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"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



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Author: CLEAR

FYI Body: 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
clear@pilot.msu.edu





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, dm-list@listserv.linguistlist.org, 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 office@ling.uta.edu 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.




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