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LINGUIST List 21.1194

Wed Mar 10 2010

Historical: Linguists, Can You Join In?

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        1.     linguist, Anthony Aristar Is Challenging You!

Message 1: Anthony Aristar Is Challenging You!
Date: 10-Mar-2010
From: linguist <linguistlinguistlist.org>
Subject: Anthony Aristar Is Challenging You!
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Dear Historical Linguists: 

Yes, I know these are hard times... and it's hard to give money when
you're wondering what the future will bring. But the fact is that I
would love to see historical linguists trounce the other disciplines.
One of my students asked me last year what it was like in the "old days"
when historical linguistics was 'the' linguistics discipline. I realized
that either I looked far older than I had thought... Or perhaps my
teaching had just been downright misleading... So, after I had recovered
my equilibrium, I explained that I - even I, the ancient I - had not
been born when historical linguistics was that far up the food chain...

And that set me thinking, now that our fund drive is on. Why 'isn't'
historical linguistics more prominent today? It's so much fun, to start
with, and when you're doing it you get a wonderful sense of the past and
the present, all melding into one beautiful whole. You can explain so
much of the present by looking at what once was; for a language as it
now exists is so much a product of its history.

Well, I don't know if we can magically bring historical linguistics back
to where it used to be: fashions change, and academia is no exception.
But I know one thing for sure: we could certainly win a challenge in the
disciplines, and trounce everyone (especially syntax!) if we really want!

So here's my challenge: I'll donate $300 myself if historical linguists
will raise $400 more. That will put us over $1000, and top of the heap!
Will you help, historical linguists?

Donate now:
https://linguistlist.org/donation/donate/donate1.cfm

Anthony




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Donated Prizes by Publishers

Association of Editors of the Journal of Portuguese Linguistics
1. One year subscription of Journal of Portuguese Linguistics to donors

Cascadilla Press
1. Boucher, Paul (Ed), Many Morphologies (2002)
2. Macaulay, Monica, Surviving Linguistics. A Guide for Graduate Students (2006)
3. Face, Timothy, Guide to the Phonetic Symbols of Spanish, (2008)
4. Ewald, Jennifer, and Edstrom, Anne, (Eds), El Español a través de la 
    lingüística. Preguntas y Respuestas (2008)

Cambridge Scholars Publishing
1. A set of complete works by an author (from our literary classics section) by 
   winner's choice:http://www.c-s-p.org/csp3/search.py/main?author=&title=&keyword=complete+works

Cambridge University Press
1. Matras, Yaron, Language Contact, Cambridge Textbooks in Linguistics (2009)
2. Uriagereka, Juan, Syntactic Anchors. on Semantic Structuring, Cambridge 
   Studies in Linguistics 118 (2008)

Continuum
1. Johnson, Sally, and Ensslin, Astrid (Eds), Language and the Media, Advances 
   in Sociolinguistics (2007)
2. Schane, Sanford, Language and the Law (2006)

Editora Europolis
1. Vasile, Sandina-Iulia, Les Articulations Logiques du Discours en Perspective 
   Traductologique (2005)

Elsevier
1. We would like to offer 5 x personal one year online subscriptions to the Elsevier 
   linguistics journal of the winner's choice: 
Assessing Writing, Computers and Composition, English for Specific Purposes, 
Journal of Communication Disorders, Journal of English for Academic Purposes, 
Journal of Fluency Disorders, Journal of Phonetics, Journal of Pragmatics, Journal 
of Second Language Writing, Language and Communication, Language Sciences, 
Lingua, Linguistics and Education, System

Equinox
1. Forey, Gail, and Thompson, Geoff (Eds), Text Type and Texture (2009)
2. Lantolf, James, and Poehner, Matthew (Eds), Sociocultural Theory and the 
   Teaching of Second Languages (2008)
3. Banks, David, The Development of Scientific Writing. Linguistic Features and 
   historical Context (2008)
4. Baker, Paul, Sexed Texts. Language, Gender and Sexuality (2008)
5. Hrubaru, Florica, and Comes, Elena (Eds), Énonciation et Création Littéraire (2006)

Mouton de Gruyter
1. Bergs, Alexander, and Diewald, Gabriele (Eds), Trends in Linguistics. Constructions 
   and Language Change (2008)

Multilingual Matters
1. 2 copies of De Houwer, Annick, Bilingual First Language Acquisition
2. 2 copies of Lo Bianco, Joseph (et al)(Eds), China and English
3. 10% discount to everyone who donates during Fund Drive on any of their 
   linguistics titles.

The MIT Press
1. Miyagawa, Shigeru, Why Agree? Why Move? Unifying Agreement-Based and 
   Discourse-Configurational Languages, Linguistic Inquiry Monograph 
   Fifty-Four (2010)
2. Frampton, John, Distributed Reduplication, Linguistic Inquiry monograph 
   Fifty-Two (2009)
3. Landau, Idan, The Locative Syntax of Experiencers, Linguistic Inquiry Monograph 
   Fifty-Three (2010)
4. Bickerton, Derek; Szathmáry, Eörs, (Eds) Biological Foundations and Origin of 
   Syntax (2009)

Oxford University Press
1. McNally, Louise, and Kennedy, Christopher, Adjectives and Adverbs.Syntax, 
   Semantics, and Discourse(2008)
2. Gundel, Jeanette K, and Hedberg, Nancy (Eds), Reference. Interdisciplinary 
   Perspectives (2008)
3. Solé, Maria-Josep, Speeter Beddor, Patrice, and Ohala, Manjari (Eds), Experimental 
   Appriaches to Phonology (2007)

Pagijong Press
1. Ko, Yong-Kun (et al) (Eds), Whither morphology in the New Millenium? (2006)

Routledge (Taylor & Francis)
1. Susan Hunston and David Oakey, Introducing Applied Linguistics: Key Concepts 
   and Skills
2. Susan J. Behrens and Judith A. Parker (Eds), Language in the Real World: 
   An Introduction to Linguistics

Verbum
1. Pratt, Comfort, El Español del Noroeste e Luisiana

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