LINGUIST List 6.327

Thu 02 Mar 1995

FYI: E. H. Tuttle, ASL on CD-ROM, Workshop, Grants-in-aid

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  1. Hartmut Haberland, Re: 6.280 Sum: About E. H. Tuttle
  2. , E.H. Tuttle
  3. Sherman Wilcox, Re: 6.282 Sum: ASL dictionary on CD-ROM
  4. Phil Hoole, workshop announcement ARTICULATORY DATABASES
  5. "K. Heilenman", Grants-in-aid available

Message 1: Re: 6.280 Sum: About E. H. Tuttle

Date: Fri, 24 Feb 1995 01:45:22 Re: 6.280 Sum: About E. H. Tuttle
From: Hartmut Haberland <>
Subject: Re: 6.280 Sum: About E. H. Tuttle

The publisher in Rutland, VT and Tokyo is called Charles E. Tuttle,
publisher, among other fine books, of Andrew N. Nelson's Japanese-English
Character Dictionary. My copy of Nelson is from 1975, and I have also a copy
of K. G. Henshall, A guide to remembering Japanese characters, with an
imprint of 1990. So the publisher still exists today, and has not just
existed until the 1960s.
Hartmut Haberland
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Message 2: E.H. Tuttle

Date: 24 Feb 95 11:29:17 CST
Subject: E.H. Tuttle

Xulio Sousa wrote:

)E. H. Tuttle and Co.: Publisher located in Tokyo and Vermont,
)specialized in books on Japan. Existed at least into 1960s.

They still existed at least as of last year. They publish
such things as Vietnamese-English dictionaries.

Tony Wright (
St. Philip's College
San Antonio, Texas
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Message 3: Re: 6.282 Sum: ASL dictionary on CD-ROM

Date: Tue, 28 Feb 1995 07:26:52 Re: 6.282 Sum: ASL dictionary on CD-ROM
From: Sherman Wilcox <>
Subject: Re: 6.282 Sum: ASL dictionary on CD-ROM

I'd like to point out that two of the dictionaries of ASL on CD-ROM
mentioned in Bernard Comrie's recent message, namely:

--Multimedia Dictionary of ASL (MM-DASL), release planned for Summer of

--ASL Dictionary on CD-ROM developed by Dennis Cokely at Linstok Press,

are in fact the same dictionary. I am the grant author and director of this
project and would be happy to answer any questions. We do plan a summer
1995 release. The MM-DASL will allow searching from English to ASL, and
(critcally, in our opinion), directly via ASL phonological parameters. All
information in the MM-DASL (definitions, grammatical category, etc.) are of
the *ASL* word (not its English gloss, as is the case, I am told, for the
HarperCollins dictionary).

Sherman Wilcox
Associate Professor
Dept. of Linguistics (505) 277-6353 v/tty
University of New Mexico (505) 277-6355 fax
Albuquerque, NM 87131
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Message 4: workshop announcement ARTICULATORY DATABASES

Date: Wed, 1 Mar 95 14:52:31 +01workshop announcement ARTICULATORY DATABASES
From: Phil Hoole <>
Subject: workshop announcement ARTICULATORY DATABASES

 Thursday 25th and Friday 26th May, 1995

We are currently starting the preparations for a two-day
workshop on articulatory databases. This will be the third in
the series of workshops organized by the ACCOR working group
(a consortium of phonetic institutes financed by the European
Community's ESPRIT programme) and and follows the
Electromagnetic Articulography meeting in Munich (April,
1992), and the Tongue Modelling meeting in Barcelona (December

A few words on the aims of a meeting devoted to such an
apparently dry topic:

The basic premise is that the free availability of
articulatory data could provide benefits in several partly
overlapping areas:

 In basic research it could allow investigators to test
 hypotheses formulated in articulatory terms on a much
 wider range of data than the individual worker would
 normally be able to acquire or access unaided.

 It could promote the development and testing of
 algorithms for deriving articulatory representations from
 acoustic data - relevant both for basic understanding of
 speech production as well as in potential applications
 such as speech displays for training the speech impaired.

 It could promote the development and testing of
 algorithms for speech synthesis/recognition using an
 articulatory level of representation.

The aim of the workshop would be to generate an exchange of
ideas among people active in these areas in order to identify,
for example (further suggestions welcome):

1) What articulatory data is in existence that it would be
 beneficial to make more freely available
 (archival/retrospective approach)?

2) What standards should freely available data meet?
 - Specification of recording conditions
 - Anatomical frames of reference
 - Levels of accuracy/reliability
 - Linguistic specification of the speech samples
 - Preferred data structures for distribution.
 - Any other issues relevant to the data being used
 without risk of misinterpretation by people not actually
 involved in the the details of acquisition

 Articulatory data can come in many guises depending on
 the speech subsystem tapped into and the transduction
 technique used. Thus, it is possible to monitor position
 (1, 2 or 3 dimensions), force, EMG, airpressure/flow with
 techniques that may be static or dynamic, may involve
 imaging or point-tracking etc. etc. We think that people
 directly involved in acquisition can also benefit from
 considering how techniques can be standardized to promote
 maximum comparability of recordings made at different
 sites and with different hardware.

3) In analogy to acoustic databases (where unlabelled data
 is of only the most limited use), what segmentation and
 labelling information (and tools for the exploitation
 thereof) could/should be made available with the raw data
 to facilitate flexible access for different purposes?

4) For future recordings, what categories of data and
 corpora would be potentially of most widespread use?

If you are interested in participating please contact Phil
Hoole (preferably by Email) at the address below as soon as
possible. Further information on registration and format for
presentations will be distributed early in 1995.

Please also draw this letter to the attention of any
colleagues you think might be interested.

Phil Hoole and Hans Tillmann

Institut fuer Phonetik
Munich University
Schellingstr. 3
D - 80799 Munich
Fax: + 49 89 2800362
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Message 5: Grants-in-aid available

Date: Wed, 1 Mar 1995 08:13:18 -Grants-in-aid available
From: "K. Heilenman" <>
Subject: Grants-in-aid available

Five $400.00 grants-in-aid are available from the Text and Academic
Authors Association. You have to join to be eligible (#35.00 special for
new members for first year). Monies can be used to defray almost any
expenses associated with academic writing (including travel). Deadline
is March 30 and applications should include 1)brief description of work
incl. background, objectives and methodology (3 pp max double spaced). 2)
budget and completion schedule 3) CV. Send to Norma Hood, TAA, PO Box
535, Orange Springs, FL 32182-0535. 904/546-5419.

L. Kathy Heilenman
Dept. of French & Italian
U. of Iowa, Iowa City IA 52242
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