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Message 1: Minorities in Linguistics: Meeting

Date: Tue, 14 Dec 93 07:02 EST
From: BARBARA PARTEE <PARTEE%coinscs.umass.edu>
Subject: Minorities in Linguistics: Meeting

LSA Interim Committee on the Status of Minorities in Linguistics: Open Meeting

The LSA has established an Interim Committee on the Status of Minorities in
Linguistics, charged with advising the Executive Committee of the LSA
concerning the establishment of a proposed standing committee on these
matters. The interim committee has been asked (i) to suggest an appropriate
name for the new committee; (ii) to consider whether and how it is appropriate
to define "ethnic minorities" in linguistics; and (iii) to consult with the
LSA membership and draft a mandate for the new committee.

The interim committee will host an open meeting during the January 1994 Annual
Meeting of the LSA for all interested members of the LSA to contribute
opinions and suggestions to this process. Time and place: Friday, January 7,
11:30 am-1:00 pm, Jefferson Room of the Sheraton Boston Hotel. Please join the
Committee members for all or part of the meeting. LSA members (and prospective
members) are also welcome to contact the interim committee chair (Geoff
Pullum), vice-chair (Barbara Partee), or members at any time, to contribute
suggestions, request copies of the current working draft mandate, or to
participate in ongoing discussions with the committee as it prepares to give
its recommendations to the Executive Committee in time for their May 1994
meeting.

Committee Members:
MaryEllen Garcia mgarcialonestar.utsa.EDU
Kenneth Hale klhaleathena.mit.EDU
LaVerne Jeanne jeanneequinox.unr.EDU
Christopher Manning manningcsli.stanford.EDU
Marcyliena Morgan morgananthro.sscnet.ucla.EDU
Barbara Partee parteecs.umass.edu
Geoffrey Pullum pullumcats.ucsc.EDU
John Rickford rickfordcsli.stanford.EDU
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