LINGUIST List 12.2070

Mon Aug 20 2001

FYI: Endangered Lang, Nahuatl, Multilingual Matters

Editor for this issue: Jody Huellmantel <jodylinguistlist.org>


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  1. Megan Crowhurst, Small awards for work on endangered languages
  2. \(John\) Albert Bickford, New Nahuatl pages on the SIL-Mexico website
  3. Tommi, Multilingual Matters Press Release

Message 1: Small awards for work on endangered languages

Date: Fri, 17 Aug 2001 14:15:32 -0700 (PDT)
From: Megan Crowhurst <crowhurstmyahoo.com>
Subject: Small awards for work on endangered languages

The Linguistic Society of America�s Committee on Endangered Languages
and their Preservation invites applications for small awards to assist
with the costs of transportation to a professional meeting or
fieldwork site (not necessarily in the USA) in connection with work on
an endangered language (EL), or the cost of publishing a work
documenting an EL (for example, a dictionary). These awards are
intended for (i) members of EL communities engaged in linguistic work,
language maintenance, and/or language planning; (ii) graduate students
working to document an EL; (iii) EL scholars not based in the US,
Canada, Europe, Australia, or New Zealand and who have restricted
access to funds for travel and publishing. Sums will be awarded in
the range of $100-$400 (US), with exact amounts to be decided by the
Committee on a case-by-case basis. Those interested should apply in
the form of a detailed 1-2 page letter describing the event or project
for which support is requested to the Chair of the Committee at the
address below. Requests should be accompanied by the applicant�s CV,
or a written description of the applicant�s language based work and
relevant community service activities, as appropriate. Applications
may be submitted at any time, but at least two months of lead time
should be allowed between sending applications and the date for which
funding is needed (especially in the case of applications submitted by
terrestrial mail).

Megan J. Crowhurst (Current Chair of CELP)
University of Texas at Austin
Department of Linguistics
Calhoun 501
Austin, TX 78712-1196
USA

Applications may also be sent by email to
mcrowhurstmail.utexas.edu.
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Message 2: New Nahuatl pages on the SIL-Mexico website

Date: Fri, 17 Aug 2001 15:28:35 -0700
From: \(John\) Albert Bickford <albert_bickfordsil.org>
Subject: New Nahuatl pages on the SIL-Mexico website

Dear colleagues:

It is with pleasure that I announce the long-awaited posting of more
of David Tuggy's web pages on Nahuatl. They are accessible through
the Nahuatl family page on the SIL-Mexico website:

http://www.sil.org/mexico/nahuatl/familia-nahuatl.htm

This posting includes four pages on Nahuatl phonology and orthography,
a reading list and suggestions about other interesting Nahuatl
websites. (If anyone knows of other sites that we should add to this
list, we're open to suggestions.) All pages are available in English
and Spanish and are intended for a non-specialist audience (technical
linguistic terminology is explained through pop-up glossary entries).

Previously posted items of David's work are: Frequently asked
questions about Nahuatl, Classical Nahuatl, and a glossary of
linguistic terminology in English and Spanish. Still to come are two
sets of pages on specific varieties of Nahuatl: Tetelcingo and
Orizaba.

Albert Bickford
primary email: albert_bickfordsil.org
secondary email:
 albert_bickfordyahoo.com
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Message 3: Multilingual Matters Press Release

Date: Thu, 16 Aug 2001 13:24:01 +0100
From: Tommi <tommimulti.demon.co.uk>
Subject: Multilingual Matters Press Release

Press Release 

Free Electronic Journal Subscriptions to Developing Countries:
Multilingual Matters & Channel View Publications to Restructure Pricing
Policy 

Date: 17.08.2001
Contact: Mike Grover, Managing Director 
Multilingual Matters Ltd
Frankfurt Lodge
Clevedon, England, BS21 7HH

mikemultilingual-matters.com
Tel: +44 (0)1275 876519
Mobile: +44 (0)7779 156794
Fax: +44 (0)1275 871673

Multilingual Matters/Channel View Publications are to offer free
electronic access to journals for institutional subscribers in countries
of "low human development" as defined by the Human Development Index
(see below). The company will also offer subscriptions at a
substantially reduced rate to institutional subscribers in countries of
"medium human development".

Altogether libraries in over 100 countries will be able to receive our
journals either completely free of charge or at substantially reduced
cost.
 
Multilingual Matters is one of the world leaders in research on
multilingualism and minority language rights. Recently, under the
Channel View Publications imprint, the company has been developing a
number of publications on sustainability in tourism, agriculture and
transport. We firmly believe that adequate access to academic materials
is a vital aspect of sustainable development. By increasing access to
our publications, Multilingual Matters believe we can help academics in
these countries to further realise their potential as equal members of
the international academic community. We hope that our new pricing
policy will encourage other publishers to adopt similar schemes to
support academic activity in the developing world. 

The new policy will apply to all of the company's existing journals, as
well as any new journals being developed and will be implemented from
the subscription year 2002 onwards. The pricing structure will be
calculated according to the Human Development Index (HDI) published
annually by the United Nations Development Project
(http://www.undp.org). A list of countries graded according to the HDI
is provided as an appendix to this press release. 
 
