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Message 1: new issue ascld

Date: Thu, 21 Jul 1994 10:14 +01new issue ascld
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Subject: new issue ascld

The Department of General Linguistics at the University of
Amsterdam is proud to present the second issue in the series
Amsterdam Series in Child Language Development. The series
aims to be a platform for working papers in every area of
linguistic development in children. It should provide a fast
route to distribution for Dutch research in this area.

The first issue of ASCLD appeared in March 1993. It is a
collection of papers on the acquisition of Dutch, edited by
Maaike Verrips and Frank Wijnen. It contains papers on the
acquisition of Dutch phonology, on the development of lexical
organisation, and on the acquisition of argument structure.

The second issue (June 1994) contains four papers with
original research on the linguistic development of children
acquiring Sign Language of the Netherlands. A fifth paper
clarifies the most basic issues concerning deafness in the
Netherlands, sign languages and their acquisition for readers
who are not familiar with these topics. The introduction by
Prof. dr. A.E. Mills sketches the relevance of the study of
sign language development for the study of language
(development) in general. This collection of papers is
expressly aimed both at readers with an interest in language
development in general and at specialists in the field of the
acquisition of sign languages.


Anne Mills (UvA)
The study of sign languages and language acquisition

Heleen Bos (UvA)
Prelingual deafness, sign language and language acquisition

Anne Mills, Beppie van den Bogaerde and Jane Coerts (UvA)
Language input, interaction and the acquisition of Sign
Language of the Netherlands

Harrie Knoors (Rudolf Mees Institute)
Increasing morphological complexity as a strategy: The SLN of
non-native signing children

Inge Kepppels and Sonja Jansma (UvA)
Immediately preceding language input: direct imitation or
selective use?

Connie Fortgens and Harry Knoors (Rudolf Mees Institute)
Distinguishing between Sign Language of the Netherlands and
Sign Supported Dutch

The volume was edited by Beppie van den Bogaerde, Harry Knoors
and Maaike Verrips

ASCLD 2 (publikatie nr 62) costs Dfl. 20,-- and can be ordered
from abroad in the following ways. Please make sure you choose
the right mode of payment and specify the required item(s).

(A) Send an international money order to the amount of the
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Universiteit van Amsterdam, Spuistraat 210, 1012 VT
Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Or:

(B) If you have a postal account (Europe), transfer the same
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Message 2: News from the IPPE (19 Jul 94)

Date: Fri, 22 Jul 94 20:10:02 +0News from the IPPE (19 Jul 94)
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Subject: News from the IPPE (19 Jul 94)

N e w s f r o m t h e I P P E
=================================== 18 July 1994

Summer renovations
================== The International Philosophical Preprint Exchange
staff is taking advantage of the slow summer season to implement some
big changes for the coming academic year. In October, the IPPE will be
opening a World Wide Web (Mosaic) server, making possible hypertext
links between documents on the system. In October we will also be
renovating our Gopher support, in order to provide more friendlier and
more informative menus (Gopher techies may be interested to know that we
will be running our own Gopher server, rather than using Gopher as a
front-end to our ftp server).

The current ftp and mail-server based access to the IPPE will remain
available, although there may be some reorganization to accomodate the
new Web and Gopher services. (Please see the end of this message for
access information.)

More journals coming on line
============================ By September several more journals will
join the roster of those journals and book series making their abstracts
and tables of contents available on the IPPE. We have plenty of space
to accomodate yet more journals, series, and conferences, and we encourage
the staffs of these organizations to contact us.

IPPE well represented at workshops
==================================Several members of the IPPE staff
were among the most prominent participants in the workshop on philosophy
and electronic communications at the Canadian Philosophical Association
conference held this past June in Calgary. Present were Carolyn Burke
(administrator), Richard Reiner (coordinator), and Istvan Berkeley, who
was also one of the organizers of the workshop.

Richard Reiner and George Gale of the IPPE staff will also be
participating in the round-table on computer mediated communication at
the joint PSA/SSSS/HSA conference to be held in New Orleans in October.

Submission rates fluctuate, but readership stays high
====================================================== The end of the
academic year saw a steep climb in the rate of preprint submissions to
the IPPE. As we move into the summer season, however, submissions have
slowed to a trickle. Usage rates, on the other hand, have remained
relatively constant at approximately one hundred accesses per day (this
does not include usage of the dozens of mirror sites through which the
IPPE collection, in association with Project Gutenberg, is available).
Anyone with a good explanation of these apparently contradictory
phenomena is invited to communicate with the IPPE staff.

IPPE Usage Study
================ A study of the effects on academic communication due
to emerging technologies such as the IPPE is being conducted by Charles
Schwartz, Social Sciences Bibliographer at the Fondren Library, Rice
University, in conjunction with IPPE administrator Carolyn L Burke. We
hope to better understand the emerging changes in the structure of
communication within the philosophical community. Results of this study
will be made available in the new year.

Accessing the International Philosophical Preprint Exchange:
By gopher: "gopher" or "gopher".
By ftp: "ftp", or
By email: "mail".
By www: "";

To place a paper or comment on the IPPE: see pub/submissions/README.
If you have questions: send mail to <>.
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