LINGUIST List 14.3528

Fri Dec 19 2003

FYI: Ling Anthropology Contests; WBR-99 Collection

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  1. Niko Besnier, Sapir Prize and SLA Student Essay Contest
  2. Luis Costa, WBR-99 collection

Message 1: Sapir Prize and SLA Student Essay Contest

Date: Thu, 18 Dec 2003 12:28:57 -0800
From: Niko Besnier <>
Subject: Sapir Prize and SLA Student Essay Contest

Following are two prize announcements for works in linguistic anthropology, 
in case anyone interested has not come across them through other channels.

Niko Besnier & Bambi Schieffelin
Members at Large, Executive Board
Society for Linguistic Anthropology (American Anthropological Association)

Society for Linguistic Anthropology Sapir Book Prize

The Society for Linguistic Anthropology invites nominations for the
Edward Sapir Book Prize, to be awarded alternate years to a book that
makes the most significant contribution to our understanding of
language in society, or the ways in which language mediates historical
or contemporary sociocultural processes. The SLA invites nomination of
books with conceptual and theoretical focus, as well as ethnographic
and descriptive works. Single-authored or multi-authored books, but
not edited collections, published within the last three years are
eligible (publication dates of 2001-2003). A substantive letter of
nomination, a copy of the book, and published reviews, if available,
should be sent to Leanne Hinton, Dept of Linguistics, 1203 Dwinelle
Hall, U of California Berkeley, Berkeley CA 94720-2650. Nominations by
authors are welcome. Deadline: Jan 15, 2004.

Society for Linguistic Anthropology Student Essay Contest

The Society for Linguistic Anthropology invites graduate and
undergraduate students to submit a paper on linguistic
anthropology. Graduate student winners will receive $100, an
invitation to submit their papers for review in the Journal of
Linguistic Anthropology, and have their names and abstract published
in AN. An undergraduate prize also will be awarded if the quality and
number of entries merits it. Undergraduates will receive $100 and will
be recognized (along with the faculty member for whom the paper was
written) in AN. Unpublished papers will be judged on originality;
organization, quality, and clarity of writing; cogency of argument;
contributions to theory with use of empirical materials; and
timeliness. Papers should be limited to 45 double-spaced pages in
total using the style sheet of the Journal of Linguistic
Anthropology. Snail mail four copies of the manuscript to Leanne
Hinton, SLA President, Department of Linguistics, 1203 Dwinelle Hall,
University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, CA 94720-2650. Be sure
to include a cover letter with mailing and email address, telephone,
institutional affiliation and student status (graduate or
undergraduate). The first page of each paper should specify paper
title, but not author�s name. Deadline: Jan 15, 2004.
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Message 2: WBR-99 collection

Date: Tue, 16 Dec 2003 09:01:34 -0500 (EST)
From: Luis Costa <>
Subject: WBR-99 collection

Dear colleagues,

Linguateca is pleased to announce the public availability of the
WBR-99 collection.

The collection was built from a set of documents collected from the
Brazilian Web in November 1999. It was taken from the database of
TodoBR, a search engine for the Brazilian Web, and offered to the
LATIN laboratory, for research in Information Retrieval
problems. Experiments with the WBR-99 collection have already been
used in several doctorate and master thesis, and published works. The
collection contains about 6 million HTML documents in an already
indexed format. It also contains the complete set of queries submitted
to TodoBR during November 1999. For fifty of those queries a set of
relevant documents is available.

For more information and to obtain a password to access the Collection
check the following adress, which pretends to be an ''electronic
bookshelf'' for everyone who wants his works related to the
computational processing of the portuguese language available in the

We are grateful to Berthier Ribeiro-Neto, Nivio Ziviani and Pável
Calado for the the autorization to the public availability of this
resource. Thanks also to FCCN for providing the server where the
resource is installed.

Best Regards,

Luis Costa Linguateca
SINTEF Telecom & Informatics Tel. (directo) +47 22 06 73 11
Forskningsveien 1 Tel. +47 22 06 73 00
Box 124 Blindern Fax. +47 22 06 73 50
N-0314 Oslo Email:

Subject-Language: Portuguese; Code: POR 
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