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NOTES AND PERSONALIA
At the December meeting of the Linguistic Society, a plan for a Linguistic Institute, to be held at New Haven in the Summer of 1928, will be presented to the Society for consideration. The Institute will be under the control of the Society, but any financial deficit will be guaranteed from other sources. The sessions will continue for six weeks, and a large variety of linguistic courses will be offered, to be conducted by scholars distinguished in their fields. These courses will be intended for advanced graduate students and for high school and college teachers who feel the need of a better understanding of the history of the languages in which they are interested; and also for advanced scholars who may wish to familiarize themselves with remoter parts of the linguistic territory. The Institute will be of advantage also to scholars who wish merely the opportunity of working during the summer at a large library, along with the privilege of association and discussion of problems with other scholars in the same field. It is proposed to charge a registration fee of twenty dollars and a tuition fee of forty dollars per course.
But this plan cannot be carried out unless the Society gives its approval at the December meeting, and the preliminary response in January and February, to the circulars which it is proposed to send out, should prove sufficient to presage success for the undertaking. Correspondence is invited by Professor E. H. Sturtevant, Box 1849, Yale Station, New Haven, Connecticut, by Professor R. E. Saleski, Bethany College, Bethany, West Virginia, and by the Secretary of the Society.
The First International Congress of Linguists will be held at The Hague, April 10-15, 1927. The reasons for the holding of this Congress read in part very like those which were advanced for the formation of the Linguistic Society of America; the following is an extract from the letter of invitation which has gone out:
It is hardly necessary to insist upon the need of such a Congress. Philologists, Orientalists, Americanists, etc., have long had their international meetings, where they find opportunities for a stimulating exchange of views and ideas and suggestions. Students of Linguistics have hitherto lacked such opportunities.
Hence it is that linguistic problems have only received scant, if any, attention, e.g., at Philological Congresses. They have never yet formed the central point of discussion at a meeting of competent students. And the want of such a discussion has become ever more strongly and generally felt.
General Linguistics, however, has come to cover so wide a field, that international coöperation is indispensable. Quite a number of problems can in no other way be solved, to mention only questions of method such as uniformity of terminology and phonetic notation, or plans for a permanent international organisation.
Recent developments have shown, that international coöperation, for a time disturbed by the great war, is more than ever necessary and possible. There is no earthly reason, why we, students of Linguistics, should any longer deny ourselves the benefits that we might derive from personal contact and discussion. More profitable and more permanent results may be expected from them than from the publication of long and learned treatises. The President of the Congress will be Professor C. C. Uhlenbeck, of Nijmegen; the Secretary-Treasurer is Professor Jos. Schrijnen, St. Annastraat 17, Nijmegen, to whom all correspondence should be addressed. Five American scholars, all members of the Linguistic Society of America, are on the Committee of Honour: Franz Boas, who is also a Vice-President of the Congress; P. E. Goddard, A. L. Kroeber, Truman Michelson, and Edward Sapir. It is hoped that American scholarship will be suitably represented at this Congress, although the date, coming just in the middle of our second academic term, makes it practically impossible except for those who are on leave of absence from their institutions.
Professor Walter E. Clark of the University of Chicago has gone to Harvard University as Wales Professor of Sanskrit, succeeding Professor Charles Rockwell Lanman, who became Professor Emeritus in 1926.
Dr. Oscar F. W. Fernsemer, Instructor in German at Hunter College, has been promoted to an assistant professorship in the same institution.
A. Irving Hallowell, of the University of Pennsylvania, has been promoted from an instructorship to an assistant professorship in anthropology.
William E. Knockerbocker, of the College of the City of New York,
has been promoted from an assistant professorship to an associate professorship of Romance Languages.
Clarence G. Lowe, formerly Assistant Professor of Latin at Washington University, St. Louis, has gone to the University of Nebraska as Associate Professor of Classics and Acting Chairman of the Department.
John Cooper Mendenhall, Assistant Professor of English in the University of Pennsylvania, has been promoted to a professorship.
