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Subject: Information on Fun dDrive Friday
Ladies and gentlemen:
It's that time of year again - - Fund Drive!
Nagging isn't our style; we try to
Go the extra mile and entertain our
Users with games, puzzles, and
They can't help but donate!
Welcome to The LINGUIST List "Fun dDrive Friday"! Every Friday during our annual
Fund Drive, we present our users with an alternative LINGUIST home page. As many
of you already know, this year's theme is Superheroes. For your enjoyment, we
have created a fresh look for our homepage featuring the zany work of our crew!
Showcased this year on our Fun dDrive Friday main page is our Linguist Superhero
Comic Movie, The Amazing Adventures of The Disambiguator and The C-Commandor!
Follow our heroes as they battle the wicked precriptivist wiles of The
Degenerative Gramma'. New issues of the Comic Movie will be released as our Fund
Drive progresses, so .. Stay Tuned for the next Adventure of Our Heroes!
After you have viewed The Adventures Comic Movie, see who the REAL linguistics
superheroes are by reading the short biographies on the Featured Linguist of the
Keep your suspense sky high by submitting your very own LINGUIST acrostic! You
can also participate in the acrostic contest by voting for your favorite poem!
We are offering prizes to inspire your creativity:
The top 10 winners will each receive a copy of
- Tongue's Palette (Poetry by Linguists) (2004). Andrew Sunshine and Donna Jo
Napoli (Eds). This great prize was donated by poet Lise Menn, who will also
autograph one of her poems for each winner!
The first place winner will also receive
- a one-year subscription to the online version of Labov's The Atlas of North
American English, donated by Mouton de Gruyter.
The second place winner will also receive
- a hard-cover copy of The Language Imperative authored and donated by Suzette
The third place winner will also receive
- The Studies of Foreign Languages and Culture , volumes 1, 2 and 3, authored
and donated by Gang Gu.
Check out the acrostic examples written by our crew. Like a particular poem by
the crew? Guess who wrote it by reading the crew's hometown tours!
Navigate through these - and other Super pages - via The Pig Cave, home of the
Superheroes! Please feel free to click away in The Pig Cave to find out all this
year's Fund Drive has to offer. (Hint: look for these items: key, question mark,
pigmobile, stereo speaker, comic book, flying superhero, and, of course, the
donate sign!) This year's Fund Drive is scheduled to until April 20th, but you
can help end it even sooner by making a donation to help us reach our goal of
$55,000! Remember, even a small donation really does make a difference.
All play and no work making you dull? Revivify at the real LINGUIST List homepage.
This Year the LINGUIST List hopes to raise $55,000. 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 2007
LINGUIST List Superhero Adventure 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!
We would like to thank all of the publishers and subscribers who
donated prizes for this year's Fund Drive games, puzzles, and
Publisher Prize Donors:
Edinburgh University Press
Mouton de Gruyter
Subscriber Prize Donors:
Greville G. Corbett
Rosa J. Garcia B. Cordova
Suzette Haden Elgin
Claus Dieter Pusch
The LINGUIST List Hall of Fame
SUPERHEROES ($1000 and over)
HEROES ($100 to $1000)
Emily M. Bender
Marisa Ferrara Boston
Stefan Th. Gries
- Plus 3 anonymous donors
SUPPORTERS ($50 to $100)
Humphrey van Polanen Petel
Scott G McGinnis
Susan Meredith Burt
- Plus one anonymous donor
DONORS (Up to $50)
Betty S. Phillips
Evelyn E. Feliciano
J I Huettner
K. David Harrison
Kathleen Currie Hall
WIM VANDENBUSSCHE, VRIJE UNIVERSITEIT BRUSSEL
- Plus 10 anonymous donors
MAJOR SUPPORTING PUBLISHERS
Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd
Edinburgh University Press
European Language Resources Association - ELRA
Georgetown University Press
Mouton de Gruyter
Oxford University Press
Peter Lang AG
OTHER SUPPORTING PUBLISHERS
International Pragmatics Assoc.
Linguistic Assoc. of Finland
Netherlands Graduate School of Linguistics / Landelijke - LOT
St. Jerome Publishing Ltd.
Basis Technology Corporation
Bridgewater State College
Butler Hill Group
City University of Hong Kong
Darmstadt University of Technology
Dongduk Women's University
English School Sunny Plus
Grove City College
Gyeonggi English Village
Hablamos Juntos - UCSF
Humboldt Universität zu Berlin
Indiana University - Bloomington
Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität Frankfurt/Main
Johns Hopkins University
Kent State University
KNOVA Software, Inc.
La Trobe University
Leibniz Universität Hannover
Lexicon Branding, Inc.
Linguistic Data Consortium, University of Pennsylvania
Louisiana State University
Maher Language Institute (MLI)
McNeil Technologies, Inc.
Michigan State University
Monterey Institute of International Studies
National Sun Yat-sen University
National Taiwan Normal University
Nemours/AI duPont Hospital for Children
Nordic CoE in Microcomparative Syntax
Nuance Communications, Inc.
Q-go Netherlands bv
Radboud University Nijmegen
San Diego State University
Seattle Pacific University
Simon Fraser University
SOAS, University of London
Stony Brook University
SYSTRAN Software, Inc.
The Australian National University
The State University of New York at Buffalo
University College London
University of Aberdeen
University of Alaska Fairbanks
University of Alberta
University of Arizona
University of British Columbia
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
University of California, San Diego
University of California, Santa Barbara
University of Chicago
University of Cologne
University of Delaware
University of Edinburgh
University of Geneva
University of Hamburg (Germany)
University of Leeds
University of Mary Washington
University of Maryland
University of Maryland University College
University of Michigan
University of Mississippi
University of Missouri-Rolla
University of Neuchatel
University of Nottingham, Ningbo, China
University Of Oregon
University of Oxford
University of Pittsburgh
University of Potsdam
University of Texas at San Antonio
University of Trento (Italy)
University of Tromsø
University of Utah
University of Wales, Bangor
University of Washington
University of Wolverhampton
University of York
Voice Signal Technologies, Inc,
Wake Forest University
Wayne State University
Yuan Ze University
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