LINGUIST List 13.817

Tue Mar 26 2002

All: Serving 15,600 subscribers every day!

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  1. linguist, The LINGUIST List: Representing 15,600 subscribers from 106 countries
  2. linguist, Behind the scenes: LINGUIST editor James

Message 1: The LINGUIST List: Representing 15,600 subscribers from 106 countries

Date: 26 Mar 2002 07:41:20 -0000
From: linguist <>
Subject: The LINGUIST List: Representing 15,600 subscribers from 106 countries

Dear Subscribers,

If you've been following The LINGUIST List Fund Drive, you know that
we still need $33,313 to reach our goal of $48,000. In other words,
we have received $14,687 from generous persons and organizations like
you. As you see from the donor list, our contributors include
publishers, who donate in return for our announcing their linguistics
publications, as well as various institutions and organizations. But
every bit as important are the donations we receive from individual
subscribers from all parts of the world.

We thought you might find it interesting to see where your fellow
subscribers are from, so we have compiled a listing of the 106
countries that are represented in our subscriber list. Currently, our
combined lists, LINGUIST and LINGLITE, have 15,662 subscribers,
exclusive of those on the 49 redistribution lists, which are
considered separate entities. This means that since last year at this
time, we have added roughly 2,000 new subscribers. To the new 2,000,
we'd like to welcome you to the Linguist List!

The country by country breakdown is as follows:

* Country Subscribers
* ------- -----------
* Albania 1
* Algeria 1
* American Samoa 2
* Argentina 65
* Armenia 1
* Australia 313
* Austria 92
* Bahrain 2
* Belgium 148
* Bolivia 1
* Botswana 3
* Brazil 115
* Brunei Darussalam 5
* Bulgaria 21
* Canada 577
* Chile 8
* China 49
* Cocos (Keeling) Islands 1
* Colombia 6
* Costa Rica 4
* Cote D'Ivoire 2
* Croatia/Hrvatska 36
* Cuba 1
* Cyprus 5
* Czech Republic 28
* Denmark 103
* Ecuador 1
* Egypt 9
* El Salvador 1
* Estonia 16
* Fiji 10
* Finland 179
* France 343
* French Southern Territories 1
* Georgia 1
* Germany 1031
* Great Britain 875
* Greece 80
* Hong Kong 59
* Hungary 69
* Iceland 20
* India 14
* Indonesia 9
* Iran 19
* Ireland 57
* Israel 79
* Italy 176
* Jamaica 6
* Japan 740
* Jordan 4
* Korea 225
* Kuwait 3
* Latvia 1
* Lebanon 2
* Liechtenstein 1
* Lithuania 4
* Luxembourg 9
* Macau 1
* Macedonia, former Yugoslavia Rep. 5
* Malaysia 31
* Malta 2
* Mexico 74
* Micronesia, Federal States of 1
* Moldova, Republic of 1
* Morocco 13
* Namibia 1
* Netherlands 381
* New Zealand 53
* Nigeria 1
* Niue 2
* Norway 145
* Oman 4
* Pakistan 2
* Papua New Guinea 3
* Peru 7
* Philippines 3
* Poland 83
* Portugal 88
* Qatar 2
* Romania 8
* Russian Federation 87
* San Marino 1
* Saudi Arabia 8
* Singapore 47
* Slovakia 8
* Slovenia 8
* South Africa 77
* Soviet Union 7
* Spain 400
* Sweden 172
* Switzerland 128
* Taiwan 168
* Thailand 39
* Trinidad and Tobago 1
* Tunisia 7
* Turkey 84
* USA 7,579
* Ukraine 3
* United Arab Emirates 7
* Uruguay 6
* Venezuela 7
* Viet Nam 7
* Yugoslavia 23
* Zambia 1
* Zimbabwe 1
* Unidentified 58

We are very proud to think that LINGUIST is serving linguists
throughout the world. If you are one of these linguists and agree that
Linguist List is a useful, even indispensable resource, won't you
consider making a donation? Thank you!

