LINGUIST List 15.1149

Wed Apr 7 2004

All: Spolight: Prashant Nagaraja

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  • linguist, How to Donate...
  • linguist, Contributors So Far....

    Message 1: Spolight: Prashant Nagaraja

    Date: 8 Apr 2004 01:08:02 -0000
    From: linguist <>
    Subject: Spolight: Prashant Nagaraja

    Dear Subscribers,

    Since 1993, when the LINGUIST assistantships were inaugurated, LINGUIST subscribers have financed the educations of 45 outstanding graduate students, including this year's crew. Those of you who have contributed to LINGUIST over the past 10 years can feel proud that you have helped these students pursue their educational and career goals. Please help us support the outstanding students who are now providing you with the services that you have come to expect from LINGUIST. If you have not yet donated to the Linguist Fund Drive, please do so now--all of your donations go directly to student support.

    Today your donations have funded another one of our crew members-- Programmer Prashant Nagaraja. As each on of our crew members is funded, we will post their personal letter so that you can see where your donations go! Below is Prashant's letter.

    To see our group photo, please go to:


    Dear LINGUIST List Subscribers,

    It has been two years now at Linguist and still it does not seem so. I joined this crew in the August of 2002 and I am still going. I realize how fortunate I am to be among the best people at Linguist and work towards a common goal of serving the linguistic community around the world. I graduate this year but have no thoughts of leaving Linguist behind, and hence I will be working for the Linguist team again for the next year for my internship. I think that anybody who works at Linguist List would do the same too.

    Everybody at Linguist works on different issues of the website, and I, along with some other members, am involved in the back-end issues of programming. It is great to work here in a diverse environment which consists of people from different countries speaking different languages. We always have newer team members joining in on the festivities, who add more to the atmosphere. Now I feel so proud to be a part of LINGUIST List, which caters to the Linguistic needs of scholars and students all over the world. Moreover I am proud to be a part of the team, whose work reaches and helps a huge population of academics. The crew at LINGUIST List is absolutely fantastic, they just keep each other going.

    We, at Linguist, are subjected to different levels of experimental work, which everybody accepts gracefully and does get it done. It is a challenge when someone from the crew is chosen to do a part of the work which he/her has never done before. But they just do it, either on their own or with some learning. On the whole, working at Linguist List has been and will be a challenge for me and all my fellow members. We owe this given opportunity to you people, the people who keep Linguist going. We would not be here without your support, for which I request you keep it coming. We cannot thank you enough, whatever and however we say it, for your continued support for all this great work. Kindly keep your supports going so that LINGUIST List can keep growing forever. Thank you again!

    Thank you, Prashant Nagaraja

    To read more about Prashant, go to:


    We have already raised over $23,000! Please help us reach our target of $60,000. Even a small donation really does make a difference!

    As a 501(c)3 organization, LINGUIST qualifies for corporate donation-matching programs; and, of course, your donation is tax deductible.

    To donate now using our secure web form, visit:

    For instructions on how to donate, or how to make a pledge now and pay later, visit:

    Thank you very much for your support!

    Message 2: How to Donate...

    Date: 16 Mar 2004 08:56:08 -0000
    From: linguist <>
    Subject: How to Donate...

    This Year the LINGUIST List hope to raise $60,000. This money will go to help keep the List running, by supporting all of our Student Editors for the coming year.

    There are many ways to donate to LINGUIST!

    You can donate right now using our secure credit card form, at:

    You can also pledge right now and pay later, at:

    For all information on donating, including information on how to donate by check, money order, or wire transfer, please visit:

    ALREADY PLEDGED? If you have already pledged to LINGUIST and would now like to pay by credit card, please go to:

    and select 'PAY PREVIOUS PLEDGE' as the Type of Payment from the dropdown list provided.

    The LINGUIST List is under the umbrella of Eastern Michigan University and as such can receive donations through the EMU Foundation, which is a registered 501(c) Non Profit organization. Our Federal Tax number is 38-6005986. 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.

    Many companies also offer a gift matching program, such that they will match any gift you make to a non-profit organization. Normally this entails your contacting your human resources department and sending us a form that the EMU Foundation fills in and returns to your employer. This is generally a simple administrative procedure that doubles the value of your gift to LINGUIST, without costing you an extra penny. Please take a moment to check if your company operates such a program.

    Thank you very much for your support of LINGUIST!

    Message 3: Contributors So Far....

