LINGUIST List 15.1098

Sat Apr 3 2004

All: Letter from LINGUIST Advisor Ahmad R. Lotfi...

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  1. arlotfi, Letter from LINGUIST List Advisor Ahmad R. Lotfi...
  2. linguist, How to Donate...
  3. linguist, Contributors So Far....

Message 1: Letter from LINGUIST List Advisor Ahmad R. Lotfi...

Date: 4 Apr 2004 00:41:35 -0000
From: arlotfi <>
Subject: Letter from LINGUIST List Advisor Ahmad R. Lotfi...

Dear linguists,

Have you ever been to Iran for a conference or sth? If yes, then you
know how it looks when your aeroplane lands at Mehrabad Airport: the
first impression is that there's almost no colour around. Almost
everything is brown. After you land, you are taken to customs in a bus
so old that you probably can't find one like it anywhere else. When
you finally manage to get away from the airport, you are surprised to
see so many oldie cars still moving around in narrow streets built
half a century ago. The hotel you stay in and the university building
where your conference is held are not much better. And when you make
the fatal mistake of having a look at the library, you're terrified
out of your wits when you learn that almost all of its dusty books on
its dusty shelves date back to a time you were not even born!

BUT people in linguistics departments are not dinosaurs at all. They
look like any other colleagues of ours: familiar with the latest
trends and topics of discussion in the field, where and when
conferences on such and such are held, which books and journals have
recently come out, which teaching positions and other jobs of interest
to linguists are now available here and there, ..., even which friends
and colleagues of ours have left us forever. Surprised? Of course not!
Linguists--whether in NY, London, Paris, Beijing, New Delhi, or
Tehran--have been reading the same LINGUIST list issues for years.

Let's not forget that all this has been made possible by the generous
donations made by members. We don't want to see the Tower of Babel
left unfinished once more, do we? Then let's help the LINGUIST list
people get along. How? You know how.

Ahmad R. Lotfi, PhD
English Dept.
Azad University (IRAN)


We have already raised over $19,000! Please help us reach our target
of $60,000. Even a small donation really does make a difference!

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To donate now using our secure web form, visit:

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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.

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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
	Elizabeth D. Liddy
 	elly van gelderen
	Ernest McCarus
	Geoffrey Nunberg
	Heather McCallum-Bayliss
 	Heike Behrens
	Holly E. Jacobson - UNT HSC
 	James J. Jenkins
	James Pustejovsky
 	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 8 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 
	Daniel Currie Hall
	Donna Lardiere
 	Edward Garrett
 	Elena Tapia
	Eric J. Breck
 	Eugenia Casielles
 	Francisco Dubert
	Frauke Zeller
 	Gene Gragg
 	George F. Aubin
	Georgette Jabbour
 	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, Stanford University
 	Trudy Smoke
 	University of Toronto 
	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
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	Catherine Fortin
 	Chris Sams
 	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
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