LINGUIST List 2.477

Sat 07 Sep 1991

FYI: Software, Pragmatics

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  1. , Language Learning Programs
  2. , International Pragmatics Conference

Message 1: Language Learning Programs

Date: Wed, 4 Sep 91 10:47:57 -0500
From: <david%snowhite.cis.uoguelph.caRICEVM1.RICE.EDU>
Subject: Language Learning Programs
	This is in reply to an earlier query regarding language learning
programs. There are two which I know of:
	"Around the Room" (Not sure about that name)
	Developed by John Mitterer and others of the Brock University
	Multi-Media Lab. I believe that there was some later packages
	that they were working on to do with language learning.
	This package was developed for the Macintosh.
	Contact: (John Mitterer)
	"The Reading Assistant"
	Developed by Dario Giuse of Carnegie Mellon University
	This package runs on the NeXT platform.
-David Leip.
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| David Leip				University of Guelph	 |
| 	Computing & Information Science |
| (519) 824-4120 ext.3709		Guelph, Ontario, Canada N1G 2W1 |
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Message 2: International Pragmatics Conference

Date: Fri, 6 Sep 91 07:59:18 EST
Subject: International Pragmatics Conference
 information on:
 IPrA Secretariat, P.O. Box 33, B-2018 Antwerp 11, Belgium
 Tel. + fax: +32 3 230 55 74. E-mail:
 IPrA Research Center (IRC), University of Antwerp, Linguistics (GER)
 Universiteitsplein 1, B-2610 Wilrijk, Belgium
 Tel.: +32 3 820 27 73. Fax: +32 3 820 22 44. E-mail:
to represent the field of pragmatics in its widest sense as a functional (i.e.
cognitive, social, and cultural) perspective on language and communication.
In particular, it pursues the following goals:
1. the search for a coherent general framework for the discussion and
comparison of results of the fundamental research, in various disciplines,
carried out by those dealing with aspects of language use or the
functionality of language;
2. the stimulation of various fields of application (such as language teaching,
 the study of problems of intercultural and international communication,
the treatment of patients with language disorders, the development of
computer communication systems, etc.);
3. the dissemination of knowledge about pragmatic aspects of language, not only
 among pragmaticians of various 'denominations' and students of language
in general, but in principle among everyone who, personally or
professionally, could benefit from more insight into problems of language use.
The Association's research and documentation activities are coordinated by
the IPrA Research Center (IRC).
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