LINGUIST List 8.1315

Tue Sep 16 1997

FYI: CLAUS Reports, MA Programme

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  1. Claire Gardent, CLAUS Reports
  2. Donna Lillian, New M.A. Programme

Message 1: CLAUS Reports

Date: Mon, 15 Sep 1997 14:58:28 +0200 (MET DST)
From: Claire Gardent <claireCoLi.Uni-SB.DE>
Subject: CLAUS Reports

CLAUS Research Reports
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Below is the list of the CLAUS reports for 1996/1997. 
All CLAUS reports are available from the CLAUS bureau.
Many are also electronically available,
 by WWW at
 or FTP, server, directory: /pub/claus
The CLAUS bureau may be contacted by email ( or
at the following address:

	CLAUS Reports
	Universitaet des Saarlandes
	Postfach 1150
	D-66041 Saarbruecken

	Tel: +49-681-302-4495
	Fax: +49-681-302-4351

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Report Nr. 91
Title: Dynamic Lambda Calculus
Author: Michael Kohlhase and Susanna Kuschert

Report Nr. 90
Title: Computational Semantics
Author: Patrick Blackburn and Johan Bos

Report Nr. 89
Title: Discourse Tree Adjoining Grammar
Author: Claire Gardent

Report Nr. 88
Title: Sloppy Identity
Author: Claire Gardent

Report Nr. 87
Title: Tania Avgustinova
Author: Determinedness Constraints on Clitic Replication

Report Nr. 86
Title: Program Semantics and Classical Logic
Author: Reihnard Muskens

Report Nr. 85
Title: Parallelism, Higher-Order Unification and Deaccenting
Author: Claire Gardent

Report Nr. 84
Title: Higher-Order Dynamics
Author: Susanna Kuschert

Report Nr. 83
Title: What are Hybrid Languages?
Author: Patrick Blackburn and Jerry Seligman

Report Nr. 82
Title: Vagueness, Ambiguity and Underspecification
Author: Manfred Pinkal

Report Nr. 81
Title: Reasoning about Changing Information
Author: Patrick Blackburn, Jan Jaspars and Maarten de Rijke

Report Nr. 80
Title: Between Lexicon and Syntax Proper
Author: Tania Avgustinova

Report Nr. 79
Title: Inducing Constraint Grammars
Author: Christer Samuelsson, Pasi Tapanainen and Atro Voutilainen

Report Nr. 78
Title: Relating Turing's Formula and Zipf's Law
Author: Christer Samuelsson

Report Nr. 77
Title: Corrections and Higher-Order Unification
Author: Claire Gardent, Michael Kohlhase and Noor van Leusen

Report Nr. 76
Title: Higher-Order Coloured Unification and Natural Language Semantics
Author: Claire Gardent and Michael Kohlhase

Report Nr. 75
Title: Focus and Higher-Order Unification
Author: Claire Gardent and Michael Kohlhase

Report Nr. 74
Title: Integrating Situations into a Theory of Discourse Anaphora
Author: David Milward

Report Nr. 73
Title: Constraints for Semantic Underspecification
Author: Manfred Pinkal

Report Nr. 72
Title: Radical Underspecification
Author: Manfred Pinkal

Report Nr. 71
Title: Relative Clause Constructions in Bulgarian HPSG
Author: Tania Avgustinova

Report Nr. 70
Title: Unbounded Dependencies in HPSG without Traces or Lexical Rules
Author: Tania Avgustinova and Karel Oliva

Report Nr.69 
Title: Handling Sparse Data by Successive Abstraction
Author: Christer Samuelsson
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Message 2: New M.A. Programme

Date: Tue, 16 Sep 1997 09:19:16 -0400 (EDT)
From: Donna Lillian <dlillianYorkU.CA>
Subject: New M.A. Programme

I have been asked to bring to your attention the new M.A. programme at
York University. Please circulate this information widely. For
further information, please reply to the address given at the end,
rather than to the person posting this message. Thank you.

**M.A. in Theoretical and Applied Linguistics**
York University, Toronto, Canada

York University, as the third largest university in Canada, renowned
for its innovative research and teaching, offers 36 programmes at the
graduate level. September 1998 marks the opening of a new Master of
Arts programme in theoretical and applied linguistics, whose overall
focus will be language in context: variation, change, and pedagogy,
covering the fields of historical linguistics, sociolinguistics,
language contact and language education.

Applicants may apply for one of two streams:

Theoretical Stream historical linguistics sociolinguistics language
* contact

Applied Stream language education focussing on the teaching of English
* as a Second Langauge (TESL) and the teaching of English as a foreign
* language (TEFL) applied sociolinguistics language contact

Students may register for full-time or part-time study. Full-time
students will be able to complete their courses in three terms during
the space of one full year. Courses will be offered at times which
will be convenient for part-time students.

*Admission Requirements*

Note: The requirements listed below are the minimum academic
requirements. Details on other documentation required for admission
will be sent to interested applicants. Those who do not meet the
normal minimal requirements may be considered under exceptional
circumstances. Applicants whose first language is not English must
present a TOEFL score of 600.

Theoretical Stream: Honours B.A. in linguistics or equivalent with a
minimum of B+ average in the last two years of study, having adequate
background in historical linguistics, and an acceptable upper-year
one-term course in both syntax and phonology; OR an Honours degree in
another subject with a minimum average of B+ in the last two years of
study with some courses in linguistics. Applicants in the latter
category may be required to complete additional courses beyond the
Masters degree requirements.

Applied Stream: Honours degree with a minimum B+ average in the last
two years of study in an appropriate field PLUS a minimum of two years
of language teaching experience or equivalent, or two years of
English-medium instruction as evaluated by the graduate programmes
admissions committee.

*Degree Requirements*

M.A. degree by course work: six one-term courses plus a major research
paper/project. M.A. degree by course work plus thesis: four one-term
courses plus a thesis.

Students will concentrate on either the theoretical or the applied
stream, but certain courses are common to both streams.

*Financial Support*

York scholarships, external scholarships, teaching assistantships,
graduate assistantships, and research assistantships are available to
qualified full-time students.

Jill Bell		Ellen Bialystok
David Cooke		Michael Cummings
Susan Ehrlich		Nicholas Elson
Sheila Embleton		Gregory Guy
Ruth King		Ian Martin
David Mendelsohn	Raymond Mougeon
Neil Naiman		Razika Sanaoui
Ian Smith

MARCH 1, 1998

For an application form, contact:
The Graduate Admissions Office
York University
4700 Keele Street
North York, Ontario, M3J 1P3
Tel: (416) 736-5000
Fax: (416) 736-5536

For more information, contact:
Prof. David Mendelsohn, Coordinator
Graduate Programme in Theoretical and Applied Linguistics
Tel: (416) 736-5016
Fax: (416) 736-5483

Internet for Graduate Studies at York University:
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