LINGUIST List 4.1027

Fri 03 Dec 1993

FYI: LOLL 1.5, Indigenous language, New list, H.R. 123

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  1. Michael Everson, LOLL 1.5
  2. Ormsby Lowry Harold-CELE, Indigenous-language Writers Assn
  3. Christina Thiele, Announcing a new list: linguistics and TeX
  4. Barbara Need, H.R. 123

Message 1: LOLL 1.5

Date: Tue, 30 Nov 93 15:28:36 GMLOLL 1.5
From: Michael Everson <EVERSONIRLEARN.UCD.IE>
Subject: LOLL 1.5

The List of Language Lists has been updated, and is available
by anonymous ftp from in the /everson directory.
It's name is now LNGLST15.TXT, and future incarnations will have
the current version number.

Michael Everson
School of Architecture, UCD; Richview, Clonskeagh; Dublin 14; E/ire
Phone: +353 1 706-2745 Fax: +353 1 283-8908 Home: +353 1 478-2597
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Message 2: Indigenous-language Writers Assn

Date: Wed, 1 Dec 93 17:34:40 -06Indigenous-language Writers Assn
From: Ormsby Lowry Harold-CELE <>
Subject: Indigenous-language Writers Assn

******************** ANNOUNCEMENT ********************

On November 26th and 27th, at the "Nezahualcoyotl" cultural center,
Texcoco, Mexico, sixty-four indigenous-language writers from thirty-
five communities and eighteen states of the Republic held a national
assembly to found the Indigenous-language Writers Association
(Asociacion de Escritores en Lenguas Indigenas, A.C.).

The association's existence has been limited to one 52-year cycle of
the ancient calendar, during which time its objectives will be to
encourage the development of Mexico's autocthonous languages; to
underwrite the creation, development and publication of contemporary
indigenous literature; to promote workshops in reading and writing in
the various languages; and to establish contact with both Mexican and
international governmental and non-governmental organizations that
have already or may in the future act in favor of these languages. It
will also endeavor to exchange information and experiences with many
groups or organizations, establish collaboration agreements, and
contribute to the founding of both an indigenous-language publishing
house and a specialized national library.

The association's newly-elected board of directors will seek to
recover their ancestors' idea of governance, that is, "not to give
orders, but to call to work." During 1994, the association will
organize the Fourth National Meeting of Indigenous-language Writers
(IV Encuentro Nacional de Escritores en Lenguas Indigenas), to be held
in October or November.

For the moment, the association can be contacted through

Profr. Natalio Hernandez Hernandez
Asociacion de Escritores en Lenguas Indigenas
Programa de Apoyo a las Lenguas Indigenas
Direccion General de Culturas Populares
Avenida Revolucion 1877, Piso 4
01000 Mexico, D.F.

FAX: +52+5+616-0128 or +52+5+550-4090

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Message 3: Announcing a new list: linguistics and TeX

Date: Thu, 2 Dec 1993 10:38:00 -Announcing a new list: linguistics and TeX
From: Christina Thiele <>
Subject: Announcing a new list: linguistics and TeX

Through the good graces of George Greenwade at Sam Houston State
University, the following new forum for discussion has just been

To subscribe, send this message:

 SUBSCRIBE Ling-TeX "Your Real Name in Quotes"

to this address: (and *not* to

and an intro message will beam back to your account.

Once you've subscribed (at the address, you can
post messages to the list address (

Here's what the list's about (well, you know how these
descriptions-before-the-fact go ... ;-)):

 The concept behind Ling-TeX is straightforward -- this list is for
 people interested in typesetting linguistics material with TeX. We
 hope to use this list as a means of identifying, examining, testing,
 and comparing macros, fonts, style files, etc. It is meant to
 provide an avenue for the active exchange of information and
 experience. The list is aimed at both current and potential users
 of TeX for linguistics, providing a common area for questions and
 answers, suggestions, explanations, and samples of what can be done.

 Please note that Ling-TeX is intended to be a dynamic list, where we
 hope to not just answer questions, but to encourage testing and
 comparisons of various fonts, macros, and whatever else is
 ``testable''! It would be helpful if new subscribers could post a
 brief notice, if they wish to participate actively, indicating their
 specific use/non-use of TeX/LaTeX, their particular area of interest
 (fonts, macros, etc.), and a note about what they would like to lend
 a hand with: testing macros, writing new ones, modifying existing
 ones, testing fonts, writing documentation, proof-reading
 documentation ... and whatever else comes up.

Christina Thiele

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Message 4: H.R. 123

Date: Thu, 2 Dec 93 13:58:29 CSTH.R. 123
From: Barbara Need <>
Subject: H.R. 123

I recently saw a letter to editor about H.R. 123: the Language of Government Act
 of 1993
and thought to bring this piece of legislation to the attention of the list.
The bill currently has 88 sponsors, and the text of the bill follows:

The Language of Government Act of 1993
Declares English to be the official language of the U.S. Government, States that
Government has an affirmative obligation to preserve an enhance the role of
as the official language. Requires the government to conduct its offical
 business in
English. Prohibits anyone from being denied Government services because they
communicate in English.

As far as I can tell, it is currently in the Subcommittee on Postsecondary
and Training (subcommittee of the House Committee on Education and Labor).

Barbara Need
University of Chicago--Linguistics
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