LINGUIST List 13.91

Wed Jan 16 2002

FYI: Research Funding, Program in German & Ling

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  1. Creatura, Lisa, Research Funding, Literacy Technical Assistance Workshops,Linguists encouraged to apply
  2. Stanley Dubinsky, New German and Linguistics track at the Univ of South Carolina

Message 1: Research Funding, Literacy Technical Assistance Workshops,Linguists encouraged to apply

Date: Mon, 14 Jan 2002 14:29:00 -0500
From: Creatura, Lisa <LCreaturahq.row.com>
Subject: Research Funding, Literacy Technical Assistance Workshops,Linguists encouraged to apply

Dear Colleagues: 

The National Institute on Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
and the National Institute on Aging (NIA) of the National Institutes
of Health, the National Institute for Literacy (NIFL), and
U.S. Department of Education (ED) are pleased to cosponsor a series of
technical assistance workshops on Adult and Family Literacy. We are
sincerely hoping that linguists will decide to avail themselves of
this research opportunity as we are seeking multidisciplinary
applications.

These workshops are aimed at assisting those interested in responding
to the recently published research solicitation, RESEARCH ON ADULT AND
FAMILY LITERACY, which can be accessed at:
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-HD-02-004.html
Linked with this solicitation is "Adult and Family Literacy: Current
Research and Future Directions - A Workshop Summary," also available
on the world wide web at:
http://www.nichd.nih.gov/crmc/cdb/AFL_workshop.htm

Each workshop will feature presentations by Federal government experts
and nationally recognized researchers with expertise in grant writing,
the peer review process, and research methodology. In order to
facilitate your participation, we have scheduled workshops in various
geographic regions. The first workshop will be held on January 28th
at the U.S. Department of Education at 555 New Jersey Avenue,
Washington, D.C. Other workshops are currently planned for San Diego,
California on February 6th and Houston, Texas on March 15th. For more
information on these workshops and to register, please contact Esther
Roberts at erobertshq.row.com or call (301) 294-5400.

By attending a workshop, you have an excellent opportunity to learn
about the grant writing and review process, types of research
questions, designs and methods that are most likely to be able to
address the questions in the solicitation, and to have your questions
about the solicitation answered by the authors of the solicitation. In
addition, you will be able to meet and network with others interested
in the important but under-researched areas of Adult and Family
Literacy.

The ultimate goal of the workshops is to improve our ability to meet
the literacy needs of low literate adults and of families who wish to
foster the literacy development of their young children. Many of the
members of the targeted research population are minorities, many of
whom are English language learners, and many of whom live in poverty.
Thank you for your efforts and interest in this crucial area of
research. Linguists are encouraged to participate. We look forward to
working with you.

On behalf of the interagency partners, 

Peggy McCardle, Ph.D., MPH
Associate Chief, Child Development and Behavior Branch
NICHD
PM430nih.gov
301-435-6863
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Message 2: New German and Linguistics track at the Univ of South Carolina

Date: Tue, 15 Jan 02 13:43:43 EST
From: Stanley Dubinsky <DUBINSKVM.SC.EDU>
Subject: New German and Linguistics track at the Univ of South Carolina

Dear Colleague,

The Linguistics Program and the German Program at the University of
South Carolina are proud to announce a joint course of graduate study in
German and linguistics. It is unique in providing a background in
general linguistics as well as German linguistics and literature.
Completing an M.A. in German and a Ph.D. in Linguistics will prepare
students for positions in both German and language departments, which
call for a wide variety of skills in teaching, research, and language
program coordination. The course offerings in German and linguistics
include the following areas: German linguistics, German literature and
culture, theories and methods of textual analysis, second language
acquisition and teaching, historical linguistics, sociolinguistics, and
formal linguistics. A range of support in the form of teaching
assistantships, research assistantships, and fellowships is available to
qualified students.

For further information, please consult our Program webpage at:


http://www.cla.sc.edu/LING/index.html

and the page outlining the new course of study:

http://www.cla.sc.edu/LING/grad/germanling.html

Sincerely,

Stan Dubinsky
Linguistics Program Director

Kurt Goblirsch
Linguistics Graduate Director

Nicholas Vazsonyi
German Graduate Director
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