LINGUIST List 10.1296

Mon Sep 6 1999

Qs: Language teaching, French liaison

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  1. Ilija Casule, Language teaching
  2. ROGER BILLEREY, French liaison

Message 1: Language teaching

Date: Sat, 4 Sep 1999 10:29:50 GMT+1000
From: Ilija Casule <>
Subject: Language teaching

I am attempting to conduct a survey on foreign language teaching at
universities - structure of degrees, proportion of face-to-face
teaching to independent and flexible mode learning, proportion of
theory vs practicals, progress of absolute beginners vs students with
previous knowledge, etc.

The questionnaire involves 9 questions which require very short 

 Please e-mail me on: if you would like 
to help me. I will then send you the survey. 

I'd appreciate your cooperation, as many language departments in 
the world are in jeopardy because of the erosion of funding and 
teaching standards.

If I receive enough relevant replies, I will post a summary.

Associate Professor Ilija Casule, Department of European Languages
Macquarie University; Sydney, NSW 2109, Australia
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Message 2: French liaison

Date: Thu, 2 Sep 1999 15:13:15 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: French liaison

Dear all,

I am in the process of gathering data on French liaison. I am looking
for references or lists of examples of entire utterances or long
phrases illustrating liaison. As the emphasis is on prosody and
liaison, I am less interested in the standard examples of
suppletion/h-aspire words. Any input would be greatly appreciated. I
will make a summary available to the asking if I get a significant
number of responses. Thanks in advance.

Roger Billerey
Graduate student
Department of Linguistics
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