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Linguistic Institute should be admitted to Professor Cabell Greet's course in English Phonetics at Columbia University, July 6th to August 14th, on payment of the proper fees.
Mr. Albert Blum again gave the sum of Five Hundred Dollars as the stipend for a lectureship to be held by a French scholar without designation of the special linguistic field, and President Robinson supplemented this by a suitable traveling allowance from the funds budgeted for the Institute. After considerable correspondence, President Pierre Fouché of the University of Strasbourg was appointed to the lectureship, and his courses were announced as follows:
HISTOIRE DE LA LANGUE FRANÇAISE: Vue d'ensemble d'une histore linguistique de la France. Francien et dialectes jusqu'au XVIe siècle. Le français littéraire du XVIe siècle jusqu'à nos jours. (This course covers phonology, morphology, lexicology, syntax, style, versification; no previous training in linguistic science is required of registrants.)
LE FRANÇAIS POPULAIRE ET LES PATOIS: Français populaire et régional. Langues spéciales et argots. Patois du Nord. Patois du Midi, leur évolution, leurs rapports avec le français. Etude spéciale d'une famille de patois: le Gascon. Texte: E. Herzog, Neufranzösische Dialekttexte, 2e éd., Leipzig (1914). (For the southern dialects, M. Fouché will use texts prepared by himself and distributed to the registrants.)
In April Professor Blake found it necessary, on account of illness, to withdraw from the Faculty of the Institute. His place was taken by Dr. Ralph Marcus, of the Jewish Institute of Religion and Columbia University, who took over the two courses under the name of Professor Blake. Finally, just before the opening of the Institute, Professor Müller suffered an accident which incapacitated him, and he also was obliged to withdraw. In view of the shortness of the time remaining, no substitute was secured for him, and his courses were withdrawn.
The Fourth Session began rather earlier than the previous sessions, on June 29. The headquarters were again in the Main Building, College of the City of New York, 139th St. and Convent Avenue, and the lectures were conducted in the neighboring rooms.
As in previous years, one of the most valuable features of the session consisted of informal discussions of linguistic problems; visiting scholars who were not members of the Institute frequently participated. Particular mention should be made of the conferences on the preparation of the Linguistic Atlas of the United States and Canada. During the session the Atlas staff held regular meetings, attended also by other members of the Institute. The dialect work-sheets prepared by Mr. Kurath were put to the test, and problems in the method of recording speech were
discussed. The meetings proved to be very fruitful. The field workers gained a much clearer understanding of the task that had been entrusted to them, and, as a result of this common experience, such uniformity of practice as is practicable or desirable has been attained. Many valuable suggestions that were made in these meetings, were used to advantage in the preparation of the final edition of the work-sheets. The evening lectures also were again a regular part of the session; they were well attended, and were followed by vigorous discussion.
On the evening of July 21, a dinner was given in honor of Professor Roland G. Kent, Secretary of the Linguistic Society of America, just before his public lecture. The other guests of honor were Professor Alice Carlson of the University of Latvia, Professor Jakob Jud, Professor Pierre Fouché, and Mr. Paul Scheuermeier. Fifty-three members and friends of the Institute attended the dinner.
The Fourth Session came to a close on Friday, August 7, in time to enable members of the Institute to attend the Second International Congress of Linguists in Geneva on August 25 to 29.
The financial report of the Director, given on page 15, shows only the items received and disbursed by the Director of the Institute; the main items were cared for by the College of the City of New York under the agreement with that institution. For purposes of record, it might be noted that the stipends of the teachers amounted to $8200, and that the receipts from fees of students were $1925 and from special lectureship stipends $2500.
The Director of the Institute and the Treasurer of the Linguistic Society jointly report that in the past year, ending August 7, the Endowment Fund of the Linguistic Institute has received the sum of $1068, by gifts from L. C. Barret, R. P. Dougherty, Miss E. A. Hahn, J. A. Kerns, H. Kurath, C. M. Lotspeich, O. Müller, E. Prokosch, E. C. Roedder, A. G. Solalinde, E. H. Sturtevant, and one anonymous gift; and that this sum has been turned over by the Director of the Institute to the Treasurer of the Society, who has placed it among the invested funds in the care of the Trustees, making a total of $1873.00 in the Endowment Fund of the Institute. There are also unpaid pledges of $902, payable at future dates.
