LINGUIST List 4.978

Tue 23 Nov 1993

Misc: Computational Workshop, African Conf., ALS Bibliography

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  1. Judith Klavans, follow-up on Workshop on Computational Linguistics
  2. , Conference: African Linguistics
  3. , Digitised transcript available via gopher
  4. , ALS Bibliography

Message 1: follow-up on Workshop on Computational Linguistics

Date: Mon, 15 Nov 1993 18:34:27 follow-up on Workshop on Computational Linguistics
From: Judith Klavans <klavanscs.columbia.edu>
Subject: follow-up on Workshop on Computational Linguistics


I received over a dozen messages asking when and where the
workshop will be held. My assumption that readers of
LINGUIST would know what LSA is an acronym for, and that readers
of LINGUIST would know that the annual meeting was in Boston
this year, was obviously wrong. So let me be clearer:

The Workshop "Perspectives on Computational Linguistics" will be held
under the auspices of the Linguistic Society of America (LSA)
at the Annual Meeting. This year's meeting is from Jan 6-9, 1994,
at the Sheraton Boston Hotel.

For those readers of LINGUIST who are not members of the LSA, let
me strongly recommend it. It is the most established organization
in our field. You can get information from:

 zzlsa%gallua.BITNETcunyvm.cuny.edu
Judith Klavans
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Message 2: Conference: African Linguistics

Date: Fri, 19 Nov 93 08:55:04 RSConference: African Linguistics
From: <140ROCKSwitsvma.wits.ac.za>
Subject: Conference: African Linguistics

1st World Congress of African Linguistics

The Organisers of the 1st World Congress of African Linguistics have
agreed to the relocation of this conference from Johannesburg to the
University of Swaziland, Kwaluseni. The change of venue has been
motivated by overseas concerns about future stability in South Africa.
The Congress will be jointly hosted by the University of the
Witwatersrand and the University of Swaziland.

The dates of the World Congress have been changed to 18-22 July 1994 (a
postponement of one week) so that it will no longer coincide with the
Khoisan conference in Munich.

In light of the above changes, the deadline for preliminary registrations
and the submission of abstracts has been extended to 1 December 1993. For
further information, contact 140rockswitsvma.wits.ac.za or fax
Department of African Languages, University of the Witwatersrand at
(RSA) + (11) + 716-8030.
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Message 3: Digitised transcript available via gopher

Date: Sun, 21 Nov 1993 17:17:07 Digitised transcript available via gopher
From: <zeitlynvax.ox.ac.uk>
Subject: Digitised transcript available via gopher

Announcement.
An electronic version of a transcript from a paper that appeared in the
anthropology journal Man earlier this year has been placed in the archives
of Yale Anthropology and is available via Gopher. This includes a
digitised version of the original sound recordings as voice annotations (in
MS Word 5.1 format for Macintosh) so the transcript can be read alongside
the original recording which is an extract of a court room dispute in a
village in Cameroon. The language spoken is Mambila, a (Niger Congo)
Mambiloid language. The purpose of doing this is to make more of my data
available. I trust that this will be of interest to linguists as well as to
anthropologists.

The file will be found in
Anthropology and Archaeology Archives at Yale University
within the directory called
Menu for Anthropological Resources.
the file is called
Digitised article from Man -- David Zeitlyn

In order to protect the copyright of the RAI (the journal publishers) only
the transcript is being made. The full reference to the article is: David
Zeitlyn, 1993. Reconstructing Kinship or the pragmatics of kin talk. Man
(n.s.) 28(2), 199-224.

David Zeitlyn

British Academy Research Fellow,
Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology,
51 Banbury Road,
Oxford,
OX2 6PF,
UK.
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Message 4: ALS Bibliography

Date: Wed, 17 Nov 1993 10:39:44 ALS Bibliography
From: <parkinsonDyvax.byu.edu>
Subject: ALS Bibliography

The Arabic Linguistic Society Electronic Bibliography project was
established several years ago to create an electronic bibliography of
sources on Arabic linguistics published after the last Bakalla volume.
Based on contributions from members and some computer searches of large
bibliographical databases, we now have well over 2000 entries in the
bibliography. This is continually updated as members send in references.
It is in Endnote format; this is a program that works both on the PC and
the MAC, so it is fairly flexible, and it can export to PROCITE and other
formats when necessary. It also allows quite complex Boolean searches.
Salman Al-Ani has done some work with the Indiana University Linguistics
Club and they have agreed in principle to bring out a hard copy version of
this bibliography. This will be neither indexed nor organized by topic or
key word, but it will still be a useful list that people can use to find
recent references. (People who need indexing and topic searching can use
the electronic version, of course.)
Before the publication of the hard copy, therefore, we are making a final
plea for you to send in to us references of your own recent articles
related to any area of Arabic linguistics, and those which you are aware of
and think we may have missed. Send them by e-mail to me, or by hard copy
to 4072 JKHB-BYU, Provo, Utah 84602.
Thanks for helping us make this product as useful as possible.

Dilworth B. Parkinson
<parkinsonDyvax.byu.edu>
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