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at Copenhagen August 26 to September 1, 1936, reported that they had attended the Congress and that their report had been printed in LANGUAGE 12.310-1.

The President announced that at an earlier date he had appointed as Committee to Nominate Officers for 1937 the following: Prof. D. B. Shumway, Chairman; Prof. E. Adelaide Hahn; Dr. Truman Michelson. Prof. Shumway informally presented the report of the Committee, and the President invited nominations from the floor; there being none, the report was filed for action at a later session.

The President appointed as Committee on Resolutions Prof. G. S. Lane and Dr. G. L. Trager.

Dr. Edith F. Claflin called the attention of the Society to the attack made upon languages as objects of study, by those whose interest centered in the so-called social sciences; and after considerable discussion. it was voted to refer the matter to the Executive Committee, with power to take such action or to adopt such resolutions or recommendations, in the name of the Society, as it might deem appropriate and expedient.

The reading of papers was now begun:

Prof. C. C. Rice (Catawba College): Romance Etymologies. Discussion by Messrs. Trager, Faye..

Prof. Witold Doroszewski (University of Wisconsin): On Phonemes as Social Events. Discussion by Mr. Sapir.

Dr. Bernard Bloch (Linguistic Atlas, Brown University): Some Problems in the Phonemics of Connected Speech. Discussion by Messrs. Swadesh, Hanley, Doroszewski, Sapir.

Prof. Harold D. Rose (Bowling Green University): An Experiment in Phonetics. Discussion by Messrs. Sapir, Joos, Swadesh, Kent, Miss Hahn, Mr. Bolling, Miss Paschall.

Dr. Harry Hoijer (University of Chicago): The Southern Athapascan Languages. Discussion by Mr. Sapir.

Mr. Frederic G. Cassidy (University of Michigan): Cases in Modern English. Discussion by Messrs. Sapir, Kent, Swadesh.

Adjournment was taken at 12.45 P.M.

The Second Session of the Linguistic Society was held on the afternoon of Monday, December 28, in Parlor M, Floor A of the Hotel Morrison. President Flom called the meeting to order at 2.20 P.M. About 50 persons were present at the session. The reading of papers was at once begun:

Prof. George T. Flom (University of Illinois), President of the Linguistic Society of America: On Breaking in Old Norse and Old English. Prof. Albert H. Marckwardt (University of Michigan): Some Frequentative Verbs in Old English. Discussion by Messrs. Flom, Doroszewski.

Dr. Mary R. Haas (Institute of Human Relations, Yale University):
The Tonal Features of Penobscot, an Algonquian Language of
Maine. Discussion by Messrs. Kent, Watkins, Bloomfield.
Dr. George L. Trager (Yale University): The Days of the Week in the
Taos Language. Discussion by Messrs. Rose, Swadesh, Yama-
giwa.

Dr. Morris Swadesh (Yale University): Composite Words in Chitimacha and English. Discussion by Messrs. Kent, Twaddell, Rose, Watkins, Bloch, Trager, Sapir.

Dr. Walter Petersen (Chicago): Shwa Secundum in Latin. Discussion by Messrs. Bolling, Sapir, Bloch, Levy, Rose, Sturtevant.

Dr. Ruth Moore Bechtel (New Orleans): The Dative Plural in Messapic. Discussion by Mr. Bolling.

Adjournment was taken at 5.00 P.M.

Immediately after the close of the session a meeting of Americanists and others interested in the proposed Society for American Indian Linguistics was held in the same room, under the chairmanship of Professor Edward Sapir; Dr. Morris Swadesh acted as secretary. After a full discussion, it was voted to recommend that such a society be formed, and that the new society establish close relations with the LINGUISTIC SOCIETY, in such ways as might prove feasible. Adjournment was taken at 5.50 P.M.

The Third Session of the Linguistic Society was held on the evening of Monday, December 28, jointly with the American Philological Association and the Archaeological Institute of America, in the Cameo Room of the Hotel Morrison. The meeting was called to order at 8.30 P.M., by Vice-President David M. Robinson, of the Archaeological

Institute, who presided and introduced Professor George Lincoln Hendrickson of Yale University, President of the American Philological Association, as the speaker of the evening. His address was upon The Schoolroom of Epictetus.

At the conclusion of the address a social gathering and smoker was held in the same room.

The Fourth Session of the Linguistic Society was held on the morning of Tuesday, December 29, in Parlor M, Floor A of the Hotel MorriPresident Flom called the meeting to order at 9.24 A.M. About 60 persons were present at the session. The reading of papers was at once begun:

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Prof. Luise Haessler (Brooklyn College): Old High German neman and its Compounds. Discussion by Messrs. Flom, Marckwardt, Lane.

Prof. Alfred H. Kehlenbeck (Iowa State College): Middle Low German Vowels in Williamsburg (Iowa) Low German. Discussion by Mr. Ward.

Prof. Roland G. Kent (University of Pennsylvania): Spanish and Portuguese tibio from Latin tepidus. Discussion by Messrs. Bolling, Trager, Ward.

Prof. Edward Sapir (Yale University): Tibetan and Tocharian. Discussion by Messrs. Buck, Petersen, Lane.

