LINGUIST List 4.692

Sun 12 Sep 1993

Qs: Tokenization software, Flemish, Use of way, Deaf

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  1. Tom Donaldson, Japanese tokenization software
  2. Mei Lin Turner, Dutch/Flemish for English Speakers
  3. , Query: Use of _way_
  4. BRIEN HOLMES, Help

Message 1: Japanese tokenization software

Date: Thu, 9 Sep 93 13:25:15 -04Japanese tokenization software
From: Tom Donaldson <tomddfhake.pls.com>
Subject: Japanese tokenization software

I am looking for software to tokenize a stream of Japanese text into
"words" in a fashion that would be acceptable to the majority of
native speakers of Japanese. I understand that it is often difficult
because of a lack of word delimiters in much Japanese text.

Does anyone know of any commercial libraries, soon-to-be-available
software, shareware, freeware, or any-kinda-ware for tokenization of
Japanese? Are there any accepted algorithms for tokenizing Japanese?

To date I have located one outfit in Florida, USA, that is working on
such a tokenizer, but there must be others.

Thanks,
Tom
 # Tom Donaldson 2400 Research Blvd., Suite 350 #
 # Senior Software Developer Rockville, MD 20850 #
 # Personal Library Software (301) 990-1155, FAX: (301) 963-9738 #
 # e-mail: tomdpls.com #
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Message 2: Dutch/Flemish for English Speakers

Date: Thu, 9 Sep 1993 12:18:16 -Dutch/Flemish for English Speakers
From: Mei Lin Turner <mlturnerutdallas.edu>
Subject: Dutch/Flemish for English Speakers

I need to learn Dutch/Flemish and am looking for a good textbook. Any
recommendations? Mei Lin Turner, The University of Texas at Dallas.
mlturnerutdallas.edu.
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Message 3: Query: Use of _way_

Date: Sat, 11 Sep 1993 15:51 PSTQuery: Use of _way_
From: <DOTYKaxe.humboldt.edu>
Subject: Query: Use of _way_

I am interested to know of studies, published or informal and on-
going, on the pragmatics of using _way_ as an intensifier to replace
words such as very, really, quite, etc. It is quite (way) common for
my students here in Northern California to produce utterances such as:
 -That test was _way_ hard.
 - She's a _way_ cool teacher.
 - He fixed a _way_ good dinner last night.

In my dialect, definitely Western U.S. but mostly Oregon, I often used
phrases such as
 We pitched the tent way over there.
 The trail head is way far away.
 We ate way too much granola this morning.

I believe that it is most commonly used for distance or direction, though
the third example suggests a replacement for _far too much_, which
no doubt sounded "bookish" to our youthful ears.

Please respond directly to me, and if there is enough information I'll
post a summary to the list.

Thanks.
Kathleen Doty
Dept. of English
Humboldt State Univ.
Arcata, CA 95521
e-mail: dotykaxe.humboldt.edu
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Message 4: Help

Date: Fri, 10 Sep 93 11:51:00 EDHelp
From: BRIEN HOLMES <bholmesflemingc.on.ca>
Subject: Help

I found your name/address via veronica and hope you may assist in finding
an appropriate listserv.

I am an English-language instructor at a College in Ontario (Canada). One
of my students is profoundly deaf; she participates as a regular student
in the class, with the aid of a scribe and translator (first language is
ASL).

Strategy at the outset is to proceed as though she is an ESL student,
however, would very much appreciate any advice, wisdom, experience others
could pass on regarding pitfalls (hers and mine), evaluation, assignments
etc. In addition, we would appreciate any recommendations regarding
technical support and textbooks/reference material. After one week of
classes, it appears the most useful tool will be an electronic dictionary.

Thank you for any assistance. Regards.

bye/tnx

Brien Holmes
bholmesflemingc.on.ca
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