LINGUIST List 8.262

Sun Feb 23 1997

FYI: WCCFL registration, Software

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  1. Vern M. Lindblad, WCCFL registration info
  2. John Unsworth, Babble: Java-based Unicode Software (free)

Message 1: WCCFL registration info

Date: Sun, 16 Feb 1997 02:56:12 -0800 (PST)
From: Vern M. Lindblad <>
Subject: WCCFL registration info

Dear Colleague,

Attached please find a registration form (to be returned as soon as
possible if you plan to attend WCCFL XVI) and information on hotel
reservations and transportation from the airport. WCCFL XVI will be
hosted by the University of Washington, Seattle, from February 28 to
March 2, 1997. A preliminary conference program was posted in Linguist
List a while ago; the final program will be posted in the next few days.

Please e-mail us at should you have any questions.

Soowon Kim
Coordinator, WCCFL XVI Committee

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Please send registration fee to:

	Department of Linguistics
	University of Washington
	Box 354340
	Seattle, Washington 98195-4340

phone: (206)543-2046 fax: (206)685-7978

Name: _____________________________________________________________

Affiliation: __________________________________________________________

Address: ___________________________________________________________

City: ______________________________________________________________

State/Province: ______________________________________________________

ZIP/Postal Code: ____________________________________________________

Country: ___________________________________________________________

E-mail: ____________________________________________________________

Telephone: _________________________________________________________

FAX: _____________________________________________________________

Pre-registration Fee (to be postmarked before February 19, 1997):

____ Student: US $ 25

____ Non-Student: US $ 30

(On-site registration fees will be US $30 for students and US $40 for

Please make your check or money order payable in US dollars to the
University of Washington.

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You will be able to reserve a room at the conference rate at two locations
within walking distance to the UW campus, the University Inn (4 blocks
west of campus) and the Silver Cloud Inn (about 10 blocks northeast of

University Inn, whose rates range from $70-88, encourages you to make
reservations before February 19 at 1-800-733-3855 or by e-mail at Silver Cloud, whose rates range from $66-78, invites you
to call 1-800-551-7207.

Both hotels have amenities such as fitness centers, Jacuzzis and
continental breakfast. Please request a brochure when you make your
reservation if you want to have additional information and/or a map of the


Both hotels recommend the "Super Shuttle," which offers a discounted fare
of $14 to either location. Just place a call to Super Shuttle
(206-644-1424) from the baggage claim area, being sure to specify where
you want to go and that you want the hotel rate.

You might also want to consider a taxi to your hotel, which will run
approximately $40, not including the tip.

Public transportation is available on the Metro bus system for under $2,
but it is not direct or quick. Information is available at the airport.
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Message 2: Babble: Java-based Unicode Software (free)

Date: Fri, 21 Feb 1997 18:45:39 -0500
From: John Unsworth <>
Subject: Babble: Java-based Unicode Software (free)

Babble, under development by Robert Bingler at the Institute for
Advanced Technology in the Humanities, is an SGML-capable synoptic
text tool that can display multiple texts in parallel windows. It uses
Unicode, an ISO 16-bit character set standard, which allows
multilingual texts, using mixed character sets, to be displayed
simultaneously. Babble also allows users to search for strings in text
or in tags, and to link open texts for scrolling and searching. More
information and source code is available at

If you'd like to be notified of subsequent releases and improvements,
please send email to and ask to be subscribed to
babble-l, the majordomo list for Babble's users and developers.
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