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FYI: Chinese studies, NSF Ling Program

Author: Lizhong Zhang

FYI Body: Hi, Everyone,

The development team for Internet Based Chinese Teaching and Learning
at La Trobe University, Bendigo, Australia, has recently created an
Online Discussion Forum for Chinese Studies. The Forum enables
participants to exchange ideas online either in English or in Chinese
characters and Pinyin. Each participant can initiate a topic or follow
up any topic posted by others.

The Forum is located at:


Click on the entry "Join the Online Discussion Forum for Chinese

You're most welcome to participate!

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Dr. Lizhong Zhang
Course Coordinator (Chinese Studies)
La Trobe University, Bendigo, VIC 3552, Australia
Tel: 03-54447570; 61-3-54447570 (international)
Fax: 03-54447998; 61-3-54447998 (international)
Email: L.Zhang@bendigo.latrobe.edu.au
Homepage: http://chinese.bendigo.latrobe.edu.au/

The National Science Foundation Linguistics Program is pleased to
announce the inauguration of its site on the World Wide Web. Besides
general information about the Program, the site provides links to NSF
publications and forms needed to prepare and submit research
proposals; lists of current and former members of the NSF Advisory
Panel for Linguistics; and tips on writing successful proposals.

The URL is http://www.nsf.gov/sbe/sber/ling/start.htm.

Pay us a visit!

Paul Chapin, NSF

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