LINGUIST List 5.1407

Wed 07 Dec 1994

FYI: ATELL List, Linguistics in the Schools

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  1. Peter White, ATELL List
  2. Stephen Crain and Walt Wolfram, Linguistics in the Schools

Message 1: ATELL List

Date: Wed, 7 Dec 1994 16:06:59 +ATELL List
From: Peter White <>
Subject: ATELL List


A Discussion Group for people interested in Australia's approaches to the
use of technology in language learning.

This discussion group has been set up by the National Languages and
Literacy Institute of Australia Ltd's Language and Technology Centre
(LATTICE), at the Centre for Language Teaching and Research, The University
of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, on behalf of the Australian
Technology Enhanced Language Learning group.

ATELL is a "consortium" of language and technology practitioners working at
various universities throughout Australia.

The purpose of this discussion group is to provide a forum for technology
and language practitioners to share their ideas, concerns, developments,
software, and generally anything which fosters the use of technology in
language and literacy teaching and research.

Computer-Assisted Language Learning (CALL), Computer-Enhanced Language
Learning (CELL), and other uses of computers, e.g., language learning
across the Internet, are all highly topical areas in Australia at present.
Further, there is a good deal of open learning technology which is being
used by universities, TAFE colleges, and schools throughout Australia. We
would all benefit from learning more about applications in these areas, and
how they work.

To subscribe to ATELL, send a message to:

Put nothing in the subject line.

The body of the message should read:

 subscribe atell [your name] (without the brackets).

You will then receive acknowledgement of your subscription which will
include a password. We will also send out periodically to new users an
ATELL "FAQ" (frequently asked questions) which will provide more
information on how to use the list.

If there are problems or questions, direct them to:

Peter White
NLLIA Language and Technology Centre
Centre for Language Teaching and Research
The University of Queensland, Qld 4072 Australia
Tel: +61 7 365-6893; Fax: +61 7 365-7077
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Message 2: Linguistics in the Schools

Date: Mon, 05 Dec 94 12:26:38 ESLinguistics in the Schools
From: Stephen Crain and Walt Wolfram <CRAINSUConnVM.UConn.Edu>
Subject: Linguistics in the Schools

 Call for Materials: Linguistics in the Schools

 The Program Committee and the Committee on Linguistics in the
 Schools are attempting to collect materials that can be used in
 developing a program to promote linguistics within the broader
 educational community. As the Executive Committee noted in their
 meeting last May, linguistics is appropriate for many parts of a
 school curriculum, including (a) linguistics as a science, (b)
 language as a database for teaching scientific methods, (c) lan-
 guage and identity, (d) the maintenance and safeguarding of lin-
 guistic and cultural diversity, just to name a few.

 Our most immediate goal is gather both resources and ideas.
 There will be a meeting of Department Chiars in Linguistics at
 the LSA annual meeting in January in New Orleans. It would be
 most helpful to have any materials sent to the Secretariat for
 duplication prior to the meeting, so that they may serve as a
 springboard for the discusssion. The goal of that meeting will
 be to begin efforts to organize a special session for the 1976
 annual meeting in San Diego.

 Your help is important to the state of the discipline. We
 encourage you to send email and/or snailmail to:

 Linguistic Society of America
 Suite 211
 1325 18th Street
 N.W. Washington, D.C. 20036-6501

 email: Telephone: (202) 835-1714


 Stephen Crain
 Program Committee

 Walt Wolfram
 Committee on Linguistics in the Schools
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