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Supplement to LANGUAGE, Journal of the Linguistic Society of CR


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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:


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 Post office 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.







Edgar Howard Sturtevant, Yale University, Director.
Reinhold Eugene Saleski, Bethany College, Assistant Director.
Edwin C. Roedder, The College of the City of New York.

Roland Grubb Kent, University of Pennsylvania, Secretary of the Linguistic Society of America.


Henry S. Alexander, Professor of English, Queen's University, Kingston (Ont.).

Frank Ringgold Blake, Associate Professor of Oriental Languages, Johns Hopkins University.

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,
Yale University.

Jakob Jud, Professor of Romance Philology, University of Zürich.
Otto Müller, Professor of Romance Languages, Gettysburg College.
Anders Orbeck, Professor of English, University of Rochester.
Eduard Prokosch, Professor of Germanic Languages, Yale University.
Henry Brush Richardson, Associate Professor of French, Yale Univer-

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.


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 of linguistics or to encourage the pursuit of it. A history of the Institute may be found in Bulletins No. 2, No. 4, and No. 6 of the LINGUISTIC SOCIETY OF AMERICA, which may be obtained from Professor R. G. Kent, Secretary of the Society, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia; price, 10, 25, and 10 cents respectively.

Research: The Institute is in a position to assist research projects which require conference between scholars. A large number of investigations have profited from the discussions, both formal and informal, which have occurred at former sessions, and this feature will be emphasized as much as possible.

The Linguistic Atlas of the United States and Canada: During the session of 1929 a Conference on a Linguistic Atlas of the United States and Canada was held under the auspices of the American Council of Learned Societies; and a committee of the Council, of which Professor Hans Kurath of Ohio State University is chairman, has since then perfected plans for an investigation of the dialects of New England. This project, which is to be considered as the first step in the preparation of the larger Atlas, will be started in June, 1931. In connection with it a number of courses at the session of the Linguistic Institute and in the summer session of Columbia University will be particularly devoted to the training of workers on the Atlas.

English $209, English Phonetics, at Columbia University, will be offered by Professor Cabell Greet daily at 10:30 from July 6 to August 14. Students registered in the Linguistic Institute will be admitted upon payment to Columbia University of fees amounting to $37.

Courses in the Institute of particular interest to workers on the Atlas are: Modern British and American Pronunciation, Mr. Alexander; History of American Dialects, Mr. Orbeck; Les Problèmes de la Préparation d'un Atlas Linguistique, M. Jud et M. Scheuermeier.

Atlases of the Foreign Language Areas: The course just mentioned will be of unique value to all persons interested in the study of dialects, and particularly to those who desire to construct dialect maps of any areas, large or small, regardless of the language. The Linguistic Atlas of the United States and Canada, as now planned, is to include only English; but it will remain a torso unless the foreign language areas in North America are given parallel treatment. Many dialectic peculiarities of American English can be understood only by reference to the languages from which they were borrowed. The preparation of such supplementary studies must be undertaken, if at all, by specialists in French, Spanish, German, etc., and there is an opportunity here for a large amount of peculiarly valuable work. Scholars with ambitions of this sort will be welcomed to Mr. Jud's lectures and the demonstrations by Mr. Scheuermeier, as well as to any other course in the Institute. There will be abundant opportunities for conference concerning all problems of dialect study, since the Director and the Assistant Director of the Linguistic Atlas of the United States and Canada expect to be in residence.

Sessions: The Linguistic Institute holds a session of six weeks' duration each summer. The fourth session will be held from June 29 to August 7, 1931, at The College of the City of New York, Convent Avenue and 139th Street, New York City.

Scholars who wish to carry on their own researches can find almost any books that may be required in the excellent libraries of the city, many of them in the library of the College. The Institute provides unique advantages in the way of discussion between scholars of linguistic interests.

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 efficient way.

Public Lectures: During the session there will be a series of ten lectures on linguistic topics. The speakers will be leading specialists in various branches of linguistic science, and they will address themselves

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