LINGUIST List 3.807

Wed 21 Oct 1992

FYI: LSA Taskforce, Chicago Dissertations

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  1. M. Lynne Murphy, taskforce needs members
  2. John Goldsmith, Chicago Dissertations

Message 1: taskforce needs members

Date: Tue, 20 Oct 92 13:34:46 CDtaskforce needs members
From: M. Lynne Murphy <>
Subject: taskforce needs members

LSA Committee Seeks Volunteers: Student Paper Award Taskforce

One of the missions of the Linguistic Society of America's Committee
on the Status of Women in Linguistics (COSWL) is to foster the study
of language and gender. To this end, COSWL is investigating the
possibility of establishing an annual award for an outstanding student
paper in the study of language and gender.

While initial discussions among COSWL members have established the
general nature of the competition and award, work remains to be done
if we hope to begin the competition in 1993-94. A taskforce is being
formed to complete this work, so that other interested linguists can
be a part of the project.

Our agenda includes: determining the criteria on which papers will be
judged, finding financial support for the award, and, once the award is
established, overseeing the first year's competition while putting into
place the administrative structures for the coming award years. The
taskforce will report its recommendations to COSWL, and that body in
turn will make recommendations to the LSA Executive Committee.

Any linguists (students, PhDs, faculty, etc.) are welcome to
volunteer for this taskforce, and those interested in the linguistic
study of langauge and gender are particularly encouraged to do so.
Those who can attend the 1993 LSA Meeting in Los Angeles will meet there.
Until that time, we will primarily communicate via e-mail. Input is
also welcomed from linguists who do not wish to become a part of the
taskforce, but who (a) have experience or ideas relevant to the
paper competition, or (b) would be interested in serving as referees/
judges in the next year.

Please share this call for volunteers with colleagues who do not
receive the Linguist List or any sort of e-mail.

To volunteer or contact the taskforce, contact:

M. Lynne Murphy

Dept. of Linguistics
U of Illinois
4088 FLB
Urbana, IL 61801

217/333-3563 217/367-5210 (h)
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Message 2: Chicago Dissertations

Date: Mon, 19 Oct 92 13:34:46 GMChicago Dissertations
From: John Goldsmith <>
Subject: Chicago Dissertations

The Department of Linguistics at the University of Chicago
has begun to provide copies of a number of current dissertations
at a price that covers printing and postage.

"Syllabification and Rule Application in Harmonic Phonology"
by Caroline R. Wiltshire is currently available for $14.

Available shortly:

"Theoretical Foundations in American Sign Language Phonology"
by Diane Brentari 1990 ($14)

"Phonotactics at the Level iof the Phonological Word"
by Anna Bosch 1991 ($14)

Orders can be placed to:
The Department of Linguistics
1010 E 59th Street
Chicago IL 60637
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