LINGUIST List 6.944

Thu Jul 6 1995

FYI: Books for review, Grad fellowships for Ph.D. program

Editor for this issue: Ann Dizdar <>


  1. Mark Adderley, review books
  2. Suzanne E Kemmer, Ph.D. program, graduate fellowships

Message 1: review books

Date: Wed, 05 Jul 1995 12:00:58 review books
From: Mark Adderley <>
Subject: review books

The following books are available for review for the "Language QUarterly:"

Hinton, Leannee, et al. "Sound SYmbolism."

Zaidan Ali Jassem. "Lectures in English and Arabic Sociolinguistics"

Burchfield, Robert. "The Cambridge History of the English Language Vol.
V: English in Britain and OVerseas, Origins and Development."

Young-Key Kim-Renaud. "Theoretical Issues in Korean Linguistics."

Makoto Kanazawa and CHristopher J Pinon, eds. "Dynamics, Polarituy and

Liliane Haegeman. "The Syntax of Negation."

David F. Armstrong, et al. "Gesture and the Nature of Language."

Please e-mail direct if you are interested.

Thank you once again!

Mark Adderley
Managing Editor, Language QUarterly
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Message 2: Ph.D. program, graduate fellowships

Date: Thu, 22 Dec 1994 11:04:57 Ph.D. program, graduate fellowships
From: Suzanne E Kemmer <>
Subject: Ph.D. program, graduate fellowships


The Department of Linguistics at Rice University announces its Ph.D.
program in Linguistics (est. 1982), and the opening of competition for
its graduate fellowships for 1995-96.

The doctoral program at Rice emphasizes the study of language use, the
relation of language and mind, and functional/cognitive approaches to
linguistic theory. A strong component of the program is field studies
in particular language areas, as indicated by its year-long field
methods requirement. Intensive research activity in cognitive/functional
linguistics, corpus linguistics, language change, computational
modelling, discourse studies, and American Indian, Austronesian and other
languages is ongoing in the department.

Interdisciplinary opportunities are available with the Ph.D. programs
in Cognitive Psychology, Philosophy, Anthropology, the interdisciplinary
group in Cognitive Sciences, and the Center for Cultural Studies.

The department hosts a distinguished speakers series as well as a
biennial Symposium on Language (topic for 1995: Usage-Based Models of


Michael Barlow, Ph.D. Linguistics, Stanford University. Grammatical
 theory, corpus linguistics, second language acquisition, discourse.

Lilly Chen, Ph.D. Linguistics, University of Illinois. Chinese
 linguistics, grammaticalization, Chinese classic novel.

James Copeland, Chair, Ph.D. Linguistics, Cornell University.
 Functional linguistics, phonology, Germanic linguistics,
 grammaticalization, American Indian linguistics (Tarahumara).

Philip W. Davis, Ph.D. Linguistics, Cornell University. Semantics and
 syntax, language and intelligence, Amerindian (Bella Coola; Alabama),
 Austronesian (Atayal, Ilokano, Yogad).

Spike Gildea, Ph.D. Linguistics, University of Oregon. Diachronic
 syntax, field methods and ethics, phonology, typological/functional
 linguistics, Amazonian languages.

Roy G. Jones, Ph.D. Slavic Linguistics, University of Texas at Austin.
 Amerindian (Koasati/Coushatta), Russian folk epic and Slavic linguistics.

Suzanne Kemmer, Ph.D. Linguistics, Stanford University. Typology and
 universals, semantics, syntactic and semantic change, cognitive
 linguistics, Germanic, Austronesian.

Sydney Lamb, Ph.D. Linguistics, University of California, Berkeley.
 Cognitive linguistics, neural network modelling, Amerindian (Monachi).

E. Douglas Mitchell, Ph.D. Linguistics, University of Texas at Austin.
 Comparative Indo-European linguistics, historical linguistics, early
 Germanic dialects, Sanskrit.

Livia Polanyi, Ph.D. English, University of Michigan. Discourse analysis,
 language and society.

Stephen A. Tyler, Ph.D. Anthropology, Stanford University. Cognitive
 studies, philosophy of language, anthropological linguistics,
 languages of India.

Graduate fellowships include tuition, and for especially
well-qualified students, a cash stipend. Graduate stipends are
normally renewable for four years upon satisfactory performance, and
candidates can apply for a fifth year of support. (The department is
fortunate to have been able so far to support all students it has
admitted, through University Fellowships and Presidential

Rice is a small private university dedicated to the promotion of arts
and letters, science, and engineering. It was founded in 1912 by
William Marsh Rice. Throughout its history, the institution has
enjoyed a reputation for excellence and selectivity in a spacious,
tree-lined campus setting featuring a distinctive blend of
Mediterranean and Renaissance architecture, noted for its red tile
roofs, courtyards, and arches. Current enrollment is ca. 2700
undergraduates and 1,200 graduate students; faculty:student ratio is


For more information about the program, please contact:

Department of Linguistics
Rice University
P.O. Box 1892
Houston TX 77251-1892

(713) 527-6010
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