It was about one and a half years ago that I finally I arrived where I had always wanted to be and do what I had always wanted-- teach students, support small language communities and conduct research on African languages on my doorstep. The University of Cape Town and my new colleagues welcomed my efforts to establish the Centre for African Language Diversity-- CALDi as well as The African Language Archive-- TALA and I was recently appointed the Mellon Research Chair: African Language Diversity this initiative. The main aim of CALDi is to train young African scholars in descriptive linguistics and open up space for research into African languages at UCT with the hopes of countering the dominance of African linguistics outside the continent. It has been a great challenge for which my whole career has been a form of preparation...Read more
FYI: HSEI, Malay workshop, NEH deadline, Corpus ling
Friends, a reasonably ultimate draft of the proof of concept of the Hebrew Syntax Encoding Initiative together with documentation (four working papers) is now ready for peer review at the site in the signature below. critical comment and suggestions will be very much appreciated.
Dr Vincent DeCaen <firstname.lastname@example.org> c/o Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations, 4 Bancroft Ave., 2d floor University of Toronto, Toronto ON, CANADA, M5S 1A1 Hebrew Syntax Encoding Initiative, www.chass.utoronto.ca/~decaen/hsei/
MAX PLANCK INSTITUTE FOR EVOLUTIONARY ANTHROPOLOGY, LEIPZIG WORKSHOP ON MALAY / INDONESIAN FIRST LANGUAGE ACQUISITION
22 September Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig
Peter Cole, University of Delaware Michael Garman, University of Reading David Gil, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig Gabriella Hermon, University of Delaware Soenjono Dardjiwidjojo, Universitas Katolik Atma Jaya, Jakarta Uri Tadmor, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Jakarta
For further information, contact David Gil
Department of Linguistics, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Inselstrasse 22, D-04103 Leipzig, Germany
email: email@example.com fax: 49-341-9952119 or check out the workshop webpage: http://monolith.eva.mpg.de/~gil/workshop.html
Related Links: Department of Linguistics Max Planck Institute of Evolutionary Anthropology http://www.eva.mpg.de/lingua.html
Third Symposium on Malay / Indonesian Linguistics 24-25 August 1999, Amsterdam http://www.ling.udel.edu/pcole/MalayIndonesian3/index.htm
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SOCRATES Intensive Programme in CORPUS LINGUISTICS and DIGITISATION
University of Glasgow, Scotland
June 21 - July 2 1999
10 ECTS available
An EU-funded two-week summer school in Corpus Linguistics and Digitisation will be held at the University of Glasgow, Scotland from 21 June to 2 July 1999. 10 ECTS credits are available on successful completion of the course which is open to students attending universities in countries participating in the SOCRATES scheme.
The teaching staff is drawn from the particpating institutions; the Universities of Bergen, Cork, Glasgow, Joensuu, Nijmegen and Roma. Students will follow a common track in the first week, before following a track in either Corpus Linguistics or Digitisation in the second week. The course will cover the following areas:
Corpus Linguistics: * Introduction to Corpus Linguistics * Building a Corpus * Text from the Internet, copyrigh * TEI for corpus linguistics * Tagging and Parsing * Parallel and Specialised Corpora * Quantitative methods and Tools
* Introduction to Digitisation * Technical considerations, TEI, OCR, etc * Textual material * Spoken material * Images * Standards, platforms and conversions
Students will also complete a project based on the materials covered in the course.
The course itself is completely funded by the SOCRATES scheme, however, students are asked to find their own travel, accommodation and subsistence funding.
For more information, see the web site a http://www.hatii.arts.gla.ac.uk/SocIP/ or contact Fiona Tweedie (firstname.lastname@example.org).