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FYI: Russian software, Dict. correction, Conf. list

Author: Andrei Strukov

FYI Body: Dear colleagues in Russian and LRC directors;

You may now say "Happy birthday, "Tovarishch X"!"

"Tovarishch X" ("Comrade X") is a new program designed to improve and
develop comprehension skills for the 2-nd, 3-rd and 4-th year
students, studying Russian. Lots of fun and cultural experience are
brought to you by using clips from Russian radio stations and
television channel "ORT-1". There are all kinds of uses for this
software. In my 2nd year Russian course I am going to use it bit by
bit throughout the semester, giving little home assignments on a daily
basis. For the "upgraded" students you may suggest to work on their
own with the program.

All of the assignments are arranged in the accending difficulty; the
further -- the harder!

Here is the web site to download the Russian software "Tovarishch X"
("Comrade X") for Macintosh


Andrei Strukov
Colby College
Waterville, ME

Dear list members:

A couple of days ago I sent a message to the list announcing the
publication of the modernized and standardized version of the
"Vocabulario Poliglota Incaico", a dictionary of Spanish, Quechua and
Aymara terms. In the body of the text, I say "This is a dictionary
originally produced by Franciscan missionaries on behalf of the
Colegio de Propaganda Fide del Peru (Fide School of Advertising of
Peru)." The translation which appears in parentheses is in error, a
fact which I thank Dr. Ignacio Hualde of the Dept. of Spanish, Italian
and Portuguese at the University of Illinois-Urbana, for pointing ou
to me. A more appropriate translation would be "Evangelization" or
"Dissemination of faith." I apologize for the inaccurate
translation. As Dr. Hualde informed me, "propaganda fide" is Latin; my
translation error arose from interpreting it as Spanish, which in this
particular phrase is nearly identical to the original Latin.

Serafin M. Coronel-Molina

Dear colleagues,

The latest Conference list on linguistics and related topics is now
available on

The next update will be early April '99.

61 new conferences have been added to the list.

Contact me on the address below for any corrections or amendments.

Peter White

Peter White
Centre for Language Teaching and Research
University of Queensland, Qld 4072
Tel: +61 7 3365 6893; Fax: +61 7 3365 7077

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