LINGUIST List 8.1795

Tue Dec 16 1997

FYI: HyperLex, TEXT conflict

Editor for this issue: Elaine Halleck <>


  1. Steven Bird, HyperLex: Virtual Fieldwork Online
  2. Teun A. van Dijk, TEXT conflict

Message 1: HyperLex: Virtual Fieldwork Online

Date: Fri, 12 Dec 1997 10:03:33 -0500
From: Steven Bird <>
Subject: HyperLex: Virtual Fieldwork Online

The HyperLex is a web search engine for quantitative phonological
research. Using HyperLex, you can:

* learn about linguistic fieldwork 
 - interact with live field data, including thousands of speech clips 
* introduce yourself to computational phonology 
 - learn how to use computational methods in phonology 
* research the phonology, phonetics and tone of Bamileke Dschang 
 - this is a Grassfields Bantu language of Cameroon, interesting
 for its syllable structure and tone system 

HyperLex can be run over the web and includes an interactive tutorial.
It can be accessed at:

I am planning to give live demonstrations of HyperLex at the upcoming
LSA meeting in New York. For details, please watch the HyperLex page.

Steven Bird
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Message 2: TEXT conflict

Date: Sat, 15 Nov 1997 16:33:06 +0100 (MET)
From: Teun A. van Dijk <>
Subject: TEXT conflict

Due to a conflict with publisher Mouton-De Gruyter (about reduced 
accessibility of the journal due to high subscription rates and 
lacking investments in publicity), large part of the board will 
resign with me, as from Volume 18 (1988). 
De Gruyter director Dr. Cram decided not to publish my Editorial 
about this matter.
Those interested in our reasons to resign, and in the text of the 
censored Editorial, are welcome to download it from my www-homepage, 
and to forward it to others who may be interested in this matter.
Teun A. van Dijk
University of Amsterdam
Program of Discourse Studies
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