LINGUIST List 6.1437

Tue Oct 17 1995

Qs: ESL Syllabus,Text Processors,Fingerspelling,Labov

Editor for this issue: Annemarie Valdez <avaldezemunix.emich.edu>


Directory

  1. Tony Moodley - PG, ESL Syllabus
  2. Rafael Humberto Scapin, Multilingual Text Processors
  3. Lynn Messing, Text With Representative Frequency Distribution of Letters
  4. John Kirk, Q: Denotation and Labov's "Boundaries of Words"

Message 1: ESL Syllabus

Date: Mon, 16 Oct 1995 07:49:36 ESL Syllabus
From: Tony Moodley - PG <MOODLESsuperbowl.und.ac.za>
Subject: ESL Syllabus


Dear colleagues

I am currently researching ESL syllabi that are being used worldwide
for purposes of comparison with the syllabus being used in my
country, South Africa. The level that I am focusing on is the 14-17
year group.

I would welcome your assistance in providing me access to syllabi
being used in your country for the above age group. Alternatively, I
would appreciate it if you could perhaps provide me with a contact
person at the Ministry of Education in your country who could
provide me with this information.

Thanks in advance

Tony

email: moodlessuperbowl.und.ac.za

Post: P.O. Box 4001
 Village Mews
 Tongaat
 KwaZulu-Natal Province
 Republic of South Africa
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Message 2: Multilingual Text Processors

Date: Mon, 16 Oct 1995 13:26:00 Multilingual Text Processors
From: Rafael Humberto Scapin <RAFAELifqsc.sc.usp.br>
Subject: Multilingual Text Processors

Dear friends,

 Could you please inform me if there is any text processor that
allows one to write in many foreign alphabets, such as Arabian,
Hebrew, Japanese, Chinese, Burmanese, Russian, etc?
 I thank you in advance for your kind attention.


 Greetings from Brazil,

 Rafael Humberto Scapin
 RAFAELIFQSC.SC.USP.BR
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Message 3: Text With Representative Frequency Distribution of Letters

Date: Mon, 16 Oct 1995 11:29:25 Text With Representative Frequency Distribution of Letters
From: Lynn Messing <messingtiger.asel.udel.edu>
Subject: Text With Representative Frequency Distribution of Letters

We are doing research which involves training neural networks
to recognize fingerspelling. For training purposes, we would like
to have a relatively small text which approximates the
frequency distribution of the letters as used in a typical
English text. Does anyone know whether such a piece has been
composed?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Cheers,
Lynn Messing

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Lynn Messing (messingasel.udel.edu)
Applied Science and Engineering Laboratories
The Alfred I. duPont Institute and The University of Delaware

 Alfred I. duPont Institute voice: (302) 651-6846
 P.O. Box 269 tdd: (302) 651-6834
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Message 4: Q: Denotation and Labov's "Boundaries of Words"

Date: Mon, 16 Oct 1995 16:22:52 Q: Denotation and Labov's "Boundaries of Words"
From: John Kirk <jkirkclio.arts.qub.ac.uk>
Subject: Q: Denotation and Labov's "Boundaries of Words"


I wonder whether anyone could point me in the direction of articles or
other research on denotation in which Labov's paper "The Boundaries of
Words and their Meanings" is taken as a model and developed. (The paper
appears in C.-J. Bailey and R.W. Shuy (eds.) New Ways of Analyzing
Variation in English. Washington, DC: Georgetown UP. 1973. pp. 340-373
[proceedings of first NWAVE conference].)

With many thanks.

John Kirk

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School of English
The Queen's University of Belfast

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