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
************** 1999 LSA Linguistic Institute ************
**************** June 21-July 30, 1999 ***************
********** University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign *******
Classes will be offered by 80 leading linguists from all over the world, in the areas of:
Syntax, Semantic and Pragmatics Phonology and Phonetics Field Methods Historical and Indo-European Linguistics Psycholinguistics Sociolinguistics and Second Language Acquisition African, Japanese, Korean, Native American, Semitic, and South Asian Linguistics Computational Linguistics
For detailed information on courses, instructors, applications, housing,etc. please visit our web site (address below)
STUDENTS at all levels are encouraged to attend. Tuition is US $1,300 for 6-weeks, or US $1,000 for 4-weeks or less. Fellowships are available from the LSA (deadline for applications: FEB 11).
AFFILIATES can register directly through 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 at http://www.beckman.uiuc.edu/lingins
We hope to see you this summer! For more information contact us at:
1999 Linguistic Institute, Department of Linguistics, University of Illinois--Urbana-Champaign, 4088 FLB, 707 S. Mathews, Urbana, IL 61801. e-mail email@example.com http://www.beckman.uiuc.edu/lingins tel (217) 333-1563
AN INVITATION TO A GALA (GENDER AND LANGUAGE ASSOCIATION) EVENT
It is time to acknowledge over a quarter of a century of excellen work in gender, sexuality, and language and to ensure that this work continues to be recognized as an essential component of language research. The last 25 years have seen increased publication in the field of language, gender and sexuality, the inclusion of language and gender as a focus area at many national and international meetings, and numerous regional and specialized conferences. The importance of regional groups (especially the Berkeley Women and Language Group) towards establishing language and gender as an academic field of study cannot be overstated, and the continual regeneration of such groups is vital to the larger fields of which language and gender studies is a constituent part, such as anthropology, education, ethnic studies, gender studies, linguistics, literary studies, psychology, rhetoric, sociology, speech communication, and women's studies (as well as many others). To complement regional and specialized conferences and to create an accessible national network for language, gender and sexuality researchers, we seek to form a national language and gender organization. The working name of this organization is GALA (Gender and Language Association).
We invite anyone interested in discussing the purpose, goals and structure of a national language and gender organization to join in the discussion on GALA-L, the GALA LIST. This closed, unmoderated lis was formed with the express purpose of facilitating participation and discussion of a national language and gender group. The ultimate goal for this discussion will be to form a mandate for the national organization. Of course, participation on the list is not limited by language, gender or sexual preference(s), one's major field of interest in language, or relationship to academia. Graduate students and scholars beyond academia, including independent scholars, are especially encouraged to participate.
To subscribe to GALA-L, send e-mail to LISTSERV@LISTSERV.LINGUISTLIST.ORG with the following in the body of the message:
subscribe GALA-L Firstname Lastname
where "Firstname Fastname" are your own first name and last name. Or you may subscribe via the web at:
You will receive information on how to post and on the guidelines for our discussion. If you have questions about GALA-L, contact one of the listowners:
Mary Bucholtz, Department of English, Texas A&M University (firstname.lastname@example.org) Sara Trechter, Department of English, California State University, Chico (email@example.com)
If you have questions about GALA itself, contact one of the facilitators: Mary Bucholtz, Department of English, Texas A&M University (firstname.lastname@example.org) Justine Cassell, Media Laboratory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (email@example.com) Megan Crowhurst, Department of Linguistics, University of North Carolina (firstname.lastname@example.org) Kira Hall, Department of Anthropology, Yale University (email@example.com) Monica Macaulay, Department of Linguistics, University of Wisconsin (firstname.lastname@example.org) Sara Trechter, Department of English, California State University, Chico (email@example.com)