LINGUIST List 6.14

Thu 12 Jan 1995

FYI: CETH, Brazilian lang, I-E(=)Uralic Interactions

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  1. Susan Hockey, CETH Summer Seminar on Electronic Texts in the Humanities
  2. , Specialization in Brazilian Indigenous languages
  3. Ken JACOBS, Wkshp: *early* I-E(=)Uralic Interactions

Message 1: CETH Summer Seminar on Electronic Texts in the Humanities

Date: Thu, 05 Jan 1995 16:00:09 CETH Summer Seminar on Electronic Texts in the Humanities
From: Susan Hockey <>
Subject: CETH Summer Seminar on Electronic Texts in the Humanities

Electronic Texts in the Humanities: Methods and Tools

The Fourth Annual CETH Summer Seminar, 11-23 June 1995, Princeton University

organized by Center for Electronic Texts in the Humanities,
Princeton and Rutgers Universities and co-sponsored by
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, University of Toronto

Seminar Directors: Susan Hockey, Center for Electronic Texts in the Humanities
 Willard McCarty, Centre for Computing in the Humanities

An intensive two-week seminar is again being offered by the Center for
Electronic Texts in the Humanities (CETH) in June 1995. The seminar will
address a wide range of challenges and opportunities that electronic texts
and software offer to teachers, scholars, and librarians in the humanities.
The focus will be practical and methodological, with the immediate aim of
assisting participants in their teaching, research and advising.

In response to demand, we are expanding the seminar in 1995 to allow for
sixty participants. There will be plenary sessions and six parallel tracks
devoted to specific areas of humanities computing. Participants attend
all plenary sessions and select one parallel track for more detailed study.
They will work on their own projects and will have the opportunity to present
them at the end of the seminar.

Schedule (PL=Plenary Session)

Sunday, June 11
6 pm Registration, reception and introductions.
Monday, June 12
am PL: What electronic texts are and where to find them
pm PL: Creating and capturing texts in electronic form;
Tuesday, June 13
am PL: Introduction to concordances and text retrieval
pm PL: Overview of the Text Encoding Initiative and SGML
Wednesday, June 14
am PL: Large text databases. ARTFL. Dartmouth Dante Project, OED
pm Parallel Tracks
Thursday, June 15
am PL: Electronic editions and scholarly publishing (panel).
pm Parallel Tracks
Friday, June 16
am PL: Introduction to structured databases.
pm Parallel Tracks
Monday, June 19
am PL: Hypertext for the humanities.
pm Parallel Tracks
Tuesday, June 20
am PL: Overview of digital imaging techniques. Demonstrations.
pm Individual project work.
Wednesday, June 21
am PL: Institutional support for electronic texts (panel).
pm Parallel Tracks
Thursday, June 22
am PL: Discussion on the limitations of existing software.
pm PL: Presentation of participants' projects.
6 pm Cocktails and banquet.
Friday, June 23
am PL: Presentation of participants' projects.
pm PL: Concluding discussion of basic questions. What from a
 scholarly and methodological perspective is to be gained?

Parallel Tracks

1. Textual Analysis
An intensive study of textual analysis tools and their applications. Indexed
interactive retrieval vs batch concordance generation. Using TACT and
Micro-OCP. Applications: stylistics, corpus linguistics, literary criticism,
Instructors: Susan Hockey, Center for Electronic Texts in the Humanities
 Willard McCarty, Centre for Computing in the Humanities

2. Text Encoding Initiative (TEI) and SGML
Using the TEI's application of the Standard Generalized Markup Language (SGML).
Document structure and SGML elements, DTDs SGML entities, TEI core tags and
base tag sets, TEI header, additional tag sets. Processing TEI encoded texts.
Instructor: C. M. Sperberg-McQueen, Editor-in-Chief of the TEI.

3. Scholarly Editing
Computer tools for the preparation and publication of scholarly editions.
Transcription and computer imaging of sources; collation; use of the TEI
guidelines for scholarly editions; making hypertext electronic editions
Instructor: Peter Robinson, Oxford University Centre for Humanities Computing.

4. Hypertext for the Humanities
An introduction to developing hypertexts for the humanities. Building and
using HyperCard stacks and World Wide Web documents. Design and use of example
hypertexts. Examination of their role in humanities research and teaching.
Instructor: Geoffrey Rockwell, Head of Humanities Computing, McMaster Univ

5. Tools for Historical Analysis
A survey of the methods most frequently used by historians in their
computer-aided teaching and research, focusing on database and statistical
processing, also content analysis, corpus creation and image processing.
Instructor: Daniel Greenstein, Senior Lecturer in Modern History, Glasgow Univ

6. Setting up an Electronic Text Center
The practical aspects of setting up and managing electronic text centers.
Hardware and software for stand-alone and networked resources, collection
development, training, budget, licensing, and institutional relations.
Instructor: Anita Lowry, Head of the Information Arcade, University of Iowa


Dates: June 11-23, 1995
Cost: $1275 for Nonstudents. $1075 for Students. The fee includes tuition,
 use of computer facilities, printed seminar materials, opening reception,
 lunches (Monday through Friday both weeks), and a closing banquet.
 Payment is requested at the time of acceptance.
Location: Princeton University, the fourth oldest college in North America,
 was founded in 1746. During their stay, seminar participants have access
 to the university's extensive computing systems, as well as the Princeton
 Art Museum and the library system which houses about five million books,
 and nearly 35,000 journals, manuscripts, and papyri. All classrooms, lab
 facilities, and dormitories are within walking distance on the historic and
 picturesque Princeton, New Jersey campus.
Accommodation: Bed and breakfast accommodation is available Princeton
 University student housing facilities at a cost of $25 per day. CETH
 will assist participants in finding hotel accommodations if preferred.

