LINGUIST List 5.1218

Thu 03 Nov 1994

FYI: WFW, Germanic Gen. Syntax,literacy, Aditjondro, Budiman

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  1. , translators needed for WOMEN FOR WOMEN!
  2. Gert Webelhuth, Contributions solicited to Germanic Generative Syntax Newsletter
  3. H. Russell Bernard, celiac/oaxaca native literacy project
  4. Vicki Fromkin, George Aditjondro
  5. Vicki Fromkin, UA Appeal: Arief Budiman

Message 1: translators needed for WOMEN FOR WOMEN!

Date: 26 Oct 94 3:25:14
From: <>
Subject: translators needed for WOMEN FOR WOMEN!

I am posting the following message for my friends who are not on the List:

*Would you like to use your language skills to help women survivors of the war
 in Bosnia and Croatia? WOMEN FOR WOMEN, a U.S. based, nonprofit sponsorship
 program sending letters and money each month to the region, is desperately
 seeking volunteer translators. We translate letters both from and to English.
 Even if you can manage only a handful of letters each month, it would lighten
 the load for the few translators we have now. For more information, call our
 office at (703) 519-1730, and leave a message for ZAINAB or ROBIN. Thank you!*

You may also send an e-mail message to me
and I will forward it to *WOMEN FOR WOMEN:.
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Message 2: Contributions solicited to Germanic Generative Syntax Newsletter

Date: Tue, 1 Nov 1994 10:48:06 -Contributions solicited to Germanic Generative Syntax Newsletter
From: Gert Webelhuth <>
Subject: Contributions solicited to Germanic Generative Syntax Newsletter

The Germanic Generative Syntax Newsletter (GGSN) appears twice a year in
paper and electronic form. It contains a bibliography of unpublished
papers on the syntax of the Germanic languages as well as an overview
over the recent published literature. In addition, it frequently contains
abstracts, conference announcements and descriptions, job announcements,
special bibliographies, and email addresses of researchers of the field.
We are getting ready to put together this year's fall issue and would
like to solicit any contributions of the type described above. Note,
however, that because of space considerations we usually do not publish
information on modern English.

Please send any material you want included in the next issue to
Gert Webelhuth at before November 12.

If you would like to subscribe to the newsletter, send email to the same
address, specifying whether you would like to receive the newsletter in
paper or electronice form. Because of scarcity of funds, it is greatly
appreciated if you opted for the electronic version.

Gert Webelhuth
University of North Carolina
American Editor of GGSN
Email address for all correspondence:
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Message 3: celiac/oaxaca native literacy project

Date: Tue, 1 Nov 1994 22:04:09 +celiac/oaxaca native literacy project
From: H. Russell Bernard <alv16rs1.rrz.Uni-Koeln.DE>
Subject: celiac/oaxaca native literacy project

This memo is going out to scholars who might be interested
in acquiring the native-language texts being produced in Mexico
at CELIAC. Please pass this on to colleagues who might also wish
to acquire these texts. CELIAC's indigenous-language books are
published in hard copy and on disk. In 1995, they will also
be available on audio tape.

I have posted several long messages about the history of CELIAC,
formerly called the Oaxaca Native Literacy Project. If you would like
copies of those postings, please let me know.
russ bernard
(university of florida, on leave 1994-95 at the university of cologne)


CELIAC (Centro Editorial en Literatura Indigena, A.C.) is a not-
for-profit, indigenous-language publishing center in Oaxaca,
Mexico. CELIAC's books are published in perfect-bound, paperback
editions and as PC disk files. Most of CELIAC's books cost $30 per
volume. Tiburcio Perez' book of Totonac poetry
(book #1 on the list below) costs $60. It contains 53 color
drawings by the author.

Prices include shipping in the U.S. Canada, and Mexico. For other
countries, add $10 per volume.

Disk versions of CELIAC books are in MS-DOS, WordPerfect 5.1
format. Disks cost $30 each if purchased separately, but are $10
with the purchase of a book.

