LINGUIST List 6.560

Thu 13 Apr 1995

Qs: GB parser, Functionalist school, CAI in Fr, Lg acquisition

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  1. "H.M. RASHERS THE FLESH PRINCE", A GB parser in Prolog
  2. 81201291, Qs:Functionalist School of Linguistics?
  3. Catherine Caws, computerized curricular for French
  4. "MARIE EGAN", Q. basic level categories in language acquisition

Message 1: A GB parser in Prolog

Date: Fri, 07 Apr 1995 10:10:58 A GB parser in Prolog
From: "H.M. RASHERS THE FLESH PRINCE" <91000033vax1.dcu.ie>
Subject: A GB parser in Prolog

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 I am currently doing research into the implmentation of a GB parser in
Prolog with a view to using it as a teaching aid. I would greatly appreciate any
 advice,references or URLs for sites where information is available.

Seamus Hayes

School of Computer Applications
Dublin City University, Ireland.
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Message 2: Qs:Functionalist School of Linguistics?

Date: Mon, 10 Apr 1995 06:37:52 Qs:Functionalist School of Linguistics?
From: 81201291 <qen1291mbm1.scu.edu.tw>
Subject: Qs:Functionalist School of Linguistics?

Hello,
Would some of the LINGUIST readers be so kind as to pull me out of the
following puzzles re. functionalism?
1. Is there an unmovable fence for the definition of functional linguistics?
2. Am I right that there are two aspects of defining language, functional and
 "?" ?
3. What's the hierarchical relationship between
 functionalist school
 prague school
 English tradition
 Firth
 Halliday
 FSP
 FG
 applied linguistics
4. Is there any internet database of, about functionalist linguistics?
I would greatly appreciate receiving any responses.
Y.S. Chang
e-mail: qen1291mbm1.scu.edu.tw
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Message 3: computerized curricular for French

Date: Mon, 10 Apr 1995 13:00:52 computerized curricular for French
From: Catherine Caws <roulleauunixg.ubc.ca>
Subject: computerized curricular for French

Dear members of the Linguist List,

I am interested to hear about anyone who has (had) hand-on experience
with computerized assisted teaching of French, including multimedia
tools. What material did you use (name of program if possible)? How
would you rate it? What level and what purpose did it serve (type of
course)?......

I thank you in advance for your time and hope to read from you soon.
I'll do a summary of the info if possible.

You can answer directly to me at: roulleauunixg.ubc.ca

Catherine
UBC
Vancouver, BC, Canada
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Message 4: Q. basic level categories in language acquisition

Date: Tue, 11 Apr 1995 13:19:06 Q. basic level categories in language acquisition
From: "MARIE EGAN" <EGANhssclass.hssc.scarolina.edu>
Subject: Q. basic level categories in language acquisition

 A question about language acquisition in languages other than
English came up in a psychology class on concepts and categories.
We had read a chapter by Ellen Markman which discussed a possible
constraint on language learning: Children assume an unknown word
refers to a basic level category (i.e. dog not animal or poodle).
The chapter also reviewed some fairly convincing evidence
that this was so in English. Someone asked if the same thing happened
in other languages. My bet is that it does, but I thought I should
check.
 Do you know of any evidence that children learning langauges
other than English tend to assume (or tend not to assume) an unknown
word refers to a basic level category?

Marie Egan
eganhssclass.hssc.scarolina.edu
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