LINGUIST List 14.622

Tue Mar 4 2003

All: A Guided Tour of LINGUIST...

Editor for this issue: Richard John Harvey <>


  1. linguist, How To Find Stuff on LINGUIST - A Guided Tour
  2. linguist, The Backbone of LINGUIST - This Machinery Hums...
  3. linguist, How to Donate to LINGUIST and Contributors So Far

Message 1: How To Find Stuff on LINGUIST - A Guided Tour

Date: 4 Mar 2003 04:37:24 -0000
From: linguist <>
Subject: How To Find Stuff on LINGUIST - A Guided Tour

Dear Linguists,

Did you know that finding stuff on LINGUIST is just a mouse click
away? Yes, you can now search the entire LINGUIST site and database
for information by subject language, linguistics subfield, and/or
keyword. Let us begin this interesting journey to uncover this unique
feature by visiting

Here, you can choose the type of resource (like book or dissertation)
that you are interested in -- and you can choose multiple resource
types, or better still, you can choose all the resource
types. Previously, if you were looking for dissertations about
Japanese, you could go to the publications area and use the
dissertation advanced search and come up with 29 matches. Now, with
this search feature, you can find not only dissertations, but also
journals, conferences, papers, books, reviews, jobs, calls, linguists,
linguistic programs, and web sites devoted to Japanese -- all with a
single search command!

This search facility will offer a way to keep up with what's new in
your field. For example, if you want to find out all the information
in the field of phonology, you will retrieve nearly 750 resources: 302
Book(s) 60 Book Review(s) 33 Calls/Confs 78 Dissertation Abstract(s)
33 Job(s) 1 Journal(s) 29 Linguistic Program(s) 181 Linguist(s) 34 Web

You can also begin this interesting journey from our homepage by
scrolling down the 'Search' drop down and clicking on 'Search LINGUIST
Site'. We hope this search facility will be a great help to you in
finding information quickly, accurately, and easily. However, we need
funding to maintain these free services to you. We have (and need!) a
staff of graduate students, most of whom are funded wholly or
partially through your donations. Your contributions not only help
LINGUIST provide services like the search facility, but they also help
these outstanding students achieve their academic goals. Please make a
dontation to keep the list running.

Gayathri Sriram


Please help us reach our target of $50,000. Even a small donation
really does make a difference.

To donate now using our secure web form, visit:

For instructions on how to donate, or how to make a pledge now and pay
later, see Message 3 in this issue or visit:

Thank you for your support.
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Message 2: The Backbone of LINGUIST - This Machinery Hums...

Date: 4 Mar 2003 04:54:26 -0000
From: linguist <>
Subject: The Backbone of LINGUIST - This Machinery Hums...

Dear Subscribers,

Making all of our services possible: our running backbone servers

Since the LINGUIST began its service to the community in 1990, the
kinds of service and the number of subscribers has expanded
significantly. Through years of your generous donations, the hardware
supports of our website have grown at the same pace to accommodate
ever increasing web-visiting traffics and the software
needs. Currently, LINGUIST web-site has a total of 4 Sun Solaris
Workstations. They are responsible for different tasks.

The first one, Linguist server, is our gateway server. This is
probably the first and most significant one. It's holding all of our
archiving issues starting from early years. If you read any URL link
from our website starts with "", it means this
page is from this server. The Linguist server witnesses the whole
developing history of Linguist web-site.

The second one, Saussure server, is named in honor of French linguist
deSaussure. Two years ago, our web-site began to implement relational
database and use cold fusion web programming language. The Saussure
server takes the burden to house both cold fusion web application
server and Oracle database server. The Linguist crew has spent
countless hours categorizing all the information and links from our
archive warehouse, creating thousands of records which are dynamically
searchable by linguistic subfield and subject language. You may notice
that almost all of our minisites are starting URL from
"". Also the Saussure server is currently
holding the EMELD project's endangered language data. Because Saussure
is the most overloaded server, you may have experienced impatience
waiting for a page to load during peak traffic time. To improve our
service in the future, we need to upgrade the server. Of course, the
task can not finish without your help.

