LINGUIST List 15.1037

Mon Mar 29 2004

All: Spotlight: Programmer Zhenwei Chen

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  1. linguist, Spotlight: Programmer Zhenwei Chen
  2. linguist, How to Donate...
  3. linguist, Contributors So Far....

Message 1: Spotlight: Programmer Zhenwei Chen

Date: 29 Mar 2004 05:31:55 -0000
From: linguist <>
Subject: Spotlight: Programmer Zhenwei Chen

Dear Subscribers, 

Over the weekend, your donations have "funded" another one of our crew
members--Programmer Zhenwei Chen. As each on of our crew members is
funded, we will post their personal letter so that you can see where
your donations go! Below is Zhenwei's letter.

To see our group photo, please go to:


Dear Linguists,

I joined the LINGUIST List group at the end of 2001 after I finished
computer master degree. I have been working as programmer since
then. My work primarily focuses on the E-MELD project and the LINGUIST
Ask-A-Linguist, Job, and Review site subdivisions. FIELD (Field Input
Environment for Linguistic Data), one of the tools under E-MELD, is
what I am developing at this moment. FIELD is a linguistic data input
tool, which incorporates all the features of language archive best
practice recommended by the linguistic community. It is a great
opportunity for me to assist linguists in the scientific research.
Helen Aristar-Dry and Tony Aristar (site moderators), Laura
Buszard-Welcher, Martha Ratliff, and Veronica Grondona (linguistics
professors) give me plenty of professional guidance to make sure the
new software meet every requirement linguists need. Let me just
mention two examples.

A Unicode-compatible database presents a unique challenge for the
linguistic system developer. All the alphabets listed should be sorted
in appropriate order and searched efficiently. Acute C and Regular C
should be found side by side and rendered correctly. So the solution
is that the computer program has been designed to handle such
requirements; the works behind the scene make it possible.

A Unicode-compatible web page is a longtime goal for the LINGUIST
website. I developed web-based input tool for Unicode characters. It
is possible to type a standard keyboard character which is similar in
appearance to the one you want, and then select the exact character
required from a short dropdown menu of similar character. The current
version of tool includes all IPA and diacritics and other language
scripts, after several times of modification.

At LINGUIST, I feel doing all these works are really reciprocating
experiences from my computer programming background and enriching my
system development experience. I have gained unique expertise from the
discipline and also I have contributed my knowledge to the linguists.


Zhenwei Chen

To read more about Zhenwei, go to:


We have already raised over $16,000! Please help us reach our target
of $60,000. Even a small donation really does make a difference!

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

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, visit:

Thank you very much for your support!
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Message 2: How to Donate...

Date: 16 Mar 2004 08:56:08 -0000
From: linguist <>
Subject: How to Donate...

This Year the LINGUIST List hope to raise $60,000. This money will go
to help keep the List running, by supporting all of our Student Editors
for the coming year.

There are many ways to donate to LINGUIST! 

You can donate right now using our secure credit card form, at:

You can also pledge right now and pay later, at:

For all information on donating, including information on how to
donate by check, money order, or wire transfer, please visit:

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.

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 program, 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 program.

Thank you very much for your support of LINGUIST!

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Message 3: Contributors So Far....

Date: 16 Mar 2004 08:56:08 -0000
From: linguist <>
Subject: Contributors So Far....

