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FYI: ESSLLI XII,Russian-Circassian Lexical Parallels

Author: Ahti-Veikko J Pietarinen



August 13 - 24, 2001
Helsinki, Finland

This year, the twelfth European Summer School in Logic, Language and
Information (ESSLLI) will be held in Birmingham, England. For more
information on how to register (early registration deadline: May 31),
please refer to


At their website you will also be able to obtain more information on
the courses that will be taught, the time schedule, etc.

Next year, the thirteenth ESSLLI will be held in Helsinki, Finland,
from August 13 until 24.

Before the summer, a call for course proposals will be sent out by
the Chair of the ESSLLI 2001 Program Committee, Marcus Kracht a

Anyone interested in organizing satellite events around ESSLLI 2001
are invited to contact the ESSLLI 2001 organization a

The ESSLLI summer schools are organized under the auspices of FOLLI,
the European Association for Logic, Language and Information:


Dear Linguists,

I have published some reflexes of the ancient Russian influence in the
Circassian language in my "Tmutarakan', an Outlying Land" Home Page

My best wishes,

Sergei V. Rjabchikov

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