LINGUIST List 3.942

Tue 01 Dec 1992

FYI: Call for Members in AAAS

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  1. The Linguistic Society of America, AAAS, Section Z

Message 1: AAAS, Section Z

Date: 30 Nov 1992 16:16:29 -0500AAAS, Section Z
From: The Linguistic Society of America <>
Subject: AAAS, Section Z

Last February, the American Association for the Advancement of
Science gave provisional status to a new section, "Linguistics
and the Language Sciences." If the membership of the section
totals 400 on or before February 1995, the provisional status
will be removed.

To date, very few individuals have actually joined AAAS specifying
that they want Section Z: Linguistics and the Language Sciences,
as their primary affiliation. Should you wish to join,
membership applications are available from AAAS, 1333 H St.,
NW, Washington, DC 20005; (202)326-6430. Membership costs
$85.00 per year, and includes a subscription to the weekly
journal Science.

If you are already a member of AAAS, you are urged to select
Section Z as one of the three electorates you are permitted.
Although AAAS does not have a bitnet or internet address, you
may send your request via facsimile to (202) 842-1065, or you
may call at (202) 326-6430.

If we do not build up section membership, Section Z will not be
permitted to hold section meetings and elections of officers,
which is critical now if the new section is to survive and
develop. We would be glad to have any ideas you might have
which could help us in building this new section.

It took generations to get linguistics recognized as a science
in the AAAS. Your support and help is therefore essential.

Arnold Zwicky, LSA President
Frederick J. Newmeyer, LSA Secretary-Treasurer
Barbara Lust, LSA Delegate, AAAS Section Z
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