LINGUIST List 14.344

Mon Feb 3 2003

FYI: Medieval Slavic, New List, New MSc, Turkic

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  1. Daniel Collins, Medieval Slavic Summer Institute, Ohio State University, USA
  2. Eduardo Ribeiro, New discussion list on South American languages
  3. jpkoenig, MSc in Computational Linguistics
  4. Viatcheslav Iatsko, Summer School in General, Applied, and Turkic Linguistics

Message 1: Medieval Slavic Summer Institute, Ohio State University, USA

Date: Fri, 31 Jan 2003 14:18:45 -0500
From: Daniel Collins <collins.232osu.edu>
Subject: Medieval Slavic Summer Institute, Ohio State University, USA


MEDIEVAL SLAVIC SUMMER INSTITUTE
The Ohio State University
June 29-July 26, 2003

The Hilandar Research Library (HRL)/Resource Center for Medieval 
Slavic Studies (RCMSS) and the Department of Slavic and East European 
Languages and Literatures (DSEELL) at The Ohio State University will 
host a four-week intensive Summer Institute for qualified graduate 
students in Columbus, Ohio, June 29-July 26, 2003. The Medieval 
Slavic Summer Institute (MSSI) will offer: Practical Slavic 
Palaeography (Slavic 870) and Readings in Church Slavonic (Slavic 
812). All lectures will be in English. Manuscript material on 
microform from the Hilandar Research Library's extensive holdings 
forms a large part of the lectures and exercises. Participants will 
also have the opportunity to work with original manuscripts and to 
conduct their own individualized research in the HRL. Also planned 
is a program of lectures on related topics and other activities.

Applicants must be graduate students with a B.A. degree and with a 
reading knowledge of Cyrillic and of at least one Slavic language. 
Preference will be given to applicants with reading knowledge of Old 
Church Slavonic or some other pre-modern Slavic language. 

The Hilandar Research Library, the largest repository of medieval 
Slavic Cyrillic texts on microform in the world, includes the 
holdings from over 100 monastic, private, museum, and library 
collections of twenty-one countries. There are over 5,000 Cyrillic 
manuscripts on microform in the HRL (more than a million pages), as 
well as over 700 Cyrillic early printed books from prior to 1800 on 
microform (more than half a million pages). The holdings range from 
the eleventh to twentieth centuries, with a particularly strong 
collection of manuscripts from the fourteenth to sixteenth 
centuries. About half of the manuscripts are East Slavic, with much 
of the remainder South Slavic in provenience.

For further information about the HRL/RCMSS, visit its website at 
www.cohums.ohio-state.edu/cmrs/rcmss/. See issues of the HRL/RCMSS 
newsletter, Cyrillic Manuscript Heritage, on the HRL/RCMSS website 
for an account of MSSI 1999 (issue #6) and of MSSI 2001 (issue #10). 
The OSU Slavic Department website address is 
www.cohums.ohio-state.edu/slavic.

For further information on eligibility, credit, housing, financial 
aid, and to obtain an application to the MSSI, please contact the 
HRL/RCMSS at hilandarosu.edu or Hilandar Research Library and 
Resource Center for Medieval Slavic Studies, 225/227 OSU Main 
Library, 1858 Neil Avenue Mall, Columbus, Ohio 43210-1286.

Deadline for receipt of application: March 14, 2003.

