LINGUIST List 13.2160

Fri Aug 23 2002

FYI: Grammar Website, Creole, Corpus from LDC

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Directory

  1. Dick Hudson, New Website on Word Grammar
  2. MIT2USA, October 2002: Creole Language Month in Montreal
  3. LDC Office, New Corpus Release from the Linguistic Data Consortium (LDC)

Message 1: New Website on Word Grammar

Date: Tue, 20 Aug 2002 13:20:10 +0100
From: Dick Hudson <dicklinguistics.ucl.ac.uk>
Subject: New Website on Word Grammar

I've just created a new web page about Word Grammar. This one is
specifically for graduate students (and others) who are familiar with
other theories. It's at:

	http://www.phon.ucl.ac.uk/home/dick/WG/WG4PG/WG4PG.htm

I'd welcome comments and suggestions for improvement.
	
	Dick Hudson
	
Richard (= Dick) Hudson
	
Phonetics and Linguistics, University College London, 
Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT.
+44(0)20 7679 3152; fax +44(0)20 7383 4108;
http://www.phon.ucl.ac.uk/home/dick/home.htm
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Message 2: October 2002: Creole Language Month in Montreal

Date: Sun, 18 Aug 2002 13:24:59 EDT
From: MIT2USA <MIT2USAaol.com>
Subject: October 2002: Creole Language Month in Montreal

English Version:
	
COMMUNICATION FROM KIPKAA (COMMITTEE TO SUPPORT LITERACY INITIATIVES IN HAITI)
	Montreal, 14 August 2002
	
ALBERT VALDMAN AND FRANK�TIENNE:
HONORED INVITEES TO MONTREAL'S CREOLE LANGUAGE MONTH
	
5 October 2002, which is the inauguration date of Montreal's Creole
Language Month, will be a great day for all Creolists. Professor
ALBERT VALDMAN, Director of the Creole Institute at Indiana
University, International Vice-President of �tudes Cr�oles, and
world-renowned linguist, has accepted KIPKAA's invitation to be the
featured speaker for this inaugural event. This conference will focus
on Haitian Creole, that is to say: its history, its linguistic
aspects, its Siamese-twin relationship to Creole languages in the West
Indies and Indian Ocean, and its place within the educational system
and literacy programs of Haiti.
	
However, 26 October will be a day unlike any other in the history of
Creole celebrations in Montreal. Professor FRANK�TIENNE, author of
�DEZAFI� (the first novel in Creole literature), artist, poet,
dramatist, and world-renowned author of 37 books (among them,
�P�LENT�T�) has accepted to honor the Creolophone community in
Montreal by his presence and participation in the final large
conference to be scheduled in this year's Creole Month Calendar. The
title for this conference (spectacular event) is: The Importance of
Creole Theater in Haiti. A Look at the Theater of Frank�tienne.
	
There will be many other programs, events and cultural activities,
such as dramatic and comedy sketches, poetry recitals, special music,
painting and book expositions, a book signing by Frank�tienne,
etc. All of these wonderful activities will be organized by KIPKAA, in
collaboration with the Department of Linguistics and Translation of
the University of Montreal. All are welcome, no matter where you live
on the planet!
	
Location:
University of Montreal
Jean-Brillant Pavilion
3200, Jean-Brillant Street
5 October: Room B-2245 - 26 October: Room B-0215
Time: 2:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Admission Fee: $15 Canadian
	
Tel & reservations: (450) 651-0157
E-mail: kipkaaattcanada.ca
	
For all other activities, beginning on October 1st and ending on October 28th, which are included in the Montreal Creole Month Calendar, more information will become available at the beginning of the month of September.
	
