* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
LINGUIST List logo Eastern Michigan University Wayne State University *
* People & Organizations * Jobs * Calls & Conferences * Publications * Language Resources * Text & Computer Tools * Teaching & Learning * Mailing Lists * Search *
* *
LINGUIST List 19.852

Fri Mar 14 2008

Binding: The Community Together

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

To post to LINGUIST, use our convenient web form at http://linguistlist.org/LL/posttolinguist.html
        1.     linguist, Incredibly Fortunate

Message 1: Incredibly Fortunate
Date: 14-Mar-2008
From: linguist <linguistlinguistlist.org>
Subject: Incredibly Fortunate
E-mail this message to a friend

Dear LINGUIST Subscribers,

It's hard to believe that a little less than two years ago I didn't even know what
linguistics was. If someone had told me they studied linguistics, I probably would
have asked them the classic question, "So what language do you study?" Luckily,
my dad shared my passion for languages, and after he discovered linguistics, shared
that with me. Without this input I don't know where I would be today.

I've been working at LINGUIST for around a year now, and still find myself amazed
on a daily basis by the amount of content we have. I started at LINGUIST in the
summer of 2007, not even an undergraduate yet, with four courses at the University
of Michigan under my belt, and a thirst for knowledge that I think could only have
been taken care of by LINGUIST. It was an overwhelming environment to come into
just out of high school, I've learned more than I could have imagined about
linguistics, computers, and even grant-writing, experiences that I am incredibly
fortunate to have this early in my education.

I've been working on many teams here, including E-MELD, an area of LINGUIST with
recommendations for linguistic data preservation and collection, MULTITREE, a
project on creating a digital library of scholarly hypotheses about language
relationships and subgroupings, and Publications, posting TOC's, Journal Calls
for papers, and approving Journal submissions. Every time I'm posting submissions
I get sidetracked by the interesting content that the journals have, I can't help
but get ideas for projects that I would like to explore further.

It's amazing to me to think about what kind of service LINGUIST contributes to the
linguistics community. We have a system in which e-mails about job postings,
conferences, TOC's etc. are e-mailed to over 26,000 people at once, and this creates
a binding together of the community that has not been replicated in any other
field to date.

Working with intelligent linguists day-in and day-out has been an invaluable
experience, and I would like to ask you to please continue to make this possible.
We're a nonprofit organization, which has no way of continuing without your generous
contributions. Without your contributions LINGUIST could not continue to turn out
the amazing content that we do, year after year. We are willing to work as hard
as we can to ensure you continue to get this great service, but it's not possible
without you. Please continue to show you appreciate us by donating to the fund drive!

Thank you for all of your support,

Fatemeh Abdollahi

This Year the LINGUIST List hopes 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.

See below for donation instructions, and don't forget to check out our Fund Drive 
2008 LINGUIST List Circus and join us on our many shows!


There are many ways to donate to LINGUIST!

You can donate right now using our secure credit card form at  

Alternatively you can also pledge right now and pay later. To do so, go to:

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:

Cascadilla Press  
Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd
Edinburgh University Press
John Benjamins
Multilingual Matters
Cambridge University Press
MIT Press  
Oxford University Press 
Surrey Morphology Group  

Subscriber Prize Donors:

Stefan Dollinger
Suzette Haden Elgin 
Monica Macaulay 
Sandina Vasile

The LINGUIST List Hall of Fame

RING LEADERS ($1000 and over)

D Terence Langendoen 
Deutsche Sprachwiss 

LION TAMERS ($100 to $1000)
A K 
Acrisio Pires 
anita fetzer 
Anne Breitbarth 
Antonella Sorace 
Arienne Dwyer 
Barbara H Partee 
Bernard Spolsky 
Betty S. Phillips 
Carolyn Hartnett 
Catherine Rudin 
Cinzia Russi 
Claire Ramsey 
Dan I. Slobin 
Danny Moates 
David Bowie 
Elizabeth Liddy 
Emmon and Wynn Bach 
Ernest McCarus 
Ian Wilson 
Ivano Caponigro 
james corcoran 
James Kari 
Jeffrey Heath 
Jennifer Cole 
Jie Zhang 
Johanna Laakso 
John Beavers 
Keren Rice 
Kiyoko Takahashi 
Kornel Bangha 
Laura Callahan 
Linguistics Program Carleton College 
Marisa Ferrara Boston 
Michael Silverstein 
Michael Swan 
Monica Macaulay & Joe Salmons 
Northeastern University Linguistics Program 
Oleksandr Dymo 
Oliver Stegen 
Paul Chapin 
Pius ten Hacken 
Richard Hudson 
Roger Shuy 
Sanford Steever 
Shanley Allen 
Stanley Dubinsky 
Steven Pinker 
Susanne Gahl 
tom Roeper 
Ute Römer 
Veronika Koller 
Victoria Muehleisen 
Wolfgang J. Meyer 
Wynn Chao 
Zenzi M. Griffin 

- Plus 11 anonymous donors

ACROBATS ($50 to $100)

