LINGUIST List 9.1048

Thu Jul 16 1998

Qs: Textbooks, Computer Teaching, Arabic Grammar

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  1. Duncan Markham, textbook recommendations/webpage
  2. Sun Honglin, Qs: Advice on good books about Computer Assisted Teaching
  3. Geert-Jan M. Kruijff, Logical/formal grammar and Arabic

Message 1: textbook recommendations/webpage

Date: Mon, 13 Jul 1998 14:32:40 +1000
From: Duncan Markham <dmarkhamdeakin.edu.au>
Subject: textbook recommendations/webpage

Dear Colleagues,

What are your favourite textbooks, most hated textbooks, most imaginative
textbooks, least proofread textbooks...? I am attempting to compile reviews
and opinions of textbooks used in some areas of linguistics teaching. The
collected material will then be made available on WWW for all interested
parties to access.

I welcome contributions about textbooks in languages other than English
(please provide a review in English, though)!

The areas for which I am seeking responses are:

* introductory linguistics
* phonetics (and subdisciplines)
* phonology
* sociolinguistics
* second language acquisition
* psycholinguistics

Contributions can be anonymous if necessary.

If possible, please give some details of

* the context in which you have used a book (eg, level of study (eg, 2nd
year), general calibre of students taking the subject, number of students,
whether it was used as the primary or only reading),

* how long the book has been used in your / your institution's teaching

* the strengths and/or weaknesses of the book in terms of, eg, content,
presentation, comprehensiveness, errors, breadth of application, etc.

* and anything else you want to add!

The URL of this teaching resource will be forwarded to LINGUIST LIST when
the results have been compiled.

Duncan Markham

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Dr Duncan Markham dmarkhamdeakin.edu.au ph:+61-(0)3-92517149
 fax:+61-(0)3-92446755
Linguistics, Literary & Communication Studies,
Deakin University, 221 Burwood Hwy, Burwood VIC 3125, AUSTRALIA
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Message 2: Qs: Advice on good books about Computer Assisted Teaching

Date: Thu, 16 Jul 1998 13:04:37 +0800
From: Sun Honglin <sunhlblcu.edu.cn>
Subject: Qs: Advice on good books about Computer Assisted Teaching


Beijing Language and Culture University(former Beijing Language
Institute) Press(China) is planning to publish a translation 
series in language teaching & learning.We will select some 
representative,recently published books in this area,written
mainly in English,and organise people to tranlate them into 
Chinese.It will help the Chinese students and teachers to know
the recent advances in the area.You are earnestly requested to
recommend the good books in CALL(Computational assisted Language
Learning) and language testing.
 Thank you in advance
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Message 3: Logical/formal grammar and Arabic

Date: Thu, 16 Jul 1998 13:48:15 +0000
From: Geert-Jan M. Kruijff <gjKwetal.ms.mff.cuni.cz>
Subject: Logical/formal grammar and Arabic


I'd very much appreciate it if someone could point me to work on formalizing
Arabic grammar (contemporary or Sibawayhi). Whether formalization is carried
out in (hybrid/multimodal) logical grammar or LFG/HPSG/etc is of less concern
...

Any references are welcome, thanks in advance for the effort,

Cordially,

Geert-Jan Kruijff

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Geert-Jan M. Kruijff
Institute of Formal & Applied Linguistics/Linguistic Data Laboratory
Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University

Malostranske nam. 25, CZ-118 00 Prague 1, Czech Republic
Phone: ++420-2-2191-4255 Fax: ++420-2-2191-4309
Email: gjufal.ms.mff.cuni.cz, gjacm.org
WWW: http://kwetal.ms.mff.cuni.cz/~gj/
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