Check KIPKAA's Webpage:
	
	http://hometown.aol.com/mit2kreyol/Index5-kr.html
	http://hometown.aol.com/mit2kreyol/Index5-fr.html
	http://hometown.aol.com/mit2kreyol/Index5-eng.html
	
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	Creole Version:
	
KOMINIKE KIPKAA (KOMITE INISYATIV POU KORE ALFABETIZASYON ANN AYITI)
Monreyal, jou ki 14 out 2002 
	
ALB� VALDMANN AK FRANKETY�N:
ENVITE DON� NAN MWA LANG KREY�L MONREYAL LA
	
5 okt�b 2002, ki se dat inogirasyon Mwa Krey�l Monreyal la, se
pral yon gran jou pou tout kreyolis. Pwofes� ALB� VALDMANN (Albert
Valdman), k ap anseyenan Iniv�site Indiana, visprezidan
ent�nasyonal Etid Krey�l, lenguisent�nasyonalman koni, aksepte
envitasyon KIPKAA pou vini k�m prensipal konferansye nan inogirasyon
sa a. Konferans lan pral dewoule sou krey�l ayisyen an, s�tadi:
istwa l, asp� lenguistik li, fr� marasa l yo nan zile franse ak
loseyan endyen yo, plas li nan sist�m edikasyon ak pwogram
alfabetizasyon nan peyi d Ayiti.
	
Tandiske 26 okt�b, se pral yon l�t jounen san par�y nan istwa
selebrasyon krey�l nan Monreyal, pwofes� FRANKETY�N, ki se ot�
�DEZAFI�, (premye woman literati lang krey�l la), atis, pow�t,
dramatij, ekrit� ent�nasyonal man koni e ot� 37 liv, pami yo
�P�LENT�T�, aksepte f� kominote kreyolof �n Monreyal yo
on�, pou vini pwononse deny� gran konferans ki pwograme nan
Kalandriye Mwa Krey�l Monreyal la. T�m konferans (espektak) lan se: �Enp�tans teyat krey�l an Ayiti. Yon koutje sou teyat Frankety�n�.
	
Pral gen plizy� l�t ent�vansyon ak anpil l�t aktivite, tankou
py�steyat sou brasew�s, py�s teyat pou f� moun ri ra zor�y,
espozisyon liv ak penti, resital pwezi,chante, vant siyati liv
Frankety�n elatriye. De gran aktivite sa a yo, pral �ganize pa
KIPKAA an kolaborasyon ak Depatman Lenguistik e

Tradiksyon Iniv�site Monreyal. N ap tann tout moun. K�lkanswa kote
ou yesou plan�t la.
	
	Adr�s:
	Iniv�site Monreyal
	Paviyon Jean-Brillant
	3200, Ri Jean-Brillant
	5 okt�b: Sal B-2245 - 26 okt�b: Sal B-0215
	L�: depi 2�30 lapremi jiska 10 diswa
	Fr� dokimantasyon: $15 dola
	
	Tel & rez�vasyon: (450) 651-0157
	Imel: kipkaaattcanada.ca
	
Pou tout l�t aktivite yo, soti 1e pou rive 28 okt�b, ki nan
Kalandriye Mwa Krey�l Monreyal la, enf�masyon yo pral disponib nan
k�mansman mwa sept�nmlan. Tcheke paj w�b KIPKAA yo:
	
	http://hometown.aol.com/mit2kreyol/Index5-kr.html
	http://hometown.aol.com/mit2kreyol/Index5-fr.html
	http://hometown.aol.com/mit2kreyol/Index5-eng.html
	
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French Version:
	
COMMUNIQU� KIPKAA (COMIT� D'INITIATIVES POUR SOUTENIR L'ALPHAB�TISATION)
Montr�al, le 14 ao�t 2002
	
ALBERT VALDMAN ET FRANK�TIENNE:
INVIT�S D'HONNEUR AU MOIS DE LA LANGUE CR�OLE � MONTR�AL
	
Le 5 octobre prochain, journ�e inaugurale du Mois de la Langue Cr�ole
Montr�al, les amoureux de cette langue auront le grand
plaisir d'accueillir le professeur ALBERT VALDMAN, de l'Universit�
d'Indiana, vice-pr�sident International des �tudes Cr�oles et
linguiste de r�putation internationale.
	
Ce dernier a accept� l'invitation du KIPKAA de prononcer une conf�rence sur
le Cr�ole ha�tien: son histoire, ses aspects linguistiques, ses fr�res
siamois des Antilles fran�aises et de l'Oc�an indien, sa place dans le
syst�me d'�ducation et les programmes d'alphab�tisation en Ha�ti.

