LINGUIST List 8.802

Fri May 30 1997

FYI: Student position, Malagasy, Web journal

Editor for this issue: Ann Dizdar <>


  1. Craig Thiersch, Graduate Student Position in Syntax/Phonology
  2. Charles Randriamasimanana, Malagasy
  3. Valery D. Solovyev, new web journal

Message 1: Graduate Student Position in Syntax/Phonology

Date: Mon, 26 May 1997 14:50:17 +0200 (MET DST)
From: Craig Thiersch <>
Subject: Graduate Student Position in Syntax/Phonology

 Graduate Student Position in Syntax/Phonology
 at CLS/Tilburg University

The Grammatical Models Group (GM) at the Center for Language Studies
(CLS) / Tilburg University invites applications for admission from
prospective graduate students. The GM- group (staff: Norbert Corver,
Ben Hermans, Riny Huybregts, Henk van Riemsdijk (chair), and Craig
Thiersch) is specialized in syntax and phonology, but within CLS it is
integrated with groups working on formal semantics, computational
linguistics, psycho- and sociolinguistics, and phonetics. More
information about CLS can be obtained from Marleen van de Wiel
(CLSKUB.NL). You may also wish to consult our homepage under
construction at:

The program leads to a Ph.D. degree in four years. Classwork
requirements are organized within LOT, the collaborative network of
Dutch graduate schools in linguistics.

In view of the current composition of our group, applications from
prospective phonologists are particularly welcome.

Candidates are expected to have some background in linguistics. For
most countries this means that they should have completed an MA degree
or hold an equivalent diploma. Applications should be accompanied by a
statement of purpose, a curriculum vitae, a sample of recently written
papers (if any), and three names (preferably with e-mail addresses) of
people willing to write a letter of recommendation or to provide
information about the candidate in some other form. Furthermore,
students whose native language is not Dutch or English should submit
satisfactory evidence for their proficiency in English. Deadline for
the receipt of applications is June 15 1997.

We expect to be able to accept a maximum of two new graduate students.
Admission decisions may be expected by mid july and the start of the
program is September 1997.

Successful applicants may expect a waiver of all tuition. Furthermore,
the usual facilities (desk, computer, some travel money) are offered,
as well as support with housing, immigrations, etc. (no guarantees,
though). To one of the candidates who are admitted we can offer
additional financial support in the form of a graduate stipend of
approximatively NLG 27'000.-- per year (annually renewable for a total
of four years, provided results are satisfactory), that is
approximatively NLG 2250.-- or about US$ 1150.-- per month. A graduate
stipend further entitles the recipient to a maximum of two years worth
of postdoctoral employment in our department provided the dissertation
is completed in time. Any application should specify if your actual
enrollment in our program is contingent on obtaining a graduate
stipend or whether you can also come with independent financial
support (note that non-Dutch citizens will have to submit proof of
financial support to the immigrations authorities in order to obtain a
residency permit).

Applications and inquiries for information are to be sent to:
 Henk van Riemsdijk
 Tilburg Univ. / Letteren / GM / CLS
 P.O. Box 90153
 NL - 5000 LE - TILBURG
 Fax: +31 13 4663110
 Tel: +31 13 4662773/4662642
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Message 2: Malagasy

Date: Mon, 26 May 1997 11:20:12 +1400
From: Charles Randriamasimanana <>
Subject: Malagasy

Dear All

Please note that the list of Malagasy books, grammars and
dictionaries, which used to be accessible through this Spain-based URL
address, i.e. has now been
moved to a new location in Sweden,


Charles Randriamasimanana, PhD in Linguistics

Department of Linguistics & SLT

Massey University

Private Bag 11-222

Palmerston North

New Zealand

Office Telephone: Massey University - Extension 7059

Personal Fax: +64-6-359-3989
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Message 3: new web journal

Date: Tue, 27 May 97 13:12:46 +0400
From: Valery D. Solovyev <>
Subject: new web journal

Subject: New Web Journal.

"Web Journal of Formal, Computational & Cognitive Linguistics" - new
journal is founded by Kazan State University and Russian Association
of Artificial Intelligence. It resides at Web server of Kazan State
University, "";.


When starting a new journal the primary problem is to define its place
within the variety of existing publications. One should establish the
direction and purpose for the journal to make it a valuable and
effective mean for the development of that branch of science. Here we
state the aims of the "Web Journal of Formal, Computational &
Cognitive Linguistics" as the following:

I. To provide immediate publication of research results. This can be
easily achieved using electronic media. A paper in HTML format, sent
by e-mail, would become available to the scientific community next

II. To create and keep a large archive of preprints. The experience of
electronic archives of preprints in physics shows growing popularity
of such archives. The archive will include any material received
without refereing. Authors remain responsible for the content of their

III. To organize an interdisciplinary discussion about
language. Language is studied not only by linguists but also by
mathematicians, computer scientists, psychologists, etc. One could
expect a interdisciplinary approach to be most effective in
investigation of the complex phenomenon of language. Meanwhile,
linguists are not always sufficiently acquainted with the
possibilities of modern computers or achievements in cognitive science
and neuroscience. The journal will encourage interdisciplinary
research papers.

