It's that time of year again when membership fees are due. Fees this year are $60 for full membership, $30 for student membership and $70 for joint membership. A discount of $10 is available on all fees if paid before 1st April.
All members would have received AJL 29/1 in the past couple of weeks and will have noted the year number following your name. This is the year that you are financial to and, if you are in arrears, there would have been a red circle around this date. Please contact the membership secretary, Doug Absalom, in order to find out how you can catch up.
Members who are on the automatic list (and this is almost a third of our membership now) will receive an email soon asking you to update your details if your card has passed its expiry date. Fees will be deducted next month at the discounted rate for members on this list.
All fees should be sent to:
32 Murray Rd
Cardiff, NSW, 2285.
Payment can be made by cheque or credit card (Visa or Mastercard only), using the membership form on the website.
The following is a list of publications relating to the study of language, received by the Reviews Editor of the Australian Journal of Linguistics. Note that it is not possible to return books to the publisher, and that acceptance of a book implies no promise that it will be reviewed in the Australian Journal of Linguistics. Reviews are printed as circumstances permit, and copies are sent to the publishers of the works reviewed. If you wish to review a book, please contact the Reviews Editor, Alan Libert (Alan.Libert-at-newcastle.edu.au). Note that many books from previous lists of publications received are still available, so you may want to look at them also. If there is a book you are interested in reviewing but it is not on the list, please contact Alan as it is possible that ALS could then obtain a review copy from the publisher.
- Austin, P. K. and S. Musgrave, eds. (2008) Voice and Grammatical Relations in Austronesian Languages. CSLI, Stanford, CA.
- Bowern, C., B. Evans, and L. Miceli, eds. (2008) Morphology and Language History. John Benjamins, Amsterdam.
- Chambers, J. K. (2009) Sociolinguistic Theory (revised edition). Wiley-Blackwell, Chichester.
- Frajzyngier, Z. and E. Shay, eds. (2008) Interaction of Syntax and Morphology. John Benjamins, Amsterdam.
- Gnanadesikan, A. E. (2009) The Writing Revolution: Cuneiform to the Internet. Wiley-Blackwell, Chichester.
- Halliday, M. A. K. and W. R. Greaves (2008) Intonation in the Grammar of English. Equinox, London.
- Hanauer, D. I. (2008) Scientific Discourse: Multiliteracy in the Classroom. Continuum, London.
- Hengeveld, K. and J. L. Mackenzie (2008) Functional Discourse Grammar: A Typologically-Based Theory of Language Structure. Oxford University Press, Oxford.
- Honda, M, and W. O'Neil (2008) Thinking Linguistically: A Scientific Approach to Language. Blackwell, Oxford.
- Kim, J.-B. and P. Sells (2008) English Syntax: An Introduction. CSLI, Stanford, CA.
- Kouwenberg, S. and J. V. Singler, eds. (2008) The Handbook of Pidgin and Creole Studies. Wiley-Blackwell, Chichester.
- Martin, J. R. and D. Rose (2008) Genre Relations: Mapping Culture. Equinox, London.
- Mushin, I. and B. Baker, eds. (2008) Discourse and Grammar in Australian Languages. John Benjamins, Amsterdam.
- Ringbom, H. (2007) Cross-Linguistic Similarity in Foreign Language Learning. Multilingual Matters, Clevedon.
- Saeed, J. I. (2009) Semantics (third edition). Wiley-Blackwell, Chichester.
Jobs, grants, and scholarships
The Endangered Languages Documentation Programme (ELDP) administered at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London announces two cycles of grant funding in 2009. Full details, including application forms and guidelines, will be available from 1 March 2009 at http://www.hrelp.org/grants/.
In order to meet the demand for support for language documentation work, there will be two granting cycles in 2009. Cycle 1 is targeted to specific granting categories, with an expedited schedule opening on 1 March. Cycle 2 is a full granting cycle, in which applications in all grant categories will be invited, opening on 15 May.
All applicants should note that there have been changes in the categories of grants, application forms and guidance, and terms and conditions. Applicants should familiarise themselves with all aspects of the revised application process, as there will be differences compared to earlier ELDP granting cycles.
2009 Grant Cycle 1 Categories:
Small Grants (up to £10,000)
Individual Graduate Scholarships
Applications open 1 March
Applications due 1 May
Decisions notified in August
2009 Grant Cycle 2 Categories:
Small Grants (up to £10,000)
Individual Graduate Scholarships
Individual Postdoctoral Fellowships
Major Documentation Projects
Training Activity Grants
Applications open 15 May
Applications due 3 August
Decisions notified in January 2010
The Australian Linguistic Society is the national organization for linguists and linguistics in Australia. Its primary goal is to further interest in and support for linguistics research and teaching in Australia. Further information about the Society is available by clicking here.
The ALS Newsletter is issued four times per year, in the middle of February, May, August and November. Copy for the Newsletter should be sent to the Editor, Tim Curnow (tjcurnow-at-ozemail.com.au) by the end of the first week of February, May, August and November. There is a list of people who are automatically advised that it's time to contribute material; if you wish to be added to that list, send Tim an email.
Unless you paid for several years at a time, or have given the Treasurer your credit card details and permission to use it, subscriptions for ALS are due at the beginning of each calendar year; the year you are paid up to is shown on the address label on the envelope your copy of the Australian Journal of Linguistics comes in. A subscription form is available by clicking here.
The only membership list is maintained by the Treasurer, Doug Absalom (doug.absalom-at-newcastle.edu.au). If you wish to check your membership status, change your address or make some other enquiry, please contact Doug.