LINGUIST List 14.64

Thu Jan 9 2003

FYI: Oral Tradition, Support for NAA, FEL Proposals

Editor for this issue: James Yuells <jameslinguistlist.org>


Directory

  1. Stevan Harnad, Back to the Oral Tradition: Call for Commentators
  2. Whitney Anne Postman, Support the National Aphasia Assocation
  3. Nicholas Ostler, FEL Call for Proposals for 2003

Message 1: Back to the Oral Tradition: Call for Commentators

Date: Thu, 2 Jan 2003 15:23:49 +0000 (GMT)
From: Stevan Harnad <harnadecs.soton.ac.uk>
Subject: Back to the Oral Tradition: Call for Commentators

Starting 13 January at
http://www.interdisciplines.org/defispublicationweb/language/en
there will be an international discussion of the future of web
publishing. You are invited to participate.

A preliminary draft of my own paper on the evolution of language and
communication: "Back to the Oral Tradition Through Skywriting at the
Speed of Thought" is already available at:

http://www.ecs.soton.ac.uk/~harnad/Temp/lyon.html

I would be grateful for any feedback, either now (so I
can fix the final draft if necessary!) or once the official
discussion opens on Jan 13.

Stevan Harnad
Chaire de Recherche du Canada
Centre de Neurosciences de la Cognition (CNC)
Universite du Quebec a Montreal
Montreal, Quebec, Canada H3C 3P8
tel: 1-514-987-3000 2461#
fax: 1-514-987-8952
harnaduqam.ca
http://cogsci.soton.ac.uk/~harnad/
Mail to author|Respond to list|Read more issues|LINGUIST home page|Top of issue

Message 2: Support the National Aphasia Assocation

Date: Tue, 07 Jan 2003 19:59:49 +0000
From: Whitney Anne Postman <whitneyanneposthotmail.com>
Subject: Support the National Aphasia Assocation

The National Aphasia Association (NAA) is a nonprofit organization
that promotes public education, research, rehabilitation and support
services to assist people with aphasia and their families.

The NAA defines aphasia as ''an impairment of the ability to use or
comprehend words, usually acquired as a result of a stroke or other
brain injury.'' Their excellent website can be found at
http://www.aphasia.org/.

Now you can help support the NAA when you shop. If you go to
Amazon.com from their link on the NAA website, part of the proceeds
from your purchase will support the NAA.

Please check it out, and thank you.

-Whitney Anne Postman, Ph.D.
NYU School of Medicine
Dept. of Speech-Language Pathology 
Mail to author|Respond to list|Read more issues|LINGUIST home page|Top of issue

Message 3: FEL Call for Proposals for 2003

Date: Thu, 9 Jan 2003 00:01:55 +0100
From: Nicholas Ostler <nostlerchibcha.demon.co.uk>
Subject: FEL Call for Proposals for 2003

The Foundation for Endangered Languages is now accepting proposals 
for projects of work that will support, enable or assist the 
documentation, protection or promotion of one or more endangered 
languages.

Please pass on this announcement to your friends and colleagues in 
endangered language communities who may not have access to Ogmios, 
the Internet or e-mail.

Form for Submissions
There is a form that defines the content of appropriate proposals, 
which is accessible at the Foundation's website:
 http://www.ogmios.org
It may also be obtained from
Blair A. Rudes, Department of English,
Univ. North Carolina at Charlotte,
9201 University City Boulevard, Charlotte, North Carolina 28223-0001, USA.
fax +1-704-687-3961.
<BARudesemail.uncc.edu>

All proposals must be submitted in this form, to ensure comparability.

Deadline
The time-limit for proposals in the current round will be 31 January 
2003. By that date, proposals and supporting testimonials must 
reach Blair A. Rudes, at the address specified in the form.

The FEL Committee will announce its decision before the 31st of March 2003.

Three points to note especially. The second is new to this call.

1. The Foundation's funds are extremely limited and it is not anticipated
that any award will be greater than US $1,000. Smaller proposals stand a
better chance of funding.
2. Where possible, work undertaken within endangered language 
communities themselves will be preferred.
3. The Foundation for Endangered Languages (FEL) is a separate from 
ELF, the Endangered Language Fund (www.haskins.yale.edu), whose 
current call for proposals can be found in this same issue of Ogmios. 
It is perfectly possible (and has indeed occurred in the past) that 
the same project can be partially funded by both FEL and ELF.
- 
- ------------------------------------------------------------
 Nicholas Ostler
 Foundation for Endangered Languages
		UK Registered Charity 1070616
 http://www.ogmios.org
 http://www.bris.ac.uk/Depts/Philosophy/CTLL/FEL/

 Batheaston Villa, 172 Bailbrook Lane
 Bath BA1 7AA England
 +44-1225-85-2865 fax +44-1225-85-9258
 nostlerchibcha.demon.co.uk
Mail to author|Respond to list|Read more issues|LINGUIST home page|Top of issue