LINGUIST List 12.2648

Wed Oct 24 2001

FYI: Computational Sign Ling, NWCL Research Training

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  1. Angus B. Grieve-Smith, Revived discussion list for computational sign linguistics
  2. D.Blakemore, NWCL Research Training Centre

Message 1: Revived discussion list for computational sign linguistics

Date: Sun, 21 Oct 2001 09:12:38 -0400 (Eastern Daylight Time)
From: Angus B. Grieve-Smith <grvsmthunm.edu>
Subject: Revived discussion list for computational sign linguistics

Dear LINGUIST subscribers:

	My colleague Dan Parvaz and I have decided to revive So-qiwoa, our
computational sign linguistics discussion list. Anyone interested in sign
language applications of computer technology is welcome to join.

	So-qiwoa is a discussion list, not simply an announcement list.
The Gesture-Sign-Lang-Tech list is available for announcements:
http://www.jiscmail.ac.uk/lists/gesture-sign-lang-tech.html

	If you are interested in joining So-qiwoa, send an email to
<listservlist.unm.edu> saying "subscribe so-qiwoa-l firstname lastname",
for example "subscribe so-qiwoa-l Laurent Clerc".

	Postings are welcome in any language, especially sign languages.
The first discussion topic will be "Best Practices in Sign Language
Technology." Looking forward to your contributions.

- 
				-Angus B. Grieve-Smith
				Linguistics Department
				University of New Mexico
				grvsmthunm.edu
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Message 2: NWCL Research Training Centre

Date: Mon, 22 Oct 2001 18:16:37 +0100
From: D.Blakemore <D.Blakemoresalford.ac.uk>
Subject: NWCL Research Training Centre

>Following our successful ESRC funded research training events, the
North West Centre for Linguistics is establishing a Research Training
Centre in language and linguistics. The Centre, which is funded for
three years by the HEFCE Collaboration Programme in Modern Languages,
will provide research training courses in a variety of topics in
theoretical and applied linguistics and in research methodology. These
courses will be at a variety of levels, thus meeting the needs of
students who are moving from MA programmes into M.Phil and PhD
programmes as well as students already embarked on their research
programmes.


There will be two events each year, a one-week event in spring and a
two-week event in autumn. They will be held either at the University
of Manchester or at the University of Salford, and will include both
5-day courses and half-day sessions on a variety of different
topics. Courses will be available to students from throughout Britain
(fees to be announced). A limited amount of student sponsorship will
be available from the LAGB and BAAL. Details will be announced
shortly.


The first event will take place from 18 March to 22 March 2002, and
will include the annual NWCL lecture with guest speaker Fritz Newmeyer
(Washington State). The training event will be followed by the annual
Manchester PG conference.


For further information, contact Diane 
Blakemore (Director) 
d.blakemoresalford.ac.uk

or Patrick Honeybone (Assistant Director) 
honeybopedgehill.ac.uk

Visit the NWCL website 
http://www.art.man.ac.uk


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Professor Diane Blakemore
President, North-West Centre for Linguistics
http://www.art.man.ac.uk/german/nwcl/

School of Languages and
European Studies Research Institute
University of Salford
Salford M5 4WT
United Kingdom
Tel: 0161 2954948

Professor Diane Blakemore
President, North-West Centre for Linguistics
http://www.art.man.ac.uk/german/nwcl/

School of Languages and
European Studies Research Institute
University of Salford
Salford M5 4WT
United Kingdom
Tel: 0161 2954948
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