LINGUIST Contributors

Angels ($1000 and over) 
	Linguistic Society of America
Mainstays ($100 to $1000) 
	Adam Werle
 	Arienne M. Dwyer
	Arnold M. Zwicky
 	Barbara H Partee
	Bernadine W. Raiskums
 	Bernard Spolsky
	Bruce Fraser
 	Carolyn G. Hartnett
	Carolyn Hartnett
 	Catherine Walter
	Cathy Ball
 	D. Terence Langendoen
	Dan I. Slobin
 	Danny Moates
	Diana Chirita
 	Donna Christian
	Doug Whalen
 	Douglas Dee
	Dr. MJ Hardman
 	E. Wayles Browne
	Earl M. Herrick
 	Elaine Francis and Alex Francis
	elly van gelderen
 	Ernest McCarus
	Geoffrey Nunberg
 	Heather McCallum-Bayliss
	Heike Behrens
 	Holly E. Jacobson - UNT HSC
	James J. Jenkins
 	Jeanette Gundel
	Jeff Good
 	Jerry McMenamin	
	John Kingston
 	John Lawler
	Julie Auger
 	Karen Milligan
	Keren Rice
 	Kirk Hazen
	Laura Callahan
 	Laura Wagner
	Linda Thornburg and Klaus Panther
 	Margaret Winters and Geoff Nathan
	Martha Ratliff
 	Mary Bucholtz
	Michael Hess
 	Michael Silverstein
	Michael Swan
 	Minako O'Hagan
	Monica Macaulay and Joe Salmons
 	Natasha Warner
	Nobuko Koyama-Murakami
 	Northeastern University
	Pam and Allen Munro
 	Ren�e Galvis
	Ronnie B. Wilbur, Purdue
 	Sally McConnell-Ginet
	Shirley Silver
 	Susan Fischer
	The Columbia School Linguistic Society CSLING.ORG
 	World Wide Words
	Zenzi M. Griffin
 	Zvjezdana Vrzic
	- Plus 6 anonymous donors
Supporters ($50 to $100) 
	Akira Ishikawa
 	Alfredo Torrejon
 	Anja Wanner
	Anke Luedeling
 	Anne Bezuidenhout
 	Anthony R. Davis
	Antonella Sorace
 	Aritz Irurtzun
 	ASIA CALL Association
	Baden Hughes
 	Barbara Herrarte
 	Barbara Zurer Pearson
	Between Stress and Tone conference
 	Catherine Rudin
 	Centro Giacomo Piuccini - Italian language school
	Cheryl Zoll
 	Christine Gunlogson
 	Christopher Johnson
	Clyde Hankey
 	Donna Lardiere
 	Edward Garrett
	Elena Tapia
 	Eric J. Breck
 	Francisco Dubert
	Frauke Zeller
 	Gerardo A Lorenzino
 	Hernan Emilio Perez
	Ingo Plag
 	J.D. Bobaljik
 	Jean Mulder
	Job M. van Zuijlen
 	Jon Nissenbaum
 	Josep M. Fontana and Louise McNally
	Josep Quer
 	Joseph F. Eska
 	Katy Carlson	
	Kniffka, Hannes & Gabriele
 	Larisa Zlatic
 	Laurie Zaring
	Loraine K Obler
 	maike engelhardt
 	Maite Taboada
	Mira Ariel
 	Nancy Stenson
 	New York University
	Nikolaus Ritt
 	Pius ten Hacken
 	Pusch, Claus D.
	Revue Romane
 	Rochelle Lieber
 	S.J. Hannahs
	Samuel Ethan Fox
 	Sanford Steever
	School of Languages, North-West University (Potchefstroom
					Campus), South Africa
	Scott McGinnis
 	Scott Schwenter
 	Seizi Iwata
	Shanley Allen
 	Stefan Th. Gries
 	Stefano Bertolo
	Stuart Davis
 	Susanne Bartke
 	Tania Ionin
	Theresa Biberauer
 	Tom Wasow
 	Veronika Koller
	- Plus 4 anonymous donors
Donors (Up to $50) 
 	A.-M. Olsen
 	Adam Schembri
	Adrienne Bruyn
	Albert Ortmann
 	Anders Ahlqvist
 	Andrea G. Osburne
	Aoju Chen, University of Nijmegen
 	Aris Xanthos
 	Baauw, Sergio
	Barbara Kuehnert
 	Benedetta Bassetti
 	Brent Mykel Henderson	
	Brook Lillehaugen
 	Bruce Downing
 	Bruno Estigarribia
	Camilla Wide
 	carol myers-scotton
 	Cynthia Edmiston
	Cynthia Gordon
 	Daniel G. Tight
 	Diana C. Cook
	Dirk Noel
 	Don Rubin
 	Dr Ricardo Bermudez-Otero
	Dr. Jean-Marc Dewaele
 	Dylan Herrick
 	Edith Schlag, MSc
	Elizabeth Grace Winkler
 	Eric Russell-Webb
 	Fay Wouk
	Frank Domahs
 	Fred Cummins
	Heather Lee Taylor
 	Hortensia Curell
 	Hugo Quene
	Istvan Kecskes
 	James E. Lavine
 	James L. Fidelholtz, Rosa G. Montes
	James Sneddon
 	Jennifer Smith
 	Jila Ghomeshi
	John te Velde
 	Jonathan Glenn
 	Josep Alba
	Judith W. Fuller
 	Kean Kaufmann
 	Keigo Noda
	Ken Johnson
 	Lan-Hsin Chang
 	Leslie Saxon
	Line Mikkelsen
 	Lisa Davidson
 	Lori Levin
	Luis Vicente
 	Lurdes Teresa Lopes Jorge
 	Lutfi M Hussein
	M. Doandes
 	Marek Koscielecki
 	Maren Pannemann
	Mary O'Brien
 	Mathias Schulze
 	Michael Wagner
	Miriam Meyerhoff
 	Olena Drozd
 	Ora Matushansky
	Patricia Cabredo Hofherr
 	Paul Fallon
 	PD Dr. Elisabeth Burr
	Professor Andrew Linn
 	Richard Waltereit
 	Roberta Chase-Borgatti
	Rodrigo Guti�rrez-Bravo
 	Ros Temple
 	Rose Thomas
	Sara Meilijson
 	SosaGomez Publicidad, Inc. 
	Stacy Krainz
 	Sumayya Racy
 	Suzanne Aalberse
	Suzanne K. Hilgendorf - Wayne State University
 	Thomas Koller
	Tometro Hopkins
 	ULRIKE Janssen
 	Uri Strauss
	Ute Smit
 	V. J. Fedson
 	Valerie Sultan
	Victoria V�zquez Rozas
 	vincent de rooij
 	Virginia LoCastro
	Will Fitzgerald
 	Wim Vandenbussche
 	zaida a. cintron 
	- Plus 22 anonymous donors



