"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
**************************************** WILMA (Women In Linguistics Mentoring Alliance)
A Project of the Committee on the Status of Women in Linguistics (COSWL)
Linguistic Society of America ****************************************
The goal of this project is to provide women in Linguistics (including graduate students, faculty, women outside of academia, and undergraduates applying to graduate school in linguistics) with mentors to help them with general survival skills and advice. We pair junior women with relatively more senior women at differen institutions, creating ongoing mentoring relationships.
All women in Linguistics are eligible. Membership in this group is self-defined, but possible criteria include being a student or having a degree in Linguistics (or a related field like Linguistic Anthropology, French Linguistics, Psycholinguistics), membership in the LSA and/or other professional Linguistics organizations, and so on. Our aim is to be as inclusive as possible.
For a copy of the WILMA brochure and/or questionnaire, contact: Monica Macaulay, email@example.com
snail mail address: WILMA Project Director Department of Linguistics University of Wisconsin 1168 Van Hise Hall 1220 Linden Drive Madison, WI 53706
(Please specify whether you want the materials sent electronically or snail-mail.)
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Dear Listers, Here is the Request for Proposals from the Endangered Language Fund. Please feel free to submit applications of your own, but also, if you would forward this to people not on the list, I would be grateful. In this, our start-up year, the time-frame is more compressed that we would like. Next year will be easier. Doug Whalen DhW
Request for Proposals, Endangered Language Fund
The Endangered Language Fund provides grants for language maintenance and linguistic field work. The work most likely to be funded is that which serves the native community and the field of linguistics immediately. Work which has immediate applicability to one group and more distant application to the other will also be considered. Publishing subventions are a low priority, although they will be considered. The language involved must be in danger of disappearing within a generation or two. Endangerment is a continuum, and the location on the continuum is one factor in our funding decisions. Eligible expenses include travel, tapes, films, consultan fees, etc. Grants are normally for one year periods, though supplements may be applied for. We expect grants in this initial round to be less than $2,000 in size.
HOW TO APPLY
There is no form, but the following information should be printed (on one side only) and four copies sent to: Endangered Language Fund, Inc. Department of Linguistics Yale University New Haven, CT 06520
Applications must be mailed in. No e-mail or fax applications will be accepted.
If you have any questions, please write to the same address or email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please provide the following information for the primary researcher (and other researchers, if any): Name, address, telephone numbers, email address (if any), Social Security number (if U.S. citizen), place and date of birth, present position, education, and native language. State previous experience and/or publications that are relevant. Beginning on a separate page, please provide a description of the project. This should normally take less than two pages, single spaced. Be detailed about the type of material that is to be collected and/or produced, and the value it will have to the native community (including relatives and descendants who do not speak the language) and to linguistic science. Give a brief description of the state of endangerment of the language in question. On a separate page, prepare an itemized budget that lists expected costs for the project. Estimates are acceptable, but they must be realistic. List other sources of support you are currently receiving or expect to receive and other applications that relate to the current one. Two letters of support are recommended, but not required.
Applications must be received by MAY 1st, 1997. Decisions will be delivered by the end of May, 1997.
IF A GRANT IS AWARDED
Before receiving any funds, university-based applicants mus show that they have met with their university's human subjects' committee requirements. Tribal- or other-based applicants mus provide equivalent assurance that proper protocols are being used. If a grant is made and accepted, the recipient is required to provide the Endangered Language Fund with a short formal report of the project and to provide the Fund with copies of all publications resulting from materials obtained with the assistance of the grant.