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LINGUIST List 18.931

Wed Mar 28 2007

Grateful: For the Linguist of the Day

Editor for this issue: Megan Zdrojkowski <meganlinguistlist.org>

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Message 1: Check Out This Fund Drive Feature
Date: 28-Mar-2007
From: linguist <linguistlinguistlist.org>
Subject: Check Out This Fund Drive Feature

Which well-known syntactician spent 5 years as a rock musician? 

Which eminent typologist says he grew up "the only linguist surrounded by soccer

Which prominent documentary linguist read 135 books on Indians in the 5th grade?

If you have been reading our Linguist of the Day feature, you know that the
answers are Geoff Pullum, Bernard Comrie, and Robert Blust.

This year, like last, the LINGUIST List student crew has chosen the linguists
they most admire and has asked these well-known scholars to tell our readers how
they became interested in linguistics. And this year, like last, almost a dozen
prominent linguists have generously agreed to share their stories with us.

And what inspirational stories they are! We started this feature because we
thought young linguists might find it encouraging, but we never realized that
the paths to linguistics we'd hear about would be quite so varied and
interesting--or that so many busy, successful linguists would be willing to
contribute to the feature. In taking the time to write, they are not only
inspiring young readers and interesting older ones, but they are supporting the
LINGUIST List Fund Drive. And we are very grateful.

Please take the time to check out the Fund Drive 2007 Linguist of the Day

New linguists will be added every few days, so be sure to check back over the
next month to read stories by Noam Chomsky, Walt Wolfram, and other great

Also, after you're done reading about these real linguistic superheroes, why not
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