LINGUIST List 13.1696

Fri Jun 14 2002

FYI: Mini-Grant, Applied Ling, MSc in Lexicography

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  1. McGinnis, Scott, 2002 mini-grant call for proposals
  2. D.Blakemore, NWCL research training
  3. Adam Kilgarriff, New MSc in Lexical Computing and Lexicography

Message 1: 2002 mini-grant call for proposals

Date: Wed, 12 Jun 2002 14:53:28 -0400
From: McGinnis, Scott <smcginnisnflc.org>
Subject: 2002 mini-grant call for proposals


Small Grants Available for the Less Commonly Taught Languages

The National Council of Organizations of Less Commonly Taught Languages
(NCOLCTL) is pleased to announce a competition for mini-grants. Both
individuals and LCTL organizations are encouraged to submit proposals.
The mini-grants, non-renewable and not to exceed $2000, must be used for
projects that promote field building in the Less Commonly Taught
Languages, such as contributing to the Council's annual conference.
Purposes for which the grants may be used include the following:

- travel to a conference in order to make a presentation about language
pedagogy or materials development
- preparation for publication of a field analysis by an organization of
NCOLCTL
- attending a workshop or institute aimed specifically at LCTL pedagogy
or materials
- provision of partial support for a guest presenter at a workshop or
meeting for teachers of a particular LCTL.

Application criteria: Individuals who apply must be actively involved in
LCTL education and be members of a LCTL organization that is a member of
the Council, or work in a LCTL that does not belong to any language
organization. Proposals should include: (a) the name(s) and
qualifications of project member(s) submitting the proposal; (b) a
2-page, double-spaced project description with a statement of project
need and how the funds will be used, including any "product" to be
produced under the grant; and (c) a timeline for completion.

Applications will be strengthened by the inclusion of letters of
support from the individual's institution and/or a NCOLCTL member
organization. Preference will be given to projects involving
collaboration among individuals in two or more LCTLs.

Successful applicants will be required to submit a brief final report
describing how the grant was spent, the results of the project, and a
copy of any product stemming from the project.

Composition of the Screening Committee: The mini-grant screening
committee will be chaired by the Vice President of the Council and will
consist of one Council At-Large representative and one Council
representative selected by the President. The committee will represent
balance among language areas and organizational size. 

Deadline: Proposal submissions must be received by July 12, 2002. Each
committee member will rank order the proposals from strongest to weakest
and the vice president will send this ranking to the Executive Director,
who will notify the winning proposals by no later than July 29. The
committee is empowered to suggest funding proposals at a level less than
requested. 

Address for submissions: Proposals may be submitted via U.S. Mail, fax
or electronic mail to:

 Scott McGinnis, Executive Director
 NCOLCTL
 National Foreign Language Center
 7100 Baltimore Avenue, Suite 410
 College Park, MD 20740
 Voice: 301-403-1750 x35
 Fax: 301-403-1754
 e-mail: smcginnisnflc.org




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Message 2: NWCL research training

Date: Wed, 12 Jun 2002 15:17:29 +0100
From: D.Blakemore <D.Blakemoresalford.ac.uk>
Subject: NWCL research training

ATTENTION POST_GRADUATE STUDENTS

NORTH WEST CENTRE FOR LINGUISTICS

2ND (AUTUMN) RESEARCH TRAINING PROGRAMME

2 _ 13 SEPTEMBER 2002, UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER


PLACES STILL AVAILABLE

(SOME SPONSORED PLACES FOR UK STUDENTS)


TWO WEEKS OF COURSES IN THEORETICAL & APPLIED 
LINGUISTICS AND RESEARCH METHODOLOGY FOR 
POST_GRADUATE STUDENTS

*	5_DAY COURSES ON: PHONETICS, PHONOLOGY, 
LANGUAGE & EDUCATION, TEXTUAL ANALYSIS

*	AFTERNOON SESSIONS INCLUDE: USING CORPORA, 
METHODS IN CONVERSATIONAL ANALYSIS, SINGLE CASE 
STUDIES, USING EXPERIMENTAL DATA, USING HISTORICAL 
DATA, HISTORICAL PRAGMATICS, SECOND LANGUAGE 
ACQUISITION