So if you have not donated yet, please go to to send us your pledge. From
there you have the choice of donating straight away by credit card
using our secure form, or you can send us a cheque later. If you do
send a cheque, please make it payable in US dollars; we get charged
about $50 a time to convert currency (no such problems with a credit

Alternatively, you can hit "Reply" to this message and send us your
pledge right now by email, prior to sending your cheque. 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. The address to send cheques is as follows:

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

As a 501(c)3 organization, LINGUIST qualifies for corporate
donation-matching programs; and, of course, your donation is tax

Don't forget that in return for a donation of $30, you too can receive
an adult-size LINGUIST List T-shirt and and become the envy of your
friends and neighbours. To see our highly-paid fashion models* show
off the fine attire we have on offer, please visit our premiums page
at We also have baby-sized
T-shirts and tote bags for $25. Please let us know in your pledge
what you would like and remember to let us know your postal address and
what size and style you need.

We at LINGUIST really do appreciate your support. We could not
continue without you.

With our sincere thanks,

Anthony, Helen, Andrew, Karen, Naomi, Heather, James, Michael,
Zhen-Wei, Richard, Karolina, Dina, Renee, Steve, Marie, Gayathri,
John, Ljuba, Terry, Simin, Tomoko.

* Unfortunately, due to budget constraints, we had to make a
last-minute decision to replace the highly-paid models with rather
less well paid LINGUIST List editors. Maybe next year.


LINGUIST Contributors

ANGELS ($1000 and over)

 Blackwell Publishers
 John Benjamins	
 W.V.U. Research Corporation
 Richard Sproat and Chilin Shih
MAINSTAYS ($100 to $1000)
 Dr Catherine Walter
 Elizabeth D. Liddy
 Kevin R. Gregg
 Margaret Winters and Geoff Nathan
 CaroLyn Green Hartnett
 Barbara H. Partee
 Cathy Wissink
 Dr Donna Christian
 Ernest McCarus
 James J. Jenkins
 Julie Auger
 Kathy Jolowicz
 Language Learning Center at Michigan State University
 Larisa Zlatic
 Margaret Winters and Geoff Nathan
 Margit Waas
 Masahide Ishihara
 Ms Catherine Fields
 Ms Denise Boyd
 Paul Chapin
 Robb	Watt
 Sharon Obeidallah
 Theo Vennemann
 E. Wayles Browne, Cornell University
 Frances Trix
 Mary Bucholtz
 Michael Swan
 Shanley Allen
 - Plus 4 anonymous donors

SUPPORTERS ($50 to $100)

 Robert Englebretson
 Antonella Sorace, University of Edinburgh
 Dan Slobin
 Wi-vun Taiffalo Chiung
 Linda L. Thornburg, Klaus-Uwe Panther
 Mary Grenham
 Anne Bezuidenhout
 Baden Hughes
 Barbara Olson Herrarte
 Betty J. Birner
 Donna Christian
 Greg Kochanski
 Ingo Thonhauser
 Julia S. Falk
 Kathleen Doty
 Kathleen Ward
 Laurel Watkins
 Laurie Bauer
 Loraine K. Obler, Ph.D.
 Maite Taboada
 Melanie Green
 Mr Baden Hughes
 Mr Laurent Proulx
 Paul Boersma
 Pius ten Hacken
 Ray Hudson
 Roderick A. Jacobs
 Ruth Kempson
 Scott McGinnis
 Sherri Condon
 Susan Fischer
 Thomas L. Cornell
 Vicky Bergvall
 Andreas Schramm
 Carol W. Pfaff
 Dr. MJ Hardman
 Francisco Dubert
 Gail Stygall
 Ingo Plag
 Judy Fuller
 Laura Callahan
 Regina Oakeshott
 Syracuse University
 Tom Wasow
 Tomoko Yasutake
 U. of Nijmegen, dept. of English
 Veronika Koller
 - Plus 6 anonymous donors
DONORS (Up to $50)

