JOB Announcement

Carol Myers-Scotton CarolMS at
Wed Oct 23 17:13:35 UTC 2002

dear willaim beeman,
(Is it bill or what?  sorry, I've forgotten)
we last corresponded when you were in Tajikestan and I thought you were
in Iran.
You sent me (by email) a chapter from your book.  I am sorry to say it
is still sitting unread; I saw it the other day and thought about
reading it and getting in touch with you.  But I am so-o-o busy!  What I
am doing?  Trying towrite a textbook on bilingualism (upper level
undergrad).  I thought my more theoretical book was hard to write, but
this is awful!  Trying to be comprehensive is killing me.  I am way
behind on the deadline(Blackwell).
I wondered if your book has been published.  If so, please give me
My "Contact Linguistics" book is out and you may be interested,
although it's pretty much just on the grammatical side of things.
I am due to retire from here in May (hard to believe, but I agreed to
it several years ago with a good retirement package, but also, of
course, then I had much more money of my own--in the stock market--and
don't have it now).
I am going to teach a course on contact linguistics at the LSa summer
institute.  But otherwise, I may not teach at all.  I just don't know at
this point.  I definitely will keep doing some scholarship.
At any rate, I saw your job ad and thought of you and just wanted to
write to say hello.  Please send me details about your book and I may
well buy it.
regards, carol ms

Carol Myers-Scotton
Professor, Linguistics Program and
English Department
University of South Carolina
Columbia SC 29208 USA
Phone: (803)-777-2258
Fax: (803) 777-9064

>>> William_Beeman at 10/23/02 11:10AM >>>

Please note the following job announcement. We are happy to accept
nominations and applications from qualified linguists who otherwise
the criteria for this position. People with interests in Language and
Identity or Language Policy are especially encouraged to apply.

Bill Beeman

>Here is the copy of the ad, as promised, from the faculty meeting
>yesterday.  K
>Associate or Full Professor of Anthropology, Brown University
>Politics, Culture, and Identity
>In conjunction with the Watson Institute of International Studies,
>BROWN UNIVERSITY'S Department of Anthropology and the Watson Institute
>International Studies seek to appoint a distinguished anthropologist
>the Associate or Full Professor level, with tenure, beginning July 1,

>2003.  Want person who will provide leadership for the Watson
>Research Program in Politics, Culture, and Identity (PCI), as well as

>contribute to the undergraduate and graduate training programs of the

>anthropology department.  Seeking scholar of international reputation,

>whose publications and current research focus on political processes,

>especially on the symbolic dimension of politics and the ways that
>political identities are constructed.  Should be interested in and
>at organizing major interdisciplinary research projects.  Deep
>of and ongoing research in one or more non-North American societies
>required, complementing areas of expertise of the members of the
>anthropology department and of the PCI program.  Position entails
>teaching load.   To be considered for a full professor appointment,
>candidates must be leaders in their field.  Send letter of interest,
>and names and addresses of four references (including email addresses
>telephone numbers) by January 15, 2003, to Prof. David Kertzer,
>of Anthropology, Box 1921, Brown University, Providence RI
>02912-1921.  Brown University is an affirmative action/equal
>employer.  Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

William Beeman
Department of Anthropology
Brown University
Providence, RI 02912
Tel: (401) 863-7063 [direct] , (401) 863-3251 [Anthropology office],
863-7423 Middle East Studies
Fax: (401) 863-7588
email: <William_Beeman at>
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