It was about one and a half years ago that I finally I arrived where I had always wanted to be and do what I had always wanted-- teach students, support small language communities and conduct research on African languages on my doorstep. The University of Cape Town and my new colleagues welcomed my efforts to establish the Centre for African Language Diversity-- CALDi as well as The African Language Archive-- TALA and I was recently appointed the Mellon Research Chair: African Language Diversity this initiative. The main aim of CALDi is to train young African scholars in descriptive linguistics and open up space for research into African languages at UCT with the hopes of countering the dominance of African linguistics outside the continent. It has been a great challenge for which my whole career has been a form of preparation...Read more
We are pleased to inform you about the II International Summer School of Terminology organized by the Institut Universitari de Linguistica Aplicada (IULA) at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona.
II INTERNATIONAL SUMMER SCHOOL OF TERMINOLOGY 5 - 9 July 1999 Direction: M. Teresa Cabre Terminology lectures given by the teachers from the IULATERM group. There are both theoretical sessions and applied workshops, adressed to anyone interested in this field. Price: 50.000 PTA. There is a limited number of participants. Pre-registration: From 1 January to 28 February 1999. Updated information can be obtained either at the web site: http://www.iula.upf.es or via email: email@example.com
II INTERNATIONAL MONOGRAPHIC SYMPOSIUM OF TERMINOLOGY The specialized knowledge transfer 13 - 16 July 1999 Director: M. Teresa Cabre Symposium composed of a number of specialized seminars and a final discussion. It is adressed to terminology teachers and researchers. These sessions are run by scholars of worlwide renown: Anna Estany, specialist in science theory (Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona), Daniele Dubois, specialist in cognitive psychology and language (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique) and Rita Temermann, specialist in sociocognitive terminology (Erasmushogeshool, Brussels). Price: 35.000 PTA. There is a limited number of participants. Pre-registration: from 1 January to 28 February 1999. Updated information can be obtained either at the web site: http://www.iula.upf.es or via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
TERMINOLOGY WORKSHOP OF THE ASOCIACION ESPANOLA DE TERMINOLOGIA (AETER) Monday, 12 July 1999 Organization: M. Natividad Garcia (CL Servicios Linguisticos) and M. Teresa Cabre (IULA). Discussion on the current situation of terminology in Spain: fundamental and applied terminology production, terminology management and terminology standardization. It is adressed to all AETER members as well as anyone interested in the topics of discussion. Further information can be found at the following web site: http://www.iula.upf.es. You are very welcome to pass this information on to your colleagues before the pre-registration deadline. Do not hesitate to let us know any query. In due course we will send you a three-page leaflet with a detailed information about each of the activities above-mentioned, together with the pre-registration form and other related informations.
M. Teresa Cabre IULA's Director
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Announcement of a Web site with sound clips from ex-slave recordings:
At the NWAVE meeting this month, I demonstrated a Web site that contains sound clips from the ex-slave recordings. One of the producers of the radio documentary, "Remembering Slavery," asked me to create a Web site for the project. As part of that work, I wanted to make examples of the ex-slave recordings available to faculty and students. You will also find a brief explanation about the background of the Works Projects Administration narratives and the Archive of Folk Song recordings. I hope that you will find the Web site interesting and useful.
You don't need a special program or plug-in to your browser to play the sound clips. You only need a Java enabled browser such as Netscape 3.0/Internet Explorer 3.0 or a later version of these browsers.
You can access the site at either of these addresses:
The first address will take you directly to the Web site. The second address will take you to the English homepage, which has a link (at the bottom of the page) to the first address.
I wish to acknowledge the contributions of Timothy Flood, a research assistant at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, in creating this Web site.
************************************************* Jeutonne P. Brewer, Linguist, Associate Professor Department of English University of North Carolina at Greensboro Greensboro, NC 27412 email: firstname.lastname@example.org URL: http://www.uncg.edu/~jpbrewer *************************************************
Brown University's Departments of Applied Mathematics, Cognitive and Linguistic Sciences, and Computer Science announce a new interdisciplinary graduate training program in:
LEARNING AND ACTION IN THE FACE OF UNCERTAINTY: COGNITIVE, COMPUTATIONAL AND STATISTICAL APPROACHES
Deadline for Applications: January 1, 1999
Brown University is actively recruiting graduate students for a new NSF-supported Interdisciplinary Graduate Education, Research and Training (IGERT) program in "Learning and Action in the Face of Uncertainty: Cognitive, Computational and Statistical Approaches".
The use of probabilistic models and statistical methods has had a major impact on our understanding of language, vision, action, and reasoning. This training program provides students with the opportunity to integrate a detailed study of human or artificial systems for language acquisition and use, visual processing, action, and reasoning with appropriate mathematical and computational models. Students will be enrolled in one of the three participating departments (Applied Mathematics, Cognitive and Linguistic Sciences, and Computer Science) and will study an interdisciplinary program of courses in topics such as statistical estimation, cognitive processes, linguistics, and computational models. The aim of this program is to provide promising students with a mix of mathematical, computational and experimental expertise to carry out multidisciplinary collaborative research across the disciplines of Applied Mathematics, Computer Science, and Cognitive Science.
Interested students should apply to the participating departmen closest to their area of interest and expertise, and should indicate their interest in the IGERT training program in their application. Brown University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
For additional information about the program, application procedures, and ongoing research initiatives please visit our website at:
Dr. Julie Sedivy Department of Cognitive & Linguistic Sciences Brown University, Box 1978 Providence, RI 02912 USA