LINGUIST List 10.1856

Thu Dec 2 1999

FYI: New Website/List: RST, TEFL Courses in Russia

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  1. bill_mann, New Website/List: Rethorical Structure Theory (RST)
  2. Lena Ovchinnikova, TEFL Courses in Moscow, Russia (RSA)

Message 1: New Website/List: Rethorical Structure Theory (RST)

Date: Mon, 29 Nov 1999 16:12:46 -0500
From: bill_mann <>
Subject: New Website/List: Rethorical Structure Theory (RST)

 Rhetorical Structure Theory (RST)
 a new website
 a new discussion group

 RST is an approach to discovering the linguistic
structures of texts. It is part of the study of what and how 
texts communicate.
 RST provides an approach to explaining why texts are
coherent and arbitrary collections of sentences are not 
coherent. It also provides a basis for understanding 
certain kinds of implicit communication.
 RST is used in computationally in text generation,
summarization, indexing and text assessment.

 A new website devoted to RST and its neighborhood is

 The website includes an introduction to RST,
bibliographies, a resource for people who are analyzing text, 
 published and unpublished analyses of particular texts, 
ranging from small texts up to a page in size. There are 
separate bibliographies for linguistic references, 
computational linguistic references and RST work by the 
creators of RST.

 There is also a new email discussion group for
discussion of RST and how it relates to other linguistic 
topics: coherence, implicit communication, pragmatics, 
discourse linguistics, semantics and other frameworks for 
understanding text. The group will also discuss 
computational uses.
 To sign up to receive the discussions by email and be
eligible to submit comments, send a message to



 SUBSCRIBE RSTLIST yourfirstname yourlastname

 in the body of the message. Use whatever full name
form you want people to see.

 The Address list of RSTlist subscribers will not be
made public.

 The website and list are managed by Bill Mann. He can be 
reached at 
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Message 2: TEFL Courses in Moscow, Russia (RSA)

Date: Wed, 01 Dec 1999 18:33:59 +0300
From: Lena Ovchinnikova <>
Subject: TEFL Courses in Moscow, Russia (RSA)

RSA [Royal Society of Arts ]

BKC-IH Moscow, an approved Cambridge CELTA [Certificate in English 
Language Teaching to Adults] is offering an intensive CELTA course
from January 10 to February 4. The CELTA is an internationally 
recognised qualification for those wishing to follow a career in
teaching English as a foreign language. The course is being
conducted over four weeks at our school in the centre of
Moscow, and includes 6 hours of supervised teaching practice
and 8 hours of observation of experienced teachers. 
Teaching positions will be offered to all trainees who
achieve good passes.

Inquiries: ph: +7(095) 234 03 14 
Contact name: Lena Ovchinnikova
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