LINGUIST List 12.2207

Mon Sep 10 2001

FYI: NEH Education Proj Grant, OE Corpus

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  1. Serventi, Jennifer, NEH Exemplary Education Projects Grants
  2. Susan Pintzuk, annotated OE corpus available

Message 1: NEH Exemplary Education Projects Grants

Date: Thu, 6 Sep 2001 16:40:06 -0400
From: Serventi, Jennifer <JServentineh.gov>
Subject: NEH Exemplary Education Projects Grants



NEH EXEMPLARY EDUCATION PROJECTS GRANTS

The National Endowment for the Humanities supports school teachers and
college faculty in the United States who wish to strengthen the
teaching and learning of history, literature, foreign languages and
cultures, philosophy, religion, and other areas of the humanities. The
Division of Education Programs announces the next deadline for the
Exemplary Education Projects grant program.

The Exemplary Education Projects (formerly National Education
Projects) grant program provides support for projects to improve the
teaching and learning of all disciplines in the humanities. Projects
may include faculty and curriculum development, materials development,
and dissemination efforts. The NEH staff encourages consultation with
program staff prior to submitting an application.

Application Receipt deadline: October 15, 2001
Funding available: up to $250,000 for projects lasting up to three years
Guidelines and application forms are available at the NEH website:
http://www.neh.gov/grants/grants.html

For more information about this grant opportunity or if you have ideas
about developing a project, please contact us.
			
Division of Education Programs		
National Endowment for the Humanities
1100 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W. , Room 302			
Washington, D.C. 20506
Phone: 202/606-8380
FAX: 202/606-8394
e-mail: educationneh.gov
TDD (for hearing impaired only) 202/606-8282
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Message 2: annotated OE corpus available

Date: Thu, 06 Sep 2001 15:46:52 +0100
From: Susan Pintzuk <sp20york.ac.uk>
Subject: annotated OE corpus available

 The York-Helsinki Parsed Corpus of Old English Poetry

The York-Helsinki Parsed Corpus of Old English Poetry (henceforth
the York Poetry Corpus) is now publicly available. The York Poetry
Corpus is a selection of poetic texts from the Old English Section
of the Helsinki Corpus of English Texts (henceforth the Helsinki
Corpus), annotated to facilitate searches on lexical items and
syntactic structure. It is intended for the use of students and
scholars of the history of the English language. The York Poetry
Corpus contains 71,490 words of Old English text; the samples from
the longer texts are 4,000 to 17,000 words in length. The texts
represent a range of dates of composition and authors. The size of
the corpus is approximately 2.5 megabytes.

The York Poetry Corpus was funded by ESRC grant R000222434, whose
support is gratefully acknowledged. The annotation scheme was
developed by Susan Pintzuk, Ann Taylor, Anthony Warner, Leendert
Plug, and Frank Beths. The scheme was based on the one developed
at the University of Pennsylvania for the second edition of the
Penn-Helsinki Parsed Corpus of Middle English, and it is the same
as the one used for the York-Helsinki Parsed Corpus of Old English
(under construction at the University of York). Our intent was to
make the syntactic annotation of the three corpora as similar as
possible, while taking into account the syntactic and morphological
differences between Old and Middle English and between poetry and
prose.

The York Poetry Corpus is available without fee for educational
and research purposes, but it is not in the public domain. More
information about the York Poetry Corpus and how to access it is
available at http://www-users.york.ac.uk/~lang18/pcorpus.html.
Viewing the manuals on-line is unrestricted, but the texts
themselves are available only to users who agree formally to the
conditions of use by filling out the access request form and
returning it via e-mail to Susan Pintzuk (sp20york.ac.uk). The
York Poetry Corpus will soon be available through the Oxford Text
Archive (http://ota.ahds.ac.uk).
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