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Mon Mar 01 2010

3, 2, 1: Blast Off!

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Message 1: Join us in the launch of Fund Drive 2010
Date: 01-Mar-2010
From: linguist <linguistlinguistlist.org>
Subject: Join us in the launch of Fund Drive 2010
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Dear Subscribers, 

It's never a happy time for us when Fund-Drive comes around again, for we
hate asking for money. The simple fact is, however, that the LINGUIST List
survives on the kindness and generosity of our colleagues. You can see
that we have very little choice.

The LINGUIST List began from very small beginnings: we were just an
academic mailing list at the start. Perhaps because of that, we've never had
anything like a firm financial basis for what we do. We'd love it if we had it,
of course; but unless some generous person gives us an endowment, we'll
have to keep on asking for money each year, so we can go on giving the
discipline the services the List provides.

You know, I hope, that all the money you give us goes to the students who run
LINGUIST. Faculty work for LINGUIST as well, here at Eastern Michigan
University and at the University of Wisconsin at Madison; but none of us are
compensated for the time we spend at the List. But the students do not have
the ability to survive without an income. These students are wonderful people:
devoted to linguistics, determined to make it their career, hard-working and
intelligent. To me, they just seem wonderful. You can meet them each year
at LSA, and see that I'm not exaggerating. They work for very small salaries,
but you could not ask for a harder-working group of young people. They come
to us from everywhere, not just the USA: we have had students from Great
Britain, Germany, Sweden, Poland, Indonesia, China, Japan, India, Argentina
and Russia. Indeed, we make an effort to attract students from everywhere: they
add so much richness to our enterprise. We've been working to improve our
outreach, and this year, for the first time, we will be able to offer visas to
international students who wish to be part of our internship program.

I wish it were not so costly to pay these fine young people, but without them we
would be able to offer you no services at all. They are the ones who do almost
all the work, and do it wonderfully. They are worth every penny it costs us to
provide them with a small living. And we are always aware that they are the
future of the discipline, and that one day they will be professors and researchers
too, helping drive linguistics to greater understanding of human language. And
that feels like a wonderful thing to be encouraging.

So we are asking you to help us again this year to reach our goal in this
fund-drive of 2010. Whatever you give will be for a really excellent cause:
supporting these young people as they work towards their degrees, and
become our colleagues.

Anthony Aristar and Helen Aristar-Dry

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This Year the LINGUIST List hopes to raise $65,000. 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 Space Fund 
Drive 2010 and join us for a great journey!

http://linguistlist.org/fund-drive/2010/

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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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See who has donated this year: http://linguistlist.org/donation/contributors.cfm. 
We would like to thank all our generous donors for their continued support of 
LINGUIST.

MAJOR SUPPORTING PUBLISHERS

Cambridge Scholars Publishing: http://www.c-s-p.org
Cascadilla Press: http://www.cascadilla.com/
Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd: http://www.continuumbooks.com
De Gruyter Mouton: http://www.degruyter.com/mouton
Edinburgh University Press: http://www.eup.ed.ac.uk/
Elsevier Ltd: http://www.elsevier.com/linguistics
Emerald Group Publishing Limited: http://www.emeraldinsight.com/
Georgetown University Press: http://www.press.georgetown.edu
John Benjamins: http://www.benjamins.com/
Lincom GmbH: http://www.lincom.eu
MIT Press: http://mitpress.mit.edu/
Multilingual Matters: http://www.multilingual-matters.com/
Oxford University Press: http://www.oup.com/us
Peter Lang AG: http://www.peterlang.com
Rodopi: http://www.rodopi.nl/
Routledge (Taylor and Francis): http://www.routledge.com/
University of Toronto Press: http://www.utpjournals.com/

OTHER SUPPORTING PUBLISHERS

Graduate Linguistic Students' Association, Umass: http://glsa.hypermart.net/
Langues et Linguistique: http://y.ennaji.free.fr/fr/
Linguistic Association of Finland: http://www.ling.helsinki.fi/sky/
Netherlands Graduate School of Linguistics / Landelijke - LOT: http://www.lotpublications.nl/
Pacific Linguistics: http://pacling.anu.edu.au/
SIL International: http://www.ethnologue.com/bookstore.asp
St. Jerome Publishing Ltd: http://www.stjerome.co.uk



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