LINGUIST List 10.404

Tue Mar 16 1999

FYI: Tate Article, EDSITE, Survey, Summer School

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  1. Deborah D K Ruuskanen, Follow-up on the Tate article
  2. Serventi, Jennifer, Call for EDSITEment Nominations
  3. Koenraad de Smedt, Call for participation in CL study programmes survey
  4. Tobias Scheer, Plovdiv Summer School

Message 1: Follow-up on the Tate article

Date: Thu, 11 Mar 1999 17:12:46 +0200 (EET)
From: Deborah D K Ruuskanen <>
Subject: Follow-up on the Tate article

The number of requests for the entire Tate article has been
surprisingly large. While gratified at the response, I simply cannot
fax or post dozens of copies of an article, especially without first
contacting the author and the owners of the bulletin (of the Finnish
Association of Translators and Interpreters) wherein it was
published. If I get permission, I will put it up on my own homepage,
Joan Tate does not have a web presence. I'm trying to pressure FATI
(SKTL) to put the article on their site, so that you all can read it
there. This should be cleared up within the week. I only expected
five or six requests, but I seem to have touched a nerve.

Cheers, Kela

Deborah D. Kela Ruuskanen \ You cannot teach a Man anything,
Leankuja 1, FIN-01420 Vantaa \ you can only help him find it \ within himself. Galileo
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Message 2: Call for EDSITEment Nominations

Date: Thu, 11 Mar 1999 15:29:00 -0500
From: Serventi, Jennifer <>
Subject: Call for EDSITEment Nominations

March 11, 1999

Dear Fellow Humanities Web Site User:

I hope you are among the thousands of teachers, students, and lifelong
learners who have found that EDSITEment is an excellent gateway to the
best humanities-related educational content on the Internet. Launched
in 1997, EDSITEment was created and sponsored by the National
Endowment for the Humanities, MCI WorldCom, the Council of the Great
City Schools, and the National Trust for the Humanities. As you may
know, we depend on your nominations to begin the process of
identifying those sites that have rich content to support substantive
study in the humanities. Out of the more than 500 sites that you have
nominated in the past two years, scholars and educators serving on
merit review panels have selected 49 sites to be included in
EDSITEment. Once the sites have been chosen, EDSITEment adds the use
of a powerful search engine, as well as cross-disciplinary lesson
plans for classroom use. By many measures-hits, user sessions, and
most important, teachers' enthusiastic comments in the "Talk to Us"
Forum-EDSITEment has been a great success.

We now once again ask your help in identifying additional web sites
that will expand EDSITEment's reach with new humanities materials that
are suitable for classroom learning. We are not interested at this
juncture in comprehensive bibliographical web sites that offer
numerous linkages to a variety of other related sites. Rather we are
seeking sites that are content-rich and designed to engage students in
a significant body of knowledge. With your help, we plan to add
twenty-five sites this year.

As you survey sites that you find most useful, we ask that you consider the
following questions: 

Intellectual Quality: Does the site provide rich and multilayered
humanities content? Does it provide students access to authentic,
significant materials with precise references? Is the information
accurate, balanced, and updated frequently? Is this site unique, or
is the material more easily available elsewhere?

Web Site Design: Is the site user-friendly and attractive graphically?
Is it easy to access information at different parts of the site? Does
the site provide for more than a one-dimensional exposition, allowing
students to experience a continuum of working with the materials that
lead to greater sophistication and creativity? Does the site allow for
an active, constructive relationship to the material? If teacher
guides or exercises are available, do they tap the resources of the
site deeply? (Note: such resources are not a requirement.) Does the
site require additional hardware or software? Are links to other
related sites easily accessible? Does the site have special features
to attract and engage users?

Web Site Impact: Can this site serve multiple audiences or is it
highly specialized? Are you aware of any particular uses it would have
in the curriculum of a school or college? Does the content relate to
education standards developed by your state? If you use this site in
your teaching, for which courses and what kinds of assignments or
student projects is it most useful? Does the site engage students and
encourage them to develop active interest and mastery of the subject
area? Is this the best or one of the best sites that you know of in
this subject area?

Our deadline for nominations is April 1. To nominate a site, or to
contact us, use the "Talk to Us" function on EDSITEment
(, or send an e-mail message to You need only to send the URL and any comments
that would be helpful. We are grateful for your help and will send
you the results of our survey within the next few months.

William R. Ferris
National Endowment for the Humanities
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Message 3: Call for participation in CL study programmes survey

Date: Tue, 16 Mar 1999 16:19:14 +0100
From: Koenraad de Smedt <>
Subject: Call for participation in CL study programmes survey

The ACO*HUM network, sponsored by the European Union, is conducting a
survey of Computational Linguistics study programmes at European
universities. Up to now, 41 universities have answered (see
appendix). If you work at a European university department which
offers CL and your department has not yet answered the survey, please
ask the person responsible for the study programme to read the
following pointer:

Only one person per department should answer the survey.

