LINGUIST List 9.599

Wed Apr 22 1998

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  1. Atsushi Fukada, Freeware announcement: CATERS
  2. Atsushi Fukada, Freeware announcement: CIC-JAPIR
  3. alan harris, SEMCOM:Book Reviewers wanted for The American Journal of Semiotics (fwd)

Message 1: Freeware announcement: CATERS

Date: Tue, 21 Apr 1998 11:57:03 -0500
From: Atsushi Fukada <afukadapurdue.edu>
Subject: Freeware announcement: CATERS

 Announcing ...

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 CATERS: Computer-Assisted TEchnical Reading System (for Japanese)
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 Atsushi Fukada
 Center for Technology-enhanced Language Learning
 Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures
 Purdue University

 Kazumi Hatasa
 Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures
 Purdue University

 Chieko Kano
 International Student Center
 Tsukuba University

 Hilofumi Yamamoto
 International Student Center
 Tsukuba University


BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF CATERS

Research has shown that learning to read in a foreign language fluently
requires, among other things, extensive practice in content-oriented
reading. In typical Japanese classrooms, however, students are given very
few opportunities to engage themselves in the act of reading, i.e. running
their eyes through a piece of text to comprehend the message behind it.
There are a couple of obvious reasons for this. One, typical Japanese
curricula are so tightly packed with content that instructors simply cannot
afford to take silent reading time in class. Two, since learners read at
various speeds, it is not very efficient to have them read together in
class. But at the same time it is obvious that if they don't engage
themselves in reading, they will not develop reading fluency. (Note here
that activities like going over the vocabulary and grammar points contained
in a reading passage may be reading-related activities but certainly not
the act of reading per se.)

It is this very dilemma that CATERS has been designed to resolve. In a
nutshell, CATERS is a computer-based reading laboratory system. It offers
an environment in which learners can choose reading materials that match
their own interests and proficiency level. Since it is a computer-based
system, it offers individualized reading instruction, solving the two
problems mentioned above. One important feature of the system is various
"help" functions that learners can call up at any time if they need them.


INTERNET RELEASE

CATERS is now available through the Internet for download. It is a
Macintosh program. It is distributed as freeware provided that it is used
for NON-COMMERCIAL educational purposes. The CATERS home page is
accessible from http://www.sla.purdue.edu/fll/JapanProj/. Please feel free
to forward this announcement to other people, mailing lists, and
newsgroups.

Atsushi Fukada

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Atsushi Fukada, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Japanese and Linguistics
Director, Foreign Language Media Center
Director, Center for Technology-enhanced Language Learning

Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures
Purdue University
Stanley Coulter Hall
West Lafayette, IN 47907
U.S.A.

Phone: (765) 494-3830/496-2259
Fax: (765) 496-1700
e-mail: afukadapurdue.edu (Japanese OK)
URL: http://www.sla.purdue.edu/fll/personal/fukada.html
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Message 2: Freeware announcement: CIC-JAPIR

Date: Tue, 21 Apr 1998 11:57:09 -0500
From: Atsushi Fukada <afukadapurdue.edu>
Subject: Freeware announcement: CIC-JAPIR

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CIC-JAPIR: Japanese Computer-based Instructional Resources
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 Atsushi Fukada
 Center for Technology-enhanced Language Learning
 Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures
 Purdue University

 Yuki Johnson
 Department of Asian Languages and Cultures
 University of Michigan

 Noriko Taira
 Department of African and Asian Languages
 Northwestern University

 Noriko Asato (Research Assistant)
 Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures
 Purdue University



This past year the four of us collaboratively developed several sets of
computer-based materials for teaching/learning Japanese. We concentrated
our efforts on developing widely usable materials rather than software
programs. Three (freeware) Macintosh programs and materials we developed
for them are listed below.

VKC/J (Vocabulary/Kanji/Conjugation in Japanese)

 - Situational Function Japanese (Tsukuba Language Group, Bonjinsha) 
 Vol.1 (Lessons 1-8) 
 Vol.2 (Lessons 9-16) 
 Vol.3 (Lessons 17-24) 
 - Nakama: communication, culture, and context (Makino,
 Hatasa & Hatasa, Houghton Mifflin Company) 
 Lessons 1 - 11 
 - Northwestern course materials 
 Lessons 1 - 20 


CATERS (Computer-Assisted TEchnical Reading System)

 - 26 reading passages

Jigsaw Listener

 - Module One: "Student and teacher" 
 - Module Two: "Ordering at a restaurant" 


The materials as well as the programs are available for download. They are
distributed as freeware to be used for NON-COMMERCIAL educational purposes.
 For more details, please access the CIC-JAPIR home page from
http://www.sla.purdue.edu/fll/JapanProj/. Feel free to forward this
announcement to other people, relevant mailing lists, and newsgroups.

