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LINGUIST List 17.856

Tue Mar 21 2006

Home: Finding her Way to LINGUIST

Editor for this issue: Gayathri Sriram <gayatrilinguistlist.org>

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        1.     linguist, Editor Jessica Boynton on Joining LINGUIST
        2.     linguist, How to Donate
        3.     linguist, Prizes
        4.     linguist, Contributors

Message 1: Editor Jessica Boynton on Joining LINGUIST
Date: 21-Mar-2006
From: linguist <linguistlinguistlist.org>
Subject: Editor Jessica Boynton on Joining LINGUIST

My mother and I used to just go driving sometimes. We'd take a deck
of cards and assign each one to a direction, then just flip through
the deck and see where it took us. The only rule was that we couldn't
try to remember how we got anywhere - the things we saw, the places
where we ate, the people we met were all just fated for that trip,
that moment in time. I plan my life a little more carefully than I
used to plan my road-trips, but I still let the moment take me places.
I chose to come to EMU before I'd even ever heard of LINGUIST. I
came here because it felt like the right thing to do. I started out
with a major in linguistics having only read a book or two on the
subject. I threw myself into it because I was in love with the idea
of it.

When I joined the LINGUIST crew, it wasn't because I thought it would
get me places. I joined because it felt like home.I can't deny that
my work at LINGUIST has given me tangible benefits toward my future
career. In representing LINGUIST at conferences and to visitors at
home, I've met and learned from inspiring linguists from across the
globe. In working with E-MELD, I've learned all about digital language
documentation and met with some of the top documentary linguists in
the field. The true value of LINGUIST to me, however, is not defined
by what it can get me. It is defined by what it is.LINGUIST is the
opportunity to become part of the linguistics community.

Starting at LINGUIST as an undergraduate catapulted me into a
professional environment at an earlier time than most students. As
a result, I already feel at home chatting with fellow linguists and
sending off abstracts to conferences.LINGUIST is the ability to do
work that really contributes to my field of study. Every day I
come in and do work that interests me and is truly valuable to my
colleagues. I love my job, and I get to do fantastic things for
it. LINGUIST is the online hub of linguistics, providing all of
us with useful information.

We find our PhD programs, our jobs, our conferences, our web-resources
and our books on the LINGUIST website. We can ask questions and
participate in discussions. Through associated projects we can learn
about digital language documentation and find information about other
linguists, and will soon be able to access language maps and multiple
renditions of language family trees.

LINGUIST is a free resource because we are funded by reader support.
Students, professors, professionals and people who are just plain
fascinated by linguistics donate so that this resource can remain
useful and free to everyone. People just like you have shown their
support, even if they've only been able to afford a small donation.
Please spare what you can, so that LINGUIST can continue to be
everything it is to all of us.
Message 2: How to Donate
Date: 21-Mar-2006
From: linguist <linguistlinguistlist.org>
Subject: How to Donate

This Year the LINGUIST List hopes to raise $52,932. This money will go to help
keep the List running by supporting all of our Student Editors for the coming year.

See below for donation instructions, and don't forget to check out our Fund
Drive 2006 LINGUIST List Cruise for some Fund Drive fun!


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: Prizes
Date: 21-Mar-2006
From: linguist <linguistlinguistlist.org>
Subject: Prizes

Prize Donors

Cascadilla Press
Estudios de Sociolingüstica
John Benjamins
The Linguistic Association of Finland
Multilingual Matters
MultiLingual magazine
Speculative Grammarian
The Surrey Morphology Group


Paul G. Chapin
Katherine Chen
Madalena Cruz-Ferreira
Dr. Gabriel Dorta
Suzette Haden Elgin
Gang Gu
Elly van Gelderen
Sara Laviosa
Carol Myers-Scotton
Loraine K. Obler, Ph.D
Ana María Ortega and María Luisa Pérez
Pernille Pennington
Claus Pusch
Michael Swan

Message 4: Contributors
Date: 21-Mar-2006
From: linguist <linguistlinguistlist.org>
Subject: Contributors

The LINGUIST List Hall of Fame

ANGELS ($1000 and over)

Arnold Zwicky

MAINSTAYS ($100 to $1000)