Proceeds from sales of CELIAC books support indigenous authors and
also support the distribution of books to local schools. Following
is a list of the books now available or in press. (Note: We do not
show special characters, like the barred i or the dieresis, on e-
mail. We do, however, show the Spanish enye as n^.)

1. X'TACHWIN X'TATLIN LI TUTUNAKU (Palabra y Canto de los
Totonacos), by Tiburcio Perez Gonzalez (Jun). Poetry in Totonac and
Spanish. Over 50 original color illustrations by the author.
Publication date: May 1994. Cost: $60.00 USC

2. DILLZAAN NHA' KALHJAGOK'KS (Cuentos y Leyendas en Idioma
Zapoteco de la Sierra Norte; Area Cajonof: Yaganiza, San Mateo,
Xagacia, y Carizal), by Alfredo Rios Belem. In Zapotec. Publication

3. NA KAA IYO YO CHI NUU CHIKUA'A (La Vida Cotidiana de Jicayan,
Volume I), by Josefa Leonarda Gonzalez Ventura. In Mixtec.
Publication date: March, 1993. Cost: $30.00 USC

4. LA VIDA COTIDIANA DE JICAYAN. (Na Kaa Iyo Yo Chi Nuu Chikua'a
Volume I), by Josefa Leonarda Gonzalez Ventura. In Spanish.
Publication date: March 1994. Cost: $30.00 USC

5. LALA IA TI JUJMI KI TSA KO WI (Asi se Cuenta en el Idioma
Chinanteco de Ojitlan), by Fidel Pereda Ramon and Bartola Morales
Garcia. In Chinantec. Publication date: late 1994.

6. TE'EN NI TUI NUU YO (Asi se Fundo Nuestro Pueblo), by Pablo
Hernandez Hernandez. In Mixtec. Publication date: late 1994.

7. RA NT'EMEE MAYA'MU 'NE MAPAYA (La Religion Tradicional y
Religion Contemporanea), by Jesus Salinas Pedraza. In Nahn^u
(Otomi) and Spanish. Publication date: mid-1994. The English
edition of this book is available in H.R. Bernard and J. Salinas,
Native Ethnography, Sage Publications, 1989. In Spanish and
N^ahn^u, late 1994 or early 1995.

8. RA 'MEDE RA HNINI RA DEXTO (Historia de la Comunidad de El
Dexto), by Jesus Salinas Pedraza. In Nahn^u and Spanish.
Publication date: Early 1995.

9. YELESI'IN CHE BENE' GOLHE JSESHE (Los Conocimientos de los
Ancianos de Yatzachi el Bajo), by Digna Salvador Eugenio. In
Zapotec and Spanish. Publication date: late-1994.

Gente de Jamiltepec), by Miguel Lopez Hernandez. In Mixtec and
Spanish. Publication date: late 1994

CELIAC's books may be purchased directly from CELIAC. Contact
 Box 1530, Oaxaca, Oax. Mexico 68000, or
CELIAC, Avenida Ejercito Mexicano 1107, Colonia Ampliacion Dolores,
Oaxaca, Oaxaca, 68020 Mexico.

Payment for CELIAC books may be made by international bank draft, or
you may wire funds directly to CELIAC. For details in Spanish,
contact CELIAC on e-mail at, or
 call Jesus Salinas or Josefa Gonzalez at CELIAC: 011-52-
951-59725 or 59729. For details in English, contact contact H.
Russell Bernard at 904-376-4544 (fax: 904-376-8617), e-mail

If you wish to sponsor a native author at CELIAC, or help CELIAC
purchase a computer for a village, or underwrite the distribution of
CELIAC'sbooks to village schools, contact Russell Bernard (address
above). These tax-deductible contributions to the project are
handled by the University of Florida Foundation, Inc.

