LINGUIST List 7.571

Wed Apr 17 1996

FYI: Web page, Project, O-Hayo Sensei, Databases

Editor for this issue: T. Daniel Seely <>


  1. Celso Alvarez-Caccamo, Conference / Department Web Page
  2. David Corina, Research project
  3., O-Hayo Sensei 1996 #6 Now Available
  4. Peter White, NLLIA databases operational again

Message 1: Conference / Department Web Page

Date: Wed, 17 Apr 1996 02:57:31 +0200
From: Celso Alvarez-Caccamo <>
Subject: Conference / Department Web Page
The upcoming First Conference of the Spanish Society for Linguistic
Historiography (Sociedad Espanhola de Historiografia Linguistica, SEHL),
to be held in A Corunha on Feb. 1997, has now a Web page:

The Department of General Linguistics and Literary Theory of the
University of Corunha, which co-organizes the event, has also started a
Web page (so far only in English):

Celso Alvarez-Caccamo
Depto. de Linguistica Geral e Teoria da Literatura
Faculdade de Filologia
Universidade da Corunha
15071 A Corunha - Galiza (Espanha)
Tel. 34 - 81 - 130457, ext. 1758
FAX 34 - 81 - 132459
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Message 2: Research project

Date: Tue, 16 Apr 1996 12:58:09 PDT
From: David Corina <>
Subject: Research project
An historian of pre-Civil War America at Furman University is looking for a
specialist in computational linguistics who would be interested in 
collaborating on a textual analysis project, beginning in the 1996-1997 
academic year. This specialist will participate from their home campus 
as a "remote fellow" under the auspices of the Institute for Advanced 
Technology in the Humanities (URL for more info:

The purpose of the project will be to study geographic and chronological
patterns in the rhetoric of secession during the decade before the Civil War,
using an electronic collection of newspaper editorials, speeches, election
returns, and social statistics drawn from every part of the country. With
assistance from the IATH, project results will be published on the world-wide
web in the form of a comprehensive textbase, map generator, and language
analysis tool kit.

For more information contact:

Lloyd Benson
Department of History
Furman University
Greenville SC 29609

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Message 3: O-Hayo Sensei 1996 #6 Now Available

Date: Tue, 16 Apr 1996 08:00:21 -0800
From: <>
Subject: O-Hayo Sensei 1996 #6 Now Available
If you're interested in teaching English in Japan, the best source for
current job information is the free, bi-weekly newsletter Hayo Sensei.

The latest electronic issue, 1996 #6, is now available -- it lists 29
English-teaching jobs, and contains articles, tips, current airfares,
current exchange rates, and more.

The complete current newsletter is available free via e-mail, by sending a
message with ONLY this EXACT text string in the body:

get issue 1996no6

to ONLY this address:

Or you can visit the WWW site for a preview:

Good luck!
Lynn Cullivan
Editor, O-Hayo Sensei

Lynn Cullivan
O-Hayo Sensei, The Newsletter of English Teaching Jobs in Japan
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Message 4: NLLIA databases operational again

Date: Tue, 16 Apr 1996 08:32:00 +1000
From: Peter White <peterwlingua.cltr.uq.OZ.AU>
Subject: NLLIA databases operational again
The NLLIA Database system is up and operational again after upgrading to a
new version of the database program (DBQ v2.03). Below are instructions on
accessing the databases and other LATTICE sites on the Internet and the

Users can also access the Xcredit database system through the same

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Here's some instructions for accessing the NLLIA database system,
our gopher, and our Web site.


To access our gopher, gopher to
		FTP archives
			Publically Accessible Archives


Our ftp site can be reached by typing ftp


Our World Wide Web site is now operational, and the database is also
available at this site as linked hypertext documents. If you want a quick,
but not necessarily an elegant search, try accessing it. The URL is:

Please note that the Web site is still under construction, and so some
features will not be complete.

If you have any difficulties, please contact me on the address below.

Language and Technology Centre at the Centre for Language Teaching
and Research, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia


The National Languages and Literacy Institute of Australia is a distributed
system of research and development centres, teaching and curriculum
centres, and other units working in the languages and literacy area.

We are one of the R&D centres: the Language and Technology Centre
(LATTICE). One of our primary tasks has been the development of a database
system on language and literacy matters.
This database system is available on-line through the
Internet for public access. The instructions below provide details on how
to access this service, and how to query the database.

