LINGUIST List 14.1110

Tue Apr 15 2003

FYI: Summer School, NEH Grant Guidelines

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  1. pcenci, Summer School 'Cognitive and Functional Approaches to Language
  2. Aguera, Helen, NEH Guidelines for Preservation and Access Projects

Message 1: Summer School 'Cognitive and Functional Approaches to Language

Date: Mon, 14 Apr 2003 06:15:13 +0000
From: pcenci <pcenciunirsm.sm>
Subject: Summer School 'Cognitive and Functional Approaches to Language

Summer School 'Cognitive and Functional Approaches to Language 
Date: 09-Jun-2003 - 12-Jun-2003
Location: Rep. San Marino - Italy, San Marino
Contact: Paula Cenci
Contact Email: dcomunirsm.sm 
Meeting URL: http://www.unirsm.sm/dcom/2003/Functional/default.htm


Linguistic Sub-field: General Linguistics 
Subject Language: English 


Meeting Description: The School will examine two of the main
approaches to the study of language: functionalism and cognitivism, it
will analyze compatibility, analogies and possible differences. The
functionalist school, which dates back to the early historic
tradition, studies, since the beginning of the last century, the
relationship between form and linguistic function and proposes an
approach to language which is strictly linked to its use and context.
Cognitive linguistics is a more recent branch that developed in the
last 30 years within the North-American cognitive movement, some of
whose fundaments it will then criticize. Cognitive linguistics also
focuses on the importance of the relation between form and function,
and it individuates in particular the cognitive schemes subjected to
thought, perception and language, which determine the linguistic form.
Unlike other theories that study language essentially as a formal and
autonomous process, both cognitive and functional linguistics strictly
correlate syntactic structure and semantic organization as dependant
one from the other, refusing the hypothesis of language as separated
and independent from other cognitive and perceptive mechanisms. The
lecturers are: William Croft, Holger Diessel, Martin Haspelmath,
Michael Tomasello. The course is open to students, teachers and
researchers. A maximum of 40 participants will be admitted.
Application forms should be sent by June 2, 2003.

Ten grants are available to cover part of accommodation costs and
tuition fees (grants do not include travel expenses). The application
deadline is May 20, 2003. All applicants should send their curriculum
vitae to the address below: 
Department of Communication University of
San Marino Contrada Omerelli, 
77 47890 San Marino tel. 0549/882516
(+378) fax 0549/882519 (+378) dcomunirsm.sm
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Message 2: NEH Guidelines for Preservation and Access Projects

Date: Wed, 9 Apr 2003 07:27:09 -0400
From: Aguera, Helen <HAgueraneh.gov>
Subject: NEH Guidelines for Preservation and Access Projects

New Guidelines and Application Instructions for

Preservation and Access Grants

National Endowment for the Humanities
The National Endowment for the Humanities is a
grant-making agency of the United States (U.S.) federal government
that supports projects in the humanities. U.S. nonprofit
associations, institutions, and organizations are eligible applicants.
NEH's Division of Preservation and Access supports projects that
will create, preserve, and make available cultural resources of
importance for research, education, and lifelong learning. Projects
may encompass collections of books, journals, newspapers, manuscript
and archival materials, maps, still and moving images, sound
recordings, and objects of material culture held by libraries,
archives, museums, historical organizations, and other
repositories.
 
The division will be accepting applications in July 2003
for three of its funding categories.

1) Research and Development Grants support projects that address
issues of major significance to libraries, archives, and museums (such
as efforts that help establish standards or a consensus of best
practice for the use of digital technology to preserve or enhance
access to humanities resources).

The application deadline is July 1, 2003 for grants beginning January 
2004.

http://www.neh.gov/grants/guidelines/researchdevelopment.html

2) Reference Materials Grants may be requested to create
dictionaries, encyclopedias, databases, electronic archives,
historical atlases, bibliographies, descriptive catalogs, guides, and
other types of research tools and reference works. 

The application deadline is July 15, 2003 for projects beginning May
2004.

http://www.neh.gov/grants/guidelines/referencematerials.html

3) Grants to Preserve and Create Access to Humanities Collections
fund the following activities: cataloging; arrangement and
description; documentation; preservation microfilming of brittle books
and serials; mass deacidification of items not yet embrittled;
conservation treatment; transfer of materials to more stable media;
creating digital surrogates to enhance intellectual accessibility;
and creating oral histories; and conducting archival surveys.

The application deadline is July 15, 2003 for projects beginning May
2004.

http://www.neh.gov/grants/guidelines/pcahc.html

Prospective applicants seeking further information are encouraged to
contact the division's staff (at 202-606-8570 or at
preservationneh.gov). The staff will read draft proposals that are
submitted six weeks before the deadline. A list of recent awards is
also available at
http://www.neh.gov/news/awards/PreservationFeb2003.html

The postal address is:

Division of Preservation and Access

NEH, Room 411

1100 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW

Washington, DC 20506 (U.S.A.)
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