Prof. George Sherman Lane (Catholic University of America): Problems of Tocharian Vocalism. Discussion by Mr. Sapir.

Dr. Edith F. Claflin (Columbia University): The Indo-European Middle Ending -r. Discussion by Messrs. Buck, Petersen, Sturtevant, Flom.

Prof. E. Adelaide Hahn (Hunter College): Hittite man. Discussion by Mr. Sturtevant.

Prof. George Melville Bolling (Ohio State University): The Forms of the Past Tense of the Verb 'to be' in Homer.

The following papers were presented by title only:

Prof. Frank R. Blake (Johns Hopkins University): Infixation in the Light of Semitic and Philippine Morphology.

Mr. H. P. Jacobs (Half-way Tree P. O., Jamaica): The Grammar of Jamaican Negro Patois.

Dr. J. J. Raymond (Columbia University): German Altweibersommer, Slavic baby lato.

Prof. Harold D. Rose (Bowling Green University): The Rôle of Context in Semantics.

A brief business session followed.

The report of the Committee on Nominations was laid before the meeting for formal action, and in the absence of nominations from the floor, which were called for by the President, the report was adopted in the usual manner, and the nominees were declared elected, for terms beginning at the end of the meeting:

President, Prof.Carl D. Buck, Univ. of Chicago.
Vice-President, Prof. Hans Kurath, Brown Univ.

Secretary and Treasurer, Prof. Roland G. Kent, Univ. of Pennsylvania.
Executive Committee, the preceding, and

Prof. Luise Haessler, Brooklyn College.

Prof. George S. Lane, Catholic Univ. of America.

Prof. E. A. Speiser, Univ. of Pennsylvania.

Committee on Publications:

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Chairman and Editor, Prof. George Melville Bolling, Ohio State Univ.

To serve through 1939: Prof. Hans Sperber, Ohio State Univ.

Dr. Trager now presented the report of the Committee on Resolutions, which was unanimously adopted, as follows:

The Committee on Resolutions proposes that the warmest thanks of the LINGUISTIC SOCIETY be accorded

to the Local Committee, and especially to its Chairman, Prof. Clyde Murley, for the admirable arrangements which it made for our reception in Chicago;

to the Secretaries of the Associated Societies, the American Philological Association and the Archaeological Institute of America, for coöperation in making arrangements for the meetings;

and to the Hotel Morrison, especially Mr. L. R. Bell, for many

Adjournment was taken at 12.20 P.M.

courtesies.

The Fifth Session of the Linguistic Society was held on the afternoon of Tuesday, December 29, in the Cameo Room, Floor A of the Hotel Morrison, jointly with the American Philological Association. President Flom of the Linguistic Society called the meeting to order at 2.10 P.M., and presided throughout the session. About 175 persons were present. The reading of papers was at once begun (those presented on behalf of the Philological Association are marked with *):

*Dr. Dorothy Paschall (New Haven): The Origin and Semantic Development of Latin vitium.

Dr. George Bechtel (New Orleans): The Latin Perfect Endings in -isti and -istis.

Prof. Edgar H. Sturtevant (Yale University): Latin and Hittite Substantive i-Stems with Lengthened Grade in the Nominative. Prof. Leonard Bloomfield (University of Chicago): Infinite Classes. Discussion by Mr. Rose.

Prof. L. Arnold Post (Haverford College): Dramatic Uses of the Greek Imperative. Discussion by Miss Hahn.

*Prof. Roland G. Kent (University of Pennsylvania): Studies in Varro de Lingua Latina.

*Dr. Harold L. Jolliffe (University of Chicago): Bentley versus Horace. *Dr. Aubrey Diller (Diller, Neb.): Incipient Errors in Manuscripts.

The following papers were presented by title only:

Prof. Eva Fiesel (Bryn Mawr College): The Chronology of Certain Sound-Changes in Latin.

*Dr. Edith Frances Claflin (Columbia University): The Vividness of the Middle Voice in Medieval Latin Lyric.

*Dr. Sharon Lea Finch (Colby College): The Text of Chrysostom's Homilies on the Acts.

*Dr. Kevin Guinagh: Justifying the New Edition.

*Dr. Dorthy Mae Robathan (Wellesley College): The Differentiation of Hands in a Vatican Terence (3305).

*Mr. R. I. W. Westgate (Phillips Academy): The Text of Valla's Translation of Thucydides.

Adjournment was taken at 4.25 P.M.

A joint dinner of the Linguistic Society of America, the American Philological Association, and the Archaeological Institute of America, was held at half-past seven o'clock on the evening of Tuesday, December 28, in the Cameo Room, Floor A of the Hotel Morrison. About 275 persons were present. President Hendrickson of the American Philological Association presided and introduced the speakers: Prof. B. L. Ullman (University of Chicago), for the local members. Prof. Roland G. Kent (University of Pennsylvania), for the Linguistic Society of America.

Prof. William T. Semple (University of Cincinnati), for the American Philological Association.

Prof. T. Leslie Shear (Princeton University), the main speaker of the evening, on New Discoveries in the Athenian Agora.

(signed) ROLAND G. KENT, Secretary.

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