LINGUIST List 9.546

Thu Apr 9 1998

FYI: Help, Summer class, Indic-Brahmi Scripts

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  1. Radu Daniliuc, ELC: HELP request
  2. Mark Davies, Summer 1998 class: "Foreign Language Resources on the Internet"
  3. golshani, Indic-Brahmi-descended scripts

Message 1: ELC: HELP request

Date: Wed, 1 Apr 1998 21:59:27 +0300
From: Radu Daniliuc <>
Subject: ELC: HELP request

ELC Romania

ELC posted a while ago the following message:

| English Linguists' Centre in Romania-help request!
| To:All the linguists (and everyone else) interested in promoting this
|	science in Romania.
| We are a group of linguists who want to open an English Linguist Centre in
| Romania.
| The English Language is very appreciated here, although there are voices
| who claims that Romania is more related to French. (no offense )
| So, our intention is to open an ENGLISH Linguist Centre whose main
| activity will be to provide information in this field of English Linguistics. 
| The centre is destined especially to linguists, but we also want to give
| access to students, so that they benefit of materials that normally, at
| their universities are not accessible.
| Unfortunately, we need sponsorship for this centre. In our country we
| have not got very much, so we dare to ask for help at you, the linguists,
| as we think you will really understand our needs.
| If anybody can - and want to - help our English Centre to exist, with books
| and everything else you consider necessary for such a centre, please do not
| hesitate to do it. Do think that somewhere are people in the same field who
| need desperately your help.
| We thank you in advance and promise all our consideration for your help.
| Thank you,
| The (to be) English Linguist Centre
| Now,we would like to thank the following persons for their (promised) help:
| *Harold F. Schiffman
| *Chris Corne
| *Robin Thelwall
| We also expect other people to offer their help from now on.

Since then ELC has received support from some colleagues. Some of them are listed above, others -which refused to be named -
received our letters of acknowledgement. 
Now ELC was promised a sponsorship, namely 4 computers Pentium 166MHz. The problem is that the company will deliver us the
computers only as an upgrade of some older systems, starting with 486/66MHz. If there is somebody that has such a system which s/he
finds useless and thinks s/he can dispose of it, please do think there is a place on earth where some colleagues really need it. 

We thank you very much for reading our pleading.

ELC Romania

S[hared] R[adu] Dan[iliuc] 
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Message 2: Summer 1998 class: "Foreign Language Resources on the Internet"

Date: Wed, 08 Apr 1998 15:03:44 -0500
From: Mark Davies <>
Subject: Summer 1998 class: "Foreign Language Resources on the Internet"

For students and others who might be interested:

In Summer 1998 (June 29- July 24), the Department of Foreign Languages at
Illinois State University will offer a course dealing with "Foreign
Language Resources on the Internet". One unique aspect of the class is
that it is offered entirely via the Internet (by means of a listserv, a
class website, and discussion forums) which means that anyone can take the
class from their own home -- we will not meet together as a class at ISU.
The class provides three hours of graduate credit, which should transfer to
any other program in which you are currently enrolled.

One major focus of the course are the many types of web resources dealing
with different aspects of the foreign language and culture, and how these
can best be incorporated into the FL curriculum. Participants will create
a number of webpages representing mini-lesson plans that will guide their
students through the online resources, and feedback will come in in part
from short critiques of each other's projects by the participants in the
class. In addition to the Web, we will also consider how other resources
such as RealAudio/Video, Internet telephony, chat rooms, newsgroups,
listservs, etc might be incorporated into the FL curriculum. 

This class was offered for the first time in Summer 1997, and was quite
successful, involving nearly thirty K-12 teachers from ten different
states. It is expected that we will have the same level of diversity this
coming summer as well.

If you are interested in the course, please visit:

and please feel free to contact me personally if you have any other questions.


Mark Davies
Asst. Prof., Spanish Linguistics
Dept. Foreign Languages
Illinois State University
Normal, IL

Mark Davies, Assistant Professor, Spanish Linguistics
Dept. of Foreign Languages, Illinois State University
Normal, IL 61790-4300

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Message 3: Indic-Brahmi-descended scripts

Date: Wed, 8 Apr 1998 17:17:57 -0400
From: golshani <>
Subject: Indic-Brahmi-descended scripts

I'm not sure if anyone will be interested by I would like to suggest my
site. I am no professional - I am only seventeen. But I have compiled
charts containing the letter of the Indic Brahmi-descended scripts. Thats:
Devanagari, Gujarati, Gurmukhi, Bengali & Assamese, Oriya, Kannada, Telugu,
Tamil, Malayalam, and Sinhala

-Eden Golshani
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