As you may know, as a result of a fire the archives, the Francisca Keller library, and most other materials in the National Museum (Rio de Janeiro) have been destroyed - see the enclosed pdf for details. This is a most tragic loss imaginable - for instance, all the materials collected by Curt Nimuendaju (the compiler of the ethnographic map of Brazilian tribes and an outstanding scholar) are gone. Our colleagues at Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro are now seeking to reconstruct at least part of the library, and are seeking donations of books, off-prints, etc. The collection had books in Portuguese, Spanish, French, English, Italian, German, and in several indigenous languages.
For details on how to donate the library please see the following link
The ALS research grant round for 2018 is now open. Grants of up to $5,000 are available.
Grants are lodged via the website Research Grants page.
You will need to login to the online member account in order to submit the application.
Should you have any query, please feel free to contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org.
(from Ilana Mushin)
Women & Leadership Australia is administering a national initiative to support the development of female leaders across Australia’s linguistics sector.
The initiative is providing women with grants of between $3,000 and $8,000 to enable participation in a range of leadership development programs.
The scholarship funding is provided with the specific intent of providing powerful and effective development opportunities for anthropology and linguistics sector women; however, the funding is strictly limited and has to be allocated prior to the end of this financial year.
Find out more and register your interest by completing the Expression of Interest form here prior to 15th June: http://www.wla.edu.au/funding2
Associate Professor Ilana Mushin
SLC Deputy Head of School
School of Languages and Cultures
University of Queensland
St Lucia, QLD 4072.
Ph. (07) 3365 6810
CRICOS Provider No: 00025B
Mengyue Wu: “Perception and production of Cantonese tones by speakers with different linguistic experiences”
Rosey Billington: "The phonetics and phonology of the Lopit language"
Naoki Ikeda: "Measuring L2 oral pragmatic abilities for use in social contexts: development and validation of an assessment instrument for L2 pragmatics performance in university settings"
Marzooq Aldossary: "Peer feedback and the L2 writing of givers and receivers: A quantitative and qualitative longitudinal study involving Saudi students"
Yuka Kikuchi: "Writing development of second language tertiary learners of Japanese in Australia"
We warmly congratulate all of them.
Rachel Nordlinger has been promoted to Level E, Nick Thieberger to Level D, and Ute Knoch also to Level D.
We are also sad to announce that several of our colleagues have recently left the department through resignation or retirement: Dr Celia Thompson, Dr Jean Mulder and Prof Tim McNamara. We are thankful for their contributions to the department over many years, and they will be sorely missed. Rumours have it that Celia has revived her music career, Jean is looking forward to helping migrants, and Tim will no doubt continue to do what he has always done, in all cases with panache.