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Jost Gippert: Our Featured Linguist!

"Buenos dias", "buenas noches" -- this was the first words in a foreign language I heard in my life, as a three-year old boy growing up in developing post-war Western Germany, where the first gastarbeiters had arrived from Spain. Fascinated by the strange sounds, I tried to get to know some more languages, the only opportunity being TV courses of English and French -- there was no foreign language education for pre-teen school children in Germany yet in those days. Read more

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FYI: Fellowship/award/grant deadlines,Slavic

Author: LSA

FYI Body: Applications (and all supporting materials) for fellowships to the
1997 Linguistic Institute at Cornell are due 11 February 1997. The
Fellowships Committee relies heavily on the letters of recommendation
in making their decisions. Please encourage your colleagues to send
their letters in a timely fashion. Applications can be downloaded
from the LSA Web Page (http://www.lsadc.org) or may be requested from
the Secretariat or the Institute Office at Cornell (http://www.
sce.cornell.edu/CUSS/LSA.html or linginst97@cornell.edu). NO
materials will be accepted by fax.

The deadline for nominations for the 1998 Leonard Bloomfield Book
Award is approaching. Books eligible for the award must be authored
by members of the LSA and must have been published between 1 March
1995 and 28 February 1997. In general, anthologies will not be
considered, but jointly authored works may be nominated. Send four
copies of the book to: Leonard Bloomfield Book Award Committee, LSA
Secretariat, 1325 18th St, NW, Suite 211, Washington, DC 20036-6501.
Entries must be received by 1 March 1997.

The National Science Foundation has awarded the LSA a grant to suppor
travel to the XVI International Congress of Linguists, 20-25 July 1997,
in Paris. Applications for the grant competition may be requested from
the Secretariat by e-mail (lsa@lsadc.org), telephone, or snail mail.
The deadline for receipt of all materials including letters of
recommendation is 1 April 1997. NO materials will be accepted by fax.

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We are pleased to announce that a new web site has been created,
informing about the meetings and publications of young Slavists,
JungslavistInnen, in the German-speaking countries. Those interested
are invited to visit the site at the following URL:


This is the English version of the homepage as well as a link to the
German version which can be accessed separately as follows:


Please spread the word. We encourage you to create links between our
homepage and any other related ones.

Elisabeth Seitz (Universitaet Tuebingen) & Uwe Junghanns (Universitae

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