LINGUIST List 2.214

Saturday, 11 May 1991

FYI: Summer School in Budapest, Asian lx in Melbourne

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  1. Anna Szabolcsi, Linguistics Summer School in Budapest
  2. "Mark Durie", Asian Linguistics at Melbourne

Message 1: Linguistics Summer School in Budapest

Date: Thu, 09 May 91 11:44 PDT
From: Anna Szabolcsi <>
Subject: Linguistics Summer School in Budapest
Summer Course 1991
July 5 -- August 4

The course will cover four distinct topics:
Hungarian Generative Syntax,
Finno-Ugric Linguistics,
Speech Science; Phonetics Phonology, and
Linguistic Socialization.

Information: (from the US)
 h1060strella.uucp (from Europe)

Lectures to be held:

Hungarian Generative Syntax:

Katalin E. Kiss:
The Structure of the Hungarian Sentence
Operator Movement (Topicalization, Focusing, Syntactic Q-Raising)
Arguments for a Nonconfigurational Propositional Component
Anna Szabolcsi:
On the Syntax of NP in Hungarian (4 lectures)
Michael Brody:
Focus in Hungarian Sentence Structure
Istvan Kenesei:
Syntactic Problems of Subordination in Hungarian
Zoltan Banreti:
Coordination and Ellipsis in Hungarian

Finno-Ugric Linguistics:

I. Introduction to Finno-Ugric Linguistics:
Sandor Csucs:
Uralic Peoples and Languages
Marianne Bakro Nagy & Janos Pusztai:
The Uralic Language Family (Phonology, Phonetics, Morphology, Syntax \&
Marianne Bakro Nagy & Janos Pusztai:
Proto-Language Reconstruction (Phonology, Phonetics, Morphology, Syntax \&
Semantics) and its Theoretical and Practical Implications and its Connections
 with the North Eurasian Linguistics Continuum.

II Finno-Ugric Languages:
Janos Pusztai:
Volgaic (Cheremiss, Mordvin)
Sandor Csucs:
Permic (Votyac, Zyrien)
Marianne Nagy Bakro:
Ob-Ugric (Ostyak, Vogul)
Janos Pusztai:
Samoyedic (Yurak)

Speech Science

Peter Siptar & Tamas Szende:
Current Phonological Theories
Gabor Olaszy & Maria Gosy:
Acoustic Theory of Speech Production; Acoustics of Speech Sounds, Sound
 Combination and Continuous Speech Signal
Gabor Olaszy & Maria Gosy:
Sound Spectography and Spectogram Reading
Gabor Olaszy:
Acoustic Properties of Intonation: Theory, Measuring Methods and Synthesis
Gabor Olaszy & Peter Siptar:
Temporal Factors of Speech, Time Structure of Speech Sounds; Sound
 Combinations, Words, Sentences and Longer Texts
Maria Gosy:
Speech Perception and Comprehension; Models; Invariance; Identification of
 Speech Sounds
Gabor Olaszy:
Speech Synthesis; Theories, Methods, Experiments, Work Station,
 Text-to-Speech System on Six Languages
Maria Gosy & Gabor Olaszy:
Perception of Suprasegmental Features of Speech, Word Recognition \& Lexical
 Access; Development of Speech Perception.

Linguistic Socialization

Zita Reger:
Socialization and Linguistics Socialization
Child-centered and Situation-centered Adult-Child Communication in Different
 Ethnic Groups
Theories and Investigations on Linguistic Disadvantage
Pre-school Literacy Experiences and Achievements
Establishing Bridges

All lectures will be held in English.

Optional: For an additional sum of \$ 80 US, students can
 attend intensive Hungarian and/or Russian language courses. (N.B. If you
 wish to partake in one or both of these courses, please specify it on your
 application form.)

