LINGUIST List 12.317

Tue Feb 6 2001

FYI: LOT-NWCL Summer School, Software - SignStream

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  1. LOT, LOT-NWCL Summer School in Linguistics, The Netherlands
  2. Carol Neidle, SignStream - New Release of Software and ASL Data Sets

Message 1: LOT-NWCL Summer School in Linguistics, The Netherlands

Date: Fri, 02 Feb 2001 16:29:32 +0100
From: LOT <>
Subject: LOT-NWCL Summer School in Linguistics, The Netherlands

>From 9-20 July 2001 the Netherlands Graduate School of Linguistics (LOT) 
in cooperation with the North West Centre for Linguistics (NWCL) at the 
Universities of Bangor, Lancaster, Liverpool, Manchester, Salford and 
UMIST & Edge Hill College, is organizing a

		in UTRECHT, The Netherlands

The Summer School will offer 24 one week courses, 12 per week.

Bilingualism, Computational Linguistics, Corpus Linguistics, 
First & Second Language Acquisition, Language Change, Lexicon-
Syntax interface, Morphology, Neurolinguistics, Phonetics, Phonology, 
Pragmatics, Psycholinguistics, Semantics, Sociolinguistics, Statistics/ 
Methodology, Syntax, Syntax-Semantics Interface, Typology

Sergey Avrutin (Utrecht University) 
Harald Baayen (University of Nijmegen & MPI) 
Paul Bennett (UMIST) 
Huub van den Bergh (Utrecht University) 
Diane Blakemore (University of Salford) 
Peter Cole (University of Delaware)
Nigel Duffield (McGill & MPI)
Samuel Epstein (University of Michigan) 
Janet Fodor (CUNY) 
Anastasia Giannakidou (University of Groningen)
Kenneth Hale (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Charlotte Hoffmann (University of Salford)
Francis Katamba (Lancaster University)
David Lightfoot (University of Maryland/Reading)
Ayumi Matsuo (MPI Nijmegen)
Tony McEnery (Lancaster University)
Frans Plank (University of Konstanz)
David Poeppel (University of Maryland)
Eric Reuland (Utrecht University)
Neil Smith (University College London) 
Andrew Spencer (University of Essex)
Jacques Terken (Eindhoven Technical University)
Hans Van de Velde (University of Brussels) 
Edwin Williams (Princeton University) 
Wim Zonneveld (Utrecht University) 

You will soon be able to enroll via our website, where
you can also find information about tuition fees. 

On-campus housing is available. See our website for more

Students/faculty who are residents of a developing country 
can apply for a grant (=tuition fee waiver) with LOT. 
More information will be available from our website soon.

Please look at our website:

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Landelijke Onderzoekschool Taalwetenschap 
Netherlands Graduate School of Linguistics 

 Trans 10 
 NL - 3512 JK Utrecht
 Phone: +31 30 253 6006
 Fax: +31 30 253 6000
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Message 2: SignStream - New Release of Software and ASL Data Sets

Date: Sun, 4 Feb 2001 14:59:30 -0500 (EST)
From: Carol Neidle <>
Subject: SignStream - New Release of Software and ASL Data Sets

 **** SignStream version 2.0 now available ****

We are pleased to announce the release of SignStream version 2.0, 
a MacOS application that facilitates the linguistic analysis of visual
language data (e.g., the study of signed languages and gesture),
developed with support from the National Science Foundation. 
Further information about the program, which is distributed on 
a non-profit basis to students, educators, and researchers, is 
available at .

We urge all users to upgrade to the new version, which registered
users may do at no cost. All registered users should already have
received information via e-mail about downloading the upgrade
materials from our Web site. If you are a registered user but have
not received this information, please send e-mail to
We will no longer be supporting earlier versions of the program.

The new version contains several improvements and enhancements.
SignStream now supports multiple synchronized movie files as
well as sound files. There is also a new script capability,
which makes it possible to select specific subsets of utterances
to be viewed in a specific order. Further details about the
new version are available at the SignStream web site
( ).

 **** New SignStream data sets now available ****

On the CD-ROM that contains the new SignStream release, there are
several new SignStream database files, including over 250 utterances
(signed by native ASL signers). One of these database files contains
data collected in our new state-of-the-art digital video collection
facility (see ), and includes
synchronized views of the signing from different angles (including 
a close-up of the face). 

In addition, we are releasing another CD-ROM that has SignStream
databases corresponding to several excerpts of stories distributed by
DawnSignPress. These database files require SignStream version 2.0.

For more information about materials distributed by the American Sign
Language Lingiustic Research Project on CD-ROM, see:

Carol Neidle Boston University, MFLL 718 Commonwealth Ave. Boston, MA 02215 
phone and fax: 617-353-6218
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