Atsushi Fukada

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Atsushi Fukada, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Japanese and Linguistics
Director, Foreign Language Media Center
Director, Center for Technology-enhanced Language Learning

Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures
Purdue University
Stanley Coulter Hall
West Lafayette, IN 47907
U.S.A.

Phone: (765) 494-3830/496-2259
Fax: (765) 496-1700
e-mail: afukadapurdue.edu (Japanese OK)
URL: http://www.sla.purdue.edu/fll/personal/fukada.html
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Message 3: SEMCOM:Book Reviewers wanted for The American Journal of Semiotics (fwd)

Date: Tue, 21 Apr 1998 12:16:58 -0700 (PDT)
From: alan harris <vcspc005email.csun.edu>
Subject: SEMCOM:Book Reviewers wanted for The American Journal of Semiotics (fwd)

Subject: SEMCOM:Book Reviewers wanted for The American Journal of Semiotics (fwd)
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Semiotics and Communication, National Communication Association//
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a note to alan.harriscsun.edu with the command, "add SEMCOM", in the
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From: thomas f. n. puckett <tpuckettmail.ewu.edu>
Subject: Book Reviewers wanted for The American Journal of Semiotics



The American Journal of Semiotics has 45 books ready for review. If you
have an area of expertise or interest, why not write a review of one of the
books below. All reviewers receive a free copy of the book they review.

If there is a book listed here that you would like to review, contact Tom
Puckett via email at TPUCKETTmail.EWU.EDU.

Reviews must be between 500 and 1000 words and are due June 1, 1998.

Recent Books
Received------------------------------------------------------------------------
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thomas f. n. puckett, ph.d.
associate editor, reviews
the american journal of semiotics
editor, semiotic scene
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associate professor, rhetoric and film
department of communication studies
mail stop 108
eastern washington university
cheney, wa 99004
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fax me/ 509.359.2496
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Recent Books
Received------------------------------------------------------------------------
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Arendt, H. (1996). Love and Saint Augustine. Chicago, IL: University of
Chicago Press.
Bal, M. (1997). Narratology: Introduction to the Theory of Narrative,
Second Edition. Toronto, Ontario: University of Toronto Press.
Barry, A., T. Osborne, N. Rose (Ed.). (1996). Foucault and Political
Reason: Liberalism, neo-Liberalism, and Rationalities of Government.
Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press.
Becker, C. (1996). Zones of Contention: Essays on Art, Institutions,
Gender, and Anxiety. Albany, NY: SUNY Press.
Bellamy, E. J. (1997). Affective Genealogies: Psychoanalysis,
Postmodernism, and the "Jewish Question" after Auschwitz. Lincoln, NB:
University of Nebraska Press.
Benabou, M. (1996). Why I Have Not Written Any of My Books (David
Kornacker, Trans.). Lincoln, NB: University of Nebraska Press.
Blanchot, M. (1997). Awaiting Oblivion (John Gregg, Trans.). Lincoln, NB:
University of Nebraska Press.
Boisvert, R. D. (1997). John Dewey: Rethinking Our Time. Albany, NY: SUNY
Press.
Brewka, G. (Ed.). (1996). Principles of Knowledge Representation.
Stanford, CA: Leland Stanford Junior University.
Brown, R. (1996). Against My Better Judgment: An Intimate Portrait of an
Eminant Gay Psychologist. New York: NY: Harington Park Press.
Brown, R. H. (1998). Toward a Democratic Science: Scientific Narration and
Civic Communication. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press.
Bullough, B., et al (Ed.). (1996). How I Got Into Sex. Amherst, NY:
Prometheus Books.
Bullough, V. L., Bonnie Bullough (1995). Sexual Attitudes, Myths and
Realities. Amherst, NY: Prometheus Press.
Colapietro, V. M. (Ed.). (1997). Reason, Experience, and God: John E.
Smith in Dialogue. New York, NY: Fordham University Press.
de Baecque, A. (1997). The Body Politic: Corporeal Metaphor in
Revolutionary France, 1770-1800. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press.
Dixon, W. W. (1995). It Looks At You: The Returned Gaze of Cinema. Albany,
NY: SUNY Press.
Dixon, W. W. (1997a). The Exploding Eye: A Re-Visionary History of 1960s
American Experimental Cinema. Albany, NY: SUNY Press.
Dixon, W. W. (1997b). The Films of Jean-Luc Godard. Albany: SUNY Press.
Federman, R. (1993). Critifiction: Postmodern Essays. Albany, NY: SUNY Press.
Flinn, A. (1997). Approaching Authority: Transpersonal Gestures in the
Poetry of Yeats, Eliot, and Williams. Lewisburg: Bucknell University Press.