Roscoe E. Parker, formerly at the University of California, has accepted a call to be Assistant Professor of English at the University of Tennessee.
Alexander H. Schutz, formerly of the University of Missouri, has gone to the Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, in the Department of Romance Languages.
J. B. Stearns, until recently Assistant Professor of Greek in Yale University, is now in the Classical Department of Dartmouth College.
The following additional members were received into the Linguistic Society before the end of September:
Prof. Jane Gray Hunter, 175 Riverside Drive, New York City. (Classics, Hunter College)
Miss Jane F. Goodloe, Homewood Apartments, Baltimore, Md.
Mr. Charles P. Iwanicki, 28 W. Lane Av., Columbus, Ohio. (Classics, Ohio State Univ.)
Prof. Charles A. Messner, State Teachers College, Buffalo, N. Y. (Latin)
Mr. Francis R. Preveden, 1376 E. 62d St., Chicago. (Prof. at DePaul Univ.; Research Asst. in Comp. Phil., Univ. of Chicago)
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Aegyptus; Rivista Italiana di Egittologia e di Papirologia 8. 1–248 (1927).
American Speech 2. 417-516 (1927).
Anthropos; Ephemeris Internationalis Ethnologica et Linguistica 22. 351-688 (1927).
Archiv für d. Studium der neueren Sprachen und Litteraturen 152. 1-160 (1927).
Biblica 8. 257-384 (33*-56*) 1927.
Bolletino delle Pubblicazioni Italiane No. 309 (1927) and Index for 1926.
La Cultura; rivista mensile di Filosofia, Lettere, Arte 6. 385-480 (1927).
English Studies 9. 97-128 (1927).
Die fünf Dialekte in der Sprache der Yamana auf Feuerland. By P. W. KOPPERS. Anthropos 22. 466-76 (1927).
Gnomon; kritische Zeitschrift f. d. gesammte klass. Altertumswissenschaft 3. 385-560-Bibliogr. Beilage 3, 4 (1927).
Indogermanische Forschungen 45. 207–306 (1927).
Italica; Quarterly Bulletin of the Am. Ass. of Teachers of Italian 4. 57-87 (1927).
Journal of the Polynesian Society 36. 99-206 (1927).
Leuvensche Bijdragen; Tijdschrift voor Moderne Philologie 19. 1– 38 (Bijblad 1-36) 1927.
Man; a monthly record of Anthropological Science 17. 141-84.
Modern Philology 25. 1-127 (1927).
Philological Quarterly 6. 225-320 (1927).
Philologus; Zeitschrift f. d. klass. Altertum u. s. Nachleben 82. 365– 476; 83. 1-112 (1927).
Problems in Shakspere's Penmanship. Pp. xvi + 241. By SAMUEL A. TANNENBAUM. New York: The Century Company (for the Modern Language Association of America) 1927.
Razprave; izdaja znanstueno društvo za humanistične vede v ljubljani 3. 1-253 (1926).
Revista de Filología Española 13. 337-432 (1926); 14. 1-112 (1927). Revue des Langues Romanes 63. 1-302 (1925-6).
Revue Hispanique 70. 1-304 (1927).
Ricerche Religiose 3. 97-384 (1927).
Rivista Indo-Greco-Italica di Filologia-Lingua-Antichità. Edited by FRANCESCO RIBEZZO. 11. 1-184. Naples: Via Scarlatti 8, 1927. Slavia; Casopis pro slovanskou filologii. Edited by O. Hujer and M. Murke. 5. 1-886. Leipsic: A. Lorentz, 1926-7.
A Study of Races in the Ancient Near East. Pp. ix + 139. By WILLIAM H. WORRELL. New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1927. The Use of the Subjunctive and Optative Moods in the Non-literary Papyri. Pp. 175. By ROBERT CHISHOLM HORN. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Dissertation, 1926.
Washington University Studies; University Bibliography 1925-1926. Pp. 23. St. Louis: Washington University, 1927.
Zeitschrift für Eingeborenen-Sprachen 17. 161-240 (1927).