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Title: Linguistic Informatics - State of the Art and the Future
Subtitle: The first international conference on Linguistic Informatics
Edited By: Yuji Kawaguchi
Susumu Zaima
Toshihiro Takagaki
Kohji Shibano
Mayumi Usami
URL: http://www.benjamins.com/cgi-bin/t_bookview.cgi?bookid=UBLI%201
Series Title: Usage-Based Linguistic Informatics 1
Description:

It is widely believed that linguistic theories and information technology
have considerably influenced foreign language education. However, the
collaboration of these three domains has not brought about new scientific
results. It it thus, our attempt to realize an integration of theoretical
and applied linguistics on the basis of computer sciences, and establish a
new synthetic field called "Linguistic Informatics."

The present volume constitutes the Proceedings of the First International
Conference on Linguistic Informatics held at Tokyo University of Foreign
Studies (TUFS) in December 2003.

Table of contents

Opening Address
Setsuho Ikehata 1–2

Center of Usage-Based Linguistic Informatics (UBLI)
Yuji Kawaguchi 3–8

1. Computer-Assisted Linguistics
One or Two Phonemes: /ø/–/u/ in Old French, /s/–/z/ in Dutch and Frisian:
New Solutions to an Old Problem
Pieter van Reenen and Anke Jongkind 9–28

The Lexicon-Grammar of French Verbs: A Syntactic Database
Christian Leclère 29–45

A Formal Analysis of Spanish Adjective Position
Masami Miyamoto 46–63

On the Language of Portuguese Estoria do Muy Nobre Vespesiano: Linguistic
Change and its Documental Evidence Based on the Corpus Study
Naotoshi Kurosawa 64–65

Analysing Texts in a Specific Domain with Local Grammars: The Case of Stock
Exchange Market Reports
Takuya Nakamura 76–98

Multivariate Analysis in Dialectology: A Case Study of the Standardization
in the Environs of Paris
Kanetaka Yarimuzu, Yuji Kawaguchi and Masanori Ichikawa 99–119

2. Corpus Linguistics

Corpora of Spoken Spanish Language: The Representativeness