LINGUIST List 11.1767

Wed Aug 16 2000

FYI: Literacy Across Cultures, NEH Summer Stipend

Editor for this issue: Lydia Grebenyova <>


  1. Charles Jannuzi, Literacy Across Cultures (LAC 6) available in two ways
  2. Bramson, Leon, NEH Summer Stipend ($4,000) Deadline Announcement

Message 1: Literacy Across Cultures (LAC 6) available in two ways

Date: Tue, 15 Aug 2000 13:35:21 +0900
From: Charles Jannuzi <>
Subject: Literacy Across Cultures (LAC 6) available in two ways

"Literacy Across Cultures", which we made available last year in an e-mail
form to LINGUIST LIST members, is now being made available to you in two
ways. (If you are on the official mailing list, you have already received a
notice about this as well as installment one of LAC 6 in a plain text

Anyway, the two ways to get the new issue are:

(1) in PDF form (you need Adobe Acrobat Reader 3 or 3, English or Japanese).

(2) in plain text e-mail form (you need to send an e-mail address so that
you can be added to the egroup we run to distribute LAC).


Send to < >.

Asking for the PDF also means I'll put you on the egroup mailing list for
LAC, but you can always remove yourself at anytime. The PDF is 264 kb, so be
ready for a rather lengthy download if you connect using a slow modem.

Also, we ask that instead of forwarding LAC to others who are interested,
that you direct them to me so I can officially subscribe them to our mailing
list. Again, anyone can always leave the list, but it makes it easier to
keep track of everyone this way and saves me, the co-ordinator, time.

Here is an outline of what is in the current issue of LAC, so that you can
have some idea if you are interested in receiving a copy or not.


Literacy Across Cultures Vol. 4, No. 1


-Automaticity Theory and EFL in Japan: With Some Specific Applications for
Reading by Fumiko Yoshimura

-Selection of Reading Texts: Moving Beyond Content Schema by Maya Khemlani
David & Lynne Norazit

-Language Learning Strategies Instruction and Language Use Applied to
Foreign Language Reading and Writing: A Simplified $B!H(BMenu$B!I(B Approach
by Anthony S. Rausch

-Interview: The Promise and Practice of Extensive Reading: An Interview with
George Jacobs and Willy Renandya, SEAMEO Regional Language Centre (RELC),
Singapore by Andy Barfield

Ideas in Action:

-Expressive Writing Skills Enhanced Through the Use of Poetry by Prisca

-Links to Literacy:

-On-line Newspapers as a Source for Language Teaching Material by Paul
Wringer and David Dycus

-It Is Written (reviews):

-A History of Reading Reviewed by John Lindberg

-Conversations of the Mind: The Uses of Journal Writing for Second Language
Learners Reviewed by Michael Carroll

Charles Jannuzi
Fukui University, Japan
Contributing Editor, LAC
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Message 2: NEH Summer Stipend ($4,000) Deadline Announcement

Date: Tue, 15 Aug 2000 13:58:14 -0400
From: Bramson, Leon <>
Subject: NEH Summer Stipend ($4,000) Deadline Announcement

 	Deadline: October 1, 2000 for awards during the summer of 2001
 The National Endowment for the Humanities announces the competition for
 Summer Stipends awards. These awards support two consecutive months of
 full-time work on projects that will make a significant contribution to
 the humanities. In most cases, faculty members of colleges and
 universities in the United States must be nominated by their institutions
 for the Summer Stipends competition, and each of these institutions may
 nominate two applicants. Prospective applicants who will require
 nomination should acquaint themselves with their institution's nomination
 procedures well before the October 1 deadline. Individuals employed in
 nonteaching capacities in colleges and universities and independent
 scholars not affiliated with colleges and universities do not require
 nomination and may apply directly to the program. Adjunct faculty and
 academic applicants with appointments terminating by the summer of 2001
 may also apply without nomination. 
 TENURE: Tenure must cover two full and uninterrupted months and will
 normally be held between May 1, 2001 and September 30, 2001.
 STIPEND: $4,000
 INQUIRIES: 202/606-8200 or e-mail:
 PURPOSE AND SCOPE: The Summer Stipends program provides opportunities for
 individuals to pursue advanced work in disciplines of the humanities
 during the summer. Projects proposed for support may contribute to
 scholarly knowledge or to the general public's understanding of the
 humanities, and they may address broad topics or consist of research and
 study in a single field. 
 ELIGIBILITY: Applicants need not have advanced degrees, but neither
 candidates for degrees nor persons seeking support for work toward a
 degree are eligible to apply for Summer Stipends. Persons who have held a
 major fellowship or research grant or its equivalent during the 1998-99
 academic year or during subsequent academic years are ineligible for
 Summer Stipends. (A "major fellowship or research grant" is a postdoctoral
 award that provides support for a continuous period of time equal to at
 least one term of the academic year; that enables the recipient to pursue
 scholarly research, personal study, professional development, or writing;
 that provides a stipend of at least $10,000; and that comes from sources
 other than the recipient's employing institution. Sabbaticals and grants
 from a person's own institution are not considered major fellowships.)
 Beginning in 2001, Summer Stipends recipients may hold other small
 research grants for the same project during the tenure of their awards,
 but they must devote full time to their Summer Stipends research for the
 two months of their grant tenure.
 SELECTION PROCEDURES: Reviewers consider the significance of the proposed
 project to the humanities, the quality of the applicant's work, the
 conception and description of the project, and the likelihood that the
 work will be accomplished.
 For further information and application materials, persons interested in
 these programs can use the telephone number and e-mail address provided
 above, or they can write to: NEH Summer Stipends, Room 318, National
 Endowment for the Humanities, 1100 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., Washington,
 D.C. 20506. All applications must be postmarked on or before October 2
 (this year, October 1 is a Sunday).
 Please note that the NEH does not accept applications submitted by FAX or
 Information on NEH programs is also available at
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