Editorial
Australian Speech Science
and Technology Association
(Incorporated)
G.P.O. Box 143, Canberra 
City, A.C.T., 2601.
This month Steve Cassidy, our ASSTA secretary, gives us a report from the  executive and ASSTA announces its new research initiatives  program (page 10).  This gives members the opportunity to get financial assistance for mini-conferences and workshops, and assistance for Ph.D students. 
Remember also that you can write to the newsletter with your views on the activities that ASSTA is promoting--let us know how you think ASSTA can help you in your research and professional activities.  Perhaps you could take advantage of assta.org to help you stay in contact with your colleagues and peers, and to diseminate information. 
This issue is also packed with links to  speech research and 
conferences web sites (see the conference log and resources pages).  We also have an interesting contribution from Chihara Tsurutani, describing his work in second language learning.
Keep the input to the newsletter coming´┐Ż  ·
Chris James
September  2001
Vol. 19 No. 3