Andrew Carnie
Bernadine W. Raiskums
Cinzia Russi
Cynthia Tia Linn Johnson
Danny Moates
Edward Garrett
elly van gelderen
Ernest McCarus
Geoff Nathan and Margaret Winters
Heike Behrens
Jeff Good
John Lawler
John Nerbonne
Julie Auger
Katy Carlson
Keren Rice
Laura Callahan
Line Mikkelsen
Michael Silverstein
Monica Macaulay and Joe Salmons
Neil Olsen
Revue Romane
Rochelle Lieber
Shanley Allen
Stefan Th. Gries
Ute Römer
Wendy Wilkins
Zenzi Griffin

- Plus 2 anonymous donors

SUPPORTERS ($50 to $100)

Carol A. Klee
Catherine Anderson
Clyde Hankey
Deborah Anderson
Eduardo Urios-Aparisi
Georgetown University - Graduate Student Linguistics Association
Hortènsia Curell
Irina Temnikova
Judith Meinschaefer
Katherine Appleby
Kathleen M. Ward
Laura Downing
Lisa Galvin
Maite Taboada
Mary Zdrojkowski
Naomi Fox
Nicole Dehe
Robert Hagiwara
Scott McGinnis
Stanley Dubinsky
Veronika Koller
Wolfgang J. Meyer

- Plus 4 anonymous donors

DONORS (Up to $50)

Albert Ortmann
Amina Mettouchi
Bonny Sands
Chris Sams
Christopher Becker
Dimitrios Ntelitheos
Fay Wouk
Heike Zinsmeister
Jean-Marc Dewaele
John Beavers
Judith Tonhauser
Kat Dziwirek
Linda Apse
Maher Awad
Mayrene Bentley
Mohammad Haji-Abdolhosseini
Peter Slomanson
Sandra W. Smith
Sherril Condon
Shlomo Izre'el
Stefan Dollinger
Susan D Fischer
Theres Grueter
V J Fedson

- Plus 3 anonymous donors



Blackwell Publishing
Cambridge University Press
Cascadilla Press
Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd
Edinburgh University Press
European Language Resources Association
Georgetown University Press
Hodder Arnold
John Benjamins
Lawrence Erlbaum Associates
Lincom GmbH
MIT Press
Mouton de Gruyter
Multilingual Matters
Oxford University Press
Palgrave Macmillan

Anthropological Linguistics
CSLI Publications
Graduate Linguistic Students' Assoc. Umass
International Pragmatics Assoc.
Kingston Press Ltd
Linguistic Assoc. of Finland
MIT Working Papers in Linguistics
Netherlands Graduate School of Linguistics / Landelijke
Pacific Linguistics
SIL International
St. Jerome Publishing Ltd.
Utrecht institute of Linguistics



Aptima, Inc.
Arizona State University
Bilkent University
Birkbeck, University of London
Bucknell University
City University of Hong Kong
Concordia University
Dublin City University
European Bioinformatics Institute
Gallaudet University
Georgetown University
H5 Technologies
Harvard University Institute of English Language
Language Analysis Systems, Inc.
McGill University
Michigan State University
National Security Agency
National Tsing Hua University
North-West University
Northeastern Illinois University
Northwestern University
OFAI - Austrian Research Inst. for AI
Priberam Informática
Simon Fraser University
Stanford University
Swarthmore College
SYSTRAN Software Inc.
Szanca Solutions, Inc.
Thomson Legal & Regulatory
Tufts University
United Arab Emirates University
Universitaet Konstanz
Universitaet Leipzig
University of Alberta
University of British Columbia
University of Calgary
University of Chicago
University of Cincinnati
University of Cyprus
University of Edinburgh
University of Florida
University of Fribourg, Suisse
University of Goettingen
University of Hamburg
University of Heidelberg
University of Helsinki
University of Illinois
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC)
University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban
University of Leipzig
University of Maryland
University of Maryland, College Park
University of Melbourne
University of Michigan
University of Oregon
University of Pittsburgh
University of Potsdam
University of Reading
University of Rochester
University of Southampton
University of Southern Denmark
University of Texas at Austin
University of Victoria
Universität Tübingen
Université de Neuchâtel
Université du Québec Montréal
Voice Signal Technologies
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

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