LINGUIST List 16.127
Mon Jan 17 2005
FYI: Japanese Ling Discussion; Summer Course: Sami Ling
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Japanese Linguistics Discussion Forum
Summer Course in Sami linguistics
Message 1: Japanese Linguistics Discussion Forum
From: Yoshi Ono <tonoualberta.ca>
Subject: Japanese Linguistics Discussion Forum
We would like to invite all of you on this list to join the new listserv
JPLING, which is dedicated to Japanese linguistics. Our goal is to promote
discussion on various topics in Japanese linguistics. If you are
interested, here is the webpage where you can subscribe to the list.
You first fill out the required information on the above page and click
'Subscribe'. You will soon get an e-mail message where there is an
instruction on how to confirm your subscription, which you have to do.
Please read it carefully, and do what it asks you to do. After that you
will get another message confirming your subscription to JPLING. Let us
know if you have trouble subscribing.
Yoshi Ono and Neill Walker
University of Alberta
Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Subject Language(s): Japanese (JPN)
Message 2: Summer Course in Sami linguistics
From: Mikael Vinka <mikael.vinkasamiska.umu.se>
Subject: Summer Course in Sami linguistics
Announcement: Sámi Linguistics, Umeå University
The section for Sámi Studies at Umeå University, Sweden, will give a summer
course in Sámi Linguistics. 13 June - 15 July. The course gives 5 Swedish
credit points (roughly corresponding to 200 hours of total work, including
classes and self-study).
The course will examine syntactic and morphological phenomena in the
Finno-Ugric language North Sámi from generative perspective. The course is
open for undergraduate and graduate students, with or without previous
knowledge in North Sámi. Some previous knowledge in syntactic theory is
desirable. For advanced level students the course will be of interest
because it presents novel facts about an understudied language.
Classes will be given from 8 June 2005 through 23 June 2005.
Structure of the course:
- Descriptive North Sámi Grammar
Introduces the basic properties of spoken and written Sámi.
Instructor: Professor Mikael Svonni
- North Sámi Syntax
Examines the syntactic structure of North Sámi sentences and phrases,
dealing with constituency, wh-dependencies, NP-movement, etc.
Instructor: Assistant Professor Mikael Vinka
- Anaphora in North Sámi
Provides a survey of anaphora in Sámi, such as verbal reflexives and
reciprocals, long distance anaphora.
Instructor: Junior Lecturer Hanna Outakoski
Notice: there is no tuition fee (!). However, participants will have to
fund their accommodation. Unfortunately the university has no guest
dormitories available. Nor can we provide aid to cover travel expenses.
Depending on nationality, a visa may be required to enter Sweden.
Information is available at:
Application deadline: 15 March 2005
Application forms will be made available at:
For further inquiries, contact:
Section for Sámi Studies
S-901 87 Umeå
phone: +46-90-786 7992
fax: +46-90-786 97 27
Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories
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