LINGUIST List 12.144

Sun Jan 21 2001

FYI: Funding for Research, 2001 Linguistic Institute

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  1. Prentice Zinn, Funding for Research and Social Action Projects
  2. LSA 2001 Institute Coordinator, 2001 Linguistic Institute

Message 1: Funding for Research and Social Action Projects

Date: Fri, 19 Jan 2001 09:51:40 -0500
From: Prentice Zinn <>
Subject: Funding for Research and Social Action Projects

Funding Available for Research and Social Action Projects

The Sociological Initiatives Foundation provides grants of $5,000 to $15,000
to support research and social action projects. Areas of interest include
but are not limited to social welfare, human rights, literacy, language
learning and use, dialect use and curricular issues in teaching second
languages and non-native languages. The Foundation is also interested in
supporting research by sociologists and linguists whose work may provide
practical documentation of initiatives that may be useful to communities.
Guidelines for the September 2001 application deadline are available at . For more information,
contact Prentice Zinn at or 617-426-7172.
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Message 2: 2001 Linguistic Institute

Date: Fri, 19 Jan 2001 10:30:56 -0800
From: LSA 2001 Institute Coordinator <>
Subject: 2001 Linguistic Institute

Catalogs are now available for the LSA's 2001 Institute. To request a 
catalog, send an email to: Please also
consult our web page at: .

 2001 LSA Institute
 25 June - 3 August 2001
 University of California-Santa Barbara
 Director: Charles Li
 Associate Director: Masayoshi Shibatani

 Themes - Linguistic Diversity: How and Why Languages Differ

 Synchronic and Diachronic Aspects of Major Pacific Rim Languages

The Institute will offer basic and advanced courses in the core areas
of the discipline, including phonetics and phonology, morphology,
syntax, semantics and pragmatics, discourse, language evolution and
change, and typology, as well as courses in language use, language and
culture, language acquisition, and literacy. In keeping with the
focus on linguistic diversity, there are courses delving into the
special complexities of several typologically different language
families. There will also be several sets of related courses which
constitute sub-institutes, organized around such topics as Minimalism,
Conversational Analysis, Teaching English as a Second Language,
Chinese corpus linguistics, Japanese linguistics, and Korean
linguistics. In addition, a rich selection of workshops and
conferences, some small and some large, will be held during the
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