LINGUIST List 9.321

Wed Mar 4 1998

Jobs: Scholarship, 2 Fellowships

Editor for this issue: Elaine Halleck <>


  1. Weiping Wu, Zhonghua Scholarship Program Update
  2. Colleen Banfield, Graduate Teaching Fellowship Program
  3. Sotaro Kita, Fellowship for advanced Ph.D. students at Max-Planck Institute

Message 1: Zhonghua Scholarship Program Update

Date: Mon, 23 Feb 1998 17:19:50 -0500
From: Weiping Wu <>
Subject: Zhonghua Scholarship Program Update

UPDATE (2/23/98)
	Here's the 2nd update for the Zhonghua Scholarship
Program (ZSP). A brief description for the ZSP is
attached at the end of this message for those who missed
the announcement. If answers to your question are not
included in this update, it will most likely appear in the next
one. Thank you for your patience.
ZSP is cultural exchange program that combines studying
abroad, teaching and cultural education. The focus is to
explore alternative ways of learning Chinese that
emphasizes language acquisition in its natural contexts
rather than formal classroom instruction, to provide an
opportunity for teaching practicum and to promote
cross-cultural understanding. The amount of EFL teaching
time is between 12 to 14 hours per week to K-12
students, equal to that of scheduled time for studying
Chinese. Yes, training in EFL is included as part of the
orientation. Some of the recipients were actually ESL
teachers who were interested in China and wanted to learn
more about China.
linguistic environment for the ZSP is always Mandarin
Chinese, so is the language used by the personal tutor.
Depending on the location of the school, participants will
have a choice to study or do research with the local dialect
(such as Cantonese). The larger linguistic environment will
be the language used in the local area. 
	MEDICAL INSURANCE: Every recipient is
covered from September 1st, 1997 to their departure from
China for ordinary and reasonable health related problems.
The rules they go by are the regulations governing medical
insurance for all foreigners working in the field of education
in China. Some recipients may prefer to retain their
insurance policy here in the States in case they have
a serious problem and have to terminate the program to
come back to the States for treatment.Others may just
cancel theirs for the Scholarship period. It is an individual
decision for each recipient.
Expenses from each participants include a $500 fee to
defray Orientation cost such as teacher honorarium and
accommodation for the participants and a $70 fee for visa
application (fees
paid to the Chinese embassy is included) and group travel
arrangements. WCCEC coordinates all travel
arrangements so that all recipients will depart for China at
the same time.
provide peer support, each host school in China will have
a minimum of two recipients.

PROGRAM (ZSP) ==========
The ZSP, jointly established by the Cross-Culture
Education Center of Washington (WCCEC) and
educational institutions in China, is a scholarship program
open to all native speakers of English who are interested in
various aspects of China and the Chinese language. There
is no restriction on the applicant's nationality, school
affiliation, program and major, or Chinese language
proficiency. The scholarship offers an opportunity for the
recipient to live in China from September every year to
July of the following year. Each recipient is provided with
(a) round-trip travel expenses (US departure point to
destination); (b) room and board; (c) medical insurance
during the scholarship period; (d) a monthly stipend (equal
to the monthly salary of a local university professor); (e) a
paid vocation in winder during the Chinese New Year; and
(f) a paid cultural tour at the end of the program. For more
information, please contact Dr. Weiping Wu, Program
Director, WCCEC, 9709 Kings Crown Court, #201,
Fairfax, VA 22031, U.S.A. Fax:(703)934-8855. 
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Message 2: Graduate Teaching Fellowship Program

Date: Tue, 24 Feb 1998 14:34:02 -0800
From: Colleen Banfield <>
Subject: Graduate Teaching Fellowship Program

Graduate Teaching Fellowship Program
Memorial University
St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada

Commencing in the Fall semester 1998, the Faculty of Arts and the School 
of Graduate Studies will offer Graduate Teaching Fellowships at the 
doctoral level valued at approximately $15,000 CDN per annum in English, 
Folklore, History, Linguistics and Sociology. Teaching Fellowships are a 
professional development initiative designed to develop the teaching 
skills of successful applicants as well as their abilities as research 
scholars. In this three year program, instruction in pedagogy and 
experience as a teaching assistant leads to primary responsibility for up 
to two introductory courses per year under the guidance of a faculty 

The Linguistics department at Memorial University offers Ph.D. programs 
in a range of specializations. The department's particular strengths lie 
in languages of the local area (aboriginal languages of eastern North 
America, regional varieties of English and French) and in 
historical/comparative linguistics (especially Indo-European, Bantu and 

Further information can be obtained by e-mailing the Linguistics 
Department ( or from the department's website 
( Written inquiries can be sent to:

				Department of Linguistics
				Memorial University of Newfoundland
				St. John's, NF
				A1B 3X9
				Telephone: (709) 737-8134
				FAX: (709) 737-4000

Completed applications for September 1998 should be forwarded to the 
Linguistics department as soon as possible.

- --------------------------
Colleen Banfield
Administrative Secretary
Department of Linguistics
Memorial University of Newfoundland
St. John's, NF A1B 3X9
Telephone: (709) 737-8134
FAX: (709) 737-4000
Room: SN-3050B
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Message 3: Fellowship for advanced Ph.D. students at Max-Planck Institute

Date: Wed, 25 Feb 1998 14:13:09 +0100 (MET)
From: Sotaro Kita <>
Subject: Fellowship for advanced Ph.D. students at Max-Planck Institute

PhD Fellowships Available

The Language and Cognition Group (formerly the Cognitive Anthropology 
Research Group) at the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics has 
doctoral student fellowships available. The Group is concerned with 
the relation between language and cognition, especially as evidenced by 
cross-linguistic studies. Fellowships provide full support (including 
fieldwork) for two years, renewable for one further year. Residence is 
in Nijmegen, the Netherlands, except during fieldwork, but theses may be 
examined by Universities elsewhere. Preconditions are:

(a) good linguistic training, especially in descriptive linguistics 
or linguistic anthropology;
(b) some experience of fieldwork in non-Western languages and communities;
(c) willingness to undertake further linguistic and ethnographic fieldwork
in a non-Western community for the PhD, and to work in collaborative projects 
(currently focussed on 'Spatial language and cognition', 
'Speech and Gesture', and 'Argument structure (verbal semantics)';
(d) completion of prerequisites for entry into a PhD program as determined 
by the University (and country) where the applicant intends to submit.

Applicants who meet these preconditions should send a letter of application, 
a Curriculum Vitae and the names of 3 referees to:

David Wilkins
Language and Cognition Group
Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics
P.O. Box 310
6500 AH Nijmegen
The Netherlands

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