Dear LINGUIST List Subscribers, Supporters, and Friends,
As of Thursday morning at 10:00 am (EST), Fund Drive has made $23,725.91. While we are so grateful for all of the support we have received thus far, it is time to get serious. We are over $50,000 away from meeting our goal. If we don’t meet our goal, major changes will have to be made to the LINGUIST List that you know and love.
In our Subfield Challenge, computational linguistics continues to holds the lead, with syntax and sociolinguistics, and semantics in second, third, and fourth place, respectively. We are excited to have these FOUR subfields that have hit the $2,000 mark! Phonology, you're next!
In our University Challenge, the University of Washington still holds the lead with $3,025 in donations and 52 individual donors! Indiana University Bloomignton, last year's winner, is in second place with $2,596 in donations with 22 donors.
Since out last update, we've received donations from Tohoku University, Philipps-Universität Marburg, University of Waterloo, University of Zurich, University of Vienna, University of Washington, Stony Brook University, University of South Florida, Leiden University, University of Hawaii at Manoa, and Stanford University!
Here is how our top ten universities rank:
1. University of Washington - $3025.00 (52 donors) 2. Indiana University Bloomington - $2596.00 (22 donors) 3. Stanford University - $1075.00 (12 donors) 4. University of Massachusetts Amherst - $875.00 (8 donors) 5. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - $633.00 (5 donors) 6. North-West University Potchefstroom - $418.00 (1 donor) 7. University of Leipzig $415.00 - (10 donors) 8. University of Toronto $350.00 - (4 donors) 9. Arizona State University - $300.00 (1 donor) 10. The Ohio State University - $290.00 (5 donors)
For all information on donating, including information on how to donate by check, money order, PayPal or wire transfer, please visit: http://funddrive.linguistlist.org/donate/
The LINGUIST List is under the umbrella of Indiana University and as such can receive donations through the eLinguistics Foundation, which is a registered 501(c) Non Profit organization. Our Federal Tax number is 45-4211155. 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.
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