LINGUIST List 12.2333

Thu Sep 20 2001

FYI: US Scholar Grant Opportunities, Phonetics CD

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  1. Anthony Riker, IREX 2002-2003 US Scholar Grant Opportunities
  2. Nick Reid, Phonetics CD

Message 1: IREX 2002-2003 US Scholar Grant Opportunities

Date: Wed, 19 Sep 2001 13:06:30 -0400
From: Anthony Riker <arikerirex.org>
Subject: IREX 2002-2003 US Scholar Grant Opportunities




IREX is pleased to announce its 2002-2003 grant opportunities for US
scholars. For additional information and requirements for the programs,
please visit the IREX web site. 

With funding from the United States Department of State (Title VIII Program
and the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs), National Endowment for
the Humanities, The Starr Foundation, John J. and Nancy Lee Roberts, and its
own Scholar Support Fund, IREX supports the following programs:

INDIVIDUAL ADVANCED RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES PROGRAM (IARO)
Grants of up to $30,000 for two to nine months to US scholars for research
in the social sciences and humanities at institutions in Eastern Europe and
the NIS. Applicants can choose from the Fellowships in Policy Research and
Development or Fellowships in Humanities options. Limited funding is
available for cross-regional research in Turkey and Iran for humanities
scholars.

CHANGE TO 2002-2003 IARO PROGRAM APPLICATION
Holders of terminal master's degrees are eligible for the IARO program. If
you downloaded the 2002-2003 IARO application prior to September 1, 2001,
you may submit your application using the old form. The only change is that
the eligibility has been expanded to include holders of
terminal master's degrees.

-NEW- Grants for one to three months are now available to master's level
students for research on policy relevant theses or equivalent projects. 

Deadline: November 1, 2001

For more information, please see the IREX web site at 
http://www.irex.org/programs/iaro/index.htm


CASPIAN SEA REGIONAL POLICY SYMPOSIUM
IREX, in collaboration with the Woodrow Wilson Center for International
Scholars, will hold a symposium for senior and junior US scholars to discuss
a variety of political, economic, historical, and cultural topics related to
the Caspian Sea Region. Junior scholars will be chosen based on a national
competition. Applications must demonstrate a commitment to continued study,
research, and work on and with the countries of the Caspian Sea Region. The
symposium is scheduled for Spring 2002 in the Washington, DC area.

Deadline: December 1, 2001

For more information please see the IREX web site at 
http://www.irex.org/programs/caspian-sea/index.htm


REGIONAL SCHOLAR EXCHANGE PROGRAM
Grants of up to nine months for US university faculty and scholars at early
stages of their careers, advanced graduate students, and associate
professors to conduct independent research in the humanities and social
sciences at institutions in the NIS. All research proposals must demonstrate
relevance to the political, economic, social, legal, educational,
historical, and philosophical challenges facing the NIS or the United States
and show how their research will contribute to the advancement of higher
education. 

Deadline: January 15, 2002

The web page for the Regional Scholar Exchange Program is currently being
updated.


SHORT-TERM TRAVEL GRANTS PROGRAM
Grants of up to $3,000 for up to two months of travel to Eastern Europe and
the NIS for postdoctoral scholars and professionals with terminal degrees
who do not require administrative support from IREX. These projects in the
social sciences and humanities should demonstrate academic merit and
relevance and contribute to the body of knowledge on these regions through
the dissemination of research results. Limited funding is available for
travel to Turkey and Iran for cross-regional research in the humanities.


Deadline: February 1, 2002

For more information, please see the IREX web site at 
http://www.irex.org/programs/stg/index.htm


JOHN J. AND NANCY LEE ROBERTS FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM
A single grant of up to $50,000 for research projects lasting up to 18
months. This program supports cutting-edge research in the social sciences
in Eastern Europe, the NIS, China, Mongolia, Turkey, Afghanistan, Pakistan,
and Iran for scholars with PhD or equivalent terminal degrees. Collaborative
research programs involving international colleagues are strongly
encouraged.

