FYI: Russian software, Dict. correction, Conf. list
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.
Regards, Serafin M. Coronel-Molina
The latest Conference list on linguistics and related topics is now available on http://www.cltr.uq.edu.au/conf.html
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.
Regards Peter White
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