 HAS Institute of Linguistics} will provide all participants with a
 transcript describing the lectures they have taken. For those whose home
 institutions so require, it is possible to receive a grade from one or more
 of the four topics covered. (Please advise us in advance if your home
 institution requires special certification for outside credit courses.)

Programs -- Non-Academic
 During their stay, participants will be taken on sightseeing tours of
 Budapest, including visits to museums, art galleries, etc. A weekend
 excursion has been organized to Holl\'ok\H o, one of the most picturesque
 rural spots in Hungary, part of the UNESCO world heritage. Furthermore, all
 students will be provided with some tickets to open-air concerts and

Accomodation, Living Expenses:
Accommodation has been arranged for participants from July 3 till August 5 on
 a two/three per room basis at a university campus, not far from the city
 By Western standards the cost of living in Budapest is extremely low. E.g.
 a monthly pass permitting the use of all public transport facilities costs
 less than \$ 10, a three-mile taxi drive costs around \$ 1.50. A three
 course meal in one of the city's finest restaurant is no more than \$ 8,
 but one can have a fine and rich meal at a less expensive place
 for only \$ 3. Supermarket prices are, of course, even lower: \$ 15
 will cover about a week's food and drinks.
Transportation to and from Budapest}
 Budapest can be reached by air, railroad or, from Vienna, by hydrofoil. PAN
 AM, KLM, MALEV, Lufthansa, Swissair, Sabena and other major airlines offer
 regular flights to Budapest.
 You might wish to use the opportunity to visit other European cities while
 staying in Budapest. Vienna is only four hours away by hydrofoil (the trip
 costs \$ 10 - \$ 20) and Paris, London or Hamburg are also less than two
 hours away by air or a day's trip by train.
Please notify us at least ten days in advance about the date and mode of
 your arrival, so that arrangement can be made to pick you up upon

Passport, Visa}
 Citizens of Western Europe or the United States do NOT require a visa to

How to Apply

a. Complete the Application Form.
b. Obtain a letter of recommendation.
c. Obtain a copy of your transcript.
d. Send the completed Application Form with documents (b.) and (c.) enclosed

Hungarian Academy of Sciences
Institute of Linguistics
Budapest I.
Szentharomsag u. 2.
Hungary H--1014

Please enclose a self-addressed envelope.

The deadline for application is June 3, 1991. Applicants will be
 about their admission not later than three weeks after their Application
 Forms are received by the institute.
Participation fee
 The participation fee for the course is \$ 780 US, which covers tuition,
 accommodation from July 3 till August 5, cultural programs and a weekend
 excursion. The fee is to be paid on the spot in Budapest in cash or TC's.

Further information

For further information, write to the above addres or call (361)-175-8285 (from the US)
 h1060strella.uucp (fro Europe)

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Message 2: Asian Linguistics at Melbourne

Date: 10 May 91 11:36:07 U
From: "Mark Durie" <>
Subject: Asian Linguistics at Melbourne
REGARDING Asian Linguistics

Department of Linguistics and Language Studies
University of Melbourne

Expressions of interest are invited from Australian citizens and Australian
residents to undertake a postgraduate research degree in linguistics at the
University of Melbourne involving field work in Asia in 1992. The Department
of Linguistics and Language Studies has good resources to support such

Competitive funding is available to support postgraduate field work projects,
and the Department of Linguistics and Language Studies is seeking to help
develop and support suitable applications for post-graduate research
scholarships and field work grants.

There are different possible sources of funding, involving varying application
deadlines. In order for us to provide the best support to applicants, and to
maximize the possibility of obtaining funding, those who are interested should
send a statement of interest to the address below by May 30, 1991, together
with an outline of your educational history, and a brief thesis and field work
project outline. Include a telephone number, and where possible a fax number
and e-mail address. Expressions of interest may be mailed, faxed or e-mailed.

Snail-Mail: M. Durie
 Linguistics and Language Studies
 University of Melbourne
 Parkville 3052


Phone: (03) 344-5191

Fax: (03) 344-5163

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