushansky
Marios Mavrogiorgos
Scott McGinnis
José-Luis Mendivil
Marianne Milligan
Eleni Miltsakaki
Jim Fidelholtz and Rosa Graciela Montes
Regina Morin
Gereon Mueller
Joybrato Mukherjee
Jean Mulder
Naomi Nagy
Mary Neff
Nancy Niedzielski
Thor Sigurd Nilsen
Rachel Nordlinger
Northeastern University
Mary O'Brien
Meghan O'Donnell
Naomi Ogasawara
Neil Olsen
Mitsuhiko Ota
Mark Overstreet
Karolina Owczarzak
Kate Paesani
Frankie Patman
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Pat Perez
Roland Pfau
Gill Philip
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Lisa Pierce
Ingo Plag
A. Jeff Popko
Jorge Porcel
Claus D. Pusch
Josep Quer
Christine Raschka
Nan Ratner
Ray Reighart
Alice Turk & Bert Remijsen
Kathryn Remlinger
Marc Richards
Norvin Richards
Diane Massam and Yves Roberge
Robert Rodman
Tom Roeper
Sara Rosen
Anette Rosenbach
Joana Rossello
Don Rubin
Pollet Samvelian
Andrea C. Schalley
Joanne Scheibman
Frank Schumacher
Bonnie D. Schwartz
Charles Scott
Amanda Seidl
Randy Sharp
Robin Shoaps
Maria Sifianou
Andrea Sims
Keith Slater
Jennifer L Smith
Antonella Sorace
Bruce Spencer
Jeffrey Steele
Oliver Stegen
Markus Steinbach
Barbara Stiebels
Gail Stygall
Nancy Sullivan
Maite Taboada
Sophia Tapio
Pius ten Hacken
Marina Terkourafi
Marya Teutsch-Dwyer
Alfredo Torrejon
Nancy Underwood
Elena Valenzuela
Margaret van Naerssen
James Vanden Bosch
Wim Vandenbussche
Christina Villafana
Zvjezdana Vrzic
anja wanner
Kathleen M. Ward
Thomas Wasow
Tom Wasow
Ann Wehmeyer
Pauline Welby
Suzanne Wertheim
Thomas Weskott
Rebecca Wheeler
Wendy Wilkins
Elizabeth Winkler
Jo Winter
Mary Ruth Wise
Johanna Wood
annie zaenen
Laurie Zaring
Jack B. Zeldos
Frauke Zeller
Jie Zhang
Plus 22 anonymous donors

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Anders Ahlqvist
Josep Alba-Salas
Catherine Anderson
Michael Anderson
Jan Anderssen
Mary Antonia Andronis
Philipp Sebastian Angermeyer
Diana Apoussidou
xabier artiagoitia
Maher Awad
Sergio Baauw
Christopher Bader
Marianne Bakro-Nagy
Alejandra Balestra
Doug Ball
eva bar-shalom
Anne Barron
Ruby Basham
Benedetta Bassetti
Leah Bateman
Rosemary Beam de Azcona
John Beavers
Christopher Becker
Mayrene Bentley
Ricardo Bermúdez-Otero
Patrick Bolger
Caren Brinckmann
George Aaron Broadwell
Cristiano Broccias
Julie Bruch
Johanna Brugman
Lou Brunette
Adrienne Bruyn
Claudia Bubel
Adam Buchwald
Alberto Bustos Plaza
Nicholas Caffrey
Jose Camacho
Katherine HY Chen
Miranda Cleary
Elisabeth Cottier-Fabian
Elisabeth Cottier-Fábián
Clifford Crawford
Donna Cromer
Maria Cristina Cuervo
Nathan Culwell-Kanarek
Sarah Cummins
Hortensia Curell
Cecelia Cutler
Christiane Dalton-Puffer
Lisa Davidson
Philippe De Brabanter
Christel de Bruijn
Cecile De Cat
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Marisol del-Teso-Craviotto
Dirk-Bart den Ouden
Marc Deneire
Jean-Marc Dewaele
Stefan Dollinger
Brian Doyle
Mercedes Durham
Peter M Ecke
Michael Erard
Gregor Erbach
Feride Erku
Elizabeth Erling
Bruno Estigarribia
Marc Ettlinger
Ann Evans
Paul Fallon
V J Fedson
Fernanda Ferreira
Ludwig Fesenmeier
Ashley Fidler
Susan Fiksdal
Will Fitzgerald
Nicholas Fleisher
Rebecca Foote
Curtis Ford
Catherine Fortin
Naomi Fox
John Frampton
Raffaella Zanuttini and Bob Frank
Robert French
Stefan Frisch