The full pricing structure will be as follows:

Countries of Low Human Development

Electronic version: Free of charge.
Print version (if required): �20.00

Countries of Medium Human Development

All journals (print or electronic): �50.00
Depending on the particular journal, this represents a discount of
between 40% and 80% on our standard prices.

Countries of High Human Development
Standard cost as published in our journals price list. 

Libraries wishing to take up this offer should contact:
Email: infomultilingual-matters.com 
Tel: +44 (0)1275 876519
 Fax: +44 (0)1275 871673

Multilingual Matters Ltd
Frankfurt Lodge
Clevedon, England, BS21 7HH


 JOURNAL TITLES AFFECTED
 For further details see: http://www.multilingual-matters.com

MULTILINGUAL MATTERS

International Journal of BILINGUAL EDUCATION & BILINGUALISM
ISSN 1367-0050

CURRENT ISSUES IN LANGUAGE PLANNING
ISSN 1466-14208


ERiE (EVALUATION & RESEARCH in EDUCATION)
ISSN 0950-0790

LANGUAGE AWARENESS
ISSN 0965-8416

LANGUAGE CULTURE and CURRICULUM
ISSN 0790-8318

LANGUAGE and EDUCATION
ISSN 0950-0782

LANGUAGE and INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION
ISSN 1470-8477

Journal of MULTILINGUAL and MULTICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT
ISSN 0143-4632

CHANNEL VIEW PUBLICATIONS

International Journal of AGRICULTURAL SUSTAINABILITY 
(Forthcoming)
ISSN 1473-5903

Journal of ECOTOURISM 
(Forthcoming)
ISSN 1472-4049

CURRENT ISSUES IN TOURISM
ISSN 1368-3500

International Research in GEOGRAPHICAL & ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION
ISSN 13038-2046

Journal of SUSTAINABLE TOURISM
ISSN 0966-9582
 
Classification of countries 
Countries in the human development aggregates

High human development
(HDI 0.800 and above)

Argentina
Australia
Austria
Bahamas
Bahrain
Barbados
Belgium
Brunei Darussalam
Canada
Chile
Costa Rica
Croatia
Cyprus
Czech Republic
Denmark
Estonia
Finland
France
Germany
Greece 
Grenada*
Hong Kong,China (SAR)
Hungary
Iceland
Ireland
Israel
Italy
Japan
Korea,Rep.of
Kuwait
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Malta
Netherlands
New Zealand
Norway
Poland
Portugal
Qatar 
Saint Kitts and Neviss*
Singapore
Slovakia
Slovenia
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
United Arab Emirates
United Kingdom
United States
Uruguay
(50 countries and areas)

 
Medium human development
(HDI 0.500 -0.799)

Algeria 
Antigua and Bermuda*
Armenia
Azerbaijan
Belarus
Belize
Bolivia
Botswana
Brazil
Bulgaria
Cambodia
Cameroon
Cape Verde
China
Colombia
Comoros
Congo 
Cuba*
Dominican Republic
Ecuador
Egypt
El Salvador
Equatorial Guinea
Fiji
Gabon
Georgia
Ghana
Grenada*
Guatemala
Guyana
Honduras
India
Indonesia
Iran,Islamic Rep.of
Iraq*
Jamaica
Jordan
Kazakhstan
Kenya
Kyrgyzstan
Latvia
Lebanon
Lesotho
Libyan Arab Jamahiriya
Macedonia,TFYR
Malaysia
Maldives
Mauritius
Mexico
Moldova,Rep.of
Mongolia
Morocco
Myanmar
Namibia
Nicaragua
Oman
Panama
Papua New Guinea
Paraguay
Peru
Philippines
Romania
Russian Federation 
Saint Lucia* 
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines*
S�o Tom� and Principe*
Samoa (Western)
Saudi Arabia 
Seychelles*
Solomon Islands*
South Africa
Sri Lanka
Suriname
Swaziland
Syrian Arab Republic
Tajikistan
Thailand
Trinidad and Tobago
Tunisia
Turkey
Turkmenistan
Ukraine
Uzbekistan 
Vanatu*
Venezuela
Viet Nam
Zimbabwe
(88 countries and areas)

Low human development
(HDI below 0.500)

Angola
Bangladesh
Benin
Bhutan
Burkina Faso
Burundi
Central African Republic
Chad
Congo,Dem.Rep.of the
C�te d 'Ivoire
Djibouti
Eritrea
Ethiopia
Gambia
Guinea
Guinea-Bissau
Haiti
Lao People 's Dem.Rep.
Madagascar
Malawi
Mali
Mauritania
Mozambique
Nepal
Niger
Nigeria
Pakistan
Rwanda
Senegal
Sierra Leone
Sudan
Tanzania,U.Rep.of
Togo
Uganda
Yemen
Zambia
(36 countries and areas)
* Country's HDI value estimated by UNDP


- 
Tommi Grover
Multilingual Matters Ltd
Frankfurt Lodge, Clevedon Hall
Clevedon BS21 7HH, England.
Tel: +44 1275-876519; Fax: +44 1275-871673
E-mail: tommimultilingual-matters.com
http://www.multilingual-matters.com

>FOR LATEST INFORMATION ON MULTILINGUAL MATTERS TITLES AND TO ORDER
OUR BOOKS VIA THE INTERNET, VISIT http://www.multilingual-matters.com
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