LINGUIST List 15.892

Tue Mar 16 2004

All: Your Donations Fund Our Staff!

Editor for this issue: Sarah Murray <>


  1. linguist, The Cost of a Grad Student...
  2. linguist, How to Donate...
  3. linguist, Contributors So Far....

Message 1: The Cost of a Grad Student...

Date: 16 Mar 2004 08:54:18 -0000
From: linguist <>
Subject: The Cost of a Grad Student...

All throughout the fund drive we tell you over and over again that
your donations go to support our graduate students. Well, we thought
that we would spell out how much it costs to fund our students so that
you can get an idea of why you support is so crucial!

Cost of a Graduate Assistants (GA), Student workers and Trainees at

LINGUIST List offers job opportunities to various types of
students. There are GAs, student workers, trainees and permanent

A GA is a student studying in graduate program at EMU and works for a
department. This position is a position with responsibilities when
some body is at the organization like LINGUIST List. Here a GA works
in his own area of expertise for the linguist community and to serve
them at best. A GA assumes all responsibility for the work area and
has an obligation to work for the department for a contracted
period. For his/her work department pays for tuition fees with a
stipend. Thus a GA is an investment for the department. LINGUIST List
pays $11/hour as stipend and since LL offers it services to
international community, it also hires international students also to
have in-house expertise in languages. We have people who speak
Italian, UK English, Hindi, Talgu, Tamil, Kannada, Japanese, Chinese,
German, Spanish and French etc. Isn't this a great combination of a

LINGUIST List also pays for tuition fees for its GAs. Current rate of
tuition fees is 548.10/credit hour for international students and
$270.25 as instate tuition fees which means 9,866/academic year for
one international GA and $4,865/ academic year for instate student. LL
has five international GAs and four full time and one half-time
instate GA. This means $71,219/academic year if all GAs take 18 credit
hour (6 classes a year). Also each GA work for about 20 hours per week
during fall/winter semesters (about 35 weeks). This will add another
$77,000 paid as stipend. Tuition mainly comes from grants but stipend
is managed from other sources out of which major source is
donations. Total: $148,219/year. Though most of the tuition fees is
covered by grants, we still need your help as grants do not cover most
of stipend part.

Student workers are temporary employees hired for some specific
task. LL employs graduate students for various tasks including
database programmers for database mining, fashion designers for gift
premium design and various important tasks to run LL smoothly. LL
compensate them $11/hour and they usually work 10 hours/week. LL
currently has 5 student workers. This will cost about $19,250/year for
fall and winter work. This expense is solely financed by you, all
generous donors. Main objective of fund drive is to generate fund for
paying stipend and student worker salary. Thus, to keep LL running and
to 'feed' these hard workers, your donations are most
appreciated. Total: $19,250/year

Other than this, LL also offers Curricular/Optional Practical
Training. We have 2 students working on OPT and one on CPT. They get
paid $12/hour. Students on OPT work for 40 hours/week and on CPT work
for 9 hours/week. Total: $37,380/year

Observing all these figures totaling $204,849/year, you can imagine
under how much pressure these 'poor' students work. Linguist List is
supported by payment for publisher services and also donations for
posting job announcements. The rest of the money needed to fund the
students is provided by you, our donors! As donors to the LINGUIST
List, you provide the financial fuel to the LINGUIST List crew
developing and maintaining the best linguistics website. We depend on
your support to keep LINGUIST running!

Your Financial Editor,
Himanshu Dalal
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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

Mainstays ($100 to $1000) 
	Arienne M. Dwyer
	Bernadine W. Raiskums
	Laura Callahan
	Mary Bucholtz
	Michael Silverstein
	Minako O'Hagan
	World Wide Words
	- Plus 3 anonymous donors
Supporters ($50 to $100) 
	Anne Bezuidenhout
	Centro Giacomo Piuccini - Italian language school
	Christopher Johnson
	Edward Garrett
	Joseph F. Eska
	Mira Ariel
	School of East Asian Studies, University of Sheffield
	Shanley Allen
	Stefano Bertolo
	Veronika Koller
	- Plus one anonymous donor
Donors (Up to $50) 
	Adam Schembri
	Anders Ahlqvist
	Diana C. Cook
	Heather Lee Taylor
	James L. Fidelholtz, Rosa G. Montes
	Olena Drozd
	Ora Matushansky
	Richard Waltereit
	Uri Strauss
	Ute Smit
	- Plus 3 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 



Babel Technologies SA 
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 
National Chi Nan University 
National University of Singapore 
Northern Illinois University 
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory 
Princeton University 
Queen Mary, University of London 
Saarland University 
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi 
The George Washington University 
The Ohio State University 
The State University of New York at Buffalo 
The University of Auckland 
Toshiba Research Europe Ltd 
TUniversity at Albany 
University oc Cyprus 
University of British Columbia 
University of Colorado 
University of Edinburgh 
University of Groningen 
University of Maryland, College Park 
University of Massachusetts/Amherst 
University of Puerto Rico-R�o Piedras 
University of Victoria 
Villanova University 
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