LINGUIST List 13.1842

Wed Jul 3 2002

Qs: Lang & Power Materials, Text Encoding Problems

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  1. cynthia mccollie-lewis, language and power course materials
  2. Deborah Anderson, Problems in multilingual online text projects

Message 1: language and power course materials

Date: Mon, 01 Jul 2002 13:14:43 +0000
From: cynthia mccollie-lewis <cmclewiswarwick.net>
Subject: language and power course materials

I am developing an undergraduate honors course,'language and power.'
I am in need of suggestions for required and suggested texts, and
would appreciate seeing course outlines that anyone has. Also,
information on films/movies that I might use in the course would be
helpful. The students taking the class will not be linguistics majors;
they will be from the general college population. I will compile the
information received and post it for others who may be interested.

Cynthia McCollie-Lewis
English Department 
New Jersey City University
 			

Subject-Language: English; Code: ENG 
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Message 2: Problems in multilingual online text projects

Date: Tue, 02 Jul 2002 16:01:46 +0000
From: Deborah Anderson <dwanderssocrates.berkeley.edu>
Subject: Problems in multilingual online text projects

I am assembling information from those working with online
multilingual text projects, including foreign language instruction
projects currently under development.

Questions:
1. What encoding are you using?

2a. If you use Unicode (/ISO 10646), have you had any problems (i.e.,
with fonts, browsers, operating systems, the Unicode characters
available, etc.)?

b. If you need characters that are *not* yet in Unicode, how do you
handle these?

c. How do you specify variants (if this is applicable to your
project)?

If there is adequate response, I will post a summary to this list.

With many thanks,
Deborah Anderson
Researcher, Dept. of Linguistics
UC Berkeley 
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