LINGUIST List 11.1423

Tue Jun 27 2000

Sum: Linguistics and Cultural Reconstruction

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  1. Ronald Cosper, Linguistics and Cultural Reconstruction

Message 1: Linguistics and Cultural Reconstruction

Date: Mon, 26 Jun 2000 16:18:50 -0300
From: Ronald Cosper <Ronald.CosperSTMARYS.CA>
Subject: Linguistics and Cultural Reconstruction

For Query: Linguist 10.1896

In December I sent out the following query:

	"An excellent student of ours is interested in pursuing graduate
studies in linguistics, and is especially interested in the topic of linguistic 
and cultural reconstruction. (Her undergraduate subjects are anthropology and
linguistics.) Are there still graduate programs in linguistics which have
a historical/comparative focus, at least as an option? A related question
would be: in some institutions is there a relatively close relationship
between linguists and anthropologists?"

Subscribers to the Linguist List might be interested in the summary of
answers received.

Below is a list of institutions mentioned (largely in the United States and
Canada) which place an emphasis on historical or comparative linguistics
and/or where cooperation with anthropologists was remarked on. (Several of
these institutions were mentioned by more than one replier.)

University of Arizona (Tucson)
Australian National University at Canberra
University of California at Berkeley
University of California at Los Angeles
University of Canterbury, New Zealand
University of Chicago
University of Georgia
University of Hawai'i (Manoa)
University of Illinois
Memorial University of Newfoundland
University of Michigan
Ohio State University
Oxford University
University of Pennsylvania
Research School of Pacific Studies (Canberra, Australia)
Rice University
University of South Carolina
University of Texas at Austin

Thanks are given to the list of scholars below who made the suggestions in
the above list:

Mike Cahill
Lyle Campbell
Stan Dubinsky
Neil Fulton
Louanna Furbee
Hans Henrich Hock
John Mackin
Marguerite MacKenzie
Miriam Meyerhoff
France Mugler
Bill Palmer
Tim Pulju
Mary Shapiro
Sarah Thomason

Dr. Ronald Cosper			Telephone 902-420-5874
Coordinator of Linguistics			 902-429-5871
Saint Mary's University				FAX 902-420-5121

Halifax, Nova Scotia			E-mail
Canada, B3H 3C3
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