    Date: 16 Mar 2004 08:56:08 -0000
    From: linguist <>
    Subject: Contributors So Far....

    LINGUIST Contributors

    Angels ($1000 and over) Linguistic Society of America Mainstays ($100 to $1000) Adam Werle Arienne M. Dwyer Arnold M. Zwicky Barbara H Partee Bernadine W. Raiskums Bernard Hodes Group Bernard Spolsky Bruce Fraser Carolyn G. Hartnett Carolyn Hartnett Catherine Walter Cathy Ball Colin Phillips and Andrea Zukowski D. Terence Langendoen Dan I. Slobin Danny Moates Diana Chirita Diane Massam and Yves Roberge Donna Christian Doug Whalen Douglas Dee Dr. MJ Hardman E. Wayles Browne Earl M. Herrick Elaine Francis and Alex Francis Elizabeth D. Liddy elly van gelderen Ernest McCarus Geoffrey Nunberg Heather McCallum-Bayliss Heike Behrens Holly E. Jacobson - UNT HSC J L G Escribano James J. Jenkins James Pustejovsky Jeanette Gundel Jeff Good Jerry McMenamin John Kingston John Lawler Julie Auger Karen Milligan Keren Rice Kevin R. gregg Kirk Hazen Laura Callahan Laura Wagner Linda Stump Rashidi Linda Thornburg and Klaus Panther Margaret Winters and Geoff Nathan Martha Ratliff Mary Bucholtz Mary Shapiro Michael Hess Michael Silverstein Michael Swan Minako O'Hagan Monica Macaulay and Joe Salmons Natasha Warner Nobuko Koyama-Murakami Northeastern University Pam and Allen Munro Rebecca Larche Morton III Ren�e Galvis Ronnie B. Wilbur, Purdue Sally McConnell-Ginet Shirley Silver Susan Fischer The Columbia School Linguistic Society CSLING.ORG Theo Vennemann World Wide Words Zenzi M. Griffin Zvjezdana Vrzic - Plus 9 anonymous donors Supporters ($50 to $100) Akira Ishikawa Alfredo Torrejon Anja Wanner Anke Luedeling Anne Bezuidenhout Anthony R. Davis Antonella Sorace Aritz Irurtzun ASIA CALL Association Baden Hughes Barbara Herrarte Barbara Stiebels Barbara Zurer Pearson Bernhard Hurch Between Stress and Tone conference Carmen Kelling Catherine Rudin Centro Giacomo Piuccini - Italian language school Cheryl Zoll Christine Gunlogson Christopher Johnson Clyde Hankey Cornelia Tschichold Cornelia Verspoor and Vicente Uceda Daniel Currie Hall David Denison David J. Holsinger Donna Lardiere Edward Garrett Elena Tapia Elizabeth Strand and Frederick Parkinson Eric J. Breck Eugenia Casielles Francesca Del Gobbo Francisco Dubert Frauke Zeller Gene Gragg George F. Aubin Georgette Jabbour Gerardo A Lorenzino Gerhard Jaeger Gilbert C. Rappaport Gisela Redeker Heidi Harley, University of Arizona Hernan Emilio Perez Igor Z. Zagar Ingo Plag J.D. Bobaljik James Vanden Bosch Jean Mulder Jennifer Cole Joana Rossello Ximenes Joanne Scheibman Job M. van Zuijlen Jon Nissenbaum Josep M. Fontana and Louise McNally Josep Quer Joseph F. Eska K K Luke Kate Paesani Katherine Appleby Katherine Philbin Katy Carlson Kniffka, Hannes & Gabriele Larisa Zlatic Larry LaFond Laurie Zaring Loraine K Obler maike engelhardt Maite Taboada Mary Ruth Wise Meghan O'Donnell Mira Ariel Nancy Niedzielski Nancy Stenson Naomi Ogasawara Neil Olsen New York University Nikolaus Ritt Peter Richtsmeier Pius ten Hacken Pusch, Claus D. Regina Morin Revue Romane Rochelle Lieber roy heilala S.J. Hannahs Samuel Ethan Fox Sanford Steever School of Languages, North-West University (Potchefstroom Campus), South Africa Scott Jackson Scott McGinnis Scott Schwenter Seizi Iwata Shanley Allen Stefan Engelberg Stefan Th. Gries Stefano Bertolo Stuart Davis Susanne Bartke Tania Ionin Theresa Biberauer Tom Roeper Tom Wasow Tom Wasow, Stanford University Trudy Smoke University of Toronto Veronika Koller William D. Lewis - Plus 11 anonymous donors Donors (Up to $50) A.