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Kemp Malone, Professor of English, Johns Hopkins University.
of Florida. Edward Prokosch, Professor of German, Yale University. Henry Brush Richardson, Assistant Professor of French, Yale Uni
versity. Edwin C. Roedder, Professor of Germanic Philology, University of
Wisconsin. G. Oscar Russell, Associate Professor in Charge of Phonetic Lab
oratories, Ohio State Univerity. Reinhold Eugene Saleski, Professor of German, Bethany College. Edgar Howard Sturtevant, Professor of Linguistics and Comparative Philology, Yale University.
GENERAL INFORMATION Purpose: The Linguistic Institute was founded to encourage research and study in linguistic science. It is ready to cooperate as far as possible with any scholar or group of scholars in any undertaking that seems likely to increase our knowledge or to encourage the pursuit of knowledge. A history of the Institute may be found in Bulletin No. 2 of the Linguistic Society of America, which may be obtained at ten cents a copy from Professor R. G. Kent, Secretary of the Society, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia.
Research: The Institute stands sponsor for certain work on the American Indian languages supervised by a committee, of which Professor Franz Boas of Columbia University is chairman, and which is financed by the Carnegie Corporation of New York. In 1928 work was done on the following languages: Wappo, Chipewyan, Tonkawa, Yuchi, Nooksak, Kalapuya, Molale, Quileute, Tuscarora, Pawnee, Dakota, Atsugewi, and Zuñi. During 1929 Jaime de Angulo will work on Kalapuya and Achomawi, Melville Jacobs on Kalapuya and Molale, Harry Hoijer on Tonkawa, and Guenter K. Wagner on Yuchi. Other projects are being arranged.
Conference and Study: A second summer session of the Linguistic Institute will be held from July 8 to August 16, 1929, at New Haven, where Yale University has again placed dormitories, classrooms, and library at our disposal.
The intention is to provide for students of linguistic science facilities similar to those afforded biologists at Woods Hole. Scholars who wish to carry on their own researches where they will have access to the needed books, and where they can experience the stimulus of discussion with scholars of similar interests, will find the Institute of advantage. There will be courses for graduate students, for high school and college teachers of language who feel the need of acquaintance with linguistic science or with the history of a particular language or group of languages, and also for scholars who wish to familiarize themselves with more or less remote bits of linguistic territory in the most economical way. The session of the Institute will last six weeks; but scholars may pursue their researches on the spot during all or any part of the summer.
Fees: Each member of the Institute, except instructors, is subject to an Institute Fee of twenty dollars; this is to cover printing, postage, and other overhead expenses. Those who enroll for one course or more will also be subject to a Tuition Fee of fifty-five dollars. Both fees are payable on or before the first day of the session.
Living Expenses: Suites in Yale dormitories will be available both for men and for women. Most of these suites consist of two bedrooms and a study, so that two persons must be assigned to a suite. Occupants must furnish bedding and towels. The rental will be $4 per week for each occupant. Rooms in town may be had for $4 per week and up. Double rooms cost $6 per week and up. Furnished apartments may be secured at corresponding rates. Meals may be had at an average cost of about 60 cents. Application for accommodations, with specifications of the kind desired, should be made to the Director.
Public Meetings: About twice a week during the session there will be public meetings for the consideration of topics connected with linguistic science. Several of these meetings will be devoted to a single address each, and an open discussion of the ideas propounded by the speaker. Other meetings will be devoted to the reading and discussion of brief papers. Any member of the Linguistic Society of America and any person who is to be a member of the Institute may, before June 1, 1929, submit an abstract of a paper that he would like to read at one of these meetings. As far as time permits, such persons will receive places on the program of the session.
Credit: It is the practice of the graduate schools to give credit for work done in the Linguistic Institute upon the terms that apply to work done in another graduate school of recognized standing.
Classes: Unless otherwise noted, classes will meet five times a week. Two courses are expected to occupy a student's entire time. From the descriptions printed below, students will probably be able to determine which courses they can pursue most profitably, but the Director will be glad to confer with them by letter.
Books: Since most of the required books are not kept in stock at the book stores, students should order them at least three weeks ahead, and foreign books should be ordered six weeks ahead. They may be ordered through the Yale Cooperative Corporation, 237 Elm St., New Haven; or Whitlock's Book Store, Inc., 219 Elm St., New Haven. Foreign books may be ordered from G. Reuschel, Room 412, 155 Court St., New Haven.
