LINGUIST List 15.393

Fri Jan 30 2004

Qs: Ling/General Ed; Electronic Lang Documentation

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  1. Elizabeth Grace Winkler, Courses in "Linguistics Lite"
  2. Naomi Fox, Electronic Language Documentation Efforts

Message 1: Courses in "Linguistics Lite"

Date: Thu, 29 Jan 2004 09:58:35 -0700
From: Elizabeth Grace Winkler <>
Subject: Courses in "Linguistics Lite"

At the University of Arizona we offer a course entitled "Individuals
and Society" as part of a university wide general education
requirement. It is mostly taken by first-year students. Other
departments (Cog Sci. and Psychology for example) offer versions of
the course as well based on their core content.

For lack of a better way to explain it, I've been calling it
"Linguistics Lite". We offer this class and Intro to Linguistics for
Non-Majors as well that is much more substantitive.

I would like to get in contact with others who are teaching this type
of class.

Elizabeth Winkler

Elizabeth Grace Winkler Office: Social Sciences 320
Mailing Address:
Dept. of Linguistics
Douglass Bldg. 200E.
University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ 85721
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Message 2: Electronic Language Documentation Efforts

Date: Thu, 29 Jan 2004 12:55:41 -0500 (EST)
From: Naomi Fox <>
Subject: Electronic Language Documentation Efforts

I'm trying to find out about digital language documentation efforts
for a presentation. The use of computers allows for a number of
possibilities for increased access to language data, for linguists and
language communities. Examples of the use of technology in
documentation include pedagogical web pages, access to grammatical
information, interactive dictionaries, audio and video of endangered
language speakers, and other resources. Any information on resources
or projects currently available or under development would be

Thanks for your help.

Naomi Fox
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