LINGUIST List 16.798

Wed Mar 16 2005

FYI: Funding for Endangered Linguistics Resource

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        1.     linguist, Fund Drive 2005 Begins!
        2.     linguist, How to Donate
        3.     linguist, Contributors

Message 1: Fund Drive 2005 Begins!

Date: 16-Mar-2005
From: linguist <>
Subject: Fund Drive 2005 Begins!

In this message:
* We need your help!
* Why this year won't be like last year... (Phew!)
* Beautiful fashion accessories!
* More Fun Ddrive Fun!

Dear Subscribers,

It's that beautiful time of year again, when the Michigan snow is
melting away, the flowers are just starting to push through and the
LINGUIST piggybank starts feel a little light. It's time for...

The LINGUIST List Annual Fund Drive!

Yes, that time when your dedicated team of Graduate Assistants and
Professors asks you to reflect on what LINGUIST means to you, both
professionally and personally. And then to put an approximate dollar
figure on that.

Regular readers will recall the marathon Fund Drive last year that
lasted slightly longer than our usual six weeks. We'd like to assure
you that this year will be *very* different!

Firstly, we have strictly calculated our budget requirements for the
remainder of the year and arrived at the following figure for our Fund
Drive Goal 2005: USD 48,867.

(Please note that this does not include coffee - crew intake of which is
often dangerously high, particularly during Fund Drive - so any extra
pennies you can drop into the piggybank will always be most graciously

Secondly, Fund Drive will run for strictly *four* weeks and four weeks
only, from today through to Friday April 8th. Please, please, please
help us reach our goal in that time!

Finally, we want to make it as easy as possible for you and your peers
to contribute. Please see for
all the information you need on donate, coordinate your school's grad
school challenge attempt, and choose your premium!

Of course the whole crew and advisors will be working hard to keep you
entertained for the next four weeks, so keep your eyes peeled for
upcoming Fun Fund Drive messages!

Some things to look forward to:
- The LINGUIST Limerick Contest!
- A Scavenger Hunt around!
- Great publisher giveaways!

Please support your LINGUIST List today:

Thank you,
The LINGUIST List Crew

Message 2: How to Donate

Date: 16-Mar-2005
From: linguist <>
Subject: How to Donate

This Year the LINGUIST List hope to raise $48,867. 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.

Alternatively you can also pledge right now and pay later.

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

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!

Message 3: Contributors

Date: 16-Mar-2005
From: linguist <>
Subject: Contributors

LINGUIST Contributors

Angels ($1000 and over)

Mainstays ($100 to $1000)
Andrew Carnie
D. Terence Langendoen
John M.Lawler
Utilika Foundation

Supporters ($100 to $1000)
Elena Valenzuela
Jane H Hill

Donors (Up to $50)

* * * * *

Supporting Publishers

- Major Supporters
Cascadilla Press
Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd
Edinburgh University Press
Elsevier Ltd.
Equinox Publishing Ltd.
Hodder Arnold
John Benjamins
Lawrence Erlbaum Associates
Lincom GmbH
MIT Press
Mouton de Gruyter
Oxford University Press

- Supporters
Graduate Linguistic Students' Assoc., Umass
International Pragmatics Assoc.
Kingston Press Ltd
MIT Working Papers in Linguistics
Multilingual Matters
Pacific Linguistics
Palgrave Macmillan
SIL International
St. Jerome Publishing Ltd.
Utrecht Institute of Linguistics / LOT Netherlands Graduate School of Linguistic

* * * * *

Agder University College
City University of Hong Kong
Cymfony, Inc.
East Carolina University
McGill University
McNeil Technologies, Inc.
McNeil Technologies, Inc.
Meertens Institute
Nstein Technologies inc.
Portland State University
Saarland University, Saarbruecken, Germany
University of Cologne, Germany
University of Minnesota Duluth
University of Ulster
University of Windsor

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