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cordially invites you not only to participate in the


which is described in the preceding pages, but also to enroll yourself as a member of the Society.

THE LINGUISTIC SOCIETY OF AMERICA was founded in 1924 for the advancement of the scientific study of language in all its aspects. Toward this end, it has held annual meetings for personal contacts and the reading of papers; it has established new media of publication for the fruits of linguistic research; it has organized the Linguistic Institute; it is constantly cooperating with other agencies interested in linguistic study. The high standing of the Society is shown by the names of its presidents, Hermann Collitz, Maurice Bloomfield, Carl D. Buck, Franz Boas, Charles H. Grandgent, Edward Prokosch, E. H. Sturtevant; and by its election to membership in the American Council of Learned Societies.

The annual dues are Five Dollars; membership always begins on January 1. Members receive, without additional charge, all the publications of the Society, including Language, which appears quarterly, and the Language Monographs, Language Dissertations, and Bulletins, which are issued at irregular intervals; members alone are eligible to present papers at the meetings and to publish in the several series. The previous volumes of the publications (1925-1930) are still obtainable; the first four are offered at a special price to new members in 1931.

Persons interested in the Linguistic Institute should address Prof. E. H. Sturtevant, Director, 1899 Yale Station, New Haven. Persons interested in membership in the Linguistic Society should address Prof. R. G. Kent, Secretary, Bennett Hall, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. Labor and correspondence may be saved by including with acceptance of this invitation the dues of the first year of membership; or if further information be desired, complimentary samples of the publications, with a price-list and other data, will on request be sent by the Secretary.

The eighth annual meeting of the Linguistic Society of America will be held at Richmond, Va., December 28 and 29, 1931.

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Supplement to LANGUAGE, Journal of the Linguistic Society of Library

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University of Pennsylvania

This Bulletin may be obtained of the Secretary of the
Society, Professor Roland G. Kent, University of Penn-
sylvania, Philadelphia, at Ten Cents per copy, post free;
and in larger quantities at reduced rates.




Founded 1924


President, PROFESSOR Edgar Howard SturtevANT, Yale University.

Vice-President, PROFESSOR H. H. BENDER, Princeton University.

Secretary and Treasurer, PROFESSOR ROLAND G. KENT, University of Pennsylvania.

Executive Committee, the preceding, and

PROFESSOR C. D. BUCK, University of Chicago.
PROFESSOR JAMES E. SHAW, University of Toronto.

Committee on Publications:

Chairman and Editor: PROFEssor George MELVILLE BOLLING, Ohio State University.

To serve through 1931: PROFESSOR EDWARD SAPIR, University of Chicago. To serve through 1932: PROFESSOR SAMUEL MOORE, University of Michigan. To serve through 1933: PROFESSOR HANS KURATH, Ohio State University. The Linguistic Society of America was founded in December, 1924, for the advancement of the scientific study of language. The Society plans to promote this aim by bringing students of language together in its meetings, and by publishing the fruits of research. It has established a quarterly journal, a series of language monographs, and a series of language dissertations; the last two will appear at irregular intervals, according to the material offered to the Committee on Publications and the funds available for the purpose. Members will receive all in return for the annual dues of Five Dollars.

Membership in the Society is not restricted to professed scholars in linguistics. All persons, whether men or women, who are in sympathy with the objects of the Society, are invited to give it their assistance in furthering its work. Application for membership should be made to the Secretary, Professor Roland G. Kent, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pa.

Entered as Second Class Matter at the Postoffice at Baltimore, Maryland. This Journal is published quarterly by the Linguistic Society of America. Members of the Society receive it without extra charge, three dollars of the annual dues being appropriated for this purpose; to others, its price is five dollars per annum. Subscriptions and other business communications should be addressed to Language, or to Roland G. Kent, Treasurer, L. S. A., University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pa. Manuscripts for publication should be sent to George Melville Bolling, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio.





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The previous history of the LINGUISTIC INSTITUTE may be found in Bulletins Nos. 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 of the LINGUISTIC SOCIETY OF AMERICA, which are obtainable from Prof. R. G. Kent, Secretary of the Society, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia; price, 10, 10, 25, 10, 10, 10 cents respectively.

On authorization of the Executive Committee of the Linguistic Society, the Director of the Linguistic Institute proceeded in September 1930 to organize the session of 1931. President Frederick B. Robinson of the College of the City of New York again expressed his interest in the Institute, and in due time it was arranged that the session of 1931, like that of 1930, should be held as part of the summer session of the City College. The terms of the agreement were the same as in 1930: the Administrative Committee of the Institute had the privilege of appointing the Faculty of the Institute and of arranging the courses; the City College assumed all responsibility for salaries of the Faculty, except so far as they were provided by special foundations or gifts, in which case the funds were to be administered by the City College for the Institute. The City College also assumed financial responsibility for printing and distributing the Announcement of the Linguistic Institute

and for other publicity, and made a small allowance for the expenses of the Director of the Institute. The fees paid by the students naturally went direct to the City College.

The Director presented a report upon the Linguistic Institute 1930 to the Linguistic Society of America at its annual business session, held at Washington on December 31, 1930, and his report, which included the plan to hold the Fourth Session at the College of the City of New York, was received and accepted. The Society expressed its deep appreciation of the generous interest which led the Trustees of the College of the City of New York to incorporate the Third Session of the Linguistic Institute into its Summer Session of 1930, and which had led them to undertake similar responsibilities for the Fourth Session; confirmed the action of the Executive Committee in authorizing a Fourth Session of the Linguistic Institute; and gave to the Executive Committee power to authorize a Fifth Session if that should seem desirable.

Tentative arrangements with members of the Faculty, made in the preceding months, were now confirmed. The Announcement of the Linguistic Institute 1931, which is Bulletin No. 7 of the Linguistic Society, was distributed in March to members and subscribers of the Linguistic Society, and somewhat later over 7000 copies were sent out by the College of the City of New York. The announcement was repeated in the City College's own Bulletin of Courses of the Summer Session 1931, pages 8 and 48-55.

The Director of the Institute, desiring to unite with the Institute the plans for a Linguistic Atlas of the United States and Canada, had approached the officials of the American Council of Learned Societies in the closing months of 1930, with the request that an appropriation be made to provide for the traveling expenses and honorarium of Dr. Jakob Jud, Editor-in-Chief of the Italian Dialect Atlas, and later requested a slight increase in the proposed appropriation to enable Dr. Jud to bring with him his field-worker, Mr. Paul Scheuermeier. Accordingly, at the annual meeting in January, the Council of Learned Societies appropriated to the Linguistic Society the sum of Two Thousand Dollars for this purpose.

The course of Dr. Jud and Mr. Scheuermeier, Les Problèmes de la Préparation d'un Atlas Linguistique, Professor Alexander's course in Modern British and American Pronunciation, and Professor Orbeck's course in History of American Dialects, were advertised as of peculiar interest to workers on the Atlas; but further to provide for the training of workers, arrangements were made that students registered in the

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