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FYI: Terminology, Recording/Ex-slaves, Grad Program


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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: escola.term@iula.upf.es


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: simposi.term@iula.upf.es


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.

Yours sincerely,


M. Teresa Cabre
IULA's Director

I N S T I T U T U N I V E R S I T A R I
D E L I N G U I S T I C A A P L I C A D A
U N I V E R S I T A T P O M P E U F A B R A

La Rambla, 30-32 08002 Barcelona
Tel.(34-93) 542 23 22 Fax.(34-93) 542 23 21
e-mail : iula@grup.upf.es




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:

http://www.uncg.edu/~jpbrewer/remember/
http://www.uncg.edu/eng

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 Brewer


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Jeutonne P. Brewer, Linguist, Associate Professor
Department of English
University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Greensboro, NC 27412
email: jpbrewer@hamlet.uncg.edu
URL: http://www.uncg.edu/~jpbrewer
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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:

http://www.cog.brown.edu/IGERT

or contac

Dr. Julie Sedivy
Department of Cognitive & Linguistic Sciences
Brown University, Box 1978
Providence, RI 02912
USA

Julie_Sedivy@brown.edu


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