LINGUIST List 7.1151

Thu Aug 15 1996

FYI: BAAL book prize, LDC-Online, References on Hebrew

Editor for this issue: Ann Dizdar <>


  1. David Graddol, BAAL Book Prize Shortlist
  2. LDC Office, LDC-Online
  3. Peter Daniels, References on Hebrew

Message 1: BAAL Book Prize Shortlist

Date: Wed, 14 Aug 1996 22:52:20 BST
From: David Graddol <>
Subject: BAAL Book Prize Shortlist


Each year the British Association for Applied Linguistics (BAAL)
recognises an outstanding book in Applied Linguistics published in
English during the previous year.

The 1996 competition is now underway and I am pleased to be able
to announce this year's shortlist:

 Patrick Stevenson (ed) (1995) 'The German language and the Real
 World: Sociolinguistic, cultural and pragmatic perspectives on
 contemporary German'. Oxford, Oxford University Press.

 Mike Baynham (1995) 'Literacy Practices: Investigating literacy
 in social context'. Longman: London.

 Ben Rampton (1995) 'Crossing: Inter-ethnic communication
 amongst adolescents in London'. London: Longman.

 Debbie Cameron (1995) 'Verbal Hygiene'. London: Routledge.

These four titles are now with the final panel of judges and the
winner will be announced at BAAL ANNUAL MEETING which this year is to
be held at Swansea University (Sep 9th-11th) on the theme of 'Evolving
Models of Language'. (For further details see the BAAL Web-Site at

Last year the prize was awarded jointly to:

 Ulrike Meinhof and Kay Richardson (eds) (1994) 'Text, Discourse
 and Discourse: Representations of poverty in Britain'.

 Alastair Pennycook (1994) 'The Cultural Politics of English as
 an International Language'. London: Longman.

Entries for next year's prize will due on March 1st 1997. I will post
a reminder nearer the time. In the meanwhile, please direct any
enquiries about the prize to me,

David Graddol
BAAL Publications Secretary
School of Education
Open University
Milton Keynes

Fax: +44 (0)1908 654111
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Message 2: LDC-Online

Date: Thu, 15 Aug 1996 09:46:39 EDT
From: LDC Office <>
Subject: LDC-Online

		Introducing a New Service from the
		 Linguistic Data Consortium

LDC-Online is a new search and retrieval service, offering convenient
WWW access to the text and speech corpora of the Linguistic Data
Consortium (LDC). For more detailed information, or to try it out, see
the LDC-Online item on the LDC's home page (

All LDC text and speech resources are indexed for convenient online
access, as long as no copyright or other restrictions prevent it. You
can browse (where the copyright owner permits), or search by word,
lemma or part-of-speech, or search with (limited) regular expressions
combining these elements. Statistics such as word frequency and mutual
information between words are also available.

Retrieved speech can be displayed or played via a Java applet (for
users with Java-aware browsers). A Netscape "helper application" is
also available for transferring speech to other programs such as
Entropic's waves+.

LDC-Online is free to researchers at current LDC member institutions.
An interactive tutorial is available to members and non-members alike,
as is a guest account permitting access to the Brown text corpus and
the TIMIT speech corpus.
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Message 3: References on Hebrew

Date: Sun, 11 Aug 1996 20:32:18 CDT
From: Peter Daniels <>
Subject: References on Hebrew
Since there have been two requests regarding basic references on
Hebrew in the last few days, here is the now-standard introduction,
with much bibliography: Angel Saenz-Badillos, *A History of the
Hebrew Language*, trans. John Elwolde (Cambridge, 1993; just out in
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