We have had people across the world using the system with
apparent success, and we would like to make it available to all teachers in
Australia, and overseas, and
to any other organisation or people who have interest in language and

If you want further details, contact me on the address below.

Peter White, Director
NLLIA/Language & Technology Centre (LATTICE)
The University of Queensland, Qld 4072
Tel: (07) 365-6893; Fax: (07) 365-7077

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We have now developed the NLLIA Database system so that anyone may access
it directly, provided that they have the ability to use the 'telnet'
command from their host computer.

Here are the steps to gain access to the database system.

1.	telnet
2.	Login as dbguest
3.	Password is NLLIA-db (exactly as it is printed).
4.	You will get further instructions at this point. Generally you
	should now ensure that your terminal type is a VT100.
5.	A small menu will appear. Select option 1 to access the database
6.	At the database login screen, type in your email address. This
	will give you access, as well as an automatic mail-back for any
	reports you may generate.
7.	The database system copyright notice will appear, and then the
	main menu.
8.	Select which database you wish to access by typing in the
	appropriate number, or by placing the cursor next to your option
	and pressing the space bar.
9. 	The search screen will appear.

AT THIS POINT: Some hints.

The bottom line is always the HELP line. This line changes each time you
move the cursor to the next field.

Whenever you see a ? at the help line, it means that there is additional
search help available. If you press ? you will get another search
window, with special tables you can access to help refine your search.

If you have problems, and want to get out of the screen you're in, use
the sequence <esc> 3 <esc> 3. Hit the <esc> key and then the 3 key
twice. This will always take you back to the previous screen.

To scroll UP, use the sequence <esc> 7

To scroll DOWN, use the sequence <esc> 8

ALWAYS leave the database by going to the main menu and quit by typing X

If the database crashes, or other weird things happen, PLEASE, please,
let us know ASAP. Most of these crashes can be fixed within minutes.


There are 8 databases you can search:

Courses:	full details on about 7,500 language/literacy subjects
		taught in Australian universities, both under- and

Institutions:	addresses and phone numbers on about 900 different
		institutions in Australia involved in languages, literacy
		applied linguistics, etc.

Resources:	About 11,000 references to language/literacy resource
		materials including about 1100 CALL programs.

Professionals:	We have listings on over 2,500 people, with considerable
		detail on may of them. Details other then institution,
		position, language specialty, etc. have been volunteered
		by people. If you want to be listed, contact us. If you
		are listed, and the data are not correct, PLEASE contact

Bibliography:	This database contains over 7,000 citations, with about
		half relating to adult and child literacy. Where we have
		obtain them, we have included abstracts. Virtually all
		the citations relate to materials written by Australian
		professionals. If you want your materials listed, PLEASE
		contact us.

Scholarships:	We list information on over 250 scholarships, awards,
		exchange schemes, fellowships, etc. relating to language/
		linguistic study/research. Target groups range from
		post-doctoral research fellows to high school students.

Adult LOTE:	Designed to contain information on LOTE and literacy
		classes, we have only entered 900+ LOTE courses available
		to adults. This database is now about 1.5 years old, and
		we intend to update it (politics willing) in the near
		future. However, the materials are current enough to
		provide some information on where languages are taught.

Research:	This database lists details on over 700 research projects
		in the areas of adult literacy and child ESL. Data are
		continuously being added to this database, as we receive
		details from the NLLIA Network nodes.

REPORTS:	You can generate reports on all of these databases by
		following the Help line directions on the bottom of each
		search screen. The reports will be automatically mailed
		to your home directory on your host computer.

HANDBOOK:	We have available a 251 pp
		Handbook for users. If you want one of these, please
		contact us. They are available now at $45.00 plus postage.

		INCORRECT, PLEASE CONTACT US! Your feedback is the most
		important information we get in keeping the system alive
		and well. If you dont' tell us, we can't fix it.

Good luck with it all. Have a good time. Please consider giving us
material to put into the system; we're delighted to be able to do so.

Peter White
NLLIA Language & Technology Centre
Centre for Language Teaching and Research
The University of Queensland, Qld 4072
Tel: +61 7 3365 6893; Fax: +61 7 3365 7077
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