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Author: laurel brinton

FYI Body: 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.

Thank you.

________________
Laurel Brinton
English Departmen
University of British Columbia
#397-1873 East Mall
Vancouver, B.C. V6T 1Z1
CANADA

phone: (604) 822-5738/5301
fax: (604) 822-6906
email: brinton@unixg.ubc.ca
brinton@english.ubc.ca




Dear colleagues,

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 fpilcher@nllia.gov.au

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
peterw@lingua.cltr.uq.oz.au





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 jpeterson@indo.uni-kiel.de

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

______________________________________________________________
John Peterson

Institute for Oriental Studies
Department of Indology
Christian-Albrechts-Universit=E4t zu Kiel
Olshausenstra=DFe 40
D-24118 Kiel
Germany

Phone: +49-431-880-4571
Fax: +49-431-880-1598


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