The Boston Globe reviews a number of word books, with mention of volumes by DSNA members Michael Adams and Jeff Prucher, as well as investigation into the history of "shyster" by Gerald Cohen. Visit: http://tinyurl.com/o7s5sc.
The National Humanities Center offers 40 residential fellowships for advanced study in the humanities during the academic year, September 2010 through May 2011. Applicants must hold doctorate or equivalent scholarly credentials. The Center is international and accepts applications from scholars outside the United States. The Center seeks to provide at least half salary and also covers travel expenses to and from North Carolina for Fellows and their dependents.
Deadline and Application Procedures. Applicants submit the Center’s form, supported by a curriculum vitae, a 1000-word project proposal, and three letters of recommendation. You may request application material from Fellowship Program, National Humanities Center, Post Office Box 12256, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina 27709-2256, or obtain the form and instructions from the Center’s website http://nationalhumanitiescenter.org.
Applications and letters of recommendation must be postmarked by October 15, 2009.
"A dictionary of words and phrases from Cromarty's fisherfolk dialect was published on Saturday, providing a written record of what has been described as one of Scotland's most threatened dialects." To read the rest of the story from the Inverness Courier, visit http://www.inverness-courier.co.uk/news/fullstory.php/aid/9405/.