LINGUIST List 13.1002

Fri Apr 12 2002

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  1. linguist, A few words from Richard Sproat

Message 1: A few words from Richard Sproat

Date: 12 Apr 2002 04:45:56 -0000
From: linguist <>
Subject: A few words from Richard Sproat

Linguist is the single most useful resource available to our field
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keep running is reason enough to donate.

But one of the main reasons I like to donate to Linguist is that I
know where my money is going. Of course like everyone else I give to
other charitable organizations, but whenever I do that, I always worry
about how much of my money is really making it to the people who need
it. With Linguist I never have that worry: I know that 100% of my
donation is going to help pay for the day-to-day operations of
something that the field has come to depend upon.

Richard Sproat
AT&T Labs -- Research


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