LINGUIST List 7.81

Fri Jan 19 1996

FYI: Electronic Journal, Web dictionary

Editor for this issue: T. Daniel Seely <>


  1. Manfred Prokop, Electronic Journal
  2. David Nathan, New Web dictionary of Gamilaraay

Message 1: Electronic Journal

Date: Thu, 18 Jan 1996 11:03:33 MST
From: Manfred Prokop <Manfred.ProkopUAlberta.CA>
Subject: Electronic Journal

Dear colleagues,

After months of planning and consultations with experts in the field, the
undersigned are launching an ELECTRONIC Journal for Intercultural
Second/Foreign Language Teaching: Didactics and Methodology for German as a
Foreign Language (Zeitschrift f=FCr Interkulturellen=
Didaktik und Methodik im Bereich Deutsch als Fremdsprache). The first number
is expected to be published on May 1, 1996. 

There is a demo of the journal on the Net already: The address is

We are inviting you to consider submitting a contributions in English,
German or French for publication to this strictly refereed publication.

If you are interested in obtaining more detail, please do not hesitate to
e-mail us. We would be pleased to send you information on the layout, the
target clientele, the members of the Editorial Board who will ensure a high
standard for this publication, and so on.

The Journal's focus will be the intercultural approach (ISLT) to teaching
second/foreign languages, and there is much that the social sciences and
cultural sciences can bring to this approach. We are therefore inviting
papers (ca. 13,000 words in length) on all aspects of the DIDACTICS and
METHODOLOGY of the INTERCULTURAL aspects of second language teaching.
Invited are contributions from the many fields of second language teaching,
education, all sub-areas of linguistics, psychology, literature,
anthropology, etc.=20

There will be three numbers per year with about six formal papers each. The
Journal will also contain sections with reviews; an electronic discussion
forum; a pre-publication section for papers on which the authors invite
critical comments; reports on conferences and on relevant work in other
journals; research projects in ISLT; news from professional organizations,
etc. We expect to work closely with professional associations in second
language teaching all over the world.

Access to most parts of the Journal will be free. A modest subscription
fee, to cover the administrative costs of publishing this Journal, will be
required for access to all parts.

We hope to hear from you soon! Please pass this announcement on to
colleagues who might be interested.

Manfred Prokop (Manfred & Britta Hufeisen
Co-editors, ZIFU

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Manfred Prokop
Division of Germanic Languages, Literatures and Linguistics
University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Tel.: (403) 467-6273 (res.); Fax: (403) 492-2715
Divisional HomePage:
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Message 2: New Web dictionary of Gamilaraay

Date: Fri, 19 Jan 1996 16:51:07 PST
From: David Nathan <>
Subject: New Web dictionary of Gamilaraay
Dear colleagues

We would like to announce that a dictionary of Gamilaraay/Kamilaroi
(northern NSW, Australia) has been put on the World Wide Web.

It is the Web's first page-formatted, hypertext dictionary. As far as we
know, other Web dictionaries are either:

 - search engines (and the info returned includes hypertext links in few cases
 - vaguely or not at all formatted, without cross references
 - not accessible at the moment
 - simply don't work at all

Please have a look at the dictionary if you have time, at URL :

It is part of a site being built for information about Australian
Indigenous languages at :

Thank you

Dave Nathan and Peter Austin


Dave Nathan
Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies

Tel 06 246 1166 Fax 06 249 7714
email : ,
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