DATE: March 2008
FROM: LINGUIST List Organizer
TO: Student Body
SUBJECT: LINGUIST List donations to me by April 3rd
Dear Colleagues/Fellow Students,
The graduate students at The LINGUIST List have kicked off their annual fund drive, and they're running the Grad School
Challenge again this year. I'll be in charge of amassing our donations this year, so please get your donations to me in
room 402 by April 3rd.
Just to remind you, The LINGUIST List is the largest online linguistic resource in the world, and no other discipline has
anything like it. It provides a central resource for almost all information in the discipline, and it is completely free. A not-for-profit organization run entirely by graduate students and professors, LINGUIST
relies entirely on the support of its users to continue.
They spend lots and lots of time organizing, classifying and organizing PhD dissertations, journal issues, new books, upcoming conferences and announcements of job and funding opportunities:
in ways linguists find most useful. All of the work is done by their team of graduate students who must be funded if they are to continue.
Please take a moment to consider just how you'd do research, find a job or know where conferences were without The
LINGUIST List. We'd like to suggest that it's hard to put a figure on the amount of time the list saves you.
Last year's Grad School Challenge was a big success. In the challenge, schools compete to see who can donate the most in a given time
frame, and the winner has their school name paraded across the Fund Drive pages and in all Fund Drive emails.
Please take a minute to throw a few dollars my way, and we'll make [insertyourschoolhere] number one!