"Buenos dias", "buenas noches" -- this was the first words in a foreign language I heard in my life, as a three-year old boy growing up in developing post-war Western Germany, where the first gastarbeiters had arrived from Spain. Fascinated by the strange sounds, I tried to get to know some more languages, the only opportunity being TV courses of English and French -- there was no foreign language education for pre-teen school children in Germany yet in those days. Read more
Our phone numbers have changed, If you would like to look into the opportunities for learning foreign languages with the United States Army, You may now contact Staff Sergeant Sarah Chapman A 702-639-2048 or myself Staff Sergeant Bill Hudon at 702-639-2047. Our E-mail is still email@example.com. This week we do have one slo for a Vietnamese class and 2 for Persian Farsi. I can always of course use the able minded to learn Russian, Arabic, Korean and Chinese Mandarin. Check out our earlier postings for more info.(search military). I am still trying a buddy program where I can place two people in the same language class at the same time so that there is a friendly familiar face to study with. I can probably place more than two, but I haven't had anyone interested yet. We are a new program for the Army, so if someone tells you we can't guarantee a language, they would have been right 8 months ago.
My recently-published software called Concordance is now available for download. This is sophisticated text analysis software for making concordances, wordlists, and Web Concordances. It is already in use among language teachers, lexicographers, historians, linguists, and literary scholars, for example because of its ability to display the most frequent collocations of words. It also supports many different Western languages.
Its unique ability, however, is to turn a concordance into HTML ready for the web with a single click.
The unregistered version of Concordance is freely downloadable from http://www.rjcw.freeserve.co.uk/ This is a fully functional version with a time limit.
R.J.C.Watt@dundee.ac.uk Download Concordance at http://www.rjcw.freeserve.co.uk/
This page describes online corpora and tools for empirical linguistic research. It has been compiled in connection with my study of formal models for representing multimodal linguistic field data, and on platform-independent open-source tools for manipulating such data. The page includes pointers to about 20 existing efforts in this area. Please let me know if I've missed anything.
- Steven.Bird@ldc.upenn.edu http://www.ldc.upenn.edu/sb Assoc Director, LDC; Adj Assoc Prof, CIS & Linguistics Linguistic Data Consortium, University of Pennsylvania 3615 Market St, Suite 200, Philadelphia, PA 19104-2608
The Survey of English Usage, University College London, is pleased to announce the release of the Internet Grammar of English.
The Internet Grammar is an online course in English grammar written primarily for university undergraduates. However, we hope that it will be useful to everyone who is interested in the English language. The approach is broadly traditional, though we have made use, where appropriate, of modern theoretical work.
The grammar course consists of the following main sections:
Word Classes Introducing Phrases Clauses & Sentences Form & Function Functions in Phrases
Within these sections, the course is designed as a series of linked topics. Most topics contain interactive exercises, which provide immediate feedback based on the answers submitted. Some topics are illustrated using JavaScrip animations.
The Internet Grammar is fully searchable, and it includes a comprehensive Glossary of grammatical terms and an Index.
The Internet Grammar is now available at this address:
To avoid potentially long download times, the Internet Grammar is also available on CD-ROM. Prices start at 25 Pounds Sterling (GBP) + VAT, where applicable. Institutional and network versions are charged at differen rates. For full details, visit the website above, or email the Survey of English Usage at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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