Contact Jesus Salinas or Josefa Gonzalez by phone, mail, or e-mail
(addresses above) if you'd like to visit CELIAC.
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Message 4: George Aditjondro

Date: Wed, 26 Oct 94 08:33 PDT
From: Vicki Fromkin <IYO1VAFMVS.OAC.UCLA.EDU>
Subject: George Aditjondro

Dr George Aditjondro, a prominent Indonesian academic at Satya
Wacana University in Salatiga, Central Java, remains at risk of
imminent arrest for his peaceful academic and political activities.
He was not arrested on 8 October because he was not in the country
at the time. He has since returned, and on 12 October, Dr
Aditjondro received a second summons on charges of "insulting a
government authority or body", under Article 207 of the Indonesian
Criminal Code, a charge which carries a maximum penalty of 18 months
imprisonment. If detained, Dr Aditjondro would be a prisoner of

The second summons requires him to report to Yogyakarta police at
10am on 15 October. It does not clarify whether Dr Aditjondro is
wanted as a witness or a suspect. If held and questioned as a
suspect, Dr Aditjondro could face prosecution and imprisonment.

The pretext for the charge against Dr Aditjondro appears to arise
from comments he made during a panel discussion at the Universitas
Islam Indonesia (UII) in Yogyakarta in August. Amnesty International
believes, however, that the authorities are attempting to punish Dr
Aditjondro for his past criticism of government policy relating to
human rights and environmental concerns in Indonesia and East Timor
and, further, that the charge may be intended to prevent him from
taking part in peaceful activities prior to and during the Asia
Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meetings which will be held in
Jakarta in mid-November.

Amnesty International is also concerned that, since the issuance of
the first summons on 5 October, Dr Aditjondro has been subjected to
intensive surveillance by military intelligence officers from the
Resort Military Command (KOREM) in Salatiga, both at his home and
his place of work. Under Indonesia's Code of Criminal Procedure
(KUHAP), the police and not the military, bear sole responsibility
for the arrest of suspects. Since military intelligence authorities
have no lawful role to play in Dr Aditjondro's case, Amnesty
International considers their activities in recent days to be a form
of harassment.


The charge against Dr George Aditjondro is symptomatic of a marked
escalation in official harassment and intimidation of alleged
government critics in recent months. These measures have included
prevention or breaking up of meetings and seminars, the arbitrary
arrest of human rights activists, and the torture or ill-treatment
of some political detainees. Human rights violations against labour
activists are a part of this pattern. Muchtar Pakpahan, the chairman
of the independent trade union, SBSI, is currently on trial along
with at least nine others, accused of "inciting" workers to
demonstrate and to strike. Amnesty International believes that use
of these measures against alleged government critics has increased
in preparation for the APEC meetings in November, which will attract
considerable international and domestic media coverage.

FURTHER RECOMMENDED ACTION: Please send telegrams/faxes/express and
airmail letters:

- expressing concern that Dr George Aditjondro remains in imminent
danger of arrest for the peaceful expression of his views;

- urging that the charge against Dr Aditjondro be immediately and
unconditionally dropped;

- expressing concern about the current level of intimidation and
harassment of alleged government critics, including academics,
lawyers, journalists and human rights activists.


Minister of State:

Drs Moerdiono [Salutation: Dear Minister Moerdiono]
Menteri Negara
Jl Veteran No 17
Jakarta, Indonesia
Faxes: (c/o - Foreign Ministry) + 62 21 36 0517 or 7781 or 7782
Telegrams: Menteri Negara, Jakarta, Indonesia

Military Commander Region IV/Diponegoro:

Brig Gen Soerjadi [Salutation: Dear Brig Gen Soerjadi]
Pangdam IV/Diponegoro
Markas Besar KODAM IV Diponegoro
Jawa Tengah, Indonesia
Telegrams: Pangdam IV/Diponegoro, Jawa Tengah, Indonesia

Chief of Police Yogyakarta:

Gen (Pol) Drs Madra S Banurusman
[Salutation: Dear Gen (Pol) Banurusman]
Kapolda Yogyakarta
Markas Besar Kepolisian DIY
Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Telegrams: Kapolda Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Effendy Habibie, Embassy of Indonesia, 38 Grosvenor Square, London

[Please see the responses to this topic for the addresses
of diplomatic representatives in other countries]


Minister of Foreign Affairs:

Ali Alatas SH
Menteri Luar Negeri
Jl Medan Taman Pejambon No 6
Jakarta, Indonesia
Faxes: + 62 21 36 0517 or 7781 or 7782

Chair of the National Commission on Human Rights:

Ali Said SH
Ketua Komisi Nasional Hak Azasi Manusia
Jalan Veteran No 11
Jakarta, Indonesia
Faxes: (c/o Ministry of Justice) + 62 21 314 1625

PLEASE SEND APPEALS IMMEDIATELY. Please do not send appeals after
10 November 1994.