Tandis que le 26 octobre, le professeur FRANK�TIENNE, auteur de
�DEZAFI, (le premier roman de la litt�rature cr�ole), romancier,
artiste, po�te, dramaturge et auteurs de plusieurs autres titres �
succ�s, dont �P�Ly"T�T�, donnera une conf�rence
(spectacle) sur le th�me: �IMPORTANCE DU TH��TRE EN LANGUE
CR�OLE EN HA�TI - REGARD SUR LE TH��TRE DE FRANK�TIENNE�.
	
Il y aura plusieurs autres intervenants et activit�s � caract�res acad�miques et culturels: expositions de livres et de peintures, pi�ces de th��tre, r�cital de po�sie, chants, vente de signature de plusieurs livres de Frank�tienne et autres. Ces deux �v�nements du Calendrier du Mois de la
c�l�bration Mondiale du cr�ole � Montr�al seront organis�s par le KIPKAA avec la collaboration du Dept de linguistique et de traduction de l'Universit��e Montr�al. Bienvenue � tous!
	
	
Adresse:
Universit� de Montr�al
Pavillon Jean-Brillant
3200, Rue Jean-Brillant
5 oct.: salle B-2245 - 26 oct: salle B-0215
Heure: 14H30 � 22H00
Frais documentation: $15
T�l. & r�servation: (450) 651-0157
Courriel: kipkaaattcanada.ca
	
Pour les autres activit�s programm�es du 1 au 28 octobre dans le
calendrier, pri�re de consulter ces pages web du KIPKAA � partir
du d�but du mois de septembre:
	
	http://hometown.aol.com/mit2kreyol/Index5-kr.html
	http://hometown.aol.com/mit2kreyol/Index5-fr.html
	http://hometown.aol.com/mit2kreyol/Index5-eng.html
	
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	KIPKAA
	C.P. 65060, Succ. Place Longueuil
	Longueuil, Qu�bec, J4K 5J4
	
	Tel / T�l / Tel: (450) 651-0157
	Imel / Courriel / E-mail: kipkaaattcanada.ca
	
	***************************************
	Marilyn Mason
	P.O. Box 181015
	Boston, Massachusetts 02118 USA
	Tel: (+1) 617-247-8885
	Fax: (+1) 617-262-8923
	Email: MariLincaol.com
	Marilyn Mason Web Page:
	http://hometown.aol.com/marilinc/Index3.html
	Creole Links Page:
	http://hometown.aol.com/mit2haiti/Index4.html
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Message 3: New Corpus Release from the Linguistic Data Consortium (LDC)

Date: Wed, 21 Aug 2002 16:31:21 -0400
From: LDC Office <ldcldc.upenn.edu>
Subject: New Corpus Release from the Linguistic Data Consortium (LDC)


	 * West Point Arabic Speech Corpus *
	
	
The Linguistic Data Consortium (LDC) is pleased to announce the
availability of the West Point Arabic Speech Corpus.
	
This corpus contains speech data that was collected and processed by
members of the Department of Foreign Languages at the United States
Military Academy at West Point and the Center For Technology Enhanced
Language Learning (CTELL), as part of an effort called 'Project
Santiago'. The original purpose of this corpus was to train acoustic
models for automatic speech recognition that could be used as an aid
in teaching Arabic to West Point cadets.
	
The West Point Arabic Speech Corpus consists of 8,516 speech files,
totaling 1.7 gigabytes or 11.42 hours of speech data. Each speech file
represents one person reciting one prompt from one of four prompt
scripts.
	
For further information, including online documentation, please visit:
	
	
http://www.ldc.upenn.edu/Catalog/LDC2002S02.html
	
	
Institutions that have membership in the LDC during the 2002
Membership Year will be able to receive this corpus free of charge.
Nonmembers may purchase this publication for $600.
	
			 *
	
If you need additional information before placing your order, or would
like to inquire about membership in the LDC, please send email to
<ldcldc.upenn.edu> or call (215) 573-1275.
	
	
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