LINGUIST List 14.2823

Fri Oct 17 2003

FYI: Typological Database; Postgrad Programme

Editor for this issue: Anne Clarke <>


  1. Carole Tiberius, The Surrey Database of Agreement
  2. Kevin Watson, NWCL Postgraduate Research Training Programme (UK)

Message 1: The Surrey Database of Agreement

Date: Thu, 16 Oct 2003 07:06:44 +0000
From: Carole Tiberius <>
Subject: The Surrey Database of Agreement

The Surrey Database of Agreement

The Surrey Morphology Group announces the availability of another
typological database, searchable online at

The Surrey Database of Agreement encodes detailed information on
agreement in fifteen genetically diverse languages. For each language,
agreement is defined in terms of controllers, targets, domains,
categories, and conditions. The database contains pointers to examples
illustrating each instance of agreement in a particular language. In
addition, there are language reports describing the languages in the
database, giving sources and enabling the user to see how decisions
were made. The database holds extensive data on a small sample of
languages and is intended mainly for typological investigation rather
than for statistical use. Those primarily involved were Dunstan Brown,
Greville Corbett, Carole Tiberius and Julia Barron with Nick Evans and
Marianne Mithun as project consultants. Other scholars also generously
contributed their time and expertise, and we are extremely grateful to
them. The construction of the database was funded by the Economic and
Social Research Council! (U.K.) under grant number R000238228.

A bibliography of agreement is available at .
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Message 2: NWCL Postgraduate Research Training Programme (UK)

Date: 17 Oct 2003 13:37:58 -0000
From: Kevin Watson <>
Subject: NWCL Postgraduate Research Training Programme (UK)

Attention Postgraduate Students:

The North West Centre for Linguistics is delighted to announce...

NWCL Research Training Programme
Spring 2004

29 March - 2 April 2004 
University of Manchester, UK.

- A week of courses on theoretical and applied linguistics and
 linguistic research methodology.

- Includes the NWCL Annual Lecture

- Numerous Social Events

Week long courses in:

- Comparative Syntax
- Computational Linguistics

Afternoon sessions include:

- Getting a job in linguistics
- Field methods
- Tools for language documentation and description
- Key terms in linguistics: Formal explanation
- Deriving theories from corpora

For more information on the course programme, see the NWCL website

Student sponsorhip available!

Thanks to BAAL, LAGB, and the Philological Society, we can offer
sponsorship of two students from UK institutions who attend the
Programme. Up to 300UKP is available per student to cover travel and
accommodation. There is also additional funding available as smaller
contributions towards travel and accommodation to students from NWCL
institutions. See the website for more information on how to apply
for all types of sponsorship.

Registration Fees

The full programme (morning and afternoon sessions) costs 20UKP for
students from NWCL institutions, and 25UKP for all other students. It
is also possible to regsiter for single afternoon sessions, at a cost
of 3.50UKP per session for students from NWCL institutions and 5UKP
for all other students.

To register, download a registration form from the NWCL Website
Deadline for registration is the 1 March 2004.


If you have any questions, email Kevin Watson at 
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