"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
We are trying to determine the best dates for the XIV International Conference on Historical Linguistics to be held in August 1999 in Vancouver, Canada.
The dates being considered are August 9-13 or August 16-20. If you know of any other conferences on related topics planned for either of these dates or if you know of other reasons for preferring one set of dates over another, could you please let me know.
________________ Laurel Brinton English Departmen University of British Columbia #397-1873 East Mall Vancouver, B.C. V6T 1Z1 CANADA
In December of 1996, the Board of Language Australia made a policy decision to move all of Language Australia's IT functions to its national office in Canberra. This included the various Web sites, and most particularly, the LA Database System, which was developed, maintained, and hosted at the Centre for Language Teaching and Research at the University of Queensland.
A significant part of the CLTR was allied strongly with Language Australia (formerly known as the National Language and Literacy Institute of Australia), and was known as the NLLIA Language and Technology Centre, or LATTICE.
Since early in 1990, the CLTR (and LATTICE) was the primary provider of Internet access, computer training and database development for the NLLIA.
However, Language Australia's Board decision to move the databases, coupled with the failure of the Board to provide any other projec based workplan funding or specific purpose contract funding means tha LATTICE has no funding from Language Australia to operate in 1997.
The Board's decision has meant there would be the movement and eventual closure of the database system and the Web pages - which we have maintained on a transitional arrangement basis for the last six weeks. However, the lack of any funding from Language Australia means that we will also have to close down any client services which we have provided to Language Australia.
As a result of this, all NLLIA-based Internet accounts based on our server, Lingua, will terminate as of Friday, 14 February 1997. Additionally, the list "nllia-l" will also terminate on Friday, 14 February 1997.
The IT manager at Language Australia's national office, Mr Fred Pilcher, should be able to provide accounts where necessary, as well as establishing a new 'nllia-l' group. He can be reached on the email address email@example.com
That's the bad news. The good news is that the CLTR continues to maintain and develop a variety of World Wide Web applications for language and literacy organisations and colleagues. The CLTR's academic program is also fully available for perusal on the World Wide Web.
We will also continue to provide information on links, conferences, and other relevant information relating to the overall applied linguistics area, in Australia and overseas.
To access the CLTR, here are some key URLs:
CLTR home page: http://www.cltr.uq.oz.au:8000 Conferences: http://www.cltr.uq.oz.au:8000/conf.html Links: http://www.cltr.uq.oz.au:8000/links Home pages: http://www.cltr.uq.oz.au:8000/users ALAA http://www.cltr.uq.oz.au:8000/alaa ALI98 http://www.cltr.uq.oz.au:8000/ali98 Academic Prog: http://www.cltr.uq.oz.au:8000/acprondx OnCALL http://www.cltr.uq.oz.au:8000/oncall
If we can be of service to colleagues, we would be pleased to hear from you.
Regards Peter White firstname.lastname@example.org
By now, many of you will have heard of the _Yearbook of South Asian Languages and Linguistics_ (Chief Ed.: Rajendra Singh) which is to appear next year by Sage Publications and you may also have received calls for contributions, etc.
In addition to the many articles which will be included in the Yearbook, the Yearbook will also include a compilation of studies on South Asian linguistics between 1990 and 1996 from various regions of the globe. I will be collecting the information on work done by scholars of SA linguistics residing in Europe and, as time is quickly running out, I would like to take this opportunity to reques
ALL SCHOLARS OF SOUTH ASIAN LINGUISTICS RESIDING IN EUROPE
to send me a list of their linguistic publications since 1990 for inclusion in the Yearbook, so that the entries for Europe will be as complete as possible. If the publication is not written in English, please include an English translation of the title.
The information may be sent by email to email@example.com
or by fax to +49-431-880-1598
or by airmail to John Peterson Seminar fuer Orientalistik Abt. Indologie Olshausenstr. 40 D-24118 Kiel Germany
Data must be received by Friday, February 28, 1997 in order to be considered for the volume. I apologize for the extremely short notice and would also like to request that you FORWARD THIS NOTICE TO ANY COLLEAGUES who you feel may be interested in contributing. Work done in ALL branches of linguistics (i.e., phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, sociolinguistics, documentation of endangered languages, etc., etc.) is welcome. Also, new teaching materials, reviews, dissertations, habilitations -basically EVERYTHING concerning the languages of Southa Asia - is welcome.
Thank you for your cooperation.
______________________________________________________________ John Peterson
Institute for Oriental Studies Department of Indology Christian-Albrechts-Universit=E4t zu Kiel Olshausenstra=DFe 40 D-24118 Kiel Germany