In view of the difficuty of securing a Faculty, and of the somewhat decreased registration, the Director consulted with the Administrative Committee and with prominent members of the Faculty, and on behalf of the Administrative Committee presented the following report to the
Secretary of the Linguistic Society, for submission to the Executive Committee of the Society:
We find it increasingly difficult to get first-rate scholars to teach in the Institute at stipends of $400 or less. We have so far managed to maintain a high standard by two means. (1) We have persuaded a few excellent scholars, who believe thoroughly in the enterprise, to teach year after year at the sacrifice of time they would otherwise have used in research. This was no part of our original plan; we expected to secure new scholars so that each one might have frequent furloughs. (2) This year we have secured three excellent foreign scholars by outside aid, upon which we cannot count again.
We therefore recommend that no session of the Linguistic Institute be held next summer unless we find resources adequate to pay such salaries as are paid by other summer schools. Decision about holding a session in 1933 had better be postponed.
This recommendation has received the approval of the Executive Committee, with the provision, however, that the present Administrative Committee be continued in charge of the interests involved.
At the time when this Bulletin went to press, no more definite announcement could be made; but persons interested in a Fifth Session are asked to communicate with Professor E. H. Sturtevant, Director of the Linguistic Institute, Box 1899 Yale Station, New Haven, Connecticut.
MEMBERS OF THE LINGUISTIC INSTITUTE
Edgar Howard Sturtevant, Yale University, Director.
Reinhold Eugene Saleski, Bethany College, Assistant Director.
Roland Grubb Kent, University of Pennsylvania, Secretary of the
FACULTY AND LECTURERS
Henry S. Alexander, Professor of English, Queen's University, Kingston (Ont.).
George Melville Bolling, Professor of Greek, Ohio State University. Clive H. Carruthers, Professor of Classical Philology, McGill University. Hermann Collitz, Professor Emeritus of Germanic Philology, Johns Hopkins University.
Joseph Dunn, Professor of Celtic Languages and Literatures, Catholic University of America.
Franklin Edgerton, Professor of Sanskrit and Comparative Philology,
Pierre Fouché, Professor of the History of the French Language in the
Hans Kurath, Professor of German and Linguistics, Ohio State University.
Ralph Marcus, Professor of Bible and Hellenistic Judaism in the Jewish Institute of Religion, and Lecturer on Semitic Languages in Columbia University
Anders Orbeck, Professor of English, University of Rochester.
Eduard Prokosch, Professor of Germanic Languages, Yale University. Henry Brush Richardson, Associate Professor of French, Yale Uni
Edwin C. Roedder, Professor of German, The College of the City of New York.
Paul Scheuermeier, Field Worker for the Sprach- und Sachatlas Italiens und der Südschweiz.
Edward H. Sehrt, Professor of German, George Washington University. Alfred Senn, Professor of Germanic and Comparative Philology, University of Wisconsin.
Edgar Howard Sturtevant, Professor of Linguistics, Yale University.
REGISTRANTS FOR COURSES
Paul Robert Beath, M.A., 815 Lake Ave., Gothenburg, Neb.; graduate student at Columbia Univ. (24, 25, 26, 32) George Beecher, B.A., Albemarle Park, Asheville, N. C.; graduate student at Yale Univ. (3, 5, 21) Bernard Bloch, M.A., 1015 Alabama St., Lawrence, Kansas; Instructor in English at Mount Holyoke College, and Field-Worker on the Linguistic Atlas. (2, 22, 24, 25, 26, 32) Mabel E. Burke, B.A., 302 Convent Ave., New York City; Instructor in Latin at Julia Richman High School. Alice Hill Byrne, Ph.D., Dean and Professor of Greek, Western College, Oxford, Ohio. (6) Roberta D. Cornelius, Ph.D., Associate Professor of English at Randolph-Macon Woman's College, Lynchburg, Va. (17) Margaret Doolittle, M.A., 102 Valentine St., Mount Vernon, N. Y.; Instructor in Latin at Hillside School, Norwalk, Conn. (5,8) Gertrude H. Dunham, M.A., 11 Franklin St., New London, Conn.; Assistant Professor of German at Smith College. Walter Theodore Eickmann, M.A., Instructor in English and Latin at Memorial High School, West New York, N. J. (17, 22, 24) Susan Fowler, B.A., 420 W. 118th St., New York City; Instructor in Latin at Brearley School. (9) Virginia Galloway, B.A., 6 Hewitt Ave., Bronxville, New York; Instructor in French at James Monroe High School, Bronx. (13) Albert H. Gerberich, M.A., Instructor in German and Spanish at Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pa. (17, 18, 19, 22, 23) Martha Jane Gibson, M.A., 301 Prospect St., New Haven, Conn.; graduate student at Yale Univ. (2) E. Adelaide Hahn, Ph.D., 640 Riverside Drive, New York City; Assistant Professor of Latin and Greek at Hunter College. (3, 5, 29)