Flynn (1997). Sartre, Foucault, and Historical Reason: Toward and
Existentialist Theory of History, Volume One. Chicago, IL: University of
Chicago Press.
Frangos, J. (1997). From Housing the Poor to Healing the Sick: The Changing
Institution of Paris Hospitals under the Old Regime and Revolution.
Cranbury, NJ: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press.
Gans, E. (1997). Signs of Paradox: Irony, Resentment, and Other Mimetic
Structures. Stanford, CA: Stanford University press.
Goodall, H. L. (1996). Divine Signs: Connecting Spirit to Community.
Carbondale, IL: SIU Press.
Herzfeld, M. (1997). Portrait of a Greek Imagination: An Ethnographic
Biography of Andreas Nenedakis. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press.
Hoffmeyer, J. (1993). Signs of Meaning in the Universe (Barbara J.
Haveland, Trans.). Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press.
Hohendahl, P. U. (1995). Prismatic Thought: Theodor W. Adorno. Lincoln, NB:
University of Nebraska Press.
Humm, M. (1997). Feminism and Film. Edinburgh, England: Edinburgh
University Press.
Melville, S. (1996). Seams: Art as a Philosophical Context. Amsterdam, The
Netherlands: Overseas Publishers Association.
Miklitsch, R. (1998). From Hegel to Madonna: Towards a General Economy of
"Commodity Fetishism". Albany, NY: SUNY Press.
Nagrodskaia, E. (1997). The Wrath of Dionysus: A Novel (Louis mcReynolds,
Trans.). Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press.
Newman, M. (1997). Epicene Pronouns: The Linguistics of a Prescrptive
Problem. New York, NY: Garland Press.
Ortner, S. B. (1996). Making Gender: The Politics and Erotics of Culture.
Boston, MA: Beacon Press.
Pinedo, I. C. (1997). Recreational Terror: Women and the Pleasures of
Horror Film Viewing. Albany, NY: SUNY Press.
Potter, J. (1996). Representing Reality: Discourse, Rhetoric, and Social
Construction. London, England: Sage.
Reagan, C. E. (1996). Paul Ricoeur: His Life and Work. Chicago, IL:
University of Chicago Press.
Rickman, H. P. (1996). Philosophy in Literature. Madison, WI: Fairleigh
Dickinson University Press.
Rojtman, B. (1998). Black Fire on White Fire: An Essay on Jewish
Hermeneutics, from Midrash to Kabbalah (Steven Randall, Trans.). Berkeley,
CA: University of California Press.
Selvidge, M. J. (1996). Notorious Voices: Feminist Biblical Interpretation,
1500-1920. New York, NY: Continuum.
Stuhr, J. J. (1997). Genealogical Pragmatism: Philosophy, Experience, and
Community. Albany, NY: SUNY Press.
Turrisi, P. (Ed.). (1997). Pragmatism as a Principle and Method of Right
Thinking: The 1903 Harvard Lectures on Pragmatism. Albany, NY: SUNY Press.
Wadsworth, J. B., & B. Bowden (Ed.). (1997). The Comedy of Eros: Medieval
French Guides to the Art of Love, 2d Edition. Champaign, IL: University
of Illinois Press.
Wahba, M., M. Abousenna (Ed.). (1996). Avorros and the Enlightenment.
Amherst, NY: Prometheus Books.
Westphal, M. (1992). Hegel, Freedom, and Modernity. Albany, NY: SUNY Press.
Zanger, A. E. (1997). Scenes from the Marraige of Louis XIV: Nuptial
Fictions and the Making of Absolutist Power. Stanford, CA: Stanford
University Press.


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thomas f. n. puckett, ph.d.
associate editor, reviews
the american journal of semiotics
editor, semiotic scene
- ------------------------------------>
associate professor, rhetoric and film
department of communication studies
mail stop 108
eastern washington university
cheney, wa 99004
- ------------------------------------>
fax me/ 509.359.2496
- ------------------------------------>
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