LINGUIST List 7.1617

Sat Nov 16 1996

FYI: Baltic language study, Book reviewing

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  1., Baltic language study
  2. Arnold D J, Book Reviewers sought

Message 1: Baltic language study

Date: Wed, 13 Nov 1996 13:47:41 +0100
From: <>
Subject: Baltic language study
Baltics 1997

Intensive Language Courses of Latvian, Lithuanian, and Estonian

As in the last 8 years, intensive courses of the Latvian, Lithuanian,
and Estonian languages are held in Bonn/Germany in 1997. These
courses, part-funded by Muenster University, the federal state
North-Rhine-Westphalia, and the Robert-Bosch-Foundation, are designed
for beginners and comprise four phases.

Phase 1. Participants stay in Haus Annaberg, a turn-of-the-century
manor house overlooking Bonn, between February 16 and March 27,
1997. Classes are taugt five hours per day, five days a week. Emphasis
is placed on grammatical and lexical issues as well as on the
development of reading, writing, and speaking skills. Lectures on
geographical, sociological, and political issues will be held on one

Phase 2. During the university summer term, participants are expected
to continue their studies in their own time, using course books and
additional materials. Assignments are sent out at regular intervals by
the teachers.

Phase 3. Students stay in Latvia, Lithuania, or Estonia for four weeks
in september, 1997. Here, they study at the universities of Riga,
Vilnius, and Tartu, respectively, four hours per day, five days a
week. Emphasis here is on conversation skills. Classes are
complemented with lectures and excursions. Students live with guest
families throughout their stay.

Phase 4. This is the final examination, again in Haus Annaberg,
Bonn. It takes place directly after the study period in the
Baltics. After successfully passing the exam, participants receive a

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Participation is open to all students enrolled in a German university
or technical college. Tuition fees: DM 1,300. This includes ten weeks
intensive course, full board, all travel costs from Bonn to the Baltic
states and back, examinations, and teaching materials. Registration
deadline: 31/12/1996. For further information please contact:

Dr. Magdalene Huelmann
Institut fuer Interdisziplinaere Baltische Studien
Bispinghof 3A
48143 Muenster

phone +49 - 251 - 83-4499
fax +49 - 251 - 83-4456
email (Wolfgang Tenhagen)
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Message 2: Book Reviewers sought

Date: Tue, 12 Nov 1996 17:56:02 GMT
From: Arnold D J <>
Subject: Book Reviewers sought

I have just taken over as Book Review Editor of the Journal Machine
Translation, published quaterly by Kluwer Academic Publishers and I am
looking out for potential reviewers.

The policy for selecting books for review is catholic: as a
discipline, Machine Translation is at the intersection of several
areas of Linguistics and Computer Science, but the interests of those
involved tend to be broad -- the union of the areas, rather than the
intersection -- and the choice of books reviewed should reflect these
wide interests.

Particular areas of interest include Theoretical Linguistics,
Morphology, Syntax, Semantics, (including Logic), Pragmatics,
descriptive studies of languages and all areas of Mathematical and
Computational Linguistics. Work on Speech Processing is also of

If you are interested in reviewing a book, or suggesting a book for
review, please contact me.

The following is a list of the books currently awaiting review. An
up-to-date list will be available at:

* Geoffrey Sampson, Evolutionary Language Understanding Cassel,
 London, 1996. (Received: Tue, 12-Nov-1996)
* Stefan Wermter, Ellen Riloff, and Gabriele Scheler (eds)
 Connectionist, Statistical and Symbolic Approaches to Learning for
 Natural Language Processing , Springer, Berlin, Lecture Notes in
 Artificial Intelligence 1040, 1996. (Received 30 July, 1996)
* Karen Sparck Jones and Julia R Galliers Evaluating Natural Language
 Processing Systems: an analysis and review Springer, Berlin,
 Lecture notes in Artificial Intelligence 1083 (Received 30, July,
* Daniel Jones Analogical Natural Language Processing UCL Press,
 London, 1996 xii + 155 pp. ISBN 1-85278-218-3. price??? (rec Jan
* Qianhong LIU & Peter A. Ng Document Processing and Retrieval:
 TEXPROS Kluwer Academic Publishers, Boston, 1996. xi + 312 pp. ISBN
 0-7293-9644-8. price ???
* Johan Rooryck & Laurie Zaring (eds) Phrase Structure and the
 Lexicon, (Studies in Natural Language and Linguistic Theory, 33)
 Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, 1996. vii + 298 pp. ISBN
 0-7293-3745-X. Dfl 180, $99, UKL75.

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Doug Arnold,
Dept. of Language & Linguistics,
University of Essex,	 	
Wivenhoe Park,		 	 Tel: +44 1206 872084 (direct)
Colchester, CO4 3SQ, UK. 	 Fax: +44 1206 872085
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