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FYI: South African Journal, Comp Ling, Latin America


Author: Nkonko Kamwangamalu

FYI Body: Dear All

INTRODUCING THE SOUTH AFRICAN JOURNAL OF LINGUISTICS (SAJL)

I am writing to introduce to you the SOUTH AFRICAN JOURNAL OF
LINGUISTICS, a scientific publication of the LINGUISTIC SOCIETY OF
SOUTHERN AFRICA. The SOUTH AFRICAN JOURNAL OF LINGUISTICS is not a
new journal. It was first published in 1982. However, as a result of
the years of apartheid (1948-1994) and the sanctions then imposed
against it by the world community, the distribution of this journal
has been very limited. It is not an exaggeration to say that the
SOUTH AFRICAN JOURNAL OF LINGUISTICS is not well known in mos
academic circles around the world. This message is intended to
bridge this gap.

The SOUTH AFRICAN JOURNAL OF LINGUISTICS is a forum for research into
the languages of Southern Africa - including indigenous languages,
Afrikaans, and English. It publishes a wide range of original
contributions on any core areas of linguistics (e.g. syntax,
phonology, semantics, socio- and sociolinguistics, etc) relating to
the languages of South Africa and the rest of Africa.

Journal articles are generally in English, though occasionally
articles in other languages including Afrikaans are published
with full summary in English. Review articles, short research
articles as well as book reviews are also welcome.


SCIENTIFIC EDITORS

Nkonko M Kamwangamalu (Editor-in-Chief) (University of Natal)
Johan Lubbe (University of the Free State)
Daan Wissing (University of Potchefstroom)


ADVISORY BOARD

Dr J. B. den Besten (University of Amsterdam)
Prof B. S. Chumbow (University of Buea, Cameroon)
Prof R. Dirven (Duisberg University)
Prof R. Fasold (Georgetown University)
Prof D. Geeraerts (University of Leuven)
Prof A. Lehrer (University of Arizona)
Prof T. Msimang (University of South Africa)
Prof C. Myers-Scotton (University of South Carolina)
Prof F. Ponelis (University of Stellenbosch)
Prof P.G.J. van Sterkenburg (Institute for Dutch Lexicography)
Prof H.E. Wiegand (Germanistisches Seminar, Heidelberg)


EDITORIAL BOARD

Prof Wannie Carstens (University of Potchefstroom, SA)
Prof Vivian de Klerk (Rhodes University, SA)
Prof Leon de Stadler (University of Stellenbosch, SA)
Prof Rufus Gouws (University of Stellenbosch, SA)
Prof Hilton Hubbard (University of South Africa)
Dr Alf Jenkinson (University of the Free State, SA)
Prof Nkonko M Kamwangamalu (University of Natal, SA)
Prof Ernst Kotze (University of Port Elizabeth, SA)
Ms Alet Kruger (University of South Africa)
Prof Johan Lubbe (University of the Free State, SA)
Prof Raj Mesthrie (University of Cape Town, SA)
Prof Daan Wissing (University of Potchefstroom, SA)

SUBSCRIPTION

Because of current exchange rates, overseas subscribers will find the
SOUTH AFRICAN JOURNAL OF LINGUISTICS highly affordable. At curren
rates, an annual suscription is approximately US$35 or 23 Pounds for
individuals and US$45 or 30 Pounds for Institutions.

MEMBERSHIP FOR THE LINGUISTIC SOCIETY OF SOUTHERN AFRICA (LSSA)

The society holds an annual conference for its members. Overseas
delegates are most welcome. Overseas members pay an annual membership
fee of US$35 and receive the journal (4 issues per year) free of
charge.