Alana Thorpe
Albin Jaques
Alison Gabriele
Amanda Brown
Amara Prasithrathsint
Ana bartra kaufmann
Andrea Berez
Ann Wehmeyer
Anna Fagan
Catherine Fortin
Claudia Kunschak
Donna Lillian
Dylan Herrick
Fabiana MacMillan
Fay Wouk
francisco Dubert
Heidi Quinn
Hortensia Curel
Howard Williams
Humphrey P van Polanen Petel
Inge Genee
Jean Mulder
Jennifer Cornish
Joaquim Barbosa
John W. Du Bois
Joost Kremers
Leslie Saxon
Lisa Galvin
Lise Menn
Loretta O'Connor
Margaret Dunham
Marianna Di Paolo
Mary Dalrymple
Mira Ariel
Ricardo Gómez López
Rick Nouwen
Robert Cirillo
Shlomo Izre'el
SJ Hannahs
Stefan Th. Gries
Susan D Fischer
Susan Meredith Burt
Tatjana Scheffler
Thomas Koller
Urtzi Etxeberria
Ute Smit
Will Fitzgerald
Yael Ziv

- Plus 6 anonymous donors
DONORS (Up to $50)

Agnes Sandor 
Amy Campbell 
Anne Schwarz 
Ashley Fidler 
ben wes 
Benedetta Bassetti 
C.L. Cannizzaro 
Catharina Peersman 
Catherine Anderson 
Cecile De Cat 
Christopher Sams 
Clare Wright 
Goh Kawai 
Gunther De Vogelaer 
Heather Taylor 
Helen Stickney 
Istvan Kecskes 
Judith Tonhauser 
Kent Johnson 
Lara Reglero 
Laurel Fais 
Liberty Lidz 
Mayrene Bentley 
Michael Yoshitaka Erlewine 
Nynke de Haas 
Rebecca Sachs 
Richard Winters 
Sandra Smith 
Sarah Harmon 
Sebastian Sauppe 
Seizi Iwata 
Stefan Karl Serwe 
Suzanne Aalberse 
Sébastien Marengo 
Tamás Biró 
Yuni Kim 

- Plus 13 anonymous donors


Cambridge University Press 
Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd 
Edinburgh University Press 
Elsevier Ltd 
Equinox Publishing Ltd 
Georgetown University Press 
Hodder Education 
John Benjamins 
Lincom GmbH 
MIT Press 
Mouton de Gruyter 
Multilingual Matters 
Narr Francke Attempto Verlag GmbH + Co. KG 
Oxford University Press 
Peter Lang AG 
Routledge (Taylor and Francis) 

Association of Editors of the Journal of Portuguese Linguistics 
Cascadilla Press 
Graduate Linguistic Students' Association, Umass 
International Pragmatics Assoc. 
Linguistic Association of Finland 
Netherlands Graduate School of Linguistics / Landelijke - LOT 
SIL International 
St. Jerome Publishing Ltd 
Utrecht institute of Linguistics 



Aarhus School of Business, University of Aarhus 
American University of Armenia 
Basis Technology 
Bridgewater State College 
Brock University 
Carriebeam Consulting 
Central Intelligence Agency 
City University of Hong Kong 
Concordia University 
Datascope Recruitment 
Denison University 
Dongduk Women's University 
Educational Testing Service 
Finnova AG Bankware 
Gallaudet University 
Global Business Network LLC (GlobNet) 
Hanyang University 
Hapax Ltd. 
Heriot-Watt University 
Higher Colleges of Technology 
Hokkaido University 
Högskolan Dalarna 
IBM Canada 
Indiana University 
Iowa State University 
Janya Inc. 
Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität 
Johann-Wolfgang-Goethe-Universität Frankfurt 
Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz 
Johns Hopkins University 
Justus Liebig Universität Gießen 
LADO International College 
Lexicon Branding 
Macquarie University 
McNeil Technologies 
Memorial University 
MITRE Corporation 
Monash South Africa 
Morgan State University 
Nangwik Services 
National Taiwan Normal University 
New York University 
Northern Arizona University 
Northwestern Institute on Complex Systems 
Northwestern University 
Nuance Communications 
Oxford University Press 
Pittsburg State University 
Queens College/CUNY 
Ruhr Universitaet Bochum 
Ruhr-Universität Bochum 
School of Oriental and African Studies 
Sensory, Inc. 
SkyGrid, Inc. 
SYSTRAN Software 
Teragram Corporation 
Test University 
The Fizzback Group 
The University of Montana 
The University of Sydney 
The University of Tromsø/The Faculty of Humanities 
U of Maryland 
University College London 
University of Aizu 
University of Alabama at Birmingham 
University of Amsterdam 
University of Arizona 
University of Bielefeld 
University of British Columbia 
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) 
University of Chicago 
University of Florida 
University of Georgia 
University of Goettingen 
University of Groningen 
University of Illinois 
University of Konstanz 
University of Macau 
University of Michigan 
University of Namur 
University of Notre Dame 
University of Nottingham, Ningbo 
University of Nottingham, Ningbo China 
University of Oregon 
University of Oslo 
University of Pennsylvania 
University of Rochester 
University of Southampton 
University of Texas - Pan American 
University of Texas at Austin 
University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg 
University of Tromso 
University of Tromsø 
University of Ulster 
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee 
University of York 
University Oldenburg 
Universität Mannheim 
Université catholique de Louvain 
Université du Québec en Outaouais 
Utrecht University; Faculty of Humanities 
Vantage Linguistics 
Yale University



Respond to list|Read more issues|LINGUIST home page|Top of issue

Please report any bad links or misclassified data

LINGUIST Homepage | Read LINGUIST | Contact us

NSF Logo

While the LINGUIST List makes every effort to ensure the linguistic relevance of sites listed
on its pages, it cannot vouch for their contents.