LINGUIST List 5.865

Tue 02 Aug 1994

FYI: AAAS, New MIT Press Title, Celtic language lists

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  1. Vicki Fromkin, aaas
  2. Anjum Saleemi, Re: 5.851 FYI: Speech database, AAAS, Software for modeling sound
  3. lisa godfrey, New MIT Press Title
  4. Craig Cockburn, Info on Celtic language lists

Message 1: aaas

Date: Fri, 29 Jul 94 11:02 PDT
From: Vicki Fromkin <IYO1VAFMVS.OAC.UCLA.EDU>
Subject: aaas

Since my posting regarding Section Z - Linguistics and the Language Sciences
of AAAS and the call for membership I have been receiving excellent
suggestions and questions and wish to thank everyone who responded.

It was suggested that an announcement be made that the membership fees --
Regular - $92, Post doc $67, and Student $50. includes 51 issues of
the journal SCIENCE. The cost doesn't seem quite as terrible that way --
but obviously this is difficult for many students (and postdocs and
faculty too) although actually less than membership fees in other
organizations which do not even include a journal.

Membership applications are available through the LSA -- 1325 18th St, NW,
Suite 211, Washington, DC 20036, or by e-mail: zzlsagallua.galludet.edu.
But as stated in previous announcement can be sent by FAX to (202)842 1065
if you include your Visa or Master Card number and expiration date. Or
mailed to AAAS PO Box 2033, Marion OH 43306-2133.

I would appreciate it if when you join (and designate Section Z as your
prime affiliation) that you let me know via e-mail so we can keep track
of our section membership and the total number. (At last count we had
145 -- far short then the 400 needed).

There is no deadline for sending in your membership. Anytime during the
year.

Sorry to keep this going but it is really important for linguistics.
And I think for AAAS. They're lucky to have us!!!

Vicki Fromkin
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Message 2: Re: 5.851 FYI: Speech database, AAAS, Software for modeling sound

Date: Sat, 30 Jul 94 12:35:04 SSRe: 5.851 FYI: Speech database, AAAS, Software for modeling sound
From: Anjum Saleemi <ELLAPSNUSVM.bitnet>
Subject: Re: 5.851 FYI: Speech database, AAAS, Software for modeling sound

Dear Linguists:

I'm a bit surprised to learn, from Vicky Fromkin's recent posting (which was
a fairly decent commercial for Section Z of AAAS), that to date not enough
linguists have joined the scientific organization in question. I myself
subscribed for a year, then decided not to continue, largely owing to the fact
that the subscription fee for the international subscribers was a bit hefty
(US$182 for regular members, in comparison with $92 for Americans); also, I
felt that I wasn't quite able to use the AAAS megazine SCIENCE very
effectively. I'm curious to know why a sufficient number of linguists who are
currently working in the US hasn't joined AAAS by now.

Anjum Saleemi
National University of Singapore
ellapsnusvm.bitnet
ellapsleonis.nus.sg
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Message 3: New MIT Press Title

Date: Tue, 02 Aug 94 10:16:20
From: lisa godfrey <godfreyMIT.EDU>
Subject: New MIT Press Title


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INDICES & IDENTITY by Robert Fiengo and Robert May
Linguistic Inquiry Monograph 24 The MIT Press
$22.50, original in paperback Orders: 1.800.356.0343
Under what conditions are expressions of language the same? different?:
INDICES & IDENTITY discusses in the context of the theory of anaphora
and also on the role of indices in characterizing syntactic and semantic
identity of expressions. "Ranks with most interesting work on ellipsis
done in last decade"-Mats Rooth, University at Tubingen
Available for discussion.

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Message 4: Info on Celtic language lists

Date: Mon, 01 Aug 1994 18:15:02 Info on Celtic language lists
From: Craig Cockburn <craigscot.demon.co.uk>
Subject: Info on Celtic language lists

Just a quick note to say that there are two listserv lists devoted to
Celtic languages:

GAELIC-L for Irish, Scots and Manx Gaelic and
WELSH-L for Welsh, Breton and Cornish

to join the list, send a mail to listservirlearn.ucd.ie containing the
line:
sub <listname> <yourname>

i.e.
sub gaelic-L Iain Mac a' Gobhainn

Discussions on the lists are primarily in the Celtic languages, but
English only messages from learners are OK provided they are kept fairly
short.

Each listserv also has its own extensive library

 Craig (co-owner, Gaelic-L)

--
Craig Cockburn (pronounced "coburn"), Edinburgh, Scotland
Sgri\obh thugam 'sa Ga\idhlig ma 'se do thoil e.
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