"Buenos dias", "buenas noches" -- this was the first words in a foreign language I heard in my life, as a three-year old boy growing up in developing post-war Western Germany, where the first gastarbeiters had arrived from Spain. Fascinated by the strange sounds, I tried to get to know some more languages, the only opportunity being TV courses of English and French -- there was no foreign language education for pre-teen school children in Germany yet in those days. Read more
The Center for Language Education and Research (CLEAR) at Michigan State University (MSU) is offering six professional development institutes on the MSU campus during the summer of 1999. Two of the institutes focus on teaching methods and materials development; four of the institutes focus on integrating technology into the foreign language classroom. Stipends are available to help defray expenses. Application deadline is APRIL 23, 1999.
* Teaching of African Languages May 14 - 16
* Writing in the Foreign Language Classroom June 16 - 20
* CALL Materials Development: Introductory Techniques June 21- 30
* The Internet in Foreign Language Instruction: Introductory Techniques July 12 - 21
* CALL Materials Development: Advanced Techniques August 2 - 6
* The Internet in Foreign Language Instruction: Advanced Techniques August 9- 13
For additional information, please contact:
CLEAR A712 Wells hall Michigan State University East Lansing, MI 48824-1027 (517) 432-2286 http://clear.msu.edu firstname.lastname@example.org
This is to announce the creation of a moderated e-mail discussion lis for Distributed Morphology.
Distributed Morphology (DM) is a theory of the architecture of grammar which maintains that there is a "single generative engine" for establishing sound/meaning correspondences. That is, the system tha assembles words is the same as the system that assembles phrases--namely, the syntax. Processes that affect the morphology are not localized to a single component (e.g., the Lexicon), but instead are distributed throughout the grammar, encompassing syntactic operations as well as the phonological operations that apply in "spelling out" a syntactic derivation.
The e-mail list, email@example.com, is a place to ask questions about DM, discuss issues in morphosyntax and morphophonology, and raise any potential challenges for the theory. For more information, visi the DM homepage (http://www.cis.upenn.edu/~marthajo/dm/dm-home.html), which has links to the DM-list homepage, and to a FAQ and bibliography compiled by Rolf Noyer.
Thanks to the Linguist List for providing the listserv account!
Martha McGinnis, UPenn
This may be of interest for linguists with a link to Germany who did their PhD recently at a non-German university are below 32 years of age have written a top dissertation have published an article in a major journal
Note: The German Research Foundation has jus launched a new program (Emmy Noether program) for supporting scientist with this profile for an additional three years, in order to qualify them for a professorship in Germany.
More details: http://www.dfg.de/aufgaben/emmy_noether_programm.html
Gisbert Fanselow Linguistics, University of Potsdam
Motto: Linguist - tough job, but someone's gotta do it.
* DOCTORAL PROGRAM IN LINGUISTICS * * AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR STUDENT SUPPORT * * OFFERED AT THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT ARLINGTON*
The University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) announces the availability of various types of student support for those entering either the Ph.D. or M.A. Program in Linguistics beginning in the fall semester 1999 (or the spring semester 2000).
The Ph.D. in Linguistics at UTA, among the newest doctoral programs in linguistics available in the United States, provides students with education and training in a range of specializations, including discourse analysis and text linguistics, sociolinguistics, semantics and translation, and literacy. Special attention is given to the role of field work in linguistic studies, including the study and documentation of lesser-studied languages. Training is also provided in the application of computing methods to linguistic analysis.
Awards--in the form of Graduate Teaching Assistantships, Graduate Research Assistantships, and/or Scholarship--will be granted on a competitive basis to both new and continuing students. Awards involving service to the UTA Linguistics Program will be made according to both the program's needs and students' background, interests, and skills. Successful candidates will be guaranteed support for the 1999-2000 academic year (plus eligibility to pay in-state tuition for the summer of 2000) and be eligible to apply for continuing support in subsequent academic years.
In addition to the new Ph.D., the Linguistics Program at UTA continues to offer an M.A. in Linguistics as well a 19-hour Graduate Certificate in TESOL. Students enrolling the M.A. Program are eligible for scholarship awards, which in many cases also carry the privilege of paying in-state tuition and fees.
FOR FULLEST CONSIDERATION, applicants for the Fall Semester 1999 mus submit an "Application for Student Support" to the UTA Linguistics Program by March 31, 1999. Applications are available at the address given below.
Current Faculty (full time linguistics):
>Donald A. Burquest (SE Asian Lgs; grammatical theory; phonetics; fieldwork) >Jerold A. Edmondson (W African Lgs; grammatical theory; phonology) >Irwin Feigenbaum (English as a Second Language) >Susan C. Herring (Dravidian Lgs; discourse; typology; computer mediated >commu'n) >John C. Paolillo (Indo-Aryan Lgs; sociolinguistics; L2 acquisition) >David J. Silva (Korean; Portuguese; phonology; phonetics; lg variation)
Additional information on degree requirements, faculty, and course offerings is available on the UTA Linguistics web site a http://ling.uta.edu.
To request an application for admission and support to either graduate program, contact the UTA Linguistics Program at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (817) 272-3133.
The University of Texas at Arlington, the second-largest campus in the University of Texas System, is located in the center of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, a major American urban and cultural center. Information about UTA is available at http://www.uta.edu.