The third one, Victoria server, is designed to hold OLAC (Open
Language Archive Community) data. This server collects information
about language resources and creates resource catalog to make it

The forth server currently running in our site is Listserv; this
server stored all the user mailing list. All mailing lists has been
categorized by region, which increases mail sending efficiency.

As the Linguist web-site continues to expand, we will have more
hardware to better serve our linguist community. Please help us with
our fund drive and make a donation.


Zhenwei Chen


For detailed information on making a donation, please read the next
message in this issue, or visit:

Once again, thank you from all the LINGUIST List crew.
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Message 3: How to Donate to LINGUIST and Contributors So Far

Date: Tue, 04 Mar 2003 00:00:21 +0000
From: linguist <>
Subject: How to Donate to LINGUIST and Contributors So Far

This year we hope to raise $50,000 to support the students who work on
LINGUIST List and keep the list running. Thank you from all the crew
for your support.

The LINGUIST List is under the umbrella of Eastern Michigan University
and as such can receive donations through the EMU Foundation, which is
a registered 501(c) Non Profit organization. Our Federal Tax number
is 38-6005986. These donations can be offset against your federal and
sometimes your state tax return (U.S. tax payers only). For more
information visit the IRS Web-Site, or contact your financial advisor.

Many companies also offer a gift matching scheme, such that they will
match any gift you make to a non-profit organization. Normally this
entails your contacting your human resources department and sending us
a form that the EMU Foundation fills in and returns to your employer.
This is generally a simple administrative procedure that doubles the
value of your gift to LINGUIST, without costing you an extra
penny. Please take a moment to check if your company operates such a


You can make a contribution by selecting one of three convenient
payment methods: secure credit card form, check, or wire transfer.
You can also PLEDGE your support to LINGUIST and pay later, i.e. send
in a check. Also, if you do not want to use a credit card, but wish to
pay in a currency other than US Dollars, you can donate via our
European bank account held in Switzerland. See below for details:


Please make checks payable to 'The LINGUIST List Editorial Support Fund'. 
The address is:

The LINGUIST Editorial Support Fund
Department of English Language and Literature
612 Pray Harrold
Eastern Michigan University
MI, 48197

For details on how to transfer funds by wire, please contact 
LINGUIST at the address Both an American 
and a European bank account are available. 

If you would like to make a pledge of support, please go to:

If you have already pledged to LINGUIST and would now like to pay 
by credit card, please go to:

and select 'PAY PREVIOUS PLEDGE' as the Type of Payment from the 
dropdown list provided.


LINGUIST Contributors

ANGELS ($1000 and over)

 Blackwell Linguist List Plus
MAINSTAYS ($100 to $1000)
 Catherine Walter
 Donna Christian
 Linguistics Department - Cornell University
 Natasha Warner
 Pam and Allen Munro
 Shanley Allen
 Terry Langendoen
 Tokyo University of Foreign Studies - English Department
 University of Edinburgh- Department of Linguistics
 - Plus one anonymous donor

SUPPORTERS ($50 to $100)

 Kathleen M. Ward
 Northeastern University Linguistics Program
 Richard Hudson
 Sharon M. Klein
 Stan Dubinsky
 Suzanne Pauline Aalberse
 Zouhair Maalej
 - Plus one anonymous donor
DONORS (Up to $50)

 Alexander Brock
 Baden Hughes
 Barbara Need
 Claudia Bubel
 e. van der linden
 Eva Monros
 Ivano Caponigro
 Jila Ghomeshi
 John Halligan
 John Justeson
 Jose Camacho
 Line Mikkelsen
 Louisa Chiang
 Ute Smit
 - Plus 4 anonymous donors


 Cambridge University Press 
 Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd 
 John Benjamins
 Kluwer Academic Publishers
 MIT Press 
 Oxford University Press 
 Routledge (Taylor and Francis) 


 CSLI Publications 
 Evolution Publishing 
 Graduate Linguistic Students' Assoc., Umass 
 International Pragmatics Assoc. 
 Linguistic Assoc. of Finland 
 MIT Working Papers in Linguistics 
 Multilingual Matters 
 SIL International 
 St. Jerome Publishing Ltd. 
 Utrecht Institute of Linguistics



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