From: linguist <linguistlinguistlist.org>
Subject: University of Washington is in the lead
Ready, Set ... Donate!
University of Washington is currently ahead ...
but Michigan State isn't far behind ...
And all of last week, University of Toronto led the pack.
What is it we're referring to? Why, it's the Grad School Challenge!
Every year generous students and faculty dig deep into their pockets
to support the LINGUIST List - and in the past three years, we've
given them the opportunity to use their donation to publicize their
school. Each day the leading school has their logo and name
prominently displayed on the LINGUIST List homepage, along with a link
to the school's homepage. We think it's a good way to bring your
school to the attention of the linguistics community in a positive
way.as having an active, loyal, and public-spirited faculty and
Some schools actually organize group donations and challenge other
schools to match them. Last year, west coast challenged east coast,
with Stanford and U. of Arizona challenging UMass and MIT. At Purdue
one year, students challenged faculty to match all student donations.
Our heartfelt thanks go out to the generous individuals who not only
give their money, but also give their time, organizing such efforts to
help LINGUIST List continue. (Note to coordinators: we try to make
easier for you by providing a sample email and encouraging posters on
Along with our thanks, we also have some prizes for the winning
schools. Most of these were donated by generous subscribers and
So look at the list of prizes below, then go to
http://linguistlist.org/donation/ to donate to make your school a
winner in the Grad School Challenge.
Remember that anyone can donate - you don't have to be a grad student,
only loyal to your school!
List of Prizes
Prize 1: a one-year subscription to Discourse & Communication,
generously donated by Sage.
Prize 2: a free subscription to the online version of Labov's The
Atlas of North American English, generously donated by Mouton de
Prize 3: One of these five prizes generously donated by Continuum:
(selection order will correspond with order of winners)
Key Terms in Semiotics
by Martin Bronwen and Felizitas Ringham
An Introduction to Language and Linguistics
by Christopher J. Hall
An Introduction to Syntax
by Edith A. Moravcsik
by John Olsson
Words, Meaning and Vocabulary (2nd Edition)
by Howard Jackson and Etienne Ze Amvela
Because of the generosity of our publishers and subscribers, we are
able to offer exciting prizes to the top five schools in the Grad
The first place school will receive all three prizes below.
The second place school will receive prizes 2 and 3.
The third, fourth, and fifth place schools will receive prize 3.
The University of Washington, Michigan State University, and the
University of Toronto all in a close race for the lead in this first
stretch of the challenge. But where is the east coast showing? Don't
get left behind - Organize your Grad School Challenge!
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!
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organization. Our Federal Tax number is 38-6005986. These donations can be offset against
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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
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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)
Arienne M. Dwyer
Cathy Sin Ping WONG
Dan Finer and Ellen Broselow
Earl M Herrick
Emily M. Bender
Fiona Mc Laughlin
Marisa Ferrara Boston
Stefan Th. Gries
Surrey Morphology Group SMG
- Plus 4 anonymous donors
SUPPORTERS ($50 to $100)
Catherine Fortin and Blake Howald
Humphrey van Polanen Petel
Klaus P. Schneider
Linguistics Program, Northeastern University
Loraine K. Obler
Scott G McGinnis
Susan D Fischer
Susan Meredith Burt
Suzanne van der Feest
- Plus 5 anonymous donors
DONORS (Up to $50)
Betty S. Phillips
Evelyn E. Feliciano
Igor Z. Zagar
J I Huettner
K. David Harrison
Kathleen Currie Hall
Mary C. Gruber
Nynke de Haas
Suzanne Evans Wagner
WIM VANDENBUSSCHE, VRIJE UNIVERSITEIT BRUSSEL
- Plus 17 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
Royal Museum for Central Africa
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 Essex
University of Geneva
University of Groningen, Faculty of Arts
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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