LINGUIST List 7.658

Sat May 4 1996

Qs: Gossip, Course, German, Millenium, Software

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  1. Quint101aol.com, Gossip
  2. "F. Javier Diaz Perez", Summer courses
  3. "J. Treffers-Daller", German as a foreign language
  4. Corey Miller, referring to the new millenium
  5. Timothy Miller, Wanted: Software for learning vocabulary

Message 1: Gossip

Date: Fri, 03 May 1996 09:06:30 EDT
From: Quint101aol.com <Quint101aol.com>
Subject: Gossip
I am currently polishing a paper concerning the empowering aspects of GOSSIP
as it applies to forging new relationships between persons of like gender.
While Deborah Tannen offers some keen insight into this function of Gossip, I
am anxious for input from other sources. Specifically, are these new
relationships based on the flow of information about people and events? Do
they require this interchange of gossip to remain vital?

Quint
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Message 2: Summer courses

Date: Fri, 03 May 1996 14:02:22 +0200
From: "F. Javier Diaz Perez" <iajaviusc.es>
Subject: Summer courses
I would be very grateful if somebody could send some information about
summer courses on Translation and Linguistics preferably organized by
British or Spanish universities.
	I will post a summary of the information I receive.
	Thank you very much in advance.

	Javier Diaz iajaviusc.es
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Message 3: German as a foreign language

Date: Fri, 03 May 1996 13:54:52
From: "J. Treffers-Daller" <J.Treffernias.knaw.nl>
Subject: German as a foreign language
Does anyone know about discussion lists or networks or web pages
about German as a Foreign Language? If no discussion lists on
specifically this topic exist, would anyone be interested in opening
such a discussion list?

Thank you very much for the information.
Helmut Daller
please send your answers to the following email address:
j.treffernias.knaw.nl
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Message 4: referring to the new millenium

Date: Fri, 03 May 1996 11:15:36 CDT
From: Corey Miller <coreymukraine.corp.mot.com>
Subject: referring to the new millenium

While considering the pronunciation of numerals in text-to-speech
synthesis I have run into the following question: how will we refer to
the first few years of the new millenium? Here are some
possibilities:

2000:
 the year two thousand
 two thousand
 twenty hundred

2001:
 two thousand and one
 two thousand one
 twenty oh one

>From 2010-2999, will "twenty ten" through "twenty nine ninety nine"
most likely be the norm?

Corey Miller
Speech Processing Systems Lab
Motorola, Inc.
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Message 5: Wanted: Software for learning vocabulary

Date: Fri, 03 May 1996 01:17:17 EDT
From: Timothy Miller <millertbabbage.csee.usf.edu>
Subject: Wanted: Software for learning vocabulary
I am looking for software that will help me to learn vocabulary for
various languages. I find that something akin to flash cards that keeps
track of what I have learned and what I have not works best for me. I am
looking for software with flash cards of vocabulary and (perhaps) common
expressions in German, French, Spanish, Arabic, and Hebrew, and the
operating systems I have at my disposal are Windows95 and Linux. If
anyone knows of any software packages of this kind I would appreciate it
if you could lead me to it.

Thanks.

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Timothy Miller, millertgrad.csee.usf.edu Theoretical Linguistics
http://www.csee.usf.edu/~millert Music Theory, Computer Engineering
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