LINGUIST List 7.1744

Tue Dec 10 1996

Qs: Modern Greek, Free web space, Teacher survey

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  1. Nikos Sarantakos, Proverbial expressions in Modern Greek
  2. Stefania Spina, query: free web space
  3. F. Timothy Walsh, Structure of English Teacher Survey

Message 1: Proverbial expressions in Modern Greek

Date: Sun, 8 Dec 1996 16:24:17 GMT
From: Nikos Sarantakos <sarantinnet.lu>
Subject: Proverbial expressions in Modern Greek

Dear all,

I am studying proverbial expressions in Modern Greek.

A proverbial expression in Modern Greek is: "Tha gelasei kai to
pardalo katsiki", which may be translated as "Even the multi-coloured
goat will laugh at it", said about something totally ridiculous.
Trying to trace the origins of the phrase, I am wondering whether
there are any parallel forms in other languages.

Then, another expression, said about very clever and cunning persons, more
as a praise than otherwise, is "Einai diabolou kaltsa", i.e. "He is a
devil's sock". Does it ring any bells?

Thanks in advance 

Nikos Sarantakos
sarantinnet.lu
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Message 2: query: free web space

Date: Sun, 08 Dec 1996 18:15:06 +0000
From: Stefania Spina <sspinambox.vol.it>
Subject: query: free web space

Hello,

my question is simple: I know, because I read it somewhere, that there
are some Internet providers, especially in the USA, that offer free
space for non commercial web pages. I am searching for one (or more)
of them, but I just can't remember their names or adresses (my
University is not on the Internet, and I have some linguistics
resources ready to be offered to the linguists on the net). Can
anybody help me?

Stefania Spina
Perugia, Italy
sspinambox.vol.it
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Message 3: Structure of English Teacher Survey

Date: Sun, 8 Dec 1996 14:59:46 -0500
From: F. Timothy Walsh <ftw201is6.nyu.edu>
Subject: Structure of English Teacher Survey

Following is a questionnaire directed to teachers of "Structure of
English"(or related titles, such as "Pedagogical Grammar") in
university graduate TESOL OR LINGUISTICS programs. I am conducting
this survey as part of my doctoral work at New York University.Using
the "REPLY" OR "FORWARD" command in your mail program, (WHICHEVER
ALLOWS YOU TO SEE AND MODIFY MESSAGE TEXT), re-direct this
questionnaire to me, NOT TO THE LIST, at ftw201is6.nyu.edu. Please
answer all questions, and use as much space as your e-mail program
allows. I'll post the results of this survey to LINGUIST.

Name:
Institution/Department:
Course Name:
Are you the only faculty member teaching this course? If not, how many others?
Required for degree? Which degree?
Is the goal of the course:
to familiarize enrolled students with English grammar?
to familiarize enrolled students with methods of teaching English grammar?
a combination of the two above goals? (what combination?)
Please provide a short explanation if, in the course, you:
focus upon aspects of sentence-level grammar.
focus upon the morphology of English.
focus upon the phonology of English.>focus upon discourse-level grammar.
focus upon a specific system for describing English grammar
focus on (structural, transformational/generative, pedagogical,
traditional, etc.)
TEXT(S) used:for teacher reference:
TEXT(S) required of students:
TEXT(S)optional for students:
Additional materials?:
To what degree is (are) student-generated text(s) used in the course?
To what degree are student-designed materials incorporated in the course?
Please explain how you may use the following pedagogical activities in
teaching the course:
Lecture:
Cooperative learning groups:
Student in-class presentations:
Student homework assignments and projects:
How are students' philosophies of the role of grammar in ESL teaching
explored in the course?
How is the instructor's philosophy of the role of grammar explored in the
course?
Please feel free to comment on any aspect of your course which is not
covered in this questionnaire.
Thank you very much.
>Tim Walsh (ftw201is6.nyu.edu)
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