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LINGUIST List 22.1184

Fri Mar 11 2011

What: Happened to LINGUIST List?

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        1.     linguist , Letter from Professor Arendse Bernth

Message 1: Letter from Professor Arendse Bernth
Date: 11-Mar-2011
From: linguist <linguistlinguistlist.org>
Subject: Letter from Professor Arendse Bernth
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Dear Subscribers,

Professor Arendse Bernth sent us a letter that she would like
LINGUIST to send out to you regarding Fund Drive. We thank
her and everyone who has donated so far for their support.

Dear All:

For many years LINGUIST list has been one of my favorite
resources for linguistic information, be it linguistic
facts, conference announcements, book reviews, job postings,
queries, good discussions ...

For a number of years I've watched LINGUIST list fund drives
go by thinking "What's that got to do with me?" Until I
finally got it. It's got *everything* to do with me! And
with most of you subscribers. We, the subscribers, are the
ones that make LINGUIST list happen. You see this every day
when you read the postings. But the good content that we see
depends not not only on the submissions, but also the
day-to-day hard work of screening the incoming mail and making
sure that only informative, decent postings have a chance.
No junk mail, no "flaming". And who takes care of this?
The wonderful student editors. It's a lot of work, and they
have other things to do too, e.g. study! So it's important that
we can continue to pay them a bit for their work. They need to
make a living too, and they may have to go somewhere else, if
we can't provide financial support.

If you look at the number of subscribers, it's not a lot of
money per capita. I'm aware that some people may not be able
to contribute much, or anything at all, so those who are able
to could maybe contribute a bit more than the average to make
up for that.

LINGUIST list has not yet reached its goal. Won't you please
join me in making LINGUIST list continue? After all, I would
hate to see the day when I had to ask myself this question:
What happened to LINGUIST list? Wouldn't you?

Here is where you can make your donation:

Dr. Arendse Bernth
Independent Scholar

This Year the LINGUIST List hopes to raise $67,000. 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 Fund 
Drive 2011 site!


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