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assistance. Any who expect to undertake either of the latter tasks should as soon as possible consult the instructor about the purchase of books.

Comparative Grammar of the Semitic Languages. Mr. Blake.This course, after an introduction giving a general account of the various members of the Semitic family of speech, of the elements of phonetics, and of change in language, will comprise a comparative discussion of the most important phonetic laws, the most important forms, and the most important constructions of the Semitic languages, followed by the intensive study of some special topic of Comparative Semitic Grammar. Special stress will be laid on the acquisition by the student of the ability to reach independent conclusions on the basis of the linguistic material presented. The course is intended not only for students of Semitic, but also for Indo-Europeanists or others without any knowledge of any Semitic language. No text-book is absolutely essential, but it is recommended that all students have Brockelmann, Grundriss d. Vergleichenden Grammatik d. Semitischen Sprachen, 2 vols., Berlin, 19081913.

Hebrew. Mr. Dougherty.-This course will comprise an introduction to Hebrew writing, Hebrew grammatical forms, and Hebrew syntax. Stress will be placed upon the acquisition of a vocabulary and upon the interpretation of typical literary extracts. Text-book for class work: Davidson, An Introductory Hebrew Grammar, 20th ed., Edinburgh, 1916. The standard grammars and dictionaries of the Hebrew language will be available in the library of Yale University.

Assyrian. Mr. Dougherty.-An introduction to the main features of the Assyrian language. The course will include a consideration of the origin and development of cuneiform writing, a study of cuneiform signs, the reading of portions of Assyrian historical texts, and a brief survey of Assyrian grammar. The text-book, Delitzsch, Assyrische Lesestücke, 5th ed., Leipzig (Hinrichs), 1912, may be obtained from G. E. Stechert and Co., 33 E. 10th St., New York.

An Introduction to the Study of Chinese. Mr. Saleski.-The purpose of the course is (1) to present materials and methods of study, (2) to point out some general linguistic problems on which we may hope to get light from the study of Chinese, (3) to take the first steps in the learning of the language.

Those intending to take the course should advise the instructor before May 15th, whether they read German or French; the text-book will be determined accordingly, and copies ordered on that day. Address Prof. R. E. Saleski, Bethany, W. Va.

Tagalog and Introduction to the Study of Philippine Languages. Mr. Blake. This course will present the elements of Tagálog, the dialect of Manila and the most important idiom of the Philippine Islands, with constant reference to the two Philippine languages of next importance, the Bisaya of the Bisayan Islands, and the Iloko of Northern Luzon. Special peculiarities of other Philippine dialects will also be mentioned, and attention will be called to the chief characteristics of the whole linguistic group and its relation to other languages of the MalayoPolynesian or Indonesian family. Text-books: (1) Blake, A Grammar of the Tagalog Language (= American Oriental Series, Vol. 1, American Oriental Society, New Haven, 1925); (2) L. Bloomfield, Tagalog Texts with Grammatical Analysis, Part I (= University of Illinois, Studies in Language and Literature, III. 2, Urbana, Ill., May 1917).

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President, PROFESSOR CHARLES H. GRANDGENT, Harvard University.

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