LINGUIST List 15.1096

Fri Apr 2 2004

All: All About: Ask A Linguist...

Editor for this issue: Sarah Murray <>


  1. linguist, All About: Ask A Linguist
  2. linguist, How to Donate...
  3. linguist, Contributors So Far....

Message 1: All About: Ask A Linguist

Date: 1 Apr 2004 04:18:10 -0000
From: linguist <>
Subject: All About: Ask A Linguist

"So, you're a linguist... What exactly IS Linguistics?" 

Most of us have probably had to answer this question more than a few
times and it probably wasn't the easiest question to answer.
Ask-A-Linguist is designed to help linguists and non-linguists alike
understand what linguistics is. It was designed to be a place where
anyone interested in language or linguistics can ask a question and
get the response of a panel of professional linguists.

We have recently updated the Ask-A-Linguist System so that archiving
of the messages is now automatic and the search function is much more
reliable. Panel members use a web-based form to reply to the messages
and they are automatically archived on the web. This provides us with
a much more accurate archiving tool than was previously used.

The move to the web-based system was a starting point to hopefully
many other additions to Ask-A-Linguist. We now have the ability to
integrate this data with the rest of the LINGUIST List Archives. This
means that searches on LINGUIST List would also show relevant
Ask-A-Linguist questions, which tend to be much more "user friendly".

We are also hoping to add to the already new index and search pages of
Ask-A-Linguist to incorporate more useful links and other features.

Thank you to everyone who has donated for your continuing support of
Ask-A-Linguist and other LINGUIST List features.



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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.

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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 Stump Rashidi
 	Linda Thornburg and Klaus Panther
	Margaret Winters and Geoff Nathan
 	Martha Ratliff
	Mary Bucholtz
 	Mary Shapiro
	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
 	Theo Vennemann
	World Wide Words
 	Zenzi M. Griffin
	Zvjezdana Vrzic
	- Plus 7 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
 	Cornelia Tschichold
 	Donna Lardiere
	Edward Garrett
 	Elena Tapia
 	Eric J. Breck
	Eugenia Casielles
 	Francisco Dubert
 	Frauke Zeller
	Gene Gragg
 	George F. Aubin
 	Gerardo A Lorenzino
	Heidi Harley, University of Arizona
 	Hernan Emilio Perez
 	Ingo Plag
	J.D. Bobaljik
 	James Vanden Bosch
 	Jean Mulder
	Joana Rossello Ximenes
 	Job M. van Zuijlen
 	Jon Nissenbaum
	Josep M. Fontana and Louise McNally
 	Josep Quer
 	Joseph F. Eska
	Katherine Appleby
 	Katy Carlson
 	Kniffka, Hannes & Gabriele
	Larisa Zlatic
 	Larry LaFond
 	Laurie Zaring
	Loraine K Obler
 	maike engelhardt
 	Maite Taboada
	Meghan O'Donnell
 	Mira Ariel
 	Nancy Stenson
	Neil Olsen
 	New York University
 	Nikolaus Ritt
	Peter Richtsmeier
 	Pius ten Hacken
 	Pusch, Claus D.
	Revue Romane
 	Rochelle Lieber
 	roy heilala
	S.J. Hannahs
 	Samuel Ethan Fox
 	Sanford Steever
	School of Languages, North-West University (Potchefstroom
					Campus), South Africa
 	Scott Jackson
 	Scott McGinnis
	Scott Schwenter
 	Seizi Iwata
 	Shanley Allen
	Stefan Th. Gries
 	Stefano Bertolo
 	Stuart Davis
	Susanne Bartke
 	Tania Ionin
 	Theresa Biberauer
	Tom Wasow
 	Trudy Smoke
	Veronika Koller
	- Plus 9 anonymous donors
Donors (Up to $50) 
 	A.-M. Olsen
 	Adam Schembri
	Adrienne Bruyn
 	Albert Ortmann
 	Anders Ahlqvist
	Andrea G. Osburne
 	Anna Fagan
 	Anne Reboul
	Aoju Chen, University of Nijmegen
 	Aris Xanthos
 	Baauw, Sergio
	Barbara Kuehnert
 	Benedetta Bassetti
 	Brent Mykel Henderson
	Brook Lillehaugen
 	Bruce Downing
 	Bruno Estigarribia
	Bubel, Claudia
 	Camilla Wide
 	carol myers-scotton
	Catherine Fortin
 	Christiane Dalton-Puffer
 	Cynthia Edmiston
	Cynthia Gordon
 	Daniel G. Tight
	Diana Apoussidou
 	Diana C. Cook
 	Dirk Noel
	Don Rubin
 	Don Salting
 	Douglas Lightfoot
	Dr Ricardo Bermudez-Otero
 	Dr. Jean-Marc Dewaele
 	Dylan Herrick
	Edith Schlag, MSc
 	Elizabeth Grace Winkler
 	Eric Russell-Webb
	Fay Wouk
 	Florian Jaeger
 	Frank Domahs
	Fred Cummins
 	Heather Lee Taylor
	Hortensia Curell
 	Hugo Quene
 	Ilana Mezhevich
	Istvan Kecskes
 	James E. Lavine
 	James L. Fidelholtz, Rosa G. Montes
	James Sneddon
 	Jennifer Smith
 	Jila Ghomeshi
	Johanna Laakso
 	John Beavers, Stanford University
 	John te Velde
	Jonathan Glenn
 	Jose Ignacio Hualde
 	Josep Alba
	Judith W. Fuller
 	Kean Kaufmann
 	Keigo Noda
	Ken Johnson
 	Kenneth Konopka
 	Lachlan Mackenzie
	Lan-Hsin Chang
 	LAUR Elke
 	Lauren Hall-Lew
	Leslie Saxon
 	Line Mikkelsen
 	Lisa Davidson
	Lori Levin
 	Luis Vicente
 	Lurdes Teresa Lopes Jorge
	Lutfi M Hussein
 	M. Doandes
 	Marek Koscielecki
	Maren Pannemann
 	Marina Gorlach
 	Martha McGinnis
	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
 	Sonja Launspach
	SosaGomez Publicidad, Inc.
 	Stacy Krainz
 	Sumayya Racy 
	Susan Guion
 	Susan Tamasi
 	Suzanne Aalberse
	Suzanne K. Hilgendorf - Wayne State University
 	Thomas Koller
	Tometro Hopkins
 	Tomislav Stojanov
 	ULRIKE Janssen
	Uri Strauss
 	Ute Smit
 	V. J. Fedson
	Valerie Sultan
	Victoria V�zquez Rozas
 	Vieri Samek-Lodovici
	vincent de rooij
 	Virginia LoCastro
 	Will Fitzgerald
	Wim Vandenbussche
 	zaida a. cintron
	- Plus 31 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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