LINGUIST List 5.1153

Thu 20 Oct 1994

FYI: Academic Programs, Cognitive Science Series, Altaic List

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  1. irex, A request for assistance
  2. Rob Stainton, Ottawa-Carleton Cognitive Science Series
  3. "Reinhard, New List for Altaic

Message 1: A request for assistance

Date: Wed, 5 Oct 1994 15:50:59 -A request for assistance
From: irex <irexinfo.irex.org>
Subject: A request for assistance


 *** IREX ANNOUNCES 1995-1996 ACADEMIC PROGRAMS ***

American scholars in the humanities and social sciences are encouraged to
apply for the programs described below; eligibility requirements vary by
program. Please contact IREX for further information on these and other
programs.

 International Research & Exchanges Board
 1616 H Street, NW
 Washington, DC 20006
 Tel: (202) 628-8188 Fax: (202) 628-8189
 E-mail: irex%irexmainirex.org
 gopher: info.irex.org, port 70


 Individual Advanced Research Opportunities
 Application deadline: November 1, 1994

Research placement and access for predoctoral and postdoctoral scholars at
institutions in the host country for a period of 2-12 months. Regions:
Baltic States, Central & Eastern Europe, Mongolia, Newly Independent
States.

 Research Residencies
 Application deadline: November 1, 1994

Research Residents spend 9-12 months in the host region/country pursuing
individual research and improving language skills. IREX requires Research
Residents to submit quarterly reports on developments in the local
academic and policy communities. Regions: Albania, Baltic States, Croatia,
Macedonia, Newly Independent States, Slovenia, Slovakia.

 Bulgarian Studies Seminar
 Application deadline: November 1, 1994

One-month fellowships for American scholars wishing to improve their
knowledge of the Bulgarian language and culture. The seminar, held in
Sofia during the month of July, consists of lectures on Bulgarian
language, history, culture, and literature. Topics vary each year to
complement the needs and interests of each group of scholars. Region:
Bulgaria.

 Special Projects in Library and Information Science
 Application deadline: January 15, 1995

Opportunities for support of librarians, archivists, and information
specialists pursuing projects relating to Central and Eastern Europe and
Eurasia. Regions: Baltic States, Central & Eastern Europe, Newly
Independent States.

 Special Projects
 Application deadline: March 1, 1995

Financial support for collaborative projects in the study of Central and
Eastern Europe and Eurasia. Proposals from all disciplines in the
humanities and social sciences are welcome. All projects must involve
American and non-American participants from one or more of the eligible
countries. Regions: Baltic States, Central & Eastern Europe, Newly
Independent States.

 Short-Term Travel Grants
 Application deadlines: February 1, 1995; and June 1, 1995

IREX offers travel grants for scholarly projects focusing on Central and
Eastern Europe, Eurasia, and Mongolia. Support is available for brief
visits (1-2 weeks) for individuals who do not require administrative
assistance from IREX. Regions: Baltic States, Central & Eastern Europe,
Mongolia, Newly Independent States.

 US Host Universities for Graduate Students from Eurasia and the Baltics
 [Edmund S. Muskie and Freedom Support Act Fellows]
 Application Deadline: January 27, 1995

These Fellowships are funded through the US Information Agency and
administered by IREX and three other organizations to bring graduate
students from the countries of Eurasia and the Baltics for one- and
two-year, degree and non-degree programs in professional fields. IREX
accepts proposals from US universities with masters-level programs in
economics, journalism/mass communications, and library and information
science to serve as host universities for approximately 90 fellows.
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Message 2: Ottawa-Carleton Cognitive Science Series

Date: Wed, 19 Oct 94 14:47:00 EDOttawa-Carleton Cognitive Science Series
From: Rob Stainton <rstaintoccs.carleton.ca>
Subject: Ottawa-Carleton Cognitive Science Series


 Ottawa-Carleton Joint
 Cognitive Science
 Distinguished Lecture Series
 Ottawa, Canada
 Fall 1994

 RAY JACKENDOFF
 Brandeis University

 "Lexical Insertion in a Post-Minimalist Theory of Grammar"
 Hosted by the Linguistics Department, University of Ottawa
 2:30 p.m., October 27, 1994

 "How Language Helps Us Think"
 Hosted by Cognitive Science, Carleton University
 10:00 a.m., October 28, 1994
 Room 403 Southam Hall

 "Is There A Faculty of Social Cognition?"
 Hosted by the Philosophy Department, University of Ottawa
 2:30 p.m., October 28, 1994

 TIM STOWELL
 University of California, Los Angeles

 "The Present Tense"
 Hosted by the Linguistics Department, University of Ottawa
 2:30 p.m., November 24, 1994

 "Quantifier Scope"
 Hosted by Cognitive Science, Carleton University
 10:00 a.m., November 25, 1994
 Room 403 Southam Hall

 ADELE MERCIER
 Queen's University

"A Perverse Case of the Contingent A Priori: The Logic of Emasculating
 Language"
 Hosted by the Philosophy Department, Carleton University
 4:00 p.m., November 25, 1994
 Room 406 Dunton Tower

 STEWART CANDLISH
 The University of Western Australia

 "Kinaesthetic Sensations and Epistemic Fantasy"
Hosted by Cognitive Science and the Philosophy Department, Carleton University
 4:00 p.m., December 2nd, 1994
 Room 406 Dunton Tower
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Message 3: New List for Altaic

Date: Wed, 19 Oct 1994 19:55:54 New List for Altaic
From: "Reinhard <rhahnu.washington.edu>
Subject: New List for Altaic

In early September 1994, following a fairly lively discussion about the
Altaic Hypothesis on LINGUIST, I proposed the establishment of an
electronic network specifically for persons interested in Altaic studies,
and I asked for responses to my proposal. I received a good number of
encouraging messages from LINGUIST subscribers and their acquaintances. Of
these, 33 returned completed questionnaires to join the then envisaged
informal launching group. I thank all of them for their responses and
encouragement. Special thanks to those who took the trouble to send me
personal messages and to those who forwarded my proposal to persons who do
not subscribe to LINGUIST.

I am now happy to announce the launching of AltaiNet, a "real" electronic
list. The list is open to anyone interested in Altaic studies as
specialists, as generalists or as "outsiders," as contributors or as
observers. Subscribers are not required or expected to be "pro-Altaicist."
While language and linguistics constitute the intended focus, information
about Altaic-specific or -related history, geography, anthropology, art,
literature, current affairs and other topics are certainly not unwelcome.

 ----***----

AltaiNet is an electronic mail list devoted to communication about Altaic
languages and linguistics. The list is automated using ListProcessor and
is currently owned and moderated by Reinhard (Ron) Hahn at the University
of Washington in Seattle, State of Washington, U.S.A.
(rhahnu.washington.edu)

Basic purposes of AltaiNet:

 - to facilitate global communication and exchange among those who are
 interested in Altaic languages and linguistics

 - to provide a forum for requesting, sharing and discussing information,
 ideas and opinions regarding any Altaic-related topic

 - to promote and facilitate research and teaching of languages considered
 Altaic

 - to promote the use of Altaic language data in non-Altaicist publications
 and research

Procedures:

 - Subscription to AltaiNet requires sending an e-mail message to
 listprocu.washington.edu with nothing more than the following message:

 subscribe AltaiNet {subscriber's name}

 for instance,

 subscribe AltaiNet Jane Doe

 - Removing one's own name from the list of AltaiNet subscribers requires
 sending an e-mail message to AltaiNetu.washington.edu with nothing more
 than the following message:

 unsubscribe AltaiNet
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