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LINGUIST List 17.3064

Wed Oct 18 2006

FYI: Bill Bright Memorial Fund

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        1.    Nick Emlen, Bill Bright Memorial Fund

Message 1: Bill Bright Memorial Fund
Date: 17-Oct-2006
From: Nick Emlen <emlenhaskins.yale.edu>
Subject: Bill Bright Memorial Fund

Bill Bright Memorial Award Created

We are saddened to report the passing of Bill Bright, a long-time colleague
and prolific scholar. Bill's family has requested that memorial
contributions be made to the Endangered Language Fund. We have created a
fund that will enable the creation of the Bill Bright Award. This will help
memorialize his many years of contributions to linguistics, and of his
service to the profession as editor of Language, 1966-87, Language in
Society, 1992-99, the first edition of the International Encyclopedia of
Linguistics, and founding editor of Written Language and Literacy,
1998-2003. From among the annual applications to the Endangered Language
Fund’s grant program, one successful project from those dealing with
languages in the Americas or in South Asia will be selected. This will be
the project that best combines Bill’s areal interests--North and Central
America, South Asia--with his topic interests:

- language description
- language and culture
- sociolinguistics
- writing systems
- creating culturally-acceptable orthographies for minority languages
- differences between written and oral language
- oral literatures and their poetics
- onomastics, toponyms and naming in general

The Bill Bright project will receive a separate press release and an
additional amount of money equal to 10% of the proposed budget. We hope
that this supplement will allow for additional efforts to promote the work
in the native speaker communities and with the general public.

Please help us honor Bill's memory by sending a contribution to:

The Endangered Language Fund
300 George Street, Suite 900
New Haven, CT 06511

Please make a note that this is in honor of Bill so that the funds can be
ear-marked for this award.

Online donations can be made here:


Please put ''Bill Bright Fund'' in the Designation area.

-Nick Emlen

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

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