LINGUIST List 8.1814

Sun Dec 21 1997

FYI: Ling. Associations: Finland, ILFGA

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  1. Matti Miestamo, FYI: Ling. Assoc. of Finland WWW-pages
  2. Tracy Holloway King, ILFGA (New Association)

Message 1: FYI: Ling. Assoc. of Finland WWW-pages

Date: Fri, 19 Dec 1997 18:16:15 +0200 (EET)
From: Matti Miestamo <matmiesutu.fi>
Subject: FYI: Ling. Assoc. of Finland WWW-pages


The Linguistic Association of Finland has its new WWW-pages at:

http://www.ling.helsinki.fi/sky/

On these pages you will find information on the association, its
activities and publications. You will also find a list of links to
different linguistics related WWW-sites in Finland - university
departments, associations, journals etc.
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Message 2: ILFGA (New Association)

Date: Fri, 19 Dec 1997 15:11:22 PST
From: Tracy Holloway King <thkingparc.xerox.com>
Subject: ILFGA (New Association)

We are pleased to announce a new organization:

 THE INTERNATIONAL LEXICAL FUNCTIONAL GRAMMAR ASSOCIATION
			 (ILFGA)

to encourage the advancement of LFG based approaches for the
scientific study of language.

Membership is open to anyone interested in the association and is free
of charge. To become a member, simply send a message to:
	
	ilfgacsli.stanford.edu 

indicating that you wish to join.

The preliminary slate of officers is:

Executive Committee: Farrell Ackerman
		 Kersti Borjars
		 Joan Bresnan
		 Miriam Butt
		 Ron Kaplan
		 Tara Mohanan
Nominating Committee: Mary Dalrymple
		 Nigel Vincent
		 Annie Zaenen
Secretary-Treasurer: Tracy Holloway King
LFG List Maintainer: Mary Dalrymple
Bulletin Maintainer: Miriam Butt
Local Conference Committee: Chris Manning, Jane Simpson, et al.
Program Committee: Miriam Butt and Tracy Holloway King
LFG Webmaster: Doug Arnold

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us at
ilfgacsli.stanford.edu.

Thank you for your interest,

Tracy Holloway King
Secretary-Treasurer ILFGA

ilfgacsli.stanford.edu

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CONSITUTION:

Constitution of the International Lexical Functional Grammar
Association

Article I. Name and Objective

1. This Association shall be known as the International Lexical
Functional Grammar Association.

2. Its objective shall be the advancement of LFG based approaches for
scientific study of language.

Article II. Membership

1. Membership in the Association shall be open to individuals. There
shall be two classes of membership: regular and life.

2. Any person who subscribes to the objectives of the Association may
become a regular member by registration with the Association.

3. Any individual member may become a life member by payment of the
appropriate dues set by the Executive Committee.

4. Membership in the Association entitles a member to the following
rights, and only members are entitled to such rights: (a) To vote; (b)
To be elected for an office.

Article III. Officers and Committees

1. The officers of the Association shall be the Executive Committee.

2. The Executive Committee shall be composed of six voting members.
With the exception of the first year of the Association, each member
shall be elected for three years. In the first year, two members of
the Executive Committee shall serve three years, two shall serve two
years, and two shall serve one year. Each year thereafter, an
election shall be held to fill the vacated positions. Consecutive
terms shall be allowed. The Chair shall be selected by the Executive
Committee from the Executive Committee members serving their third
year and shall serve as Chair for one year. There shall be maximally
three non-voting members of the Executive Committee: the
Secretary-Treasurer, the Bulletin Maintainer, and the LFG List
Maintainer. The duties of the Executive Committee are to choose the
site of the Annual Conference based on nominations by the members of
the Association, to select the Secretary-Treasurer of the Association,
the Program Committee, and the Nominating Committee, and to evaluate
the needs of the Association as reflected by the Objective of the
Association.

3. The Secretary-Treasurer shall fulfill the following duties:
maintain the Association's accounts, membership list, correspondence,
and web page; supervise the voting procedure, tally the votes, and
announce the results; submit a yearly report as to the status of the
Association to the Executive Committee and to the Association at the
Business Meeting. The Secretary-Treasurer shall serve for three years
and may serve consecutive terms. The Secretary-Treasurer shall be a
non-voting member of the Executive Committee.

