LINGUIST List 9.815

Tue Jun 2 1998

FYI: Cognitive Ling, Lang Evolution, Web Resources

Editor for this issue: Anita Huang <>


  1. Joseph Hilferty, AELCO-SCOLA E-mail List
  2. T.E.Dickins, Future Project in Computer Modelling of Language Evolution.
  3. Tumay Asena, Web Resources Index

Message 1: AELCO-SCOLA E-mail List

Date: Thu, 28 May 1998 17:49:51 +0200
From: Joseph Hilferty <>
Subject: AELCO-SCOLA E-mail List


The Spanish Cognitive Linguistics Association (AELCO-SCOLA) has
recently started an e-mail list called LingCog. It is open to anybody
who might be interested in keeping informed about cognitive
linguistics in Spain.

You may subscribe to LingCog from your own e-mail account by using the
following information:

Subject: (Anything)
Body: subscribe lingcog

Thank you,

Joseph Hilferty
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Message 2: Future Project in Computer Modelling of Language Evolution.

Date: Tue, 2 Jun 1998 13:03:34 +0100
From: T.E.Dickins <>
Subject: Future Project in Computer Modelling of Language Evolution.


 Advance Warning

The Sheffield Evolution of Language Group (SELG) has *applied* for a
studentship to be held between the University of Sheffield and
Sheffield Hallam University. The title of this *proposed* studentship

Modelling the evolution of human language using evolutionary computing

The ultimate objective of this programme is to provide researchers
with a set of experimental tools to model specific theories of
language evolution. The initial objective is to develop a
communicative protoform, a basic system with as few constraints as
possible, upon which the SELG team can build. SELG are looking for a
PhD student to work on this.

SELG are interested in graduates with a background in linguistics, AI
or other cognate disciplines who are computer literate. A knowledge
of the major theories of language and its evolution is also required.

It must be stressed that SELG have *not been awarded a studentship
yet*. However, *if SELG are successful* in the competition the turn
around time will be very tight, hence this flyer. If anyone is
interested in this project and wants more details please contact:

Rick Osborn, MA, MSc, CerEd
School of Computing and Management Sciences
Sheffield Hallam University
City Campus
Pond Street
Sheffield S1 1WB


Professor Jill Boucher
Department of Human Communication Sciences
University of Sheffield
18/20/31 Claremont Crescent
Sheffield S10 2TA

Thank you for your interest.
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Message 3: Web Resources Index

Date: Sun, 31 May 1998 06:01:23 PDT
From: Tumay Asena <>
Subject: Web Resources Index

Archaeology on the Net - Linguistics

Archaeology on the Net is a new site indexing archaeology resources on
the internet. Currently over 1200 sites are indexed under 33
categories provided with annotated links.

You can add a new site to the index through the "Add Site" link at top
of each category page. Web sites indexed under "Linguistics" heading
include: _________________________________________________________

Achaemenid Royal Inscriptions Project


The Afroasiatic Index Project 

The Akkadian Language

Ancient Scripts 

CELTLING - Discussion List

Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition (CARLA) 

Center for Computer Analysis of Texts (CCAT) 

The Chicago Assyrian Dictionary Project 

The Chicago Hittite Dictionary Project 

Electronic Text Corpus of Sumerian Literature 


Explore! Linguistics 


Human Languages Page 


Sumerian Language Page

The Royal Inscriptions of Mesopotamia Project 

State Archives of Assyria 

The Sumerian Text Archive 

Archaeology on the Net
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