LINGUIST List 7.672

Wed May 8 1996

FYI: Web Page, Survey, Job closing date

Editor for this issue: T. Daniel Seely <dseelyemunix.emich.edu>


Directory

  1. Donna Christian, Center for Applied Linguistics WWW
  2. Mike Fraser, The British National Corpus Survey: An Edited Letter from Lou Burnard
  3. "J. E. Joseph", U of Hong Kong job: Closing date

Message 1: Center for Applied Linguistics WWW

Date: Tue, 07 May 1996 15:20:29 EDT
From: Donna Christian <donnacal.org>
Subject: Center for Applied Linguistics WWW
The Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL) is pleased to announce
its presence on the World Wide Web. Our Web site offers
information about CAL's research, services, databases,
publications, and multimedia products. Our site also houses home
pages for the ERIC Clearinghouse on Languages and Linguistics
(ERIC/CLL), and the National Clearinghouse for ESL Literacy
Education (NCLE). Keyword searching and a "What's New" page are
provided to make it easy to find the latest and most important
information you're seeking. We hope you'll visit us soon at our
new address! 

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* The Center for Applied Linguistics can be visited *
* on the World Wide Web at *
* http://www.cal.org *
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Message 2: The British National Corpus Survey: An Edited Letter from Lou Burnard

Date: Tue, 07 May 1996 15:45:54 BST
From: Mike Fraser <mike.frasercomputing-services.oxford.ac.uk>
Subject: The British National Corpus Survey: An Edited Letter from Lou Burnard
The BNC Survey at http://www.ox.ac.uk/ctitext/bnc/

Dear Colleagues

I am writing to ask your help in completing a brief survey which is
addressed to European academics and researchers. Completing the survey
should not take you more than a few minutes, and will enable us to take your
views into account when deciding how best to make a major new teaching and
learning resource available to the higher education community.

The BNC has received funding from the Engineering and Physical Sciences
Research Council (EPSRC) to seek feedback on how the BNC might be most
effectively made available. The management of the survey is being
undertaken by CTI Textual Studies.

The BNC is a 100 million word annotated corpus of modern British English,
containing 4124 extracts from a very wide range of texts, spoken and
written, formal and informal, highbrow and lowbrow. It was designed to
reflect as many as possible of the thousands of varieties of English
language used and produced in Great Britain during the nineties. It is a
very large computer-held resource which can be searched and manipulated in
many ways to provide a unique perspective on the state of the language
today.

If you are unfamiliar with the BNC, then before completing the
questionnaire you can find out more information about the BNC's
production, contents, and distribution, by browsing the BNC web pages at
http://info.ox.ac.uk/bnc/. If you have any additional comments or queries
about the BNC, please send e-mail to natcorpoucs.ox.ac.uk

The questionnaire itself is located at

 http://www.ox.ac.uk/ctitext/service/bnc/

We hope to complete this survey by the end of May 1996, so we would be
grateful if you could complete the survey before 20th May 1996. A report
summarizing the findings of the survey should be available by July. Your
help in responding to the survey is much appreciated.

Yours sincerely

Lou Burnard
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Message 3: U of Hong Kong job: Closing date

Date: Wed, 08 May 1996 11:08:12 PDT
From: "J. E. Joseph" <jejosephhkucc.hku.hk>
Subject: U of Hong Kong job: Closing date
The announcement for the Directorship of the Language Centre of the
University of Hong Kong which was posted last week did not include the
closing date. It is June 28, 1996.
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