Deadline: April 15, 2002

For more information, please see the IREX web site at 
http://www.irex.org/programs/roberts/index.htm



BLACK AND CASPIAN SEA COLLABORATIVE RESEARCH PROGRAM
Grants of up to $25,000 to a collaborative team of graduate and/or
postgraduate scholars conducting research for up to one year, focusing on
issues of practical relevance and current interest to academic, corporate,
and policymaking communities. The collaborative team must consist of a
minimum of three people: at least one US citizen or permanent resident and
at least two citizens and current residents of two different countries of
the Black and Caspian Sea region at the time of application.

Deadline: May 1, 2002

For more information, please see the IREX web site at 
http://www.irex.org/programs/black-caspian-sea/index.htm
 

Eligibility requirements vary by program. Please contact IREX for
applications and further information on these and other programs.
Applications may be downloaded from the web sites.

IREX
1616 H Street, NW
6th Floor
Washington, DC 20006

Tel: 202-628-8188
Fax: 202-628-8189
E-mail:irexirex.org


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Message 2: Phonetics CD

Date: Thu, 20 Sep 2001 11:47:21 +1000
From: Nick Reid <nreidmetz.une.edu.au>
Subject: Phonetics CD


	An Interactive Introduction to Phonetics
	Phonetics: An Interactive Introduction is a multimedia program which
provides resources that will facilitate the teaching and learning of
phonetics.
	With this program you can explore ideas in these modules:
	* Vocal tract: click on parts of the vocal tract to learn about their
role in articulation.
	* Speech sounds: click on buttons to play speech sounds and associate
them with their IPA symbol.
	* Airstream mechanisms: learn about different ways that air can be
made to move in order to produce speech sounds.
	* Phonation modes: see the vocal folds in action, and discover how
different settings produce different voice qualities.
	* Acoustic analysis: discover ways to analyse speech acoustically.
	* Self Testing Exercises: also exercises in all modules so you can
assess your learning!
	You might find this CD a grreat resource for your students to
practice their phonetics between classes. Or you might like to use it
projected in your lectures to visually demonstrate aspects of
articulation.
	Availability
Available on dual-platform CD-ROM, offering equal access to both
Windows and Macintosh users. The minimum system requirements are
given below - check with your dealer if you need advice.
	For Macintosh:		For Windows:
System 7.5.1 or later	Windows 95/98/NT4
68040 or faster processor	Pentium processor or equivalent
2 x Speed CD-ROM drive	2 x Speed CD-ROM drive
12 meg physical RAM (free)	12 meg physical RAM (free)
800x 600 8 bit colour display	800x 600 8 bit colour display
	Animations:
Uses computer animations to demonstrate a variety of processes, such
as eggresive airflow, the 'mucosal wave' action of the vocal folds,
the production of clicks, and speech using esophageal air.
	Movies:
Includes endoscopic film of the vocal folds. You can play movies to	
see how finetuning the vocal folds creates different voice qualities.


Price:
Student:		AUD$54.77	US$28.00
Institution:	AUD$98.63	US$50.00
	Multiple copies
UNE does not offer a supported site license arrangement. However we
have made arrangements with many universities whereby if they
purchase 5 Institutional copies, we provide them with authorisation
to load those 5 copies onto up to 20 laboratory computers. If you
wish to pursue some such arrangement - contact Nicholas Reid on
nreidmetz.une.edu.au
	Check out more information about the CD at 
ttp://www.une.edu.au/tlc/phon.htm
	How to order:
This CD is distributed through The Coop Bookshop of the University of
New England, Australia. You can order the CD through them by email,
or completimg a web form, or you can print off the details below as a
proforma and fax or post them to the bookshop.
	* order by phone or email
Ph: +61 [0]2 6772 2632
email: unemail.coop-bookshop.com.au
	* place your order via the World Wide Web at;
http://www.coop-bookshop.com.au
[Search hint: Click on 'Book Search', then in the search prompt box,
enter 'Title contains all the words Phonetics' (line 1). and 'Author
contains all the words Reid' (line 2)].
	* fax the details below to Fax: +61 2 6771 2040
or post them to:
University Coop Bookshop
University of New England - Madgwick Hall	
PO Box U7 Armidale NSW 2351
Australia


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	_Dr Nicholas Reid
	Convenor of Linguistics
	School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics
	University of New England
	Armidale 2351, AUSTRALIA

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