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FYI: Humor Studies, Null Arguments, Language Games

Author: Amy Carrell

FYI Body: Seminar Announcemen

The second International Humor Studies Seminar will be held at the
University of Central Oklahoma (UCO) from July 14 until July 25, 1997,
immediately following the International Society for Humor Studies (ISHS)
conference. The Seminar features two two-week courses: Psychological
Approaches to Sense of Humor, taught by Rod A. Martin of the University
of Western Ontario, and How Could a Human Survive without a Sense of
Humor? taught by William F. Fry. Classes will meet for three hours each
weekday morning (9:00-noon) and afternoon (1:30-4:30 p.m.).

Academic credit at both the undergraduate and graduate levels is
available for students admissable to UCO. Upon successful completion
of the Seminar, participants will receive a certificate of endorsement from
the Seminar Director and the International Society for Humor Studies.

The first day of the Seminar, July 14, will be an all-day colloquium of
humor scholars including Don L. F. Nilsen (Arizona State University),
Victor Raskin (Purdue University), Willibald Ruch (University of
Duesseldorf), and others.

UCO is located in Edmond, OK, on the outskirts of Oklahoma City, and is
serviced by Will Rogers World Airport in Oklahoma City. UCO enrolls
approximately 15,500 students and is the third largest four-year institution
of higher education in the state.

The Seminar is endorsed by the International Society for Humor Studies
(ISHS) and the American Association for Therapeutic Humor (AATH).

For more information, please contac

Amy Carrell, Seminar Director
Department of English
University of Central Oklahoma
100 N. University Drive
Edmond, OK 73034-0184 USA
(405) 341-2980, ext. 5609
fax: (405) 330-3823

In Vol-7-1633, Dawn Harvie mentioned my dissertation on
"Grammatical and Discourse Properties of Null Arguments in English."

I would just like to add that this work is available (not a draft)
as postscript files accessible from

Thank you,

Sharon Cote
University of Pennsylvania

I created "Language Games" that is ready for beta testing.
If you are attending the LSA Annual Meeting in Chicago in January, 1997 and
interested in beta testing the games, try to catch me there. I will be
attending the following sessions: Endangered Languages (Friday morning),
Linguistic Enterprise and Linguistics and Education (Friday afternoon), and
Semantics (Saturday morning). I will be staying at the Sheraton.

The "manual" is on the web:

Marmo Soemarmo

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