LINGUIST List 7.1676

Wed Nov 27 1996

Qs: Bascologist Rollo, Lang. acquisition institutes, Ard paper

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  1. ewb2cornell.edu, Q: bascologist Rollo
  2. "Daniel L. Everett", Question on Language Acquisition Institutes
  3. ewb2cornell.edu, Q:Ard paper

Message 1: Q: bascologist Rollo

Date: Fri, 22 Nov 1996 10:28:44 EST
From: ewb2cornell.edu <ewb2cornell.edu>
Subject: Q: bascologist Rollo
Dr. William Rollo, born 28 November 1892 in Glasgow, took his M.A. in
Glasgow and his Ph.D. in Leiden in 1925 with a thesis "The Basque
Dialect of Marquina". Can any LINGUIST reader provide further
information about Rollo's life and works? Please write to me, Wayles
Browne, ewb2cornell.edu, and I will pass all data on to Dr. Rudolf de
Rijk of Leiden, The Netherlands.
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Message 2: Question on Language Acquisition Institutes

Date: Fri, 22 Nov 1996 14:17:12 EST
From: "Daniel L. Everett" <deververb.linguist.pitt.edu>
Subject: Question on Language Acquisition Institutes

The University of Pittsburgh has a Language Acquisition Institute that
offers courses on a few dozen uncommonly taught languages each
term. The LAI will offer a course on any language for which a native
speaker can be found (who is willing to teach) in the Pittsburgh
area. The minimum enrollment is four students. Prospective teachers
are trained, the LAI acquires the teaching material, and the LAI
outlines a curriculum and evaluation for the language being
taught. The LAI is managed by a full-time director at the rank of
Lecturer (nontenure-stream), who reports to the Chair of the
Linguistics Dept.

I would like to know of similar units at other universities in the US
and abroad. Questions of interest are: number of languages taught;
administrative organization (e.g. qualifications of the director and
which department or school it is found in); number of credit hours the
relevant unit teaches per term; training and testing procedures; any
other information you think might be relevant.

I will post a summary of responses.

Thanks,

- Dan Everett


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Dan Everett
Department of Linguistics
University of Pittsburgh
2816 CL
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
Phone: 412-624-8101; Fax: 412-624-6130
http://www.linguistics.pitt.edu/~dever
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Message 3: Q:Ard paper

Date: Fri, 22 Nov 1996 16:54:43 EST
From: ewb2cornell.edu <ewb2cornell.edu>
Subject: Q:Ard paper
Can any kind reader supply me with a copy of J.Ard, "Raising and Word
Order in Diachronic Syntax" (IULC 1977)? A colleague abroad has asked
me to get it, and IULC appears not to have it available. Many
thanks--Wayles Browne, Dept. of Linguistics, Morrill Hall, Cornell
University, Ithaca NY 14853, USA. E-mail ewb2cornell.edu
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