Enrollment is limited to sixty participants. Application requires two parts:
a cover sheet and a statement of interest. Current students applying for
the reduced rate must also include a photocopy of their valid student ID.
E-mail submissions must have the subject line "Summer Seminar Application."
Applications will be reviewed by a committee consisting of members of CETH's
Governing Board.

On your cover sheet include: your name, current institutional affiliation and
your position, postal and e-mail addresses, telephone and fax numbers, natural
language interest and computing experience, and parallel tracks you are
interested in attending, listed in order of preference. You may indicate up
to three parallel tracks. If your first choice is full, you will be assigned
to your second choice and so on.

In statement of interest include how your participation in the seminar would
be relevant for your teaching, research, advising, or administrative work, and
possibly that of your colleagues; what particular project you would like to
undertake during the seminar or what area of the humanities your would like
most to explore; and the extent of your computing experience.

Application Deadline: FEBRUARY 21, 1995
Notification of acceptance by March 21, 1995

Send all applications to:
CETH Summer Seminar 1995, Center for Electronic Texts in the Humanities,
169 College Avenue, New Brunswick, New Jersey 08903 U.S.A.
Phone: 908/932-1384; Fax: 908/932-1386; E-mail

[A longer version of this notice is on the CETH WWW server at]
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Message 2: Specialization in Brazilian Indigenous languages

Date: Thu, 5 Jan 1995 18:30:44 -Specialization in Brazilian Indigenous languages
From: <>
Subject: Specialization in Brazilian Indigenous languages

Specialization in Brazilian Indigenous Languages

This specialization program intends to prepare linguists to do
research on indigenous languages from Brazil providing intensive
training on methodologies for description and analysis of data as well
as on the evaluation and reanalysis of published and unpublished
materials on brazilian indigenous languages.

The program will be developed in the National Museum of the Federal University
of Rio de Janeiro between August/95 and June/96. Four courses will be taught:

1. Phonetic and Phonological systems of Brazilian Indigenous Languages;
2. Morphosyntactic Features of Brazilian Indigenous Languages;
3. Phonological Analysis of Brazilian Indigenous Languages;
4. Morphological and Syntactic Analysis of Brazilian Indigenous Languages;

Instructors will be the following faculty members of the Linguistic Division of
the Department of Anthropology of the National Museum:

Bruna Franchetto, Doctor in Social Antropology (Federal University of Rio
de Janeiro);

Charlotte Emmerich, Doctor in Linguistics (Federal University of Rio de

Marilia Faco Soares, Doctor in Sciences (State University of Campinas-

Yonne de Freitas Leite, Doctor in Linguistics (University of Texas, Austin);

Marcia Maria Damaso Vieira, Doctor in Sciences (State University of Campinas-

Marcus Maia, Doctor in Linguistics (University of Southern California)
- Ethnographic and sociolinguistic aspects of Brazilian Indigenous Languages.

Applications will be accepted during July/96 and must include the following

1.copy of undergraduate degree;
2.curriculum vitae;
3.2 letters of recommendation;
4.registration fee;
5.two photos.

Selection of 20
 candidates will be based on CV analysis and personal interview.

For further information, please contact:
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Message 3: Wkshp: *early* I-E(=)Uralic Interactions

Date: Sun, 8 Jan 1995 16:28:21 -Wkshp: *early* I-E(=)Uralic Interactions
From: Ken JACOBS <jacobskERE.UMontreal.CA>
Subject: Wkshp: *early* I-E(=)Uralic Interactions

 I am organizing a combination colloquium and working seminar which is
planned to take place in Oulu Finland just after the Jyvaskyla 8th Internat'l
Fenno-Ugric congress (FU8 runs thru 15 August '95). Entitled "The Peopling(s)
of the North," this gathering is intended to convoke roughly 30-40 scholars
to discuss the archaeological, bioanthropological, ethnographic (including
comparative myth/religion/folkways etc), and *linguistic* data, concepts, and
methods as these all inter-relate and bear on the question of the development
of the sundry peoples of Scandinavia, Fenno-Karelia, northwest Russia, and the
northern circum-Urals.
 This gathering is to aid idea exchange among specialists in the domains
pertinent to reconstruction of the (pre)historical events and processes involved
in the peopling(s) of this region. Those in each speciality will be required
to speak to their ignorances, i.e., to come prepared to discuss *not* what they
already know, but to point out what they really would *like* to know from those
in the other specialities. The aim is to avoid the presentation of set-pieces
and to foment exploration of the many possible ways in which each of the various
(pre)historical disciplines can feed from the others.
 My collaborators in this venture (Norbert Strade, historically and
archaeologically inclined linguist, in Aarhus DK; Milton Nunez, ethnologically
and geographically inclined archaeologist in Oulu) and I have a long list
of probable participants. However, we feel that there is a distinct under-
representation as regards Indo-Europeanist linguistics. Those I-Eists of
our acquaintance who are interested in pre-I-E substrate effects in northern
Europe, possible early I-E and F-U interactions in the north (or elsewhere),
and other intriguing themes of relevance to our plans, cannot make it to Oulu
in August. Thus I am sending this request.
 If anyone is interested, please contact me. NB- The time frame for
us begins with the repopulation of the North as the last Ice Age retreated,
hence less than 10,000BP. All discussion of I-E(=)Uralic interactions and/or
relations grounded in posits of macro-families &c with roots in `deep time'
therefore falls outside the scope of our plans.

I hope to hear from you.

Ken Jacobs Voice: (514) 343-6490 [Office]
Assoc. Prof. (514) 685-2349 [Home]
Departement d'anthropologie FAX: (514) 343-2494
Universite de Montreal e-mail:
CP 6128 / Succ. Centre-Ville
Montreal PQ
H3C 3J7 Canada
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