VI. To contribute to the integration of scientists from post-soviet
countries into the world scientific community. The rapid development
of the Internet opens an opportunity for more closer cooperation among
scientists all over the world. We would like to use this opportunity
as much as possible.

V. To stimulate development in formal, computational and cognitive
linguistics. One of the ways to influence can be on-line conferences.


The journal is supposed to publish articles on original completed
research, reviews, short notes about current research work and
information on scientific events. 

The journal has the following divisions: 
- officially admitted articles include original research
papers and reviews 
- Preprint Archive 
- an open preprint archive includes all papers without refereing 
- information and references on current scientific events. 

The is published only on Web and it is available free via Internet.
Soon it will be available also by e-mail subscription.


If you want your paper to be refereed by the editors, and admitted to
the main part of the journal as an official paper, send a letter to Specify "paper" as subject of your letter. Other
letters to the editorial board can also be sent to; just specify some other subject. To publish your
paper in the Preprint Archive, just send the letter to Specify "preprint" as a subject of your letter.
The body of the letter must contain an abstract. All files
constituting your paper must be attached to the letter. Currently
papers in English and Russian are admitted. English is preferable. In
both cases a paper must contain an abstract typed in English where you
should specify information about the paper. See an example on the
web-site of the Journal. A paper can be presented in one of the
following formats: HTML (Hypertext Markup Language ) Tex/Latex
RTF(Rich Text Format) PostScript or Encapsulated PostScript DOC (MS
Word 2.0-7.0 for Windows) SGML (Standard Generalized Markup Language)
PDF (Portable Document Format) Plain ASCII code. HTML format is
preferable since admitted papers in HTML format will be published as a
WWW page linked to the home page of FCCL, other papers will be
available to readers as ftp resources. Electronic references (if any)
must conform to URL format. Any pictures included with HTML must be
supplied as JPEG (.JPG) or .GIF files. HTML documents can also include
JAVA applications. Papers in Russian must be typed in Russian codepage
1251 (cyrillic codepage for Windows).


"The Web Journal of Formal, Computational & Cognitive Linguistics"
accepts papers on the following (but not only) topics:

machine translation,
language understanding,
discourse processing,
speech analysis / synthesis,
computer dictionaries and thesauruses,
AI methods in language technologies,
natural language interfaces,
nature and structure of cognitive processes,
structure of linguistic knowledge,
models of natural domains,
mathematical lingustics,
quantitative linguistics,
large text corpora,
knowledge acquisition from corpora,
formal models of language (phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics,
child language.


Dr. Valery Solovyev
Kazan University, Russia,

Honorary Editor
Professor Noam Chomsky

Editorial Board:

Professor Howard Aronson
University of Chicago, USA,

Dr. Branimir Boguraev
Apple Computer, Inc., USA,

Professor Rais Bukharaev
Kazan University, Russia,

Dr. Nicoletta Calzolari
Istituto di Linguistica Computazionale del CNR, Italia,

Professor Bernard Comrie
University of Southern California, USA,

Professor David Gil
University of Delaware, USA, University Kebangsaan, Malaysia

Dr. David E. Johnson

Professor Alexander Kibrik
Moscow University, Russia,

Professor Mare Koit
University of Tartu, Estonia,

Dr. Nina Leontyeva
USA and Canada Institute, Russia,

Professor Michail Malkovsky
Moscow University, Russia,

Dr. Carlos Martin-Vide
Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Spain,

Dr. Alexander Narinyani
Research Institute of AI, Russia,

Dr. Nicolas Nicolov
University of Sussex, Great Britain,

Professor Sergei Nirenburg
New Mexico State University, USA,

Dr. Jan Nuyts
University of Antwerp, Belgium,

Dr. Kemal Oflazer
Bilkent University, Turkey,

Professor Gennady Osipov
Program Systems Institute, Russia,

Professor Dmitry Pospelov
Computer Center of Russian Academy of Science, Russia,

Professor David Powers
The Flinders University of South Australia, Australia,

Professor Sebastian Shaumyan
Yale University, USA,

Dr. Jae Jung Song
University of Otago, New Zealand,

Dr. Richard Sproat
Bell Laboratories, USA,

Dr. Djavdet Suleimanov
Kazan University, Russia,

 Valery Solovyev
 Kazan State University, Dep. Computer Science

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