LINGUIST List 10.191

Mon Feb 8 1999

FYI: MSU Institute, DM disc, Fellowship, New Prog

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  1. CLEAR, CLEAR Institutes
  2. Martha McGinnis, Distributed Morphology discussion list
  3. Gisbert Fanselow, Emmy Noether program
  4. David J. Silva, Graduate Support at UT Arlington

Message 1: CLEAR Institutes

Date: Fri, 05 Feb 1999 08:23:20 -0500
From: CLEAR <>
Subject: CLEAR Institutes

The Center for Language Education and Research (CLEAR) at Michigan State
University (MSU) is offering six professional development institutes on the
MSU campus during the summer of 1999. Two of the institutes focus on
teaching methods and materials development; four of the institutes focus on
integrating technology into the foreign language classroom. Stipends are
available to help defray expenses. Application deadline is APRIL 23, 1999.

* Teaching of African Languages
 May 14 - 16

* Writing in the Foreign Language Classroom 
 June 16 - 20

* CALL Materials Development: Introductory Techniques
 June 21- 30

* The Internet in Foreign Language Instruction: Introductory Techniques
 July 12 - 21

* CALL Materials Development: Advanced Techniques
 August 2 - 6

* The Internet in Foreign Language Instruction: Advanced Techniques
 August 9- 13

For additional information, please contact:

A712 Wells hall
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824-1027
(517) 432-2286 
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Message 2: Distributed Morphology discussion list

Date: Mon, 8 Feb 1999 13:32:04 -0500
From: Martha McGinnis <>
Subject: Distributed Morphology discussion list

This is to announce the creation of a moderated e-mail discussion list
for Distributed Morphology.

Distributed Morphology (DM) is a theory of the architecture of grammar
which maintains that there is a "single generative engine" for
establishing sound/meaning correspondences. That is, the system that
assembles words is the same as the system that assembles
phrases--namely, the syntax. Processes that affect the morphology are
not localized to a single component (e.g., the Lexicon), but instead
are distributed throughout the grammar, encompassing syntactic
operations as well as the phonological operations that apply in
"spelling out" a syntactic derivation.

The e-mail list,, is a place to ask
questions about DM, discuss issues in morphosyntax and morphophonology, and
raise any potential challenges for the theory. For more information, visit
the DM homepage (, which
has links to the DM-list homepage, and to a FAQ and bibliography compiled
by Rolf Noyer.

Thanks to the Linguist List for providing the listserv account!

Martha McGinnis, UPenn
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Message 3: Emmy Noether program

Date: Fri, 5 Feb 1999 12:13:18 +0100 (MET)
From: Gisbert Fanselow <>
Subject: Emmy Noether program

This may be of interest for linguists with a link to Germany
 did their PhD recently at a non-German university
 are below 32 years of age
 have written a top dissertation 
 have published an article in a major journal

Note: The German Research Foundation has just
launched a new program (Emmy Noether program)
for supporting scientist with this profile for an additional
three years, in order to qualify them for a professorship
in Germany. 

More details:

Gisbert Fanselow
Linguistics, University of Potsdam 

Linguist - tough job, but someone's gotta do it. 

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Message 4: Graduate Support at UT Arlington

Date: Mon, 8 Feb 1999 12:37:23 -0600
From: David J. Silva <>
Subject: Graduate Support at UT Arlington


The University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) announces the availability
of various types of student support for those entering either the Ph.D. or
M.A. Program in Linguistics beginning in the fall semester 1999 (or the
spring semester 2000).

The Ph.D. in Linguistics at UTA, among the newest doctoral programs
in linguistics available in the United States, provides students with
education and training in a range of specializations, including
discourse analysis and text linguistics, sociolinguistics, semantics
and translation, and literacy. Special attention is given to the role
of field work in linguistic studies, including the study and
documentation of lesser-studied languages. Training is also provided
in the application of computing methods to linguistic analysis.

Awards--in the form of Graduate Teaching Assistantships, Graduate Research
Assistantships, and/or Scholarship--will be granted on a competitive basis
to both new and continuing students. Awards involving service to the UTA
Linguistics Program will be made according to both the program's
needs and students' background, interests, and skills. Successful
candidates will be guaranteed support for the 1999-2000 academic year
(plus eligibility to pay in-state tuition for the summer of 2000) and be
eligible to apply for continuing support in subsequent academic years.

In addition to the new Ph.D., the Linguistics Program at UTA continues to
offer an M.A. in Linguistics as well a 19-hour Graduate Certificate in
TESOL. Students enrolling the M.A. Program are eligible for scholarship
awards, which in many cases also carry the privilege of paying in-state
tuition and fees.

FOR FULLEST CONSIDERATION, applicants for the Fall Semester 1999 must
submit an "Application for Student Support" to the UTA Linguistics Program
by March 31, 1999. Applications are available at the address given below.

Current Faculty (full time linguistics):

>Donald A. Burquest (SE Asian Lgs; grammatical theory; phonetics; fieldwork)
>Jerold A. Edmondson (W African Lgs; grammatical theory; phonology)
>Irwin Feigenbaum (English as a Second Language)
>Susan C. Herring (Dravidian Lgs; discourse; typology; computer mediated
>John C. Paolillo (Indo-Aryan Lgs; sociolinguistics; L2 acquisition)
>David J. Silva (Korean; Portuguese; phonology; phonetics; lg variation)

Additional information on degree requirements, faculty, and course
offerings is available on the UTA Linguistics web site at

To request an application for admission and support to either graduate
program, contact the UTA Linguistics Program at or
call (817) 272-3133.

The University of Texas at Arlington, the second-largest campus in
the University of Texas System, is located in the center of the
Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, a major American urban and cultural center.
Information about UTA is available at

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