LINGUIST List 13.1656

Tue Jun 11 2002

FYI: Translation, Native Arabic Speakers

Editor for this issue: Marie Klopfenstein <marielinguistlist.org>


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  1. Anna Cermakova, Fast Track to Translation
  2. Bushra Zawaydeh, speakers of Jordanian, Syrian, Palestinian, Lebanese

Message 1: Fast Track to Translation

Date: Mon, 10 Jun 2002 15:15:26 +0100
From: Anna Cermakova <annaclg.bham.ac.uk>
Subject: Fast Track to Translation

Expert Training Package
FastTrack to Translation
NEW DATES: September 17-20, 2002
Extracting Translation Equivalents from Parallel Corpora

The Birmingham University Centre for Corpus Linguistics (CCL) is pleased 
to announce its 4-day Expert Training Package "FastTrack to Translation 
- Extracting Translation Equivalents from Parallel Corpora", September 
17-20, 2002. This package, aimed at professionals in translation and 
other multilingual areas, builds on the success and experience of the 
first one which took place in September last year.

For preliminary programme and more information please contact 
annaccl.bham.ac.uk

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Message 2: speakers of Jordanian, Syrian, Palestinian, Lebanese

Date: Tue, 11 Jun 2002 12:09:49 +0000
From: Bushra Zawaydeh <bzawaydehhotmail.com>
Subject: speakers of Jordanian, Syrian, Palestinian, Lebanese

BBN Technologies is working on a project to build a hand-held translator device 
that will allow limited two-way communication between an English speaker and 
speakers of other languages, such as Arabic, Spanish, or Chinese. The device is 
intended to be used by field workers in developing countries who may need to 
provide refugee assistance or disaster relief. 

To train the system to understand native speakers, we need to record native 
speakers of Levantine colloquial Arabic (native speakers of Arabic from Lebanon, 
Jordan, Palestine, or Syria) who will play the part of host-country residents 
answering made-up questions in the domain. Subjects will remain anonymous, and 
will be paid $40 for 45 - 60 minutes of their time. The recording will take 
place on the MIT campus or could be arranged individually.

If you are interested, please send an e-mail to Bushra Zawaydeh 
(bzawaydehhotmail.com and bushrabbn.com).


Thank you

Bushra Zawaydeh, Ph.D. 
BBN Technologies
tel (617-873-2018)
bzawaydehhotmail.com
bushrabbn.com			

Subject-Language: Arabic, Standard; Code: ABV 

Language-Family: Semitic; Code: AFF
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