LINGUIST List 15.1121

Tue Apr 6 2004

All: All About: What do LL Editors do, Really?

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  1. linguist, All About: What do LINGUIST List Student Editors do, really?
  2. linguist, How to Donate...
  3. linguist, Contributors So Far....

Message 1: All About: What do LINGUIST List Student Editors do, really?

Date: 6 Apr 2004 05:13:02 -0000
From: linguist <>
Subject: All About: What do LINGUIST List Student Editors do, really?

Hello everyone!

Since we are in the middle of our fund drive, we thought it would be a
good idea to let all you readers know what it is we LINGUIST List
editors do. Since we are asking for your help in funding us, you
should see what goes on 'behind the scenes' here.

Most of you already know about our convenient web forms for submitting
your calls for papers, job announcements, queries, and the like. What
a lot of you may not know, however, is that LINGUIST List issues are
not completely automated, and we need to add a 'human touch' to
provide you with the beautifully edited issues you are used to seeing.

First, all the submissions we receive need to be sorted. We receive
nearly 200 emails each day, and one of us needs to go through the list
and sort calls for papers from job announcements, queries from
journals, and so on.

Next, the editors need to go through each submission convert any
strange characters into readable type. For example, an email that
looks like this...


...could actually be a submission lurking underneath some incompatible
characters! We fix these problems by hand, and end up with readable

Another task we have to do here is sort out submissions for content.
For example, we have to be sure that each and every request makes it
to the appropriate section of our database. We ensure that conference
announcements don't accidentally get lost in, say, journal

In other words, it takes actual human editors to keep our site so well
organized, which ensures that you can find any information you are
looking for with just a few clicks.

And just like you, our email inbox is not immune to the dreaded SPAM!
Out of the 200 emails we get every day, some 70% of that is spam, and
we have to delete it. If our issues were "automatically generated,"
you might see a LINGUIST issue like this one: wonderful spirit=2EI am making this contact with you based on
trust and confidence irrespective of the fact that we have not met
before and because of the nature of the business I am about to
introduce=2C I want to remain positive having the faith and the will
and convincing myself that you will be capable to help me for the
sucessful completion of this pressing transaction that will be
beneficial to both of us=2E....

(I'm sure messages like this are already all too familiar to you!).

And finally, submissions have to be formatted so they look neat and
clean. Otherwise, LINGUIST issues might look something like this:

Binding Theory, which is concerned with sentence-internal constraints
anaphora, was originally conceived in syntactic terms as a set of
on the distribution of indices (Chomsky 1983). Thus Condition A stated that 
anaphors are locally bound (*John/i thinks that himself/i is clever); Condition
 B stated that Pronominals are
locally free (*He/i likes him/i), and Condition C required that
 be free (*He/i thinks that John/i is clever). But other

As you can see, these inconsistent line breaks need to be cleaned up
before they can be sent to you.

I hope that you all now have a better idea of why the linguistic
community needs to help fund the graduate student editors at LINGUIST.
It takes a lot of 'personpower' to bring you the quality you expect
from our list and website. If you have ever found LINGUIST List to be
a reliable source of information about the world of linguistics,
please take a moment to make a donation.

With much thanks,
Andrea Berez,
LINGUIST List Editor, 
Calls for Papers/ Conferences

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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
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If you have already pledged to LINGUIST and would now like to pay by
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and select 'PAY PREVIOUS PLEDGE' as the Type of Payment from the
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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
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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

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	Bruce Fraser
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 	Catherine Walter
	Cathy Ball
 	D. Terence Langendoen
	Dan I. Slobin
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	Diana Chirita
 	Donna Christian
	Doug Whalen
 	Douglas Dee
	Dr. MJ Hardman
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	Earl M. Herrick
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	Elizabeth D. Liddy
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	Ernest McCarus
 	Geoffrey Nunberg
	Heather McCallum-Bayliss
 	Heike Behrens
	Holly E. Jacobson - UNT HSC
 	James J. Jenkins
	James Pustejovsky
 	Jeanette Gundel
	Jeff Good
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	John Kingston
 	John Lawler
	Julie Auger
 	Karen Milligan
	Keren Rice
	Kirk Hazen
	Laura Callahan
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	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 9 anonymous donors
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	Akira Ishikawa
 	Alfredo Torrejon
 	Anja Wanner
	Anke Luedeling
 	Anne Bezuidenhout
 	Anthony R. Davis
	Antonella Sorace
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 	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
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 	Daniel Currie Hall
	Donna Lardiere
 	Edward Garrett
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	Eric J. Breck
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	Francisco Dubert
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 	Georgette Jabbour
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	Heidi Harley, University of Arizona
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	Ingo Plag
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	Jean Mulder
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	Job M. van Zuijlen
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 	Theresa Biberauer
 	Tom Wasow
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 	Veronika Koller
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