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FYI: THEALING/New List, LLT Vol3 No1 Available


Author: Rob Pensalfini

FYI Body: Announcing the establishment of a brand new, unmoderated (for now, a
least) e-mail list aimed at those with an interest in combining theatre and
linguistics.

This list is for the discussion of the application of linguistic theory to
theatre practice and training, and is designed to foster exchange of ideas
and collaboration between the disciplines and between individuals working
in this area. Some potential areas of discussion might be:
* the role of phonetic and phonological sciences in voice training
* contributions made by voice practitioners (e.g. voice and speech
teachers) to the linguistic sciences
* the study of prosody in spoken tex
* the relationship between prosody and syntax in verse
* the effect of verse versus prose on actor and audience
* the application of discourse theory to stage performance
These topics are by no means exhaustive and are not meant to restrict the
discussion on the list to these topics. Any discussion that forges links
between theatre and linguistic theory is most welcome.

The name of the list, "thealing", is obviously cobbled together from the
words 'theatre' and 'linguistics', but the resultant pun on 'healing' is
not entirely accidental. The list was born from a desire to see greater
communication and collaboration between traditions with differen
perspectives on voice and language, perspectives which have been strangers
for far too long.

To subscribe to the list, send a message to <majordomo@lists.uq.edu.au>
with the command "subscribe thealing" (without the quotes). It is a good
idea to turn signature files off when doing so. This will subscribe the
e-mail address from which the message was sent. If you wish to subscribe
another email address, the command should be "subscribe thealing
<YOUR_EMAIL_HERE>" (again without the quotes). You will then be sent a
message asking you to confirm your desire to be subscribed to the list.

Rob



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Rob Pensalfini
Lecturer in Linguistics
Department of English
The University of Queensland
Brisbane, Qld 4072
Australia

Telephone: (07) 3365 2245 (office)
(07) 3870 2853 (home)


"Speak what we feel, not what we ought to say."
- King Lear, Will Shakespeare



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We are happy to announce that Volume 3, Number 1 of Language Learning &
Technology is now available at http://polyglot.cal.msu.edu/llt. The
contents are listed below.

Please visit the LLT web site and be sure to enter your free subscription
if you have not already done so. Also, we welcome your submissions of
articles, reviews, and commentaries for future issues. Check our
guidelines for submission at http://polyglot.cal.msu.edu/llt/contrib.html

***Feature Articles***

1. A foot in the world of ideas: Graduate study through the Interne
by David Nunan

2. Web-based Activities and SLA: A Conversation Analysis Research
Approach
by Raffaella Negretti

3. A Model for listening and viewing comprehension in multimedia
environments
by Debra Hoven

***Columns***

>From the Editors
by Mark Warschauer and Irene Thompson

On the Ne
Interactive Language Exercises on the Web: An Exemplar
by Jean W. LeLoup & Robert Ponterio

Emerging Technologies
Web Metadata: More Efficient Resource Cataloging and Retrieving
by Bob Godwin-Jones

Announcements

News from Sponsoring Organizations

***Reviews***

CALL Environments: Research, Practice, and Critical Issues
by Joy Egbert and Elizabeth Hanson-Smith (Eds.)
Reviewed by Saad AlKahtani

New Ways Of Learning And Teaching: Focus On Technology And Foreign
Language Education
by Judith A. Muyskens, Editor
Reviewed by Travis Bradley and Lara Lomicka

Electronic Literacies: Language Culture and Power in Online Education
by Mark Warschauer
Reviewed by Loretta F. Kasper

Un Misterio en Toluca
by Walter C. Oliver and Terri J. Nelson
Reviewed by Jennifer Leeman

Cyberbuch
by Dorothy Chun & Jan Plass
Reviewed by Alene Moyer

Constructing the Paragraph
by Computers for Education
Reviewed by Mark Peterson

***Call for Papers***

Theme: Computer-assisted language testing


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