LINGUIST List 13.1643

Mon Jun 10 2002

FYI: East Africa Corpus, Electronic Archive

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  1. Gerald Nelson, ICE East Africa Corpus now available
  2. CogSci WWW Account, Cogprints

Message 1: ICE East Africa Corpus now available

Date: Sat, 08 Jun 2002 10:22:17 +0800
From: Gerald Nelson <>
Subject: ICE East Africa Corpus now available

The ICE East Africa corpus (ICE-EA) is now available. ICE-EA is a lexical
corpus, containing one million words of spoken & written English from Kenya
& Tanzania. This release includes a version for use with Wordsmith, and
full documentation. 

The corpus is available FREE (postage & packing only) under Licence. 

For more information, go to:


Apologies for cross-postings.

Gerry Nelson

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Dr Gerald Nelson,
Research Assistant Professor,
Department of English,
The University of Hong Kong,
Pokfulam Road, 
Hong Kong SAR.

Phone: (852) 2241-5141
Fax: (852) 2559-7139

Coordinator, The International Corpus of English (ICE)

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Message 2: Cogprints

Date: Fri, 7 Jun 2002 16:04:06 +0100 (BST)
From: CogSci WWW Account <>
Subject: Cogprints

There is an easy to use, free, electronic self-archiving service,
Cogprints, created by Stevan Harnad, where you can archive your own
papers, whether published or not, refereed or not, and, where you can,
of course, read or download the papers of others.

Cogprints has no competitor in its domain and is complementary to
academic institutions' electronic archives. It describes itself as

 CogPrints is a service to two consituencies:

 For AUTHORS, it provides a way to make their
 pre-refereeing preprints and their refereed, published
 reprints available to the world scholarly and scientific
 community on a scale that is impossible in paper.

 For READERS, it provides free worldwide access to the
 primary scholarly and scientific research literature on a
 scale that is likewise impossible in paper

 CogPrints is an electronic archive for papers in any area of
 Psychology, Neuroscience, and Linguistics, and many areas of
 Computer Science (e.g., artificial intelligence, robotics,
 vison, learning, speech, neural networks), Philosophy (e.g.,
 mind, language, knowledge, science, logic), Biology (e.g.,
 ethology, behavioral ecology, sociobiology, behaviour
 genetics, evolutionary theory), Medicine (e.g., Psychiatry,
 Neurology, human genetics, Imaging), Anthropology (e.g.,
 primatology, cognitive ethnology, archeology, paleontology),
 as well as any other portions of the physical, social and
 mathematical sciences that are pertinent to the study of

It has a Pragmatics category with 45 archived papers at present, but I
am, I believe the only one from this list to have put papers
there. Just think of this: If all the researchers on this list would
archive a copy of their own papers (past, present and future) at
Cogprints (whether or not they are already archived at another
institutional or personal site), Francisco Yus' bibliographic service
on RT would be complemented with a de facto relevance theory
archive. Moreover all our papers would reach a larger readership and
be easily accessible to everyone, researchers, students etc. around
the world.

Go to , look at the FAQ page and the help page , register and start uploading! 
(Once you have learnt the routine, which may take you a good half hour,
uploading a paper takes, in my experience, about 10 minutes.) 

Cheers, Dan

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Dan Sperber
Institut Jean Nicod
1bis avenue de Lowendal
75007 Paris, France

web site:
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