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Message 1: ANNOUNCING THE FORMATION OF LINGUIST

Date: Thursday, 13 Dec 1990
From: Anthony Aristar: University of Western Australia < a_aristarfennel.cc.uwa.oz.au"> a_aristarfennel.cc.uwa.oz.au>
Subject: ANNOUNCING THE FORMATION OF LINGUIST
 
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Subject: All: Formation of Linguist

 ANNOUNCING THE FORMATION OF LINGUIST

We would like to thank all of you for replying to our 
request for support in setting up a linguists list. We 
received a far larger number of replies than we had 
expected, and, as a result of that considerable support, 
the powers-that-be have agreed to fund the list, which has 
been called "LINGUIST". All of you who receive this message 
have been added to the list, and will automatically receive 
all future mailings. If you wish to remove yourself from 
the list, instructions on how to do so will be found below.

The list is now operational, though the listserv software 
which will maintain it is not fully tested, and bugs may 
appear. Please bear with us in the next four or five weeks 
while we get things running properly. Nevertheless, the
mailing addresses for the list now exist, and mail may be
directed at them. The addresses with their functions are as
follows:

Direct all messages which are for general distribution 
to the list to:
 LINGUISTUNIWA.CC.UWA.OZ.AU

Direct all requests for addition to or removal from the 
subscribers' list to: 
 LINGUIST-REQUESTUNIWA.CC.UWA.OZ.AU

To add yourself to the list, include as the first and only
line of your message the following:
 SUBSCRIBE LINGUIST

To remove yourself from the list, include as the first and 
only line of your message the following:
 UNSUBSCRIBE LINGUIST

Direct all encomiums, flames, and personal aspersions on 
editorial policy to: 
 LINGUIST-EDITORSUNIWA.CC.UWA.OZ.AU

All public messages received will be archived, and 
ultimately become available to subscribers through an 
archive server. We hope to add further services--e.g. a
linguists' name-server--as disk-space and time becomes
available. 

The list will be moderated, and thus all submissions will be 
subject to editorial discretion. What moderating is done 
will be as light-handed as we can make it, and is intended 
only to ensure that the content remains consistent with the 
goals of the list: to provide a forum for the discussion of 
those issues which interest professional linguists. It is 
most emphatically our intent that the list not acquire an 
ideological or theoretical bent of any kind whatsoever. 
As of this moment, and by dint of historical accident (i.e. 
we volunteered), the two editors are:

Anthony Aristar: University of Western Australia
 a_aristarfennel.cc.uwa.oz.au

Helen Dry: University of Texas at San Antonio
 1echadutsa86.sa.utexas.edu

Let us say in ending that making a list of this kind a 
success depends crucially on initiating an ongoing dialogue 
between participants. Once this dialogue has been properly
begun, the list acquires a life of its own, and little 
further effort is required to maintain its existence. To 
this end, we earnestly ask you all to begin contributing, 
and aid therefore in the continuance of LINGUIST. Most 
particularly we ask you to begin the practice of directing 
all linguistically relevant public announcements to
this list, and to ask your department to do so too. This 
list is the appropriate place for job and conference 
announcements as well as for ongoing discussions about the 
discipline.

The Editors
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