Registration: All who intend to become members of the Institute are requested to notify the Director as soon as they conveniently can, and to inform him which courses, if any, they expect to follow.
Address: All inquiries should be addressed to the Linguistic Institute, Box 1849 Yale Station, New Haven, Conn.
Introduction to Linguistic Science. Mr. Prokosch.-A survey of the history of the science; a classification of languages with special consideration of the Indo-European group; phonetic trend, phonetic law, and analogical drift; word structure, principles of etymology, outline of comparative syntax. Reading knowledge of German and French essential, acquaintance with Latin and Greek desirable.
Philological Phonetics. Mr. Russell. Special attention will be paid to recent x-ray and other experimental evidence which tends to disprove certain of the traditional ideas as to tongue position in the pronouncing of vowels and also of continuant and stop consonants.
Experimental Phonetics. Mr. Russell.-Individual research upon problems of interest to the members of the course; especially problems presented by language intonation, poetic rhythm or metrics, stress or accent, etc. Some recently devised apparatus, which considerably facilitiates such investigation, will be available.
Psychology of Language. Mr. Esper.—The biological and social basis of language; development of speech in the child; the behavior principles involved in linguistic classification and in analogic change; the relations between linguistic and manual behavior; the experimental approach to linguistic problems.
The Sociological Study of Language; A Seminar. Mr. Saleski.An attempt (1) to define the place of the study of language in the field of Sociology, (2) to build up a systematic outline of sociological problems in language, (3) to determine a general method of attacking these problems, (4) to enter on the investigation of a few such problems, as circumstances may permit.
Sanskrit. Mr. Edgerton.--Elements of the grammar. Lectures on the phonology and morphology from the historic and comparative standpoint. Analysis of easy texts. Text-books: Whitney, Sanskrit Grammar, 2nd ed., Leipzig and Boston; Lanman, Sanskrit Reader, Boston.
Introduction to the Language of the Veda. Mr. Edgerton.-Reading of selected hymns of the Rigveda, with grammatical and exegetical analysis. Some knowledge of Sanskrit is a prerequisite. Students should procure A. A. Macdonell, Vedic Grammar for Students, Oxford (Clarendon), 1916, and A. Hillebrandt, Vedachrestomathie, Berlin (Wiedmannsche Buchhandlung), 1885. The last named, and perhaps both books, will have to be ordered from Europe in advance; prospective students who may be unable to secure Hillebrandt will please communicate directly with the instructor.
Introduction to the Avestan Language and Literature. Mr. Jackson.-Five hours a week; Mon, and Wed., 3-5; Fri., 3-4. This course is intended primarily for beginners who are taking or have taken Sanskrit or equivalent languages; but it may include also advanced students who have had some Avestan and desire to review or pursue the subject further along special lines to be suggested. Text-books: Jackson, Avesta Grammar; Jackson, Avesta Reader. (Both of these may be obtained through the Columbia University Press, New York.)
Comparative Grammar of Greek and Latin. Mr. Kent.-An introduction to Indo-European comparative grammar, with especial reference to the classical languages. A knowledge of Greek and Latin is assumed. Students must be able to read scientific German and French. Required books: M. Niedermann, Outlines of Latin Phonetics, edited by Strong and Stewart, New York (Dutton), 1910; J. Wright, Comparative Grammar of the Greek Language, New York (Oxford University Press), 1912.
Beginning Greek for Linguists. Mr. Bolling. The course is planned for those interested in Linguistics who have so far not availed themselves of the opportunities to acquire a knowledge of Greek. It will endeavor to lead to some facility in reading the language of the Homeric Poems, but attention will also be given to tracing the development of the language from Indo-European. Students should provide themselves with T. D. Seymour, First Six Books of the Iliad, Boston (Ginn and Company), Revised Edition, and Hermann Hirt, Handbuch der griechischen Laut- und Formenlehre, Heidelberg (Carl Winters' Universitätsbuchhandlung), 1912. Prerequisite: a reading knowledge of German.
Greek Dialects. Mr. Petersen.-A study of the characteristics of the Greek dialects, their relation to each other, and the light shed by