LINGUIST List 10.1354

Tue Sep 14 1999

Calls: Endangered Languages, Korean Linguistics

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  1. Nicholas Ostler, Foundation for Endangered Languages
  2. David James SILVA, Korean Linguistics

Message 1: Foundation for Endangered Languages

Date: Mon, 13 Sep 1999 18:53:12 +0100
From: Nicholas Ostler <>
Subject: Foundation for Endangered Languages

The Foundation for Endangered Languages is now accepting proposals for
projects of work that will support, enable or assist the
documentation, protection or promotion of one or more endangered

Please pass on this announcement to your friends and colleagues in
endangered language communities who may not have access to Ogmios, the
Internet or e-mail.

Form for Submissions
There is a form which defines the content of appropriate proposals, which
is accessible at the Foundation´┐Żs web-site

It may also may be obtained from Christopher Moseley,
2 Wanbourne Lane, Nettlebed. Oxfordshire RG9 5AH England
fax +44-1491-641922

All proposals must be submitted in this form, to ensure comparability
(although see note 4 below).

The time-limit for proposals to be considered in the current round
will be the 31st of October 1999. By that date, proposals and
supporting testimonials must reach Christopher Moseley, at the address
specified in the form.

The FEL Committee will announce its decision before the 31st of December 1999.

Four points to note especially:

1. The Foundation's funds are extremely limited and it is not
anticipated that any award will be greater than US$1,000. Smaller
proposals stand a better chance of funding.

2. Where possible, work undertaken within endangered language
communities themselves will be preferred.

3. The Foundation for Endangered Languages (FEL) is a separate from
the Endangered Language Fund (ELF) <>, which is
also announcing its request for proposals about now, but on a somewhat
different timescale. It is perfectly possible (and has indeed occurred
in the past) that the same project can be partially funded by both FEL
and ELF.

4. Those who have already submitted proposals to FEL speculatively
should contact Chris Moseley to confirm what information, if any,
still needs to be submitted. The form should be used to submit this
additional information.

- --------------------------------------------------------------
 Nicholas Ostler
 Foundation for Endangered Languages
 Registered Charity 1070616

 Batheaston Villa, 172 Bailbrook Lane
 Bath BA1 7AA England
 +44-1225-85-2865 fax +44-1225-85-9258
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Message 2: Korean Linguistics

Date: Tue, 14 Sep 1999 01:20:34 +0900
From: David James SILVA <>
Subject: Korean Linguistics

Please Post * Please Distribute * Please Post * Please Distribute

 ********** CALL FOR PAPERS: FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT ************


 July 13 - 16, 2000
 Prague, Czech Republic

The International Circle of Korean Linguistics (ICKL) is pleased to
announce that the 12th ICKL Conference will be held at the Krystal
Hotel, Prague, Czech Republic on July 13-16, 2000. We invite abstracts
for talks on any aspect of Korean linguistics. Talks will be 20 minutes
long, with 10 minutes for discussion. In addition to the traditional
General Sessions, we plan to organize 11 Special Sessions on Korean
linguistics in the area of (1) Phonetics/Phonology, (2) Formal Syntax,
(3) Typology, (4) Semantics, (5) Discourse, (6) Sociolinguistics, (7)
Language Acquisition, (8) Historical Linguistics, (9) Korean Language
Teaching, (10) Semiotics, and (11) Informational Research on Hangul.
Special sessions will feature presentations by leading researchers in
each field.

Abstracts should not exceed two single-spaced pages including data and
references. The abstract itself should not bear the author's name but
only the title of the paper. The following information should
accompany the abstract: names and affiliations of all authors, subfield
of Korean linguistics, postal address, e-mail address, telephone number,
and fax number.

NOTE: We strongly encourage submission by e-mail. If you elect to send
an abstract by e-mail, please send your submission at least one week
before the deadline; this way the conference organizers can verify that
the format of the electronic file that you sent can be downloaded.

> Deadline for abstract submission: January 30, 2000
> Notification of acceptance via e-mail: February 27, 2000

Please mail your abstract to:

ICKL 2000
C/O Prof. Nam-Kil Kim, Korean Studies Institute, University of
Southern California, THH 226G, Los Angeles, CA 90089-0357

 - or -

ICKL 2000
C/O Prof. Hee-Don Ahn, Department of English, Konkuk University, Seoul
143-701, Korea

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