- 
Daniel E. Collins, Chair
Department of Slavic and East European Languages and Literatures
The Ohio State University
232 Cunz Hall
1841 Millikin Road
Columbus, OH 43210-1215
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Message 2: New discussion list on South American languages

Date: Fri, 31 Jan 2003 19:20:41 +0000
From: Eduardo Ribeiro <erribeirmidway.uchicago.edu>
Subject: New discussion list on South American languages

New discussion list on South American languages

'Etnolinguistica' is a new e-mail list which promotes the exchange of
ideas and information on lowland South American languages. The list
also provides a forum for the presentation of papers and squibs on
indigenous South American languages and on general topics which may be
of particular interest to those dedicated to the study of indigenous
languages (including language endangerment, literacy projects,
documentation, field work issues, among others). To subscribe to the
list, please send an e-mail (with no subject and no text) to the
address etnolinguistica-subscribeyahoogrupos.com.br. To visit the
group's web page, please go to
http://br.groups.yahoo.com/group/etnolinguistica. Portuguese is the
main language of the list, but contributions in other languages are,
naturally, very much welcome.

Eduardo Rivail Ribeiro
Department of Linguistics (University of Chicago)
Museu Antropologico (Universidade Federal de Goias) 
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Message 3: MSc in Computational Linguistics

Date: Sat, 01 Feb 2003 07:43:23 -0500
From: jpkoenig <jpkoenigacsu.buffalo.edu>
Subject: MSc in Computational Linguistics

The Department of Computer Science and Engineering and Department of
Linguistics at the University at Buffalo (the State University of New
York) jointly participate in a master's-level curriculum in
Computational Linguistics resulting in a Master's in Natural Sciences.
We are now accepting applications for the Fall 2003 semester
(applications deadlines: May 1 for international students, May 15 for US
students).
The curriculum consists of an equal number of computer science and
linguistics courses and a final project and typically takes four
semesters to complete. The research interests of the faculty in the
curriculum are diverse and include speech recognition, grammar
development, parsing, statistical NLP, computational semantics, and
knowledge representation.
For any question regarding this curriculum or applications, visit our
webpage (http://linguistics.buffalo.edu/programs/cl_curriculum.htm ) or
contact, Professors William J. Rapaport (rapaportcse.buffalo.edu) or
Jean-Pierre Koenig (jpkoenigbuffalo.edu).


- 
Jean-Pierre Koenig
Associate Professor
Linguistics Dept.
609 Baldy Hall
University at Buffalo
The State University of New York
Buffalo, NY, 14260-1030
Phone: (716) 645-2177 (ext. 717)
Fax: (716) 645-3825
jpkoenigacsu.buffalo.edu
http://linguistics.buffalo.edu/people/faculty/koenig/
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Message 4: Summer School in General, Applied, and Turkic Linguistics

Date: Fri, 31 Jan 2003 10:22:04 +0700
From: Viatcheslav Iatsko <slavaykhsu.ru>
Subject: Summer School in General, Applied, and Turkic Linguistics

CALL FOR PARTICIPATION

Department of English and Computational Linguistics Laboratory at
Katanov State University of Khakasia are offering an exciting summer
school opportunity for a limited number of participants: Summer School
in General, Applied, and Turkic Linguistics (GAT). The summer school
will be held at Katanov State University of Khakasia located in Abakan,
Russia. Abakan is the capital of Republic of Khakasia, the native
population of which speaks the Khakas language, one of the most ancient
Turkic languages. Khakasia is famous for ancient monuments of Scythian
and Turkic cultures
(http://www.bisnis.doc.gov/bisnis/country/010524khak.html
http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Parthenon/9860/khakas.html ).
Fifteen participants will be selected to attend the following courses:

- Methods of Linguistic Research
- Applied Linguistics
- Practical Course of the Khakas Language
- Theoretical Grammar of the Khakas Language
- Lexical System of the Khakas Language
- Phonetics and Phonology of the Khakas Language

These courses are aimed at graduate and postgraduate students, PhD
students, lecturers, and academic researchers. Courses in the Khakas
language will be taught by native speakers. ALL THE COURSES WILL BE
TAUGHT IN ENGLISH. NO PRELIMINARY KNOWLEDGE OF KHAKAS OR RUSSIAN IS
REQUIRED.
Application deadline is April 30, 2003
APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS, information about fees, syllabi, etc. are
available at http://www.khsu.ru/sumschool/
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