LINGUIST List 10.448

Fri Mar 26 1999

FYI: ESSLLI 99 grants, ACTFL-MLJ EMB award

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  1. ESSLLI 1999, esslli99 - deadline early registration
  2. Tina Isabelli, ACTFL-MLJ Emma Marie Birkmaier Award

Message 1: esslli99 - deadline early registration

Date: Wed, 24 Mar 1999 13:13:17 +0100
From: ESSLLI 1999 <>
Subject: esslli99 - deadline early registration

 11th European Summer School in Logic, Language and Information
 ESSLLI 1999
 			 August 9-20, 1999
		 Utrecht University, The Netherlands

The ESSLLI programme offers courses, workshops, and a student
session in the areas of:
Logic & Language
Language & Computation
Logic & Computation

For detailed information on courses, instructors, applications, housing,
etc. please visit our web site:

Registration fees:
STUDENTS: NLG 350 (until April 30)
 NLG 450 (after April 30)
ACADEMIC: NLG 500 (until April 30)
 NLG 700 (after April 30)
INDUSTRIAL: NLG 900 (until April 30)
 NLG 1200 (after April 30)

A limited number of grants is available. Please visit our web site at:

For more information contact us at:

Utrecht Institute of Linguistics OTS
Trans 10
3512 JK Utrecht
The Netherlands
Fax: +31-30-2536000
Tel: (secretary) +31-30-2536183
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Message 2: ACTFL-MLJ Emma Marie Birkmaier Award

Date: Wed, 24 Mar 1999 00:27:47 -0500 (EST)
From: Tina Isabelli <>
Subject: ACTFL-MLJ Emma Marie Birkmaier Award

Announcement of the ACTFL-MLJ Emma Marie Birkmaier Award for Doctoral
Dissertation Research in Foreign Language Education

The Emma Marie Birkmaier Award was established to recognize an author of
doctoral dissertation research in foreign language education that
contributes significantly to the advancement of the profession. The
recipient receives a $500 cash award, provided by the MLJ as evidence of
the commitment of ACTFL and the MLJ to research in foreign and second
language acquisition and to the application of its results to the
Criteria for Selection
1. The dissertation should deal with language learning or teaching,
teacher preparation, curriculum development, evaluation, or any field
directly related to second or foreign language education.
2. The dissertation shall have been completed during the two calendar
years preceding the award ceremony.
3. Both qualitative and quantitative dissertations are eligible.
4. The dissertation should have the following components:
 a. a statement of the context in which the research took place and
a description of the processes involved;
 b. review of the literature related to the problem, including the
contribution to the study being reviewed;
 c. a clear and detailed design of the study;
 d. clear and systematic analysis of the data;
 e. conclusions appropriate to the data;
 f. recognition of the limitations of the study;
 g. recommendations for further research that are appropriate
extensions of the study.
5. The recipient is not required to be a member of ACTFL.
 Abstract to Chairperson: postmarked on or before May 28, 1999
 Finalists notified to send copies of dissertations to the
Chairperson: July 2, 1999
 Copies of all documentation pertaining to the winner sent to the
ACTFL Executive Director: September 13, 1999

To submit nominations, attach a current curriculum vitae for each
candidate, and forward all information to the 1999 Chairperson:
 Dale A. Koike
 Department of Spanish and Portuguese
 The University of Texas at Austin
 Batts Hall 110
 Austin, TX 78712-1155
Also on the committee are Christina Makara Biron (University of
Massachusetts at Dartmouth), Dorothy Chun (University of California at
Santa Barbara), Richard Donato (Unviersity of Pittsburgh), Ronald Leow
(Georgetown University).

More details:
1. Each abstract must be accompanied by a letter of support from a faculty
member, addressed to the Chairperson. This letter should describe the
thesis, situate it in the field, and relate the significance of its
contribution to the theory or practice, or both, of second or foreign
language learning. The letter may be included with the abstract or sent
under separate cover by the submission deadline. Submissions that lack the
letter of support will not be considered.
After the initial screening, the committee will request complete copies of
dissertations for final consideration.
2. For the first round of judging, the applicant's dissertation is rated
SOLELY upon the dissertation abstract submitted. This abstract, then, must
reflect concisely and accurately the research of the full dissertation.
The following directions are given for the preparation of the abstract:
 a. Length--The main portion of the abstract should be 2-5
typewritten pages (8 1/2 x 11) in length, double-spaced. If the applicant
requires additional space in which to present details of research
instruments, a theoretical point of view, or to elaborate some other vital
point, an appendix of up to 3 additional pages may be attached to the
abstract. The title page and the bibliography are not included in the page
count. The main portion of the abstract (excluding the appendix) should
not exceed 5 typewritten pages double-spaced (plus the 3-page summary, if
 b. Format: The abstract should include a title page, the main
report section, bibliography and, if desired, the appendix.

Title page:
 1. Name and address of applicant. Use the address to which all
official communications are to be sent. Be sure to include the zip code,
telephone number, e-mail address, and a temporary number in case of absence
from the permanent address anytime duirng the summer months.
 2. Title of the dissertation. This should be the complete title,
using no abbreviations.
 3. Name and address of the institution from which the degree was
obtained. Please be sure that the information is complete, as the
Chairperson of the committee may wish to contact the university.
Please note that identifying information (author, institution, faculty
member) should be included ONLY on the title page. There should be no such
identifying information in the abstract or appendix, if used.

Five copies of the abstract are required. Each copy must be clear and
easily read.
Each applicant is responsible for making photocopies of athe dissertation
available within one week of the receipt of a registered letter from the
Chairperson. The Chairperson and ACTFL Executive Director keep one set of
photocopies dissertations. Committee members will return their copies to
the sender at the conclusion of the competition. ACTFL will reimburse
finalists for reasonable photocopying and mailing costs of their

TITLE PAGE (set up your title page as indicated below)
1. Name of applicant
2. Complete address of applicant
 Telephone number Summer telephone number
 e-mail address
3. Name of the institution granting your degree
 Complete address of that institution
4. Examining committee: Name and address of Chairperson
Names of other members of examining committee
5. Date (month, day, year) on which the examination was successfully held
Note: Please remember that identifying information should be limited to
the title page only.

Dale A. Koike
Dept. of Spanish and Portuguese
University of Texas at Austin
Austin, TX 78712
tel: (512) 232-4508
fax: (512) 471-8073
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