4. The Bulletin Maintainer shall compile and disseminate the quarterly
electronic newsletter in March, June, September, and December. The
Bulletin Maintainer is nominated by the Nominating Committee and voted
into office by the members of the Association. There is no fixed term
for the Bulletin Maintainer. If the Bulletin Maintainer is not
already an elected member of the Executive Committee, then the
Bulletin Maintainer shall be a non-voting member of the Executive
Committee.

5. The LFG List Maintainer shall maintain the electronic LFG mailing
list. The LFG List Maintainer is nominated by the Nominating
Committee and voted into office by the members of the Association.
There is no fixed term for the LFG List Maintainer. If the LFG List
Maintainer is not already an elected member of the Executive
Committee, then the LFG List Maintainer shall be a non-voting member
of the Executive Committee.

6. The LFG Web Master shall maintain the resource web page for the
Association. The LFG Web Master shall serve an indefinite term and
shall nominate their successor to be approved by the Executive
Committee.

7. The Program Committee shall be composed of two members each serving
a one year term; consecutive terms shall be permitted. The duties of
the Program Committee shall be to collect the abstracts for the Annual
Conference, ensure that they are evaluated fairly, and form the
program of the Annual Conference from the selected abstracts.

8. The Local Conference Committee shall be composed of at least one
member chosen by the local site of the Annual Conference. The local
site may add as many additional members as they feel necessary to
fulfill the duties of the committee. The duties of the Local
Conference Committee are to issue calls for the Annual Conference,
organize the logistics of the Conference, and organize the workshops
in conjunction with the Program Committee. The duties of the Local
Conference Committee do not include determining the program of the
Annual Conference.

9. The Nominating Committee shall be composed of three members chosen
by the Executive Committee. Each member shall serve for three years
and may not serve two consecutive terms. The Nominating Committee's
duties are to nominate members of the Association for the Executive
Committee, the Bulletin Maintainer, and the LFG List Maintainer as
necessary. These nominations shall be submitted to vote of the
membership of the Association according to the procedure in Article
III-10.

10. The Voting Process shall be as follows. First, the Nominating
Committee shall put forth its list of nominations to the members of
the Association by May 1. Second, additional nominations from the
members to be included on the ballot shall be due by June 1. Third,
the Nominating Committee shall disseminate ballots to the members of
the Association by June 15. Fourth, all votes must be received by the
Secretary-Treasurer by August 15 in order to be considered valid.
Fifth, the Secretary-Treasurer shall announce the results of the
election by September 1. Sixth, all new offices shall commence on
September 1.

Article IV. Fiscal Policy

All funds of the Association shall be managed by the
Secretary-Treasurer, who shall report to the Chair of the Executive
Committee. A financial report shall be made each year at the Annual
Conference, and its contents shall be open for inspection by members
of the Association.

Article V. Meetings

1. There shall be three kinds of meetings: (a) the Annual Conference,
(b) the Annual Business Meeting, and (c) the meeting(s) of the
Executive Committee. A quorum shall consist of those present at each
meeting.

2. The Association shall hold one Annual Conference each year. The
site of the Annual Conference shall be chosen by the Executive
Committee based on nominations by the members of the Association.
Nominations for the meeting site shall take place at the Business
Meeting two years prior to the Annual Conference in question.
Nominations may also be made by proxy to the Secretary-Treasurer prior
to said Business Meeting. An effort shall be made not to hold the
Annual Conference on the same continent for two consecutive years.

3. One Annual Business Meeting shall be held at the same time and
place as the Annual Conference. The Business Meeting shall be open to
all members of the Association.

4. One Meeting of the Executive Committee shall be held at the same
time and place as the Annual Conference. Additional meetings may be
held at the discretion of the Chair.


Article VI. Publications

1. The Association shall publish the LFG Bulletin, issued quarterly by
the Bulletin Maintainer in March, June, September, and December. The
Bulletin shall be disseminate electronically to all members of the
Association and to all subscribers of the LFG mailing list.

2. The Association shall maintain the LFG List, an electronic
discussion forum and bulletin board.

3. The Association shall maintain two electronic web pages: (a) the
Association web page which shall be maintained by the
Secretary-Treasurer or their nominee, and (b) the LFG resource page
which shall be maintained by the LFG Web Master.

Article VII. Registration and the Secretariat

The Association shall be registered as a non-profit Association in the
United States of America. It shall have an address located in the
United States of America.

Article VIII. Amendments

Any proposed amendment to this constitution must be submitted to the
Secretary-Treasurer in writing, signed by at least ten members of the
Association. This shall be submitted to the members at the time of
the regular election for officers. An amendment must have the
approval of two-thirds of the members voting.
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