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FYI: Linguistic Institute, Ken Hale


Author: linginst

FYI Body: MAY 1ST is the last day to send in your registration for
the 1999 Linguistic Institute and not incur a late fee.


********* 1999 Linguistic Institute ***********

June 21 - July 30
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC)
co-sponsored by the LSA.

We have an excellent faculty--over 80 of the top linguists in the
World. Classes will be offered in the areas of Computational
Linguistics; Field Methods; Syntax, Semantic and Pragmatics; Phonology
and Phonetics; Historical and Indo-European Linguistics;
Psycholinguistics,Sociolinguistics and Second Language Acquisition;
and African, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Native American, Semitic, and
South Asian Linguistics.

***** http://www.beckman.uiuc.edu/linginst *****

Tuition for students is US $1,300 for 6-weeks, or US $1,000 for
4-weeks or less. Affiliates can register with the LSA ; 6-week
affiliate fee is $1035 or $835 for 4-weeks or less. For more
information on Tuition and Fees please visit our website.

We hope to see you this summer!
For more information please contact us:

1999 Linguistic Institute, Department of Linguistics,
University of Illinois--Urbana-Champaign,
4088 FLB, 707 S. Mathews, Urbana, IL 61801.
tel (217) 333-1563
e-mail linginst@cogsci.uiuc.edu
http://www.beckman.uiuc.edu/lingins





As you may know, Ken Hale is retiring this year. MIT has set up a web
site where people can leave messages of congratulations, etc. The
address is http://web.mit.edu/linguistics/www/ken_hale_tribute.html.

LSA Secretaria



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