 Blackwell Publishing
 CSLI Publications
 Cambridge University Press
 Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd
 Elsevier Ltd.
 Equinox Publishing Ltd.
 Georgetown University Press
 John Benjamins
 Kingston Press Ltd

 Kluwer Academic Publishers
 Lawrence Erlbaum Associates
 MIT Press
 Mouton de Gruyter
 Oxford University Press
 Routledge (Taylor and Francis)


 Anthropological Linguistics
 Arawak Publications

 Canadian Journal of Linguistics
 Cascadilla Press
 Graduate Linguistic Students' Assoc., Umass

 International Pragmatics Assoc.
 Linguistic Assoc. of Finland
 MIT Working Papers in Linguistics
 Multilingual Matters
 Pacific Linguistics
 Palgrave Macmillan
 Pearson Longman
 SIL International
 St. Jerome Publishing Ltd.
 Utrecht Institute of Linguistics



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	Blackwell Publishing, Inc. 
	Boston University 
	BrassRing Inc 
	Butler Hill Group 
	California State University, Fresno 
	California State University, Fullerton 
	Central Michigan University 
	Cornell University 
	de Taalstudio 
	Georgetown University 
	H5 Technologies 
	iLumin Software Services 
	International Graduate School of English 
	Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universit�t Frankfurt 
	La Trobe University 
	Michigan State University 
	Middlesex University 
	Nagoya University of Commerce and Business 
	National Chi Nan University 
	National University of Singapore 
	Northern Illinois University 
	Pacific Northwest National Laboratory 
	Princeton University 
	Queen Mary, University of London 
	Saarland University 
	Seattle University 
	The George Washington University 
	The Ohio State University 
	The State University of New York at Buffalo 
	The University of Auckland 
	Toshiba Research Europe Ltd 
	T�bingen University 
	Universitaet Konstanz 
	University at Albany 
	University oc Cyprus 
	University of Bergen 
	University of British Columbia 
	University of Colorado 
	University of Edinburgh 
	University of Groningen 
	University of Maryland, College Park 
	University of Massachusetts/Amherst 
	University of Oxford 
	University of Pittsburgh 
	University of Puerto Rico-R�o Piedras 
	University of Sheffield 
	University of Texas, San Antonio 
	University of Toronto 
	University of Victoria 
	Villanova University 
	York University 
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