LINGUIST List 5.887

Sat 13 Aug 1994

FYI: Engling, National Science Board, Russian corpora

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  1. Mark Durie, Linguistics and English lan
  2. Arnold Zwicky, linguist(s) on National Science Board
  3. "George Fowler h(, Corrected version of posting about Russian corpora by ftp/gopher/www

Message 1: Linguistics and English lan

Date: Sun, 07 Aug 1994 17:38:18 Linguistics and English lan
From: Mark Durie <>
Subject: Linguistics and English lan

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Message 2: linguist(s) on National Science Board

Date: Fri, 12 Aug 94 20:30:13 EDlinguist(s) on National Science Board
From: Arnold Zwicky <>
Subject: linguist(s) on National Science Board

Among the six scientists nominated by President Clinton
on August 2 to fill vacancies on the National Science Board
are (I quote from the most recent Washington Update of the
Consortium of Social Science Associations):

Diana S. Natalicio...President of the University of Texas
at El Paso. A Ph.D. in linguistics, she is also Professor
of Languages and Linguistics. She has published many books,
monographs and articles in the field of applied linguistics...

Claudia Mitchell-Kernan...currently Dean and Vice Chancellor
for Graduate Programs at UCLA. An anthropologist, she has
directed the Center for Afro-American Studies at UCLA. In
addition to her duties as Dean, Kernan also holds a joint
appointment in the departments of Anthropology and Psychiatry.
Her research has focused on sociolinguistics and Caribbean

arnold (
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Message 3: Corrected version of posting about Russian corpora by ftp/gopher/www

Date: Thu, 11 Aug 94 18:45:12 ESCorrected version of posting about Russian corpora by ftp/gopher/www
From: "George Fowler h( <>
Subject: Corrected version of posting about Russian corpora by ftp/gopher/www

 Recently I have been spending a lot of time distributing Russian text
corpora that I have collected; I have about 14 MB of various literary and
non-literary texts, and word has gotten out. I'm happy to do this, but
one-by-one distribution is not very efficient! I have now found a home for them
on the ftp/gopher/www server at Via ftp, they are in the
directory pub/central_eastern_europe/russian/corpora; explicit directions for
retrieval by all three methods are given below. Along with the texts I have
posted an inventory of files (which will be updated periodically as I acquire
and post more texts), an ascii character map of the Cyrillic coding used, and a
set of bitmapped Mac fonts that I use to display these files. Questions about
the texts and their preparation should be addressed to me; technical questions
about the server and file retrieval can be addressed to the person handling the
/russian directory, Dr. Jan Labanowski, at

I would be delighted to receive any and all additional Russian corpora, or news
of where more can be found.

Explicit directions for retrieval:

1. ftp
 Name: anonymous
 Password: Your_e-mail-address
 ftp> cd /pub/central_eastern_europe/russian/corpora
 ftp> get asja.txt [for example]
 ftp> quit

2. gopher
 gopher 73

3> e-mail. Send a message:
 select russian
 size 1MB
 limit 60KB
 cd corpora
 get asja.txt
 to The files may arrive in several parts (you need
 to splice the parts in order and delete mail headers with editor) and
 may be uuencoded (you need to use uudecode program before restoring
 original files). If you need more information on how the e-mail retrieval
 works, send the following message:
 help get
 help encoders
 help filters
 help size
 help limit
 to and instructions will be sent back to you automatically
 after a few hours.

4. World Wide Web:
then choose Other OSC Gophers, then Central & East European Gopher, and
then follow gopher instructions.

 George Fowler GFowlerIndiana.Edu [Email]
 Dept. of Slavic Languages (812) 855-2829 [office]
 Ballantine 502 (317) 726-1482 [home]
 Indiana University (812) 855-2624/-2608/-9906 [dept.]
 Bloomington, IN 47405 USA (812) 855-2107 [dept. fax]
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