Alison Gabriele
Pilar Garces
Manfred Gehrke
Effi Georgala
Jila Ghomeshi
Jason Ginsburg
Cynthia girand
Jonathan Glenn
Kevin Glover
Lotus Goldberg
Matt Goldrick
stephanie gottwald
Randolph Graczyk
Sage Graham
Luisa Granato
Tanja Grewe
Mary C. Gruber
Theres Grueter
Olya Gurevich
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Tim Hadley
Lauren Hall-Lew
James Hammons
Heidi Harley
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Steve Hartman Keiser
katharina haude
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fredrik heinat
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Simona Herdan
Frank Herrmann
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Charlotte Hohnheit
Janet Holmes
D. Eric Holt
Jonathan Howell
Shizhe (Shi-Zhe) Huang
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Aritz Irurtzun
Prof Shlomo izreel
T. Florian Jaeger
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Bruce Mannheim
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Paula Menendez-Benito
Linnea Micciulla
Lisa Minnick
Hirono Mogi
Norberto e Isabel Moreno Quiben-Perez Jimenez
Anne Morrison
Simone Mueller
Heiko Narrog
Lance Nathan
Amber A. Neely
Michael Newman
Chad Nilep
Marie Nilsenova
Jon Nissenbaum
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Muriel Norde
Dimitrios Ntelitheos
Loretta O'Connor
Diane Ohala
Tomoko Okuno
Leonardo Oliveira
Mateus Oliveira
Hajime Ono
David Oshima
Sean Palmer
Ning Pan
Maren Pannemann
Robert A. Papen
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Luis Passeggi
Alexandra Perovic
Evanthia Petropoulou
Andrea H. Pham
Tuan PhamVan
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Heike Pichler
Michael Pickering
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Ljiljana Progovac
Hugo Quené
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Priyankoo Sarmah
Peter Kühnlein and Claudia Sassen
Shannon Sauro
Roser Saurí
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Herbert Schendl
Mathias Schulze
Christoph Schwarze
Koen Sebregts
Leon A. Serafim
Lee Shaffer
Beat Siebenhaar
Claire Bradin Siskin
rajka smiljanic
Ute Smit
Eileen Smith
Sandra W Smith
margaret Sonmez
anna spagnolli
Andrew Spencer
Nancy Stenson
Tamina Stephenson
Andrea Stiasny
Linnaea Stockall
Uri Strauss
David Stringer
Jan Strunk
Hsi-Yao Su
Azita Taleghani
Liang Tao
Heather Lee Taylor
John te Velde
Laura Teddiman
Janneke ter Beek
Tully J. Thibeau
Henry S Thompson
Daniel Tight
Hisao Tokizaki
Judith Tonhauser
Matthew Toulmin
Mercedes Tubino
Shelley Tulloch
Ian Underwood
Sharon Unsworth
Adam and Andy Ussishkin and Wedel
Rene Valdes
Humphrey van Polanen Petel
Job van Zuijlen
Reiko Vermeulen
Ljuba Veselinova
Luis Vicente
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Michael Wagner
Matthew Walenski
Alan Wallington
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Cathleen Waters
Jessica Weinberg
Max Wheeler
Vicki White
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Richard Winters
LSO, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Jan Wohlgemuth
Lynsey Wolter
Maurice Wong
Fay Wouk
Aris Xanthos
Ming Xiang
Robert Yates
Jiahong Yuan
Gwanhi Yun
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Joanna Zaleska
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