 Dr. Sherida Altehenger-Smith
 Jenifer Larson-Hall
 Job M. van Zuijlen
 Joseph Eska
 Albert Ortmann
 Amy Isard
 Anastasia Bonch-Osmolovskaja
 Ash Asudeh
 Bernd Moebius
 Carol A. Klee
 D. Eric Holt
 Dave Schneider
 Dr Anne Reboul
 Earl Hofer
 Feride Erku
 Fernanda Ferreira
 Jeffrey T. Runner
 Joana Rossell
 Kevin Bretonnel Cohen
 M.J. Schreuder
 Meredith Doran
 Miwa Nishimura
 Nancy Niedzielski
 Niladri Sekhar Dash
 Rene J. Valdes
 Robert Bayley
 Stenstrom, Anna-Brita
 Susan Burt
 Theresa Biberauer
 Alana I. Thorpe, PhD
 Andrew Koontz-Garboden
 Camilla Wide
 Chang S. Lee
 Clare Stroud
 Claus D. Pusch
 Cynthia Edmiston
 David Gaatone
 Donald F. Reindl
 Gerhardt Cornelia
 James Sneddon
 Joachim Grabowski
 Judith M.S. Pine, George A. Pine
 Lynn Santelmann
 Mickey Swart
 Pierre Larrivee
 Reiko Hayashi
 Sebastian	Ross-Hagebaum
 Stanley Dubinsky
 Stuart Stewart
 Suzanne K. Hilgendorf
 Will Fitzgerald
 Yi Yuan
 anja wanner
 D.B. den Ouden
 Jila Ghomeshi
 Benavides, Carlos
 Mayrene Bentley
 Tor A. Afarli
 Uri Strauss
 Dr John te Velde
 Julie Bruch
 Nancy Wiegand
 Ute Smit
 Caren Brinckmann
 Frank Domahs
 Stefan Th. Gries
 Adam Przepiorkowski
 Adrienne Bruyn
 Hortensia Curell
 Jean-Marc Dewaele
 Max Wheeler
 Roser Morante
 Simone Mueller,
 James Sneddon
 Richard Page
 Ans van Kemenade
 Stella Markantonatou
 Donn Bayard
 Ora Matushansky
 - Plus 14 anonymous donors

 Academic Press 		
 Arnold Publishers 		
 Athelstan Publications 		
 Blackwell Publishers 		
 Cambridge University Press 		
 Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd 		
 Distribution Fides 		
 Elsevier Science Ltd. 		
 John Benjamins 		
 Kluwer Academic Publishers 		
 Lincom Europa 		
 MIT Press 		
 Mouton de Gruyter 		
 Multilingual Matters 		
 Oxford UP 		
 Pearson Education 		


 Anthropological Linguistics 
 CSLI Publications 
 Cascadilla Press 
 Finno-Ugrian Society 
 Graduate Linguistic Students' Assoc., Umass 
 International Pragmatics Assoc. 
 Kingston Press Ltd 
 Linguistic Assoc. of Finland 
 MIT Working Papers in Linguistics 
 Pacific Linguistics 
 Pacini Editore Spa 
 St. Jerome Publishers 
 Summer Institute of Linguistics 
 Utrecht Institute of Linguistics 
 Virittaja Aikakauslehti 


 Carleton University
 Gallaudet University
 Indiana University
 Massachusetts Institute of Technology
 National University of Singapore
 Universita Degli Studi di Trento
 University of British Columbia
 University of Cambridge
 University of Canterbury
 University of Chicago
 University of Cyprus
 University of Maryland Dental School
 University of Nevada, Las Vegas
 University of Nijmegen
 University of Ottawa
 University of Pittsburgh
 University of Rochester
 University of Zurich
 W.V.U. Research Corporation
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Message 2: Behind the scenes: LINGUIST editor James

Date: 26 Mar 2002 07:41:45 -0000
From: linguist <>
Subject: Behind the scenes: LINGUIST editor James

Dear subscribers,

We thought you'd like to hear from some of the students your funds are
supporting. So this year each fund drive issue will include a brief
paragraph from one of our editors telling you, their sponsors, about
their work with LINGUIST.

And now, a few words from James Yuells...

I've worked for LINGUIST for almost four years now, first as an
undergraduate and now as a grad student in linguistics. What
continues to impress me is the intellectual environment that LINGUIST
fosters. Whether we are discussing linguistics, programming, or even
the fund drive, there is always a lively, varied discussion. In fact,
this is probably the only group I know where I could debate
linguistics, programming, philosophy, and politics all in the same
hour! The crew at LINGUIST is smart, but more importantly they know
how to use their intelligence, both to interact constructively and to
get things done. They are fun for me to be around; I'm learning a lot;
and I also feel that, as part of that crew, I am doing useful work.
So I want to thank LINGUIST subscribers for providing the funding
which supports this crew, and our efforts.

James Yuells

To donate to LINGUIST, go to :

To see and read more about James, go to:
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