The August edition of the Conference Schedule: Linguistics and Related Topics is now available a http://www.cltr.uq.edu.au/conf.html
A total of 31 new conferences have been added to the list. Please let me know if there are any errors.
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CHRISTINE Corpus, Stage I
Stage I of the CHRISTINE Corpus is now available. It comprises a structurally-annotated cross-section of spontaneous 1990s speech drawn from all UK regions, social classes, etc. The annotation scheme is that of the well-established SUSANNE Corpus, and is defined in detail in G.R. Sampson, _English for the Computer_, Clarendon Press (Oxford University Press), 1995.
CHRISTINE/I is described in detail in its Documentation file, which is available on the Web a http://www.cogs.susx.ac.uk/users/geoffs/ChrisDoc.html (250 kb, about 35,000 words). Another Web page, http://www.cogs.susx.ac.uk/users/geoffs/RChristine.html, discusses the background and aims of the CHRISTINE Project. The Corpus can be downloaded by anonymous ftp. The URL is ftp://ftp.cogs.susx.ac.uk/pub/users/geoffs/CHRISTINE1.tar.Z - use "uncompress" to uncompress the file, and then "tar -xf" to unpack the tar file into its 84 component files (which include a copy of the Documentation file).
CHRISTINE/I includes about 40% of the eventual complete CHRISTINE Corpus. The complete Corpus is expected to be ready for distribution early in the year 2000.
Prof. Geoffrey Sampson
School of Cognitive & Computing Sciences University of Sussex Falmer, Brighton BN1 9QH, GB
e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org tel. +44 1273 678525 fax +44 1273 671320 Web site http://www.grs.u-net.com
Dear Linguists There is a new (free!)program out there that allows you to leave and read notes on any website you visit. Anybody who visits the site can read your notes (there is also a possibility to post a note to a group, to a private person or to youself). I find it very useful esspecially for people like us who share the same interests, but hasitate to send any question or opinion to the list. This way you can live notes on with your own book-reviews, opinions, questions, etc.This is the first program that allowes you not only to visit websites but also to leave your remarks for other users to read. The program is called uTok (I think it means user's tree of knowledge) and you can download it from http://www.utok.com (it takes only 2 minutes to download and its free). Ones you downloaded you can join the linguists group which allowes you to leave notes to other linguists.