14.1220, FYI: Summer Course/ Lang Contact; 18c English Corpus

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Subject: 14.1220, FYI: Summer Course/ Lang Contact; 18c English Corpus

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1)
Date:  Thu, 24 Apr 2003 12:05:35 +0000
From:  Ricardo Etxepare <retxepare at euskalnet.net>
Subject:  international summer course on language contact

2)
Date:  Mon, 28 Apr 2003 11:06:01 +0000
From:  David Denison <d.denison at man.ac.uk>
Subject:  A new corpus of 18c English

-------------------------------- Message 1 -------------------------------

Date:  Thu, 24 Apr 2003 12:05:35 +0000
From:  Ricardo Etxepare <retxepare at euskalnet.net>
Subject:  international summer course on language contact

INTERNATIONAL SUMMER COURSE:
"LANGUAGE CONTACT: LINGUISTIC AND NEUROCOGNITIVE ASPECTS"

Location: Palacio Miramar, Donostia-San Sebastian, Basque Country,
Spain

Date: 03-Jul-2003 through 05-Jul-2003

Contact: Ricardo Etxepare

Contact e-mail. retxepare at euskalnet.net

Linguistic subfields: General Linguistics, Cognitive Science,
Neurolinguistics

Meeting Description: Summer course ''Language contact: linguistic and
neurocognitive approaches''

The University of the Basque Country and the Centre National de la
Recherche Scientifique (UMR5478, France) are organizing an exciting
international summer course on the linguistic and neurocognitive
aspects of language contact and multilingual situations.

This course will focus on the linguistic and neurocognitive aspects of
bilingualism and multilingualism, while trying to provide an answer to
questions such as: what is the cortical representation of the
linguistic competence of bilingual and multilingual speakers? How do
they diverge? How is language processed in bilingual and monolingual
speakers? How are such speakers affected by different linguistic
pathologies? How are more than one language acquired? To which extent
do the distance between languages, the age and the nature of the
exposure influence the acquisition process? How does the structure of
the acquired languages change in a contact situation? Are Creole
languages created out of functionally impoverished ''protolanguages''
such as Pidgins, as in the popular ''Pidgin-to-Creole Life-Cycle''?
If so, how?  If not, why not?  What are some of the alternative
scenarios and how do we evaluate them? What role does language
acquisition play in Creole genesis?


The aim of the course is to make a survey of the results, issues and
problems of language contact in its linguistic and neurocognitive
aspects.  Its general approach notwithstanding, a substantial part of
the course will be devoted to present recent investigations in the
basque area, a rich multilingual space where important research has
being carried out on the relevant issues in the last years.


Registration Fees:

There are grants accorded by the summer courses organization to both
national and international students, which substantially reduce the
cost of either registration fees or accomodation. Grant applications
can be submitted until the 5th of May, to the contact e-mail provided
above (retxepare at euskalnet.net). General information about the summer
courses of the University of the Basque Country (programs included),
application forms and accomodation information can be obtained from
the web-site (this course is coded as D-3):

http://www.sc.ehu.es/cursosverano

By telephone: +34 943 219751

E-mail: cursosverano at sc.ehu.es

The non subsidized fees for the course amount to 60 euros until the
31st May, and 72 euros after the 1st of June. Application forms can be
found at the web site above and are also available by mail. For any
further information, mail to retxepare at euskalnet.net


-------------------------------- Message 2 -------------------------------

Date:  Mon, 28 Apr 2003 11:06:01 +0000
From:  David Denison <d.denison at man.ac.uk>
Subject:  A new corpus of 18c English

We are pleased to announce the release of a new corpus of never-before
transcribed letters written to Richard Orford, a steward at Lyme Hall
in Cheshire, between 1761 and 1790, held in the John Rylands
University Library of Manchester.  These are unselfconscious practical
letters, often by uneducated people, on matters of business, farming,
mining, and social relations.

A Corpus of late 18c Prose contains about 300,000 words, available
free for ftp download as a single text file for electronic searching
or as three linked HTML files for maximum readability.  For details,
sample transcriptions and an access request form, please go to

http://www.art.man.ac.uk/ENGLISH/staff/DD/late18c.htm

Apologies for cross-postings.

Subject-Language: English; Code: ENG

Language-Family:  Germanic; Code: IEF

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