+ If you have any queries about this Urgent Action or about +
+ the UA scheme in general, please contact: +
+ Ray Mitchell +
+ Amnesty International British Section +
+ 99 - 119 Rosebery Avenue +
+ London EC1R 4RE email: +
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Message 5: UA Appeal: Arief Budiman

Date: Wed, 26 Oct 94 08:35 PDT
From: Vicki Fromkin <IYO1VAFMVS.OAC.UCLA.EDU>
Subject: UA Appeal: Arief Budiman


Re : The unhonorable discharge of Dr. Arief Budiman from University of
 Satya Wacana, Salatiga, Indonesia

 Dr. Arief Budiman, one of the most consistent defenders of freedom of
speech in Indonesia and an outspoken critic of Indonesian government, was
fired from his position as a senior lecturer in the Post Graduate
Department at the Christian University of Satya Wacana (UKSW), Salatiga,
Indonesia. The letter of dismissal that will take effect on October 31st,
1994, was issued on October 17th, and was cosigned by Prof. Haryono
Semangun (Chairman) and Drs. Nelky Oemboe Nganggoe (Secretary) of the
University's Board of Trustees.

 The letter said that Dr. Budiman has been unhonorably discharged because
of not following the critique ethics adopted by the University. He was also
accused of circulating issues discrediting the University's Board of
Trustees and Rector. What Dr. Budiman actually did was only publicly
expressing critical opinion againts the Board's controversial decision on
the appoinment of the new Rector, Dr. John Ihalauw. Previously, Dr. Budiman
received two letters of reprimand from the Board, but no specific
"misconduct" was mentioned in both letters.

 Two additional notes must be mentioned. First, over the year the Board has
been under constant pressures from the majority of the faculty members,
students, and administrative staffs of the University to revoke the
appointment of the new Rector, which was considered illegitimate. The same
academic community has expressed public support for Dr. Budiman's
initiative to file a lawsuit againts the Board.

 Secondly, all of this is taking place as an increasingly sweeping clamp-
down of intellectual activism has been heightening in the past two weeks,
presumably in preparation for the upcoming APEC Summit in Jakarta this
November. There is a possibility that this dismissal was also intended at
punishing Dr. Budiman and closing his opportunities to continue expressing
his criticism to the Indonesian authorities. In a separate case, Dr.
George Junus Aditjondro, another UKSW's lecturer and a close friend of Dr.
Budiman, is still under police's interrogation for insulting the state
authorities while speaking in a seminar in another campus.

 This arbitrary measure againts Dr. Budiman has demonstrated how such an
academic institution as UKSW has violated the principles of freedom of
speech and has threatened the democratic atmosphere within the academic
community. His dismissal will be detrimental not only to the world-wide
known reputation of UKSW as one of more committed universities, but also to
the dynamic of Indonesia intelectual and academic life as well. As members
of academic communities and individuals who are concerned with the
maintenance of freedom of speech, we should express our concern to this
arbitrary action.

 Please send letter, fax, or make a call to the Board of Trustess of UKSW
for :

- expressing concern at the unhonorable discharge of Dr. Arief Budiman
- asking the Board to reconsider the decision and to give Dr. Arif Budiman
an opportunity to defend himself in front of the University's Senate and
academic community in general.

Mailing address :

Prof. Dr. Ir. Haryono Semangun
Ketua Umum Dewan Pengurus
Yayasan Perguruan Tinggi Kristen Satya Wacana
(Board of Trustees Satya Wacana Christian University)
Jl. Diponegoro 52-60
Salatiga 50711

Phones : (62)(298)-,81362, 81363, 81364
Fax : (62)(298) 81420
Telex : 22364 ukswsa ia

For more information, e-mail :

Amrih Widodo at
Heri Akhmadi at

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