SPEAKERS INCLUDE: PAUL FOULKES, GERRY DOCHERTY, APRIL 
McMAHON, GREG MYERS, ANTONELLA SORACE, NICK ELLIS, NEIL 
SMITH, JONATHAN CULPEPER

THE AUTUMN PROGRAMME LECTURES: Ted Sanders (Utrecht) and 
Mike Baynham (Leeds)


*	SPONSORSHIP AVAILABLE FOR UK STUDENTS (see 
web_site for details)


*	THIS PROGRAMME WILL BE LIMITED TO 45 STUDENTS 
PER WEEK. DO NOT MISS THE DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION.


FEES					NWCL			
Others
(excluding accommodation)		students	 

whole course				�35			
	�45
one week				�20			
	�25
single session				�3.50			
	�5.00

University (self_catering) accommodation available: 	�70 per week
							Minimum 
stay 3 days (�30)

DEADLINES:
APPLICATIONS FOR SPONSORSHIP: 1 July 2002
REGISTRATION: 31 July 2002

For details of programme, accommodation, how to register

	http://www.nwcl.salford.ac.uk

For any enquiries: nwcl_languagessalford.ac.uk
 <watsonkedgehill.ac.uk>
Professor Diane Blakemore
School of Languages and
European Studies Research Institute
University of Salford
Salford M5 4WT
United Kingdom
Tel: 0161 2954948

Visit the NWCL Web-site
http://www.nwcl.salford.ac.uk
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Message 3: New MSc in Lexical Computing and Lexicography

Date: Fri, 14 Jun 2002 18:16:27 +0100
From: Adam Kilgarriff <adam.kilgarriffitri.brighton.ac.uk>
Subject: New MSc in Lexical Computing and Lexicography


We would very much appreciate it if you could spread the word about
this course. A poster, for noticeboards, is available at

	 http://www.itri.bton.ac.uk/courses/MScLex/poster.pdf


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	 MSc in Lexical Computing and Lexicography
 ITRI
 University of Brighton
 UK

	 http://www.itri.bton.ac.uk/courses/MScLex/

 ======================================================


 A groundbreaking new MSc programme 
 
The field The MSc links two fast-growing areas in research and
 commerce. Modern dictionaries are compiled through
 increasing use of language technology, while language
 technology applications demand lexical resources of
 ever-increasing quality to improve their performance 
 
Skills * analysis of language data 
 * write entries for dictionaries and computer lexicons 
 * plan and manage lexical resource projects 
 * automatic processing of language corpora 

Who? * graduates in languages, linguistics or computer
 science wishing to specialize 
 * experienced professionals wishing to consolidate their
 expertise 
 * full time or part time 
 * individual modules may be taken as stand-alone courses

Prospects Graduates of the MSc will be well placed to take up posts
 in 
 * dictionary publishing, as lexicographers or computer
 specialists 
 * software companies involved in language technology 
 * PhD study and research 
 
Where? The course is run by the Information Technology Research
 Institute, a research institute specialising in language 
 and computation, and takes place in Brighton, a vibrant
 and cosmopolitan seaside city one hour from London 

Contact msclex-adminitri.brighton.ac.uk

 MSc Lexical Computing and Lexicography
 ITRI
 University of Brighton
 Lewes Road
 Brighton BN2 4GJ
 UK

 tel: +44 1273 642900 
 fax: +44 1273 642908

 http://www.itri.bton.ac.uk/courses/MScLex/


 Thank you very much,

	 Yours sincerely,


 Adam Kilgarriff
 Course Leader


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Senior Research Fellow tel: (44) 1273 642919
 email: Adam.Kilgarriffitri.bton.ac.uk
 http://www.itri.bton.ac.uk/~Adam.Kilgarriff
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