LINGUIST List 6.839

Thu 22 Jun 1995

FYI: Functions of Lg URL, Hist of syntax, Ling Data Consortium

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  1. Dirk NOEL, Functions of Language WWW home page
  2. Joseph Davis, History of syntax
  3. Rebecca Finch, Linguistic Data Consortium (LDC)

Message 1: Functions of Language WWW home page

Date: Thu, 08 Jun 1995 11:09:24 +0200
From: Dirk NOEL <dirk.noelrug.ac.be>
Subject: Functions of Language WWW home page
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Dear colleagues,
This is to inform you that the journal devoted to functional approaches to
language, *Functions of Language*, now has its own 3W home page. The URL is:
http://allserv.rug.ac.be/~dnoel/folhome.html
There you will find links to the journal's statement of purpose, some notes
for contributors, its style sheet, and the tables of contents of past and
forthcoming issues.
Do have a look!
Dirk NOEL
CONTRAGRAM
Dept. of English
University of Gent
Rozier 44
B-9000 Gent
BELGIUM
Phone: +32 9 264 3789
Fax: +32 9 264 4179
E-mail: dirk.noelrug.ac.be
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Message 2: History of syntax

Date: Fri, 09 Jun 95 11:02:52 EDT
From: Joseph Davis <JCDCCCUNYVM.CUNY.EDU>
Subject: History of syntax
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Available upon request: a 4-page compilation of historically significant
short quotations on syntax, in the original tongues, translated in the
case of Greek or Latin. Included: Aristotle, Dionysius Thrax, Varro,
Port-Royal, Saussure, Jespersen, Bloomfield, Harris, Chomsky, Diver.
Just the essentials of the classics; nothing later than 1969. Send
self-addressed stamped (if USA) envelope to:
Joseph Davis, Ph.D.
Dept. of Elementary Education
City College
New York, NY 10031
jcdcccunyvm.cuny.edu
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Message 3: Linguistic Data Consortium (LDC)

Date: Fri, 09 Jun 1995 15:34:57 EDT
From: Rebecca Finch <finchpine.ling.upenn.edu>
Subject: Linguistic Data Consortium (LDC)
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The Linguistic Data Consortium (LDC) of the University of
Pennsylvania is collecting telephone speech for three major studies
this summer, and we are asking all members of the research community
at large to participate in making them a success.
The calls are being collected on a new Intervoice RobotOperator
platform that has dramatically increased the LDC's ability to collect
telephone speech. The new system allows up to twelve two channel calls
or 24 one channel calls to go on at the same time. Up to 20 hours of
conversation can be stored before it is necessary to download data;
the download as well as many programming changes can be made without
interrupting the application itself. In effect, the application will
be operational for 24 hours per day.
The projects are as follows:
For Voice Across Hispanic America, we need native speakers of
Spanish (from any country) who can call an 800 telephone number and
spend five minutes on the telephone reading a series of sentences.
Participants can receive $5.00 for their time.
For CallHome, native speakers of English, Egyptian Arabic, German,
Japanese, Mandarin and Spanish can make a free call to another native
speaker from an 800 telephone number anywhere in the world and talk
for 30 minutes. Participants can receive either $10.00 or free
telephone time.
For CallFriend, native speakers of English, Spanish, Tamil, Hindi,
Japanese, French, Farsi, German, Korean, Egyptian Arabic and Vietnamese can
can make a free call to another native speaker from an 800 telephone
number anywhere in the U.S., Canada or Puerto Rico and talk free for 30
minutes. Participants can receive either $10.00 or free telephone time.
Individuals or organizations who can recruit at least ten callers
should contact us to discuss various incentive programs for all three
projects. The recordings will be used for nonprofit scientific research
and instructional purposes, and are made available to researchers
and educators from all over the world on an equal basis.
To receive more information, or to get a Personal Identification
Number and instructions for making calls, please call us at
1-800-380-PENN (7366) between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. EST, or send email to
one of the following addresses:
Voice Across Hispanic America vahaunagi.cis.upenn.edu
CallHome callhomeunagi.cis.upenn.edu
CallFriend callfriendunagi.cis.upenn.edu
For further information about the project or for other information
about the Linguistic Data Consortium, please contact us
ldcunagi.cis.upenn.edu, or you can access our WWW Home Page at
ftp://www.cis.upenn.edu/pub/ldc_www/hpage.html. You can also send
mail to us at the address below:
Rebecca Finch | Linguistic Data Consortium
Research Coordinator | 441 Williams Hall
finchunagi.cis.upenn.edu | University of Pennsylvania
Tel: 215/898-0464 / Fax: 215/573-2175 | Philadelphia, PA 19104-6305
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