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Message 1: International Sign Linguistics Association

Date: Tue, 14 Feb 1995 19:58:57 International Sign Linguistics Association
From: MILLER CHRISTOPHER <d126244er.uqam.ca>
Subject: International Sign Linguistics Association

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 ----- International Sign Linguistics Association (isla) -----

 Membership and subscription

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The International Sign Linguistics Association was founded in 1986. The
aim of the organisation is to encourage and facilitate sign language
research throughout the world and to develop international co-operation
in the field of sign language studies.

Linguistic analysis of human sign languages began in earnest in the late
1950s and 1960s. Since then it has developed considerably to the extent
that original research is now being carried out in a wide range of
countries. Sign language research has a lot to tell us about the nature
of human languages: it may well provide crucial insights into the nature
and type of language universals, the processes of language acquisition,
the influence of medium on structure and many other topics. Sign
linguistics is also directly relevant to those within "mainstream"
linguistics.

Those involved in the field of sign linguistics research have benefited
considerably through the mutual support and interest of colleagues
elsewhere. Isla encourages the sharing of ideas, information and research
findings.

The International Sign Linguistics Association invites you to become a
new member in 1995. To ensure that you receive all of isla's publications
and correspondence on time this year, please act now and send your
subscription request to the address at the end of this announcement. To
help us in processing your payment, please be sure to return the form at
the end of this message with your remittance.

In 1995, your isla membership will bring you:

* a subscription to Signpost, the friendly face of sign
linguistics, isla's provocative and stimulating quarterly periodical
delivered direct to your door.
* a subscription to the International Review of Sign Linguistics,
bursting with theory, analysis and insight, the year's essential reading
at the cutting edge of the discipline, published by Lawrence Erlbaum
Associates.
* reduced prices on isla publications including conference and
workshop proceedings to keep you up to date with all that's new in the field.
* the right to propose papers for presentation at isla Congresses
and Symposia.
* plus all the benefits of the latest information and contacts from
the isla network of researchers, teachers and policymakers.

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 Membership and subscription form
 Please tick as appropriate, and write in CAPITALS

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( ) Individual membership: Europe 40 Pounds
 Non-Europe 45 Pounds
( ) Institutional membership: 70 Pounds
( ) Full-time student membership * : 25 Pounds

( ) I also wish to make a contribution of ____________ Pounds
 towards scholars applying for "special case" reduced rates.

( ) I enclose a cheque (drawn on a U.K. bank)
( ) I enclose a cheque (drawn on an international bank adding 15
 Pounds to cover bank charges)

( ) Please charge ______________ Pounds to my ___ Access
 ___ Visa
 ___ Mastercard account.

Name: ___________________________________________________________________

Address: ________________________________________________________________

_________________________________________________________________________

Country: __________________________ Postal Code: ________________________

Telephone: ____________________________ Fax: ____________________________

email: __________________________________________________________________

card number: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ expiry date: ____ /1995

signature:_____________________________________ date: 1995/____ /____

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* If you are applying for the new "Full-time Student Member" rate, you
will need to provide details of your course of study and a letter from
your Head of Department confirming that you will be a full-time student
throughout 1995.

Isla has limited means for supporting subscribers: however, if you wish
to make a claim for special case status, you can write to isla and ask to
be considered for a discretionary reduced subscription rate.

Please remember to sign and date your cheque.
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Send to:

 International Sign Linguistics Association
 Deaf Studies Research Unit
 Department of Sociology and Social Policy
 University of Durham
 Elvet Riverside 2, New Elvet
 Durham DH1 3JT
 England

 Fax +44 91 374 4743
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