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Author: Ling Inst

FYI Body: *****************1999 LINGUISTIC INSTITUTE**************************
Subject: deadline for 1999 Institute Fellowship applications: Feb 11

REMINDER:

DEADLINE for applications for the 1999 LSA
Linguistic Institute FELLOWSHIPS is FEBRUARY 11.
All fellowship application materials,
including letters of recommendation, must be
received by the LSA at their Washington, D.C.
office by Feb. 11th.

The Institute will be held from June 21 to July 30
at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.
The Institute brochure including fellowship and
application forms, and information about tuition/fees,
courses, concurrent events, housing, and transportation
is available at our website;

http://www.beckman.uiuc.edu/lingins

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1999 Linguistic Institute www.beckman.uiuc.edu/lingins
Department of Linguistics E-mail: linginst@uiuc.edu
University of Illinois Phone: (217) 333-1563
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1999 DEADLINE DATES FOR
NEH EDUCATION DEVELOPMENT & DEMONSTRATION GRANTS

The National Endowment for the Humanities supports
school teachers and college faculty in the United States
who wish to strengthen the teaching and learning of history,
literature, foreign languages and cultures, and other areas
of the humanities.

The Education Development and Demonstration Program offers the following
programs:

*National Education Projects*
Includes materials development projects, curricular development and
demonstration
projects, and dissemination projects of national scope and significance.
Application deadline: October 15, 1999
Funding available: up to $250,000 total for three years

*Humanities Focus Grants*
Propose a study of a humanities topic during the summer or academic
year with colleagues from your school building, school district, college
or university.
Application deadline: April 15, 1999
Funding available: up to $25,000

*Schools for A New Millennium*
A special initiative to enable schools, in partnership with colleges
and communities, to design professional development activities
integrating digital technology into the humanities classroom.
Application deadlines: Planning Grants- April 1, 1999
Implementation Grants: October 1, 1999
Funding available: Planning Grants- up to $30,000, Implementation Grants- up
to $200,000

For more information about these grant opportunities, or if you
have ideas about developing a project, please write or call:

Education Development and Demonstration
Division of Research and Education Programs
National Endowment for the Humanities, Room 318
1100 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20506
Phone: 202/606-8380
FAX: 202/606-8394
e-mail: education@neh.gov
TDD (for hearing impaired only) 202/606-8282

Guidelines and application forms may be retrieved from the NEH
World Wide Web site: http://www.neh.gov (under Applying for a
Grant, Application Forms)






World Wide Words is a weekly newsletter about the English
language, written by Michael Quinion, a freelance wordsmith and
a researcher into new words for Oxford Dictionaries. The focus
is on etymology and on new word formation, though the mix also
includes book reviews, usage queries, notes on words in the
news, and answers to questions.

The newsletter is sent each weekend to subscribers in more than
70 countries, who cover a wide spectrum of professional and
private interest in the English language. The newsletter is
written in non-technical language to be as accessible as
possible.

Subscriber numbers have now increased beyond the capacity of a
manual system and Michael Quinion is grateful to the owners of
vvthe LINGUIST list for agreeing to host World Wide Words on their
list server.

To join the list, e-mail <listserv@listserv.linguistlist.org>
with this command in the body of your message:

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Earlier newsletters and other articles are archived on the World
Wide Words Web site, which now contains more than 400 pages.
This, too, has just had a change of address, and is now at:

http://www.quinion.com/words






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