FURTHER INFORMATION

For further information about subscription to the SOUTH AFRICAN
JOURNAL OF LINGUISTICS or about membership for the LINGUISTIC SOCIETY
OF SOUTHERN AFRICA, please visit our Website a

http://www.puk.ac.za/lssa

or South Africa Bureau for Scientific Publications' website a

http://www.safest.org.za/bsp

or contac

THE SECRETARY, LINGUISTIC SOCIETY OF SOUTHERN AFRICA
Department of Afrikaans and Dutch
University of the Free State
P.O. Box 339
Bloemfontein 9300
Republic of South Africa

e-mail: <angel@afriklub.co.za>


Contributions should be sent to:

The Editor,
THE SOUTH AFRICAN JOURNAL OF LINGUISTICS
Department of Linguistics
University of Natal
King George V Avenue
Durban 4001
South Africa

e-mail: Kamwanga@mtb.und.ac.za
http://www.und.ac.za/und/ling/kamwangamalu.html


___________________________________________________________
Professor Nkonko M. Kamwangamalu <kamwanga@mtb.und.ac.za>
Dept of Linguistics Phone +27 (0)31 260 1123
University of Natal Fax +27 (0)31 260 1253
King George V Avenue
Durban 4041, South Africa

http://www.und.ac.za/und/ling/kamwangamalu.html
___________________________________________________________





Open Day For The New MSc Programme In Computational
Linguistics & Formal Grammar At King's College London

Date: May 11, 1999 Time: 11:00 AM- 1:00 PM
Location: Lecture Room Departmen
of Philosophy, King's
College London, The Strand

The Department of Philosophy at King's College, University of London
is pleased to announce a new MSc in Computational Linguistics and
Formal Grammar. The programme has now been approved and will be
offered in September, 1999

Come to the open day to hear details of the programme and discuss the
possibility of either entering the programme or taking some of its
courses in the context of another degree programme.

The programme will also welcome into its courses students studying for
other degrees in Philosophy at the University of London, students
taking Linguistics degrees at the University of London, and students
from other departments at King's College.

These courses will be of particular interest to students pursuing work
in philosophy of language, semantics, logic, artificial intelligence,
and the theory of formal grammar.

The program is a one-year full time MSc course designed primarily for
students who have completed a BA/BSc in linguistics, computer science,
philosophy, logic, or mathematics, and who wish to pursue the
application of formal and computational methods to the analysis of
natural language. The MSc will also serve as the taught year of an
MPhil/Ph.D research degree in formal grammar and computational
linguistics.

Current faculty of the programme:
- Professor Dov Gabbay (Computer Science Department)
logic, non-monotonic reasoning
- Professor Ruth Kempson (Philosphy Department)
formal pragmatics, formal semantics, formal syntax
- Professor Shalom Lappin (Philosophy Department)
formal semantics, computational linguistics, formal syntax
- Dr. Odinaldo Rodriguez (Computer Science Department)
logic programming, Prolog
- Lecturer (candidate tba, Philosophy Department)
mathematical linguistics, formal properties of grammar, model theory,
- Lecturer (candidate tba, Philosophy Department)
computational approaches to discourse theory, formal semantics

Course convenor: Shalom Lappin

For additional information and application forms send inquiries to
lisa.turner@kcl.ac.uk, or visit our web site a
http://www.kcl.ac.uk/kis/schools/hums/philosophy/MScCLFG.html

_____________________________
Lisa Turner
Departmental Administrator
Philosophy Departmen
King's College London
WC2R 2LS
Tel: 0171 848 2231
Fax: 0171 848 2270




CROSSING BOUNDARIES INTERDISCIPLINARY APPROACHES TO LATIN AMERICA

The final date for the receipt of abstracts is the 30th of April 1999.
Abstracts may be sent by email to any of the following:

Nuala.Finnegan@ul.ie,
Kate.Quinn@ul.ie,
Nancy.Serrano@ul.ie

If you should require further information regarding the conference our
website is:
http://www.ul.ie/~neylonm/conf.html

Application forms and other relevant information will be available from
the conference's website by the end of this month.

Yours,
Mr. Michele J. Neylon
===
Mr. Michele J. Neylon,
Department of Language & Cultural Studies,
University of Limerick,
Limerick,
Ireland
Tel. 353-61-202670
http://www.ul.ie/~neylonm/index.html


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