LINGUIST List 10.34

Fri Jan 8 1999

FYI: Internet Grammar-English, DISCOURS List

Editor for this issue: Martin Jacobsen <>


  1. Survey of English Usage, Internet Grammar of English
  2. Martin Matthew Jacobsen, New DISCOURS List

Message 1: Internet Grammar of English

Date: Fri, 08 Jan 1999 13:50:20 +0000
From: Survey of English Usage <>
Subject: Internet Grammar of English

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 JavaScript 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
different rates. For full details, visit the website above, or email
the Survey of English Usage at

With apologies for cross-postings.

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Survey of English Usage
Department of English
University College London
Gower Street
London WC1E 6BT

Telephone: 0171-419-3119 Marie Gibney (Administrator)
 0171-419-3120 SEU Research Unit
Fax: 0171-916-2054
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Message 2: New DISCOURS List

Date: Fri, 8 Jan 1999 13:01:30 -0600 (CST)
From: Martin Matthew Jacobsen <>
Subject: New DISCOURS List

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Announcing a new list for the study of discourse
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DISCOURS is an interdisciplinary forum for scholars from diverse
fields to discuss discourse theory and practice from a wide range of
perspectives. We define discourse studies broadly and invite all
scholars concerned with the notion of discourse to participate,
including but not limited to those in the disciplines and research
areas of: anthropology, architecture, composition studies, computer
science, cultural studies, education, folklore, gender studies,
geography, history, information science, journalism, language and
literary studies, law, linguistics, music, performance studies,
philosophy, political science, psychology, race and ethnic studies,
rhetoric, sociology, speech communication, women's studies.

We encourage the discussion of theoretical, methodological, practical,
and other issues related to the study of discourse, including such
questions as: What is discourse? How does it relate to other concepts
such as text, ideology, structure, culture? What do we mean by
discourse studies? How do various fields undertake the study of
discourse? How can discourse be investigated from an interdisciplinary
perspective? What is gained and lost in an interdisciplinary approach?

DISCOURS is an unmoderated list sponsored by the program in Discourse
Studies in the Department of English at Texas A&M University. It is
the brainchild of Anthony Aristar, formerly of Texas A&M and now at
Wayne State University. We gratefully acknowledge his support and the
technical support of the LINGUIST List.

To subscribe to DISCOURS, send a message to with the following text in the body
of the message:

subscribe DISCOURS Firstname Lastname

If you have questions about DISCOURS, please contact one of the

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James Cornish (
Chris Holcomb (
Marty Jacobsen (
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