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LINGUIST List 20.1143

Sun Mar 29 2009

2: Good Reasons to Donate

Editor for this issue: Maria Moreno-Rollins <marialinguistlist.org>

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        1.     linguist, Letter from Helen Aristar-Dry         2.     linguist, Cascadilla Press Contest Started! Donate to Win!

Message 1: Letter from Helen Aristar-Dry
Date: 29-Mar-2009
From: linguist <linguistlinguistlist.org>
Subject: Letter from Helen Aristar-Dry
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Dear LINGUIST Subscribers,

The LINGUIST List Fund Drive isn't going well this year.
Normally we collect about $2,000 per day in the first 10
days of the Drive; this year, after 13 days of earnest
effort on the part of our students, we have collected
only $16,400 - that's almost $10,000 less than what we need
just to be on par with previous years' donation.
Of course, we expected some difficulty. With the economic
news so grim, it is very hard to donate to anything with
wholehearted enthusiasm.

This year, when I contemplate donating to the causes
that I usually support, I hesitate, feeling that I need
a really good reason, just to counter all the voices,
internal and external, that seem to be urging frugality.
So let me try to give you a good reason-actually, two good
reasons-for donating to LINGUIST List. The first is
investment in your own professional life, and the second
is investment in the kind of students who represent the
future of the discipline.

1. Profession: for nearly 20 years now, LL has brought you
up-to-date information about linguistics calls, conferences,
jobs, books, articles, dissertations, projects, funding
sources, and so on and on. It has provided services
like NoticeBoard, Ask-A-Linguist, hosting and archiving of
linguistics discussion lists, hosting of language-related
websites and of the OLAC search engine, and-new this year
-- the Student Internships Register , the Student Portal,
and Easy Abs, a free abstracts submission and review facility.

Now, of course, there are ways we could improve, and perhaps
there are other sites that perform one or more of these
functions better than we do. But there is an advantage to
having a central clearinghouse for information relating to
what I might call the 'administrative infrastructure' of
the discipline. If LL were to disappear this year because
of lack of support, either it would have to be reinvented
later somewhere else or busy professionals like yourself
would have to get used to collecting such information on
your own from scattered sources. I am old enough to
remember the bad old days when we all wasted an inordinate
amount of time just finding out what jobs and conferences
were available. And it cost money as well as time
(remember paying for a printed jobs bulletin?).

LINGUIST now does all that information-gathering for you.
We have already undertaken the publicity efforts needed to
make employers, editors, and organizers centralize their
posting; we have developed the systems necessary to
categorize their announcements by subfield and language,
and to cross-reference people, information, and services.
Via two NSF-funded projects, we are trying to provide you
with innovative mapping and genetic tree interfaces to all
our language-relevant information. Why let LINGUIST die
and later start over somewhere else? Doesn't it make 'good
investment sense' to help sustain LINGUIST instead?

2. Students: for nearly 20 years, LL has also been supporting
outstanding students who go on to become practicing linguists.
Eastern Michigan University, where LL is situated, has no
doctoral program in linguistics, but-thanks to your donations
and support - in the past 18 years, LINGUIST has been able to
fund the M.A. degrees of over 100 highly talented students
from all over the world. Over half of these 'LL alums' have
entered a top Ph.D. program in linguistics either in the US
or abroad. But many -if not most - of these would never
have been able to advance past the B.A., had it not been for
your support.

These students are bright, responsible, eager to learn, and
extraordinarily dedicated. If you haven't done so already,
read some of the letters that they have been writing during
Fund Drive. You will see the diversity of their backgrounds,
how much they feel they are learning at LL, how intent they
are on doing the best job possible, and how grateful they
are for the support that is making their education possible.
See, for example,

Please support them again this year.

I called my two reasons for donating to LINGUIST 'investments'
because that is what I think they are: money donated now will
yield future returns. But nowhere is that clearer to me than
in the contribution you can make to the support of these great
linguistics students. Unlike other investments, this one is a
sure thing: if you fund their M.A.'s , they will go on to
advanced degrees or careers in linguistics; and the discipline
will profit for many years to come.


Yours sincerely,


Helen Aristar-Dry
LINGUIST Moderator
Prof. of Linguistics, EMU

Message 2: Cascadilla Press Contest Started! Donate to Win!
Date: 29-Mar-2009
From: linguist <linguistlinguistlist.org>
Subject: Cascadilla Press Contest Started! Donate to Win!
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Dear Subscribers,

We have exciting news! Donate now to get an extra

Cascadilla Press is bringing you a new contest!
Donate the most between 12am and 10am (Eastern Time)
and be the winner of a title offered by Cascadilla
Press! During this period of time, we will be
tracking the donor who contributes the most. If you
are the one, you will be able to choose from one of
the titles offered by Cascadilla Press.

View the titles for this contest at:

Do not miss this chance to win a great book while
contributing to LINGUIST. All your donations go
straight to support the education of the gra students
who make LINGUIST possible. Help us provide this
support to them and a great service to the whole
linguistics community!

Donate now at:


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 
2009 LINGUIST List Restaurant and join us for a delightful treat!


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