Koenraad de Smedt

Institutions which have answered the survey until now:

Technical University of Madrid
Heriot-Watt University
Universidad Politecnica de Valencia
University of Twente
Oxford Brookes University
Universite Paris 7
University College, Cork
Universitetet i Bergen
University of Essex
University of Aberdeen
The University of Leeds
Escola Universitaria Politecnica de Mataro
Universidad Nacional de Educacion a Distancia
Queen's University of Belfast
University of Lausanne
Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
University of Hull
Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
University of Zurich
Ruhr-Universitaet Bochum
Universidade de Vigo
Maynooth University
University of the Basque Country
Universidad Complutense
University of Tartu
Universidade da Coruna
University of Geneva
University of Alicante
University of ULster
University of Neuchatel
Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
Aston University
Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
Universidad de Alicante
University of Limerick
Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)
Trinity College, University of Dublin
Universitaire Instelling Antwerpen, UIA
Technische Universitat Berlin
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Message 4: Plovdiv Summer School

Date: Fri, 12 Mar 1999 22:23:16 +0100
From: Tobias Scheer <>
Subject: Plovdiv Summer School

 6th Central European

 Summer School in Generative Grammar

 Plovdiv - Bulgaria

 2. - 20. August 1999

 announcement and call for participation

 Under the auspices of GLEE (Generative Linguistics
 in Eastern Europe)

CESSGG was previously held in Olomouc/ Czechia (1994-97) and Debrecen/ Hungary

Further information will be supplied as soon as possible and will be
posted at as it comes in.

A generative grammar summer school which is:

. high level (teachers from leading research centres)
. intensive (3 weeks of interactive learning and research)
. very inexpensive (no fees at all, very low local living costs)
. charming (small peaceful ancient city)

The summer school offers intensive discussions of generative linguistics.
It will feature, among other domains, syntax, phonology, semantics and
philosophy of language; in each case debating the results of the latest
research, current issues and open problems. This will take the form of:

 about 15 advanced seminars focussing on current research issues. 
 a core set of introductory overviews for each subdomain 

The school is open to students and scholars from all over the world - East
and West alike: it is cheap enough for everybody to attend, and it also
includes discussion of Germanic, Romance and Slavic languages. Care has
been taken to make it particularly suited to Eastern European participants.
Classes will be taught in English, no tuition or other fees of any kind

 *** SEMINARS ***
(list to be completed and subject to change, please check on the web page)

Elena HERBURGER Georgetown Introduction to Semantics
Haike JACOBS Nijmegen/Amsterdam Introduction to Nonlinear Phonology
Michael BRODY Budapest/London Head Movement, Mirror Theory and Clausal
Michael BRODY Budapest/London Ellipsis
Guglielmo CINQUE Venice Adverbs, Restructuring Phenomena and
 Clausal Architecture
Daniel FOX Harvard tba. (to be confirmed)
Elena HERBURGER Georgetown Focus and Quantification
Peter LUDLOW New York Philosophical Issues in Generative
Peter LUDLOW New York Generalized Quantifiers and Directional
Krisztina POLGARDI Szeged Universals and variation: Government
 Phonology and Optimality Theory
Gertjan POSTMA Amsterdam The Syntax of Negation
Tobias SCHEER Nice Syllable Unstructure: CVCV
Michal STARKE Geneva Where is Syntactic Theory going?
Michal STARKE Geneva The Intersection between Syntax and
Edwin WILLIAMS Princeton Adverbs, Inflection, and Functional

REGISTRATION: to apply, just send your...

	 family name; first name
	 email address
	 regular address
 dates of attendance

... to 

your first contact with this address will be notified by a receipt.

 or, by regular mail, to: 

	Tobias Scheer
	Universit de Nice
	98, Boulevard Edouard Herriot
	B.P. 3209
	F-06204 Nice Cdex 3
	fax: +33 - 4 -

Deadline:	The application must be received by

 **** 15 May 1999 ****

Fees	 There are no fees. The school is free.
	 (note: This school is entirely free and offers grants thanks to (i)
 donations, (ii) the fact that it is entirely self-organised by
 volunteering linguists. You can contribute to this organisation
 through a donation)
Accommo- cheap 'University Residences' are available. The price is
dation 17,50$ per week in two-bed rooms, single rooms at 35$ may be
 upon request. Reservations will be accepted for entire weeks only
 (i.e. August 2-8, 9-15, 16-22).

** Grants **
Students from Eastern European countries can apply for:

Accomodation grants covering on-site accommodation
Living grants helping to cover living costs
Travel grants covering the trip to and from the summer school
Visa grants covering expenses for visas

The four types of grants are not exclusive.
Please note that grants are reserved for students who attend the whole
duration of the school.

If you are from an Eastern European country and wish to receive a grant,
please add to the application form:
 which grant(s) you apply for (travel, accomodation, visa, living ) ?
 for travel and visa grants: how much will your ticket and/or visa cost (in
 US$, please identify their price separately) ?
 a brief description of your previous linguistics studies
 a brief description of your motivation for the summer school
 are you interested in introductory or advanced classes?
 which are your fields of interest within linguistics?

Practical Information: 
All relevant information (where is Plovdiv, how do I get there, etc.) will
be supplied in time, and will also be available at the homepage of the school:
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