LINGUIST List 11.2309

Wed Oct 25 2000

Books: Sign Language, Translation, NLP

Editor for this issue: Naomi Ogasawara <naomilinguistlist.org>


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Directory

  1. Paul Peranteau, Sign Language in Indo-Pakistan, U.Zeshan
  2. Paul Peranteau, Translation: Practical Guide to Localization, Translating Into Success
  3. Paul Peranteau, Recent Advances in Natural Language Processing II, Nicolov & Mitkov

Message 1: Sign Language in Indo-Pakistan, U.Zeshan

Date: Mon, 23 Oct 2000 13:56:38 -0400
From: Paul Peranteau <paulbenjamins.com>
Subject: Sign Language in Indo-Pakistan, U.Zeshan

John Benjamins Publishing announces the following new work:

Sign Language in Indo-Pakistan.
A description of a signed language.
Ulrike ZESHAN (LaTrobe University, Melbourne)

US & Canada: 1 55619 857 4 / USD 45.00 (Hardcover)
Rest of world: 90 272 2563 X / NLG 90.00 (Hardcover)

To find a suitable framework for the description of a previously
undocumented language is all the more challenging in the case of a
signed language. In this book, for the first time, an indigenous Asian
sign language used in deaf communities in India and Pakistan is
described on all linguistically relevant levels. This grammatical
sketch aims at providing a concise yet comprehensive picture of the
language. It covers a substantial part of Indopakistani Sign Language
grammar. Topics discussed range from properties of individual signs to
principles of discourse organization. Important aspects of
morphological structure and syntactic regularities are
summarized. Finally, sign language specific grammatical mechanisms
such as spatially realized syntax and the use of facial expressions
also figure prominently in this book. A 300-word dictionary with
graphic representations of signs and a transcribed sample text
complement the grammatical description.

The cross-linguistic study of signed languages is only just
beginning. Descriptive materials such as the ones presented in this
book provide the necessary starting point for further empirical and
theoretical research in this direction.



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Message 2: Translation: Practical Guide to Localization, Translating Into Success

Date: Mon, 23 Oct 2000 13:51:04 -0400
From: Paul Peranteau <paulbenjamins.com>
Subject: Translation: Practical Guide to Localization, Translating Into Success

John Benjamins Publishing announces the availability of these two new works:

A Practical Guide to Localization. 2nd edition.
Bert ESSELINK (Lionbridge)
Language International World Directory 4

US & Canada: 1 58811 005 2 / USD 79.00 (Hardcover) 
	 1 58811 006 0 / USD 32.95 (Paperback)
Rest of world: 90 272 1955 9 / NLG 158.00 (Hardcover) 
 90 272 1956 7 / NLG 65.00 (Paperback)

A Practical Guide to Localization was written for technical
translators, localization engineers, testing engineers, desktop
publishers, project managers, and anyone else who may be involved in
the release of multilingual products.

In this second edition, translators can learn more about localizing
software, online help and documentation files, and the latest
translation technology tools. Localization engineers can learn all
about developing, engineering, and testing multilingual software and
online help projects. For project managers, there is all the
information needed for planning translation and localization projects,
finding resources, and ensuring product quality. New to this second,
fully updated and revised edition are chapters on internationalization, 
multilingual desktop publishing, and software quality assurance. 
The book has been designed both as a reference work and a teaching tool.

Visit the www.locguide.com web site for additions and updates to
the book, as well as references and links relevant to technical
translation and localization. The web site also contains extracts
from the book, reviews, and ordering information.

Bert Esselink has been active in localization for over a decade.
After graduating in technical translation and taking university
classes in programming and computational linguistics he worked for
several years as software localizer, localization engineer, and
technical project manager at International Software Products. In 1996
he joined ALPNET in Amsterdam as localization manager before taking on
the role of globalization manager, developing internal production
quality standards. In January 2000 Bert joined Lionbridge to head up
their European globalization consulting services.


