LINGUIST List 7.1140

Tue Aug 13 1996

FYI: PhD scholarships, Queensland lang and law, Frisian

Editor for this issue: Ann Dizdar <>


  1. Laurie Bauer, PhD Scholarships
  2. Jeff Siegel, Report on aboriginal witnesses in Queensland
  3. Henk Wolf, Frisian

Message 1: PhD Scholarships

Date: Thu, 08 Aug 1996 10:25:55 +1000
From: Laurie Bauer <>
Subject: PhD Scholarships

The following advertisement has appeared in the press:
"Victoria University of Wellington New Zealand
Te Whare Waananga o te Upoko o te Ika a Maui
At Victoria we take our research very seriously.

Our scholarships are targetted towards current research strengths and
are also provided as a base for those undertaking general postgraduate
study. You can apply for a scholarship if you're intending to work
towards a PhD in our strongest research areas. These are: ... New
Zealand Language Corpora A PhD scholarship will give you $11,000 [NZ$1
n=3D =A30.44, US$0.66, AU$0.86] per annum for 2 and a half years (with
provision for an extension of up to six months). There will be some
reimbursement of tuition fees. Graduates from any university within
or outside NZ are welcome to apply. Applications close on 1 October

For further information, please phone 64-4-495 5113, or E-mail" The local corpora available for analysis
include the Wellington Corpus of Written New Zealand English (parallel
to LOB), the New Zealand ICE Corpus, the Wellington Corpus of Spoken
New Zealand English (1 million words) and other smaller collections of
data, covering a number of styles, and speakers of different
ethnicities, genders, ages, etc. These allow lexical, grammatical and
phonetic analysis to be done. For academic queries please contact or
Department of Linguistics, Victoria University, PO Box 600, Wellington, New
Ph: +64 4 472 1000 x 8800 Fax: +64 4 495 5057
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Message 2: Report on aboriginal witnesses in Queensland

Date: Fri, 09 Aug 1996 13:01:40 +1000
From: Jeff Siegel <>
Subject: Report on aboriginal witnesses in Queensland
Announcement for the Linguist List:

New report:

'Aboriginal Witnesses in Queensland's Criminal Courts' is the title of
a report by the Criminal Justice Commission of Queensland (Australia)
published in June 1996. This comprehensive report deals with key
issues of language, culture, communication and law which effect
Aboriginal people in the legal system.

The report is available FREE from:
Administration Section
Criminal Justice Commission
PO Box 137 Albert St
Brisbane, Queensland 4002
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Message 3: Frisian

Date: Mon, 12 Aug 1996 15:39:56 BST
From: Henk Wolf <>
Subject: Frisian

The "Frysk Ynternasjonaal Kontakt" (Frisian International 
Contact) is an organization that strives to make young Frisians 
aware of their language and culture.

An overview of FYK activities can now be found on the WWW:

Henk Wolf
postadres: Fryske Akademy, postbus 54, 8900 AB Ljouwert/Leeuwarden
Nederland/The Netherlands till. 058-2131414 faks. 058-2131409
 * Al wa't wend is Frysk te sprekken, hoecht him hjir net te ferbrekken *
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