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Message 1: What Happened to LINGUIST List?

Date: 27 Mar 2001 06:30:15 -0000
From: linguist <linguistlinguistlist.org>
Subject: What Happened to LINGUIST List?

Dear All:

For many years LINGUIST list has been one of my favorite resources for 
linguistic information, be it linguistic facts, conference announcements, 
book reviews, job postings, queries, good discussions, ...
	
All these years I've watched LINGUIST list fund drives go by, thinking;
"What's that got to do with me?" This year I finally got it. It's got
*everything* to do with me! And with most of you subscribers. We, the 
subscribers, are the ones that make LINGUIST list happen. You see this 
every day when you read the postings. But the good content that we see 
depends not not only on the submissions, but also the day-to-day hard work 
of screening the incoming mail and making sure that only informative, 
decent postings have a chance. No junk mail, no "flaming". And who takes 
care of this? The wonderful student editors. It's a lot of work, and they 
have other things to do, too, e.g. study! So it's important that we can 
continue to pay them a bit for their work. They need to make a living, too, 
and they may have to go somewhere else, if we can't provide financial 
support.
	
If you look at the number of subscribers, it's not a lot of money per
capita. I'm aware that some people may not be able to contribute much, or
anything at all, so those who are able to could maybe contribute a bit
more than the average to make up for that.

LINGUIST list has not yet reached its goal. Won't you please join me
in making LINGUIST list continue? After all, I would hate to see the day
when I had to ask myself this question: What happened to LINGUIST list?
Wouldn't you?
			

Dr. Arendse Bernth
Research Staff Member
Language Analysis and Translation
IBM T. J. Watson Research Center
Email: arendseus.ibm.com
Phone: ++1 (914) 945-2572; t/l 862-2572

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Our hearty thanks are to the persons and organizations who have already 
responded to our call for funds this year. Their names are listed at the 
end of this message. Thanks to these generous donationss, we have raised 
$30,031 of the $40,000 that we need to fund the LINGUIST List student 
editors and programmers.

Please join these supporters by donating via our secure credit card
form at http://linguistlist.org/donation-form.html or by sending your
check to:

The EMU LINGUIST Editorial Support Fund
c/o Helen Aristar-Dry
Dept. of English
Eastern Michigan U.
Ypsilanti, MI
USA 48197 

Or you can hit "Reply" and send us your pledge by email, prior to
sending your check. Then we will be able to list you immediately as
one of our donors; and we may be able to reach our goal (and halt
these Fund Drive messages) a bit earlier.

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