LINGUIST List 15.287

Mon Jan 26 2004

FYI: Endangered Language Grants; Syntaxfest

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  1. Doug Whalen, Grants: Endangered Language Fund
  2. tikuta, Syntaxfest (Current Issues in Minimalism)

Message 1: Grants: Endangered Language Fund

Date: Fri, 23 Jan 2004 13:59:49 -0500
From: Doug Whalen <whalenhaskins.yale.edu>
Subject: Grants: Endangered Language Fund


 Request for Proposals, 2004
 Endangered Language Fund

 The Endangered Language Fund provides grants for language
maintenance and linguistic field work. The work most likely to be
funded is that which serves both the native community and the field of
linguistics. Work which has immediate applicability to one group and
more distant application to the other will also be considered.
Publishing subventions are a low priority, although they will be
considered. Proposals can originate in any country. The language
involved must be in danger of disappearing within a generation or
two. Endangerment is a continuum, and the location on the continuum is
one factor in our funding decisions.
 	Eligible expenses include consultant fees, tapes, films,
travel, etc. Overhead is not allowed. Grants are normally for one year
periods, though extensions may be applied for. We expect grants in
this round to be less than $4,000 in size, and to average about
$2,000.
	
 HOW TO APPLY:
 	There is no form, but the information requested below should
be printed (on one side only) and FOUR COPIES sent to:

 The Endangered Language Fund
 Dept. of Linguistics
 Yale University
 P. O. Box 208366
 New Haven, CT 06520-8366
 USA

 The street address for express mail services is:

 The Endangered Language Fund
 Department of Linguistics
 370 Temple Street
 Yale University
 New Haven, CT 06511

 Applications must be mailed in. No e-mail or fax applications
will be accepted. Please note that regular mail, especially from
abroad, can take up to four weeks. If you have any questions, please
write to the same address or email to: elfhaskins.yale.edu
	
 REQUIRED INFORMATION:
 COVER PAGE:
 The first page should contain:
 TITLE OF THE PROJECT
 NAME OF LANGUAGE AND COUNTRY IN WHICH IT IS SPOKEN
 NAME OF PRIMARY RESEARCHER
 ADDRESS OF PRIMARY RESEARCHER (include phone and email if possible.)
 SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER (if U.S. citizen)
 PLACE AND DATE OF BIRTH
 PRESENT POSITION, EDUCATION, AND NATIVE LANGUAGE(S).
 PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE AND/OR PUBLICATIONS THAT ARE RELEVANT.

 Include the same information for collaborating researchers if
any. This information may continue on the next page.
	
 DESCRIPTION OF THE PROJECT:
	Beginning on a separate page, provide a description of the
project. This should normally take two pages, single spaced, but the
maximum is five pages. Be detailed about the type of material that is
to be collected and/or produced, and the value it will have to the
native community (including relatives and descendants who do not speak
the language) and to linguistic science. Give a brief description of
the state of endangerment of the language in question.

 BUDGET:
 	On a separate page, prepare an itemized budget that lists
expected costs for the project. Estimates are acceptable, but they
must be realistic. Please translate the amounts into US dollars. List
other sources of support you are currently receiving or expect to
receive and other applications that relate to the current one.

 LETTER OF SUPPORT:
 	Two letters of support are recommended, but not required.
Note that these letters, if sent separately, must arrive on or before
the deadline (April 20th, 2004) in order to be considered. If more
than two letters are sent, only the first two received will be read.

 LIMIT TO ONE PROPOSAL:
 A researcher can be primary researcher on only one proposal.

 DEADLINE:
 Applications must be received by APRIL 20th, 2004. Decisions
will be delivered by the end of May, 2004.

 ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF RECEIPT:
 Receipt of application will be made by email if an email
address is given. Otherwise, the applicant must include a
self-addressed post-card in order to receive the acknowledgment.
	
 IF A GRANT IS AWARDED:
 Before receiving any funds, university-based applicants must
show that they have met the requirements of their university's human
subjects' committee. Tribal- or other-based applicants must provide
equivalent assurance that proper protocols are being used.
 If a grant is made and accepted, the recipient is required to 
provide the Endangered Language Fund with a short formal report of 
the project and to provide the Fund with copies of all audio and 
video recordings made with ELF funds, accompanying transcriptions, as 
well as publications resulting from materials obtained with the 
assistance of the grant.
	
 FURTHER ENQUIRIES can be made to:
 The Endangered Language Fund
 Dept. of Linguistics
 Yale University
 P. O. Box 208366
 New Haven, CT 06520-8366
 USA
 Tel: 203-432-2450
 FAX: 203-432-4087
 elfhaskins.yale.edu
 http://www.ling.yale.edu/~elf


Doug Whalen (whalenhaskins.yale.edu)
Haskins Laboratories
270 Crown St.
New Haven, CT 06511
203-865-6163, ext. 234
FAX: 203-865-8963
http://www.haskins.yale.edu/
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Message 2: Syntaxfest (Current Issues in Minimalism)

Date: Sat, 24 Jan 2004 10:31:23 -0500 (EST)
From: tikuta <tikutaindiana.edu>
Subject: Syntaxfest (Current Issues in Minimalism)


Syntaxfest by IULC (Current Issues in Minimalism)
Short Title: Syntaxfest 2004 at IU

Date: 18-Jun-2000 - 01-Jul-2004
Location: Bloomington, IN, United States of America
Contact: Toshikazu Ikuta
Contact Email: syntaxindiana.edu
Meeting URL: http://www.indiana.edu/~lingdept/syntax.html

Linguistic Sub-field: Linguistic Theories, Syntax 

Meeting Description:

Summer Mini-Courses on Current Issues in Minimalism A set of seven
2-week-length courses in Indiana University, Bloomington

A Set of Mini-Courses on Current Issues in Minimalism Flyer;
http://www.indiana.edu/~lingdept/syntax/flyer.pdf

Instructors and Mini-Courses:

Cedric Boeckx (Harvard) "Merge and Move"
Zeljko Boskovic (U Conn) 	"From GB to Minimalism"
Damir Cavar, (Indiana) 	"Computational Modeling"
Steven Franks (Indiana) "Topics in Slavic Morphosyntax"
Yoshi Kitagawa (Indiana) "Topics in Japanese Syntax"
Norvin Richards (MIT) "Linearizing Trees"
Juan Uriagereka (Maryland) "The Ontogenesis of Syntax"
Jan-Wouter Zwart (Groningen) "The Format of Dependency Relations"

Registration and Fees:

Students, Unemployed $100 ($150 after 3 May)
Regular $250 ($300 after 3 May)

Applications must be received by Monday 3 May 2004. Application forms
are available on the web and must be accompanied by a 50%
deposit. After 3 May, registration fees will
increase by $50 for each category, as indicated.

Contact; syntaxindiana.edu
http://www.indiana.edu/~lingdept/syntax.html
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