LINGUIST List 10.117

Wed Jan 27 1999

Support: Scholarships in Japan, Tromso Linguistics

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  1. Judith N. Rabinovitch, Scholarships for Study in Japan
  2. Ove Lorentz, FYI: Tromso ling programs 1999 - Grants available

Message 1: Scholarships for Study in Japan

Date: Tue, 26 Jan 1999 18:29:57 -0700
From: Judith N. Rabinovitch <>
Subject: Scholarships for Study in Japan

Scholarships for Study in Japan

The Association of Teachers of Japanese Bridging Project Clearinghouse
announces a new program of financial support for American students
participating in study-abroad programs in Japan. Funding from several
private foundations and major corporations has made it possible for ATJ
to award up to 20 scholarships in 1999 to assist with travel and living
expenses for a semester or a year of study in Japan. Undergraduate
students majoring in any field of study are eligible to apply for these
scholarships; Japanese language background is not a requirement.

Each recipient of a Bridging Scholarship will receive a round-trip
ticket to Japan, courtesy of Northwest Airlines, and a monthly stipend
of 40,000 yen for the duration of his or her term of study abroad.
Stipends will be paid in dollars, at the rate of exchange prevailing at
the time the scholarship is awarded. The maximum scholarship aid
available per student is $4,000.

Deadlines for applications for Bridging Scholarships are March 31, 1999,
for students beginning their study abroad in Autumn 1999 and September
30, 1999, for students whose terms of study begin in Spring 2000.
Successful applicants will be notified by April 30 (Autumn cycle) and
October 31 (Spring cycle). Selection will be based on financial need and
academic potential.

Each scholarship recipient will be expected to send a brief report on
his or her study in Japan to the ATJ office within 60 days of returning
from abroad. These reports will be valuable both for students who plan
to study abroad in Japan and for teachers and advisors who are helping
students to select suitable programs of study. 

For more information about the Bridging Scholarships, or to obtain
application forms, please contact the ATJ office: by mail at Campus Box
279, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO 80309 0279; by phone at (303)
492-5487; by fax at (303) 492-5856; or by e-mail at
Information and application forms--as well as other material on study
abroad in Japan--are also available at ATJ's Web site:

Susan Schmidt, Executive Director
Bridging Project for Study Abroad
Association of Teachers of Japanese
C. B. 279, University of Colorado
Boulder, CO 80309-0279
Phone: 303-492-5487 Fax:303-492-5856

Dr. Judith N. Rabinovitch
Karashima Tsukasa Professor of Japanese Language and Culture
Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures
University of Montana
Missoula, MT 59812 U.S.A.
TEL: 406-243-5101/FAX: 406-243-4076
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Message 2: FYI: Tromso ling programs 1999 - Grants available

Date: Mon, 25 Jan 1999 00:21:08 +0100
From: Ove Lorentz <>
Subject: FYI: Tromso ling programs 1999 - Grants available

The Department of Linguistics at the University of Tromso, Norway,
offers the following English-taught graduate programs:

 1. a one year program giving a specialization in generative syntax
 and phonology applied to Scandinavian language data,
 2. a two years program leading to a Master of Philosophy degree,
 3. a four years program leading to a Ph.D. degree.

The programs are open to students from all countries. For the programs 1
and 2, students should have a background in linguistics corresponding to
a B.A. or a Norwegian Cand.Mag., with a major in linguistics. For the
Ph.D. program the students should have a background corresponding to an
M.A. in linguistics.

Instruction is in English. Previous knowledge of Scandinavian grammar or
proficiency in a Scandinavian language is not required. Those who wish may
follow a course in Norwegian for foreigners, however.

There is no tuition. A limited number of grants are available for
students from Eastern Europe or developing countries.

The one-year program is designed to prepare students for research in
generative syntax and phonology with special attention to the
Scandinavian languages. It consists of lectures, seminars, and
tutorials. The students write two shorter papers in the fall and one
longer paper in the spring. The program corresponds to the first year of
the M.Phil. program (the Norwegian hovedfag).

The M.Phil. program puts special emphasis on the comparative perspective
in syntax and phonology. The first year of the M.Phil. program is the
same as to the one-year program. In the second year the students write a
supervised thesis, in addition to taking active part in departmental
seminars. The thesis may be on a topic relating to their native
language. In general, in all of our programs, students are encouraged to
work on their native language, especially in the case of less well known
or less well studied languages.

The Ph.D. program consists of course work and a dissertation.

For students who wish to pursue higher studies in generative linguistics
these programs offer an opportunity to acquire a solid grounding in
recent models in generative phonology and syntax, applied to a variety
of languages, including the Scandinavian languages, a group of languages
which have proven to be a fruitful area of research using recently
developed grammatical models.

The teachers include Anders Holmberg, Peter Svenonius and Knut Tarald
Taraldsen (syntax), Ove Lorentz and Curt Rice (phonology), Thorbjorg
Hroarsdottir (Icelandic and historical syntax). Linguists from other
departments and universities contribute at various points.

For those who wish to be considered for a grant, the deadline for
applications for 1999-2000 is February 1, 1999. For application forms and
information, contact

	Foreign Student Adviser
	University of Tromsoe
	N-9037 Tromsoe, Norway

	Tel: +47 77 64 49 68
	Fax: +47 77 64 49 00

For more information about the program, contact

	Ove Lorentz
	Department of Linguistics
	University of Tromso
	N-9037 Tromso, Norway

 	Tel: 47-7764-4267
	Fax: 47-7764-5625
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