-M. Olsen Adam Schembri Adrienne Bruyn Agnes Sandor Albert Ortmann Alberto Bustos Alina Villalva Anders Ahlqvist Andrea G. Osburne Angela Paiva Dionisio Ann Evans Anna Fagan Anna-Maria De Cesare Anne Reboul Aoju Chen, University of Nijmegen Aris Xanthos Baauw, Sergio Barbara Kuehnert barlatier Benedetta Bassetti Brent Mykel Henderson Brianna G. Rauschuber Brook Lillehaugen Bruce Downing Bruno Estigarribia Bubel, Claudia Bubenhofer, Noah Camilla Wide carol myers-scotton Catherine Fortin Chad Nilep Chao-Yang Lee Chris Heffer Chris Sams Christian Hying Christiane Dalton-Puffer Christofori, Ulrike Cynthia Edmiston Cynthia Gordon Daniel G. Tight David Gaatone DENISE TROUTMAN Diana Apoussidou Diana C. Cook Dirk Noel Don Rubin Don Salting Donna E Cromer Douglas Lightfoot Dr Ricardo Bermudez-Otero Dr. Jean-Marc Dewaele Dylan Herrick Edith Schlag, MSc Elisabeth van der Linden Elizabeth Grace Winkler Elizabeth J. Erling Elizabeth Stein Emily Kidder Eric Russell-Webb Fay Wouk Fernanda Ferreira Florian Jaeger Frank Domahs Fred Cummins Gail Coelho Hany Babu M.T. HARRIET E. KLEIN Hartmut Lenk, Helsinki Heather Lee Taylor Heike Zinsmeister Hirono Mogi Hisae K Shea Hortensia Curell Huei-ling Lai Hugo Quene H�kan Casares Ilana Mezhevich Istvan Kecskes J. Spenader James E. Lavine James L. Fidelholtz, Rosa G. Montes James Sneddon Jennifer Smith Jenny Mittelstaedt Jila Ghomeshi Johanna Brugman Johanna Laakso John Archibald John Beavers, Stanford University John te Velde Jonathan Glenn Jose Ignacio Hualde Josep Alba Judith M.S. Pine Judith W. Fuller Julie Bruch Karine Megerdoomian Kean Kaufmann Keigo Noda Ken Johnson Kenneth Konopka Lachlan Mackenzie Lan-Hsin Chang LAUR Elke Lauren Hall-Lew Leonardo Oliveira Leslie Saxon Line Mikkelsen Lisa Davidson Lisa Minnick Lori Levin Lorraine Leeson Lucie Medova Luis Vicente Lurdes Teresa Lopes Jorge Lutfi M Hussein M. Doandes maire noonan Malais� V�ronique Marek Koscielecki Maren Pannemann Margaret J-M Sonmez Marina Gorlach Marlyse Baptista Martha McGinnis Mary O'Brien Mathias Schulze Max Wheeler Mehmet Yavas Michael Cahill Michael Wagner Mikael Parkvall Miriam Meyerhoff Morris Salkoff muracami madoca Naomi Nagy Neal Pearlmutter Olena Drozd Ora Matushansky Patricia Cabredo Hofherr Patrick Karl Paul Fallon PD Dr. Elisabeth Burr Peter Gingiss Phaedra Royle Philippe Humbl Pierre Cintas Polly LeBlanc Professor Andrew Linn Rene J. Valdes Richard Waltereit Roberta Chase-Borgatti Rodrigo Guti�rrez-Bravo Ros Temple Rose Thomas Sara Meilijson Sarah CUMMINS Scott F. Kiesling Simon Smith Simona Herdan Sonja Launspach SosaGomez Publicidad, Inc. Stacy Krainz Sumayya Racy Susan Guion Susan Tamasi Suzanne Aalberse Suzanne K. Hilgendorf - Wayne State University Suzette Hayden Elgin, Ozark Center for Language Studies Thomas Koller Tometro Hopkins Tomislav Stojanov ULRIKE Janssen University of Arizona Uri Strauss Ute Smit V. J. Fedson Valerie Sultan Victoria V�zquez Rozas Vieri Samek-Lodovici vincent de rooij Virginia LoCastro Will Fitzgerald Wim Vandenbussche Yuki-Shige Tamura zaida a. cintron - Plus 42 anonymous donors



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