LINGUIST List 8.584

Thu Apr 24 1997

FYI: Scholarship, Course, Course

Editor for this issue: T. Daniel Seely <seelylinguistlist.org>


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  1. Alan Juffs, American Assoc. for Applied Lx Scholarship Amount
  2. Ramesh Krishnamurthy, Lg analysis with computers course
  3. Goodin, Bill, UCLA short course on "Automatic Speech Recognition"

Message 1: American Assoc. for Applied Lx Scholarship Amount

Date: Tue, 22 Apr 1997 09:26:45 -0400 (EDT)
From: Alan Juffs <juffsverb.linguist.pitt.edu>
Subject: American Assoc. for Applied Lx Scholarship Amount

The American Association for Applied Linguistics is pleased to announce
that the amount of the LSA scholarship will be $1000. This scholarship is
for a student member of AAAL attending the LSA Summer Institute at Cornell
University (Website: http://www.sce.cornell.edu/CUSS/LSA.html). Students
who wish to apply for the scholarship should submit an application to the
AAAL business office before May 15th 1997. For further details contact
Alan Juffs. (E-mail: juffsverb.linguist.pitt.edu). 

AAAL Business Office
PO Box 21686
Eagan, MN 55121-0686
Phone: 612-953-0805
Fax: 612-431-8404
E-mail: <aaalofficeaaal.org>
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Message 2: Lg analysis with computers course

Date: Tue, 22 Apr 1997 17:44:04 +0100
From: Ramesh Krishnamurthy <rameshcobuild.collins.co.uk>
Subject: Lg analysis with computers course

COMPUTERS AND TEXT: 4th-10th September 1997, DEBRECEN, HUNGARY.

A PRACTICAL COURSE IN USING COMPUTERS FOR LANGUAGE ANALYSIS.

Associated with the ESSE/4 conference, organized by the
European Society for the Study of English.

This is the second course of this type to be held in Debrecen (the
first was in 1995). The planned course components include hands-on
classes in the computer room as well as the sessions listed below.
Further sessions may be added.

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A. BELA HOLLOSY (LAJOS KOSSUTH UNIVERSITY, DEBRECEN):

1. Available corpora and tools, corpus creation, lexical analysis,
tokenization

2. String handling, text retrieval (collocations, etc), and basic
programming

3. Working with Concordancers

4. Lexicographic model building

B. RAMESH KRISHNAMURTHY (COBUILD, UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM):

1. History of corpora, and corpus design considerations

2. Lexis as a linguistic level: paradigms and syntagms

3. The relationship between Corpora and Dictionaries

4. Usage prototypes: collocation and syntactic patterns

C. PATRICK HANKS (OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS):

1. `Enthusiasm' and `Condescension' - contrasting Historical (17-18th
Century) and Modern corpora

2. The Individual in Time and Space - how everyday words such as `over'
and `above' are used

3. Extremes of exploitation - `Finnegan's Wake' and the OED

4. Cognitive prototypes - what Speakers do and what Hearers believe

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COURSE ORGANIZER: Ferenc Rovny, CLTDC, Foreign Language Centre, Lajos
 Kossuth University, Debrecen, Hungary - 4010, P.O. Box 41.
 Email: rovnyftigris.klte.hu
		 Website: http://www.flc.klte.hu/Course

DEBRECEN INFORMATION: for travel, accommodation, food, etc, see:
a) pp 79-80 of the European English Messenger, Volume V/2, Autumn 1996
b) the ESSE homepage: http://www.unil.ch/angl/docs/esse

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 PRE-REGISTRATION FORM
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1. YES,I want to take part in the course described above from 4th-10th
September 1997, in Debrecen,Hungary.

REGISTRATION FEE: US$ 260, UK pounds 160

LATE REGISTRATION (after 30.6.97): US$ 325, UK pounds 200

2. I understand that it is a pre-condition to register with the ESSE/4
Conference as well.

(Fill in BLOCK LETTERS, please, and send to the COURSE ORGANIZER):


Title:

Position/Institution:

Surname:

First name:


Address:


Country:

Zip code:

E-mail:

Tel/fax:

Date:

Signature:

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Message 3: UCLA short course on "Automatic Speech Recognition"

Date: Tue, 22 Apr 1997 12:03:00 -0700
From: Goodin, Bill <bgoodinunex.ucla.edu>
Subject: UCLA short course on "Automatic Speech Recognition"


On July 21-23, 1997, UCLA Extension will present the short course,
"Automatic Speech Recognition: Fundamentals and Applications", on the
UCLA campus in Los Angeles.

The instructors are Abeer Alwan, PhD, Assistant Professor, Electrical
Engineering Department, UCLA, and Ananth Sankar, PhD, Senior Research
Engineer, SRI International.

Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR) has emerged as a promising area
for applications such as telephone voice dialing, database access,
human-computer interactions and hands-free applications such as car
phones. Since speech is the most direct form of human communication,
ASR can enhance the ease, speed, and effectiveness with which humans
can direct machines to accomplish desired tasks. Speech recognition has
become an established research area and current understanding has
already produced several fielded applications.

This course is intended to provide an understanding of the basic
concepts
of speech recognition including speech signal processing and feature
extraction, and statistical pattern recognition and its applications in
speech recognition. The course also covers recent developments in
special
problem areas such as the recognition of noisy speech or accented
speech. The instructors assume basic knowledge of signal processing
and statistical analysis, and the lectures are designed to prepare
participants for development work in speech recognition. The course
should also offer enough background in speech recognition theory to
foster the successful development of applications, and to expose new
solutions to specific problems in speech recognition.

The course fee is $1195, which includes extensive course materials.
These materials are for participants only, and are not for sale.

For additional information and a complete course description, please
contact Marcus Hennessy at:
(310) 825-1047
(310) 206 -2815 fax
mhennessunex.ucla.edu
http://www.unex.ucla.edu/shortcourses/

This course may also be presented on-site at company locations.
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