LINGUIST List 7.463

Tue Mar 26 1996

FYI: Correction to SCIL8 Schedule,New Journal,New LDC Release

Editor for this issue: Ljuba Veselinova <lveselinemunix.emich.edu>


Directory

  1. Leslie Barrett, correction to SCIL8 Schedule
  2. Yalonda Yvon Yarber, your publication
  3. LDC Office, New Release from the LDC

Message 1: correction to SCIL8 Schedule

Date: Mon, 25 Mar 1996 10:56:19 EST
From: Leslie Barrett <barrettJESPERSEN.CS.NYU.EDU>
Subject: correction to SCIL8 Schedule
This is to announce that the talk listed on the schedule at 10:30 in
Session 1A on Saturday is a joint talk given by both Michael Gamon and
James Lyle. The failure to list James Lyle was an oversight for which
we apologize.


The SCIL VIII Committee
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Message 2: your publication

Date: Mon, 25 Mar 1996 08:01:48 CST
From: Yalonda Yvon Yarber <yobabysunset.backbone.olemiss.edu>
Subject: your publication
Donald L. Dyer, General Editor, reports that manuscripts are being
accepted for publication in the _new_ Balkanistica. Papers written in
English from any discipline which deals with BALKAN or SOUTHEAST
EUROPEAN topics are welcome.

Manuscripts should be submitted in hard copy; three copies should be
submitted. All submissions will undergo double-blind refereeing
process, and, if accepted for publication, they must ultimately be
tendered on computer disk. Both Macintosh and IBM formats are
acceptable; Macintosh is preferred. Since there will be a blind review
process, authors are asked, within reason, to attempt to conceal their
identity in the manuscript. Authors of submitted manuscripts should
follow one of the generally accepted styles within their specific
discipline.

Please send manuscripts to:
	Professor Donald L. Dyer
	General Editor, Balkanistica
	Department of Modern Languages
	The University of Mississippi
	University, MS 38677

Balkanistica is being revived by SEESA, the South East European
Studies Association, formerly known as the Association for Southeast
European Studies (AASES). SEESA is an organization of scholars working
in interdisciplinary studies in southeast Europe. Membership in the
organization costs $20 for faculty and $15 for students and will
guarantee receipt of both the first new issue of Balkanistica (volume
9) and the second new issue (volume 10) free. Volume 9 is currently in
production and is expected by the summer of 1996. This volume, edited
by Victor Friedman and Masha Belyavski-Frank, is a memorial volume to
Zbigniew Golab, formerly of the University of Chicago, which will
contain articles on linguistics.

Dues for membership in SEESA should be sent to:
	Professor James Augerot
	Treasurer of SEESA
	Department of Slavic Languages
	University of Washington
	Seattle, Washington 98195

Professor Dyer will be happy to answer any inquiries about submissions to

Balkanistica by telephone:(601)232-7298, fax: (601)232-7033; or e-mail:
<mldyervm.cc.olemiss.edu>. Balkanistica will maintain a Web site at:

<http://www.olemiss.edu/depts/modern_languages/balk.html>;.
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Message 3: New Release from the LDC

Date: Tue, 26 Mar 1996 17:20:55 EST
From: LDC Office <ldcunagi1k.cis.upenn.edu>
Subject: New Release from the LDC

 Announcing a NEW RELEASE from the
 LINGUISTIC DATA CONSORTIUM

		 Cellular TIMIT Speech Corpus
			 CTIMIT

The CTIMIT corpus is a cellular-bandwidth adjunct to the TIMIT
Acoustic Phonetic Continuous Speech Corpus (NIST Speech Disc
CD1-1.1/NTIS Pb91-505065, October 1990). The corpus was contributed
by Lockheed-Martin Sanders to the LDC for distribution on CD-ROM
media.

The CTIMIT read speech corpus has been designed to provide a large,
phonetically labeled database for use in the design and evaluation of
speech processing systems operating in diverse, often hostile,
cellular telephone environments. CTIMIT was collected by members of
the Voice Communication Initiative (VCI) at Lockheed-Martin Sanders'
Signal Processing Center of Technology (SPCOT) as part of internal R&D
efforts, with additional sponsorship from the Wireless Communications
Group in the company's Advanced Engineering and Technology (AE&T)
Division.

Like NTIMIT, CTIMIT is based on the original TIMIT recordings, which
were passed through a sample of actual telephone circuits---cellular
circuits in the case of CTIMIT. Thus the original phonetic
segmentation and labeling of TIMIT continue to be applicable to CTIMIT
as well as NTIMIT.

Institutions that have membership in the LDC during the 1996
Membership Year will be able to receive CTIMIT at no additional
charge, in the same manner as all other text and speech corpora
published by the LDC.

Nonmembers can receive a copy of CTIMIT for research purposes only for
a fee of $100. If you would like to order a copy of this corpus,
please email your request to ldcunagi.cis.upenn.edu. If you need
additional information before placing your order, or would like to
inquire about membership in the LDC, please send email or call (215)
898-0464.

Further information about the LDC and its available corpora can be
accessed on the Linguistic Data Consortium WWW Home Page at URL
http://www.cis.upenn.edu/~ldc. Information is also available via ftp
at ftp.cis.upenn.edu under pub/ldc; for ftp access, please use
"anonymous" as your login name, and give your email address when asked
for password.
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