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Tuesday, 28 May 1991

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  1. martha ratliff , syntax job at wayne state university
  2. Karen Christie , NATIONAL AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE LITERATURE CONFERENCE

Message 1: syntax job at wayne state university

Date: Tue, 28 May 91 18:23:41 EDT
From: martha ratliff <MRATLIFCMS.CC.WAYNE.EDU>
Subject: syntax job at wayne state university

The Wayne State University English Department and Linguistics Program
anticipate summer recruitment for a one-year replacement position at the
rank of Assistant or Associate Professor beginning September, 1991. We expect
to seek applicants whose research specialty is syntactic theory or description,
with related interests in one or more of the following areas: semantics,
morphology, discourse/pragmatics, or language acquisition. Teaching responsi-
bilities would include directing M.A. student essays and teaching courses at
the undergraduate and graduate levels. Salary range is expected to be $24,000
to $40,000, depending on experience. Applicants should send cv, samples of
work, and three letters of reference to: Dr. Lesley Brill, Chair, Department
of English, 51 W. Warren Ave., Wayne State University, Detroit MI 48202. When
the position is authorized, applications will be reviewed as received until
position is filled. Applicants who wish to check on the status of the position
authorization may contact Lesley Brill at one of the following addresses -

 lbrillwaynest1.bitnet
 or
 lbrillcms.cc.wayne.edu
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Message 2: NATIONAL AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE LITERATURE CONFERENCE

Date: Tue, 28 May 1991 09:30 EST
From: Karen Christie <KLCNCEritvax.isc.rit.edu>
Subject: NATIONAL AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE LITERATURE CONFERENCE

 CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS
 NATIONAL AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE LITERATURE CONFERENCE
 OCTOBER 10-13, 1991

National Technical Institute for the Deaf
At Rochester Institute of Technology
Rochester, New York

This conference brings together artists, scholars, and educators with the goal
of deepening our understanding and appreciation of American Sign Language 
Literature. In addition, the conference will explore how ASL literature can be
made a integral part of the curricula in programs serving Deaf students and
students of ASL as a foreign language. Evening performances by nationally
known artists will be complemented the following day by artist-led workshops in
which a wide variety of techniques used in ASL literature will be discussed. 
The conference also serves as a catalyst for dialogue among educators on how
ASL literature may be analyzed and taught. This conference provides a forum
for artists, scholars, and educators to exchange ideas and to encourage growth
and respect for ASL literature.

Abstracts for presentations that address issues related to ASL literature and
education are welcome. Original ASL literature is the focus of this
conference. Presentations will be limited to 20 minutes.

Possible Topics: 
Topics include, but are not limited to:
 *Literary analysis of different genres of ASL literature
 *Process of creating ASL literature
 *Sociolinguistic and political issues in promoting ASL literature
 in schools and colleges
 *Comparison of cultures with oral (unwritten) traditions
 *Analysis of literary traditions in cultures that have strong oral
 (unwritten) histories
 *Folklore and its place in understanding the literary traditions of
 a culture
 *Process for including ASL literature in school and college curricula
 *Course descriptions for ASL literature courses
 *Instructional materials for ASL literature courses.

Submission Procedures:
Please submit a letter of interest along with:
 A. Two copies of a 300-500 word abstract of your presentation
 OR
 B. One 10-minute VHS cassette videotape labeled with the presenter's
 name and title of the presentation

Deadline: June 15, 1991
Notification: July 15, 1991

Send to: Rochester Institute of Technology
 National Technical Institute for the Deaf
 Dr. Laurie Brewer
 Department of Liberal Arts
 Hugh L. Carey Building
 PO Box 9887
 Rochester, NY 14623-0887
 (716) 475-6287 (Voice/TDD)

 This conference is sponsored by:
 Flying Words Project: New York State Council of the Arts
 National Technical Institute for the Deaf

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