LINGUIST List 15.215

Wed Jan 21 2004

FYI: Postgraduate Research Training; Anaphors Survey

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  1. Kevin Watson, Postgraduate Research Training, Manchester, UK
  2. Florian Jaeger, Survey on Anaphoric Elements

Message 1: Postgraduate Research Training, Manchester, UK

Date: Wed, 21 Jan 2004 05:30:41 -0500 (EST)
From: Kevin Watson <>
Subject: Postgraduate Research Training, Manchester, UK

Attention Postgraduate Students:

The North West Centre for Linguistics is delighted to announce...

NWCL Research Training Programme
Spring 2004

29 March - 2 April 2004
University of Manchester

**A week of courses on theoretical and applied linguistics and
linguistic research methodology.**

**Includes the NWCL Annual Lecture**

**Numerous Social Events**

Week long courses in:

Comparative Syntax
- Nigel Vincent (University of Manchester)
- John Payne (University of Manchester)
- Willem Hollmann (Lancaster University)
- Bob Borsley (University of Essex)
- Dik Bakker (University of Amsterdam)

Computational Linguistics
- Paul Bennett (UMIST)
- Debora Field (UMIST)
- Blaise Nkwenti-Azeh (UMIST)
- Doug Arnold (Essex)
- Marie-Jos´┐Ż Hamel (UMIST)

Afternoon sessions include:

- Getting a job in linguistics (various speakers)
- Field methods (Jeanette Sakel, Manchester)
- Tools for language documentation and description (Peter Austin,
- Key terms in linguistics: Formal explanation (Steve Pulman, Oxford)
- Corpora, Description & Theory (Geoff Leech, Lancaster)

For more information on the course programme, see the NWCL website

The NWCL Annual Lecture

Monday 29th March 2004
Arts Building, University of Manchester, 5.30pm

Penelope Eckert
Stanford University 

Title to be announced.

The Annual Lecture coincides with the Research Training Programme, but
is open to everyone.

Student sponsorhip available

Thanks to BAAL, LAGB, and the Philological Society, we can offer
sponsorship of two students from UK institutions who attend the
Research Programme. Up to 300UKP is available per student to cover
travel and accommodation. There is also additional funding available
as smaller contributions towards travel and accommodation to students
from NWCL institutions. Deadline for Sponsorship is the 30th JANUARY
2004. See the website for more information on how to apply.

Registration Fees

The full programme (morning and afternoon sessions) costs 20UKP for
students from NWCL institutions, and 25UKP for all other students. It
is also possible to regsiter for single afternoon sessions, at a cost
of 3.50UKP per session for students from NWCL institutions and 5UKP
for all other students.

To register, download a registration form from the NWCL Website

Deadline for registration is 1 MARCH 2004.


If you have any questions, email Kevin Watson at

Important Dates:

Deadline for sponsorhip applications: 30th January 2004

Deadline for registering on the programme: 1 March 2004.

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Message 2: Survey on Anaphoric Elements

Date: Wed, 21 Jan 2004 04:58:39 -0500 (EST)
From: Florian Jaeger <>
Subject: Survey on Anaphoric Elements

Dear linguists,

If you or someone you love is a native speaker of English (preferably
American English), then I would be very grateful for your help with my
study on certain aspects of binding theory. The survey is located at:

(this will open a separate window; javascript must be enabled)

The survey asks for comparative acceptability judgements for 82
sentences. I would expect it to take about 15-25 minutes. If you don't
think that it is great fun to participate in a study with so many
buttons than maybe you would like to do it for my undying gratitude
(unfortunately no funds are available atm)? If you decide to
participate pls let me know if you encounter any technical
problems. And, no cheating allowed ;-).

In any case many thanks!

Florian Jaeger (PhD student, Stanford Linguistics) 

P.S.: This posting shamelessly adopts major pieces of text from an
earlier posting by Elizabeth Coppock.

Subject-Language: English; Code: ENG 
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