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The Linguist 58,2-June/July 2019

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30 The Linguist Vol/58 No/2 2019 INSTITUTE MATTERS COUNCIL NEWS Judith Gabler, Chair of Council, reports on the meeting of 26 January At our recent meeting it was particularly encouraging to welcome Council members travelling from France, Belgium and Germany; this, together with almost full attendance, continues to reflect our broadening horizons and scope for discussion. First on the agenda, the 2017/18 audited accounts were approved for presentation at the AGM in March. The Q1 Management accounts to November are showing a small favourable variance in relation to budget due to increased membership; 98% of our Chartered Linguists (CLs) renewed their annual subscription earlier than previously, driving up our retention rate. Our CL status has continued to evolve, and we have exceeded a symbolic threshold of more than 500 CLs (from 284 a year ago). This is a very encouraging indicator that CIOL membership and Chartership are recognised and valued. An essential ingredient of the AGM is to ensure robust succession planning with transparent elections, so the proposed format and required papers were scrutinised and approved. At this time of the year, it is important to discuss whether our fees need to be adjusted to keep pace with costs while maintaining value for money. Getting the balance right is always challenging and the proposal to be submitted to the AGM for approval will hopefully achieve just that. CEO Ann Carlisle reported on a number of initiatives which should extend our examinations portfolio outside the UK. With CIOL President Richard Hardie HonFCIL, she had participated in several events focusing on language policy, education and languages in the workplace. Raising CIOL's public profile and visibility is an essential pillar of delivering our strategic goal of representing linguists and speaking out as the voice of the language sector. Sadly, the January meeting ended with farewells to Head of Membership Jane Galbraith, who has been instrumental in driving our membership operations over the past four years, and to Council members Helen Campbell HonFCIL, Rosemary Mitchell- Schuitevoerder MCIL CL, Rodney Mantle FCIL and my predecessor Karen Stokes FCIL CL. I would like to thank them again here, on behalf of Council, for everything they have done in their respective roles. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 Across 1. It has more than 20,000 speakers in the eastern highlands of Papua New Guinea. (5) 4. Game I play in ancient Rome. (4) 7. Native American tribe in Arizona with a reservation of over 2,500 sq miles. (4) 8. Small dog from Beijing. (8) 9. Earth in Greek mythology, equivalent of the Roman Terra. (4) 10. Colonial name of Zimbabwe. (8) 12. Polynesian language; the most spoken language in New Zealand after English and Maori. (6) 14. Substitute for a German. (6) 16. Fabled birds with soothing powers, identified with kingfishers. (8) 18. An official language of Pakistan. (4) 20. Now extinct Romance language spoken in the Eastern Alps. (8) 22. A governing strategy, divide and ____. (4) 23. French is its official language, but Ewe and Kabiye are also recognised. (4) 24. World-weariness in Paris. (5) Down 1. Bantu language spoken in Zimbabwe, which features implosives and whistled sibilants. (5) 2. Thank you in Tokyo. (7) 3. Zamenhof originally called his creation 'lingvo internacia'. (9) 4. Albanian currency, equal to 100 qintars. (3) 5. Thank you in Bonn. (5) 6. Help. (6) 11. Display of respect, e.g. bow, from French. (9) 13. Group of culturally related tribes in North America who speak Southern Athabaskan languages. (6) 15. Thank you in Riyadh. (7) 17. I believe in ancient Rome. (5) 19. City once called Shahjahanabad. (5) 21. Artificial language from 1907, which sought to rectify flaws in 3 down. (3) Crossword no.22 Solution, page 29

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