Translating Into Success.
Cutting-edge strategies for going multilingual in a global age.
Robert C. SPRUNG (ed.) (Harvard Translations)
ATA Scholarly Monograph Series XI

US & Canada: 1 55619 630 X / USD 50.00 (Hardcover) 
 1 55619 631 8 / USD 24.95 (Paperback)
Rest of world: 90 272 3186 9 / NLG 100.00 (Hardcover) 
 90 272 3187 7 / NLG 50.00 (Paperback)

The boom in international trade has brought with it an increased
demand for addressing local consumers in their native language and
cultural idiom. Given the complex nature and new media involved in
communicating with their constituent markets, companies are developing
ever more complex tools and techniques for managing foreign-language
communication. This book presents select case studies that illustrate
the state-of-the-art of language management. It covers a cross-section
of sectors, each of which has particular subtleties in language
management: � software localization � finance � medical devices �
automotive The book also covers a cross-section of topical and
strategic issues: � time-to-market (scheduling challenges;
simultaneous release in multiple languages) � global terminology
management � leveraging Internet, intranet, and email � centralized
versus decentralized management models � financial and budgeting
techniques � human factors; management issues unique to language
projects � technological innovation in language management
(terminology tools, automatic translation) The target audience is
language professionals involved with the management aspect of language
projects. This includes translators and linguists, managers at
language-service providers, language managers at manufacturing/service
companies, educators and language/translation students. The heart of
the book is the concept of the case study, particularly the Harvard
Business School case-study model. Industry leaders and analysts
provide some 15 case studies covering the spectrum of language
applications. Readable and nonacademic--it can serve both as a text
for those studying language and translation, as well as those in the
field who need to know the "state-of-the-art" in language management.

		

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Message 3: Recent Advances in Natural Language Processing II, Nicolov & Mitkov

Date: Mon, 23 Oct 2000 14:00:16 -0400
From: Paul Peranteau <paulbenjamins.com>
Subject: Recent Advances in Natural Language Processing II, Nicolov & Mitkov

John Benjamins Publishing announces the availability of this new work:


Recent Advances in Natural Language Processing II.
Selected papers from RANLP '97.
Nicolas NICOLOV and Ruslan MITKOV (eds.) 
(University of Sussex / University of Wolverhampton)
Current Issues in Linguistic Theory 189

US & Canada: 1 55619 966 X / USD 84.00 (Hardcover)
Rest of world: 90 272 3695 X / NLG 168.00 (Hardcover)

This volume brings together revised versions of a selection of papers
presented at the Second International Conference on "Recent Advances
in Natural Language Processing" (RANLP'97) held in Tzigov Chark,
Bulgaria, September 1997. The aim of the conference was to give
researchers the opportunity to present new results in Natural Language
Processing (NLP) based both on traditional and modern theories and
approaches. The conference received substantial interest - 167
submissions from more than 20 countries. The best papers from the
proceedings were selected for this volume, in the hope that they
reflect the most significant and promising trends (and successful
results) in NLP.

The contributions have been grouped according to the following topics:
tagging, lexical issues and parsing, word sense disambiguation and
anaphora resolution, semantics, generation, machine translation, and
categorisation and applications. The volume contains an extensive
index.

Contributions by: C. Samuelsson; N. Smith & T. McEnery; L. Marquez & H.
 Rodriguez; C. Macleod, A. Meyers, R. Grishman, 
 L. Barrett & R. Reeves; S. Hartrumpf; 
 F. Segond & M. Copperman; M.A. Alonso, D. Cabrero & 
 M. Vilares; C. Berthouzoz & P. Merlo; L. Hadrich Belguith, 
 A. Ben Hamadou & C. Aloulou; Y. Wilks & M. Stevenson; 
 K. Mahesh, S. Nirenburg & S. Beale; R. Mitkov & M. Stys; 
 A. Ferrandez, M. Palomar & L. Moreno; A. Chi-on Chin &
 B.K. Tsou.; P.A.M. Seuren; K. Eberle & C. Vogel; 
 B. Sandford Pedersen; N. Nicolov & C. Mellish; 
 T. Kato & Y.I. Nakano; S. Wintner, E. Gabrilovich &
 N. Francez; P. Paggio; B. Buschbeck-Wolf & M. Dorna; 
 D. Turcato, O. Laurens, P. McFetridge & F. Popowich; 
 J.G. Amores & J.F. Quesada,; J. Atserias, S. Climent, 
 X. Farreres, G. Rigau & H. Rodriguez; J.M. Wiebe &
 R.F. Bruce; M. de Buenaga Rodriguez, J. Maria Gomez Hidalgo 
 & B. Diaz-Agudo; F. Fukumoto, H. Yamada & A. Imamiya; 
 A. Bredenkamp, T. Declerck, F. Fouvry, B. Music & 
 A. Theofilidis; R. Chandrasekar & S. Bangalore; A. Bolioli, 
 L. Dini, V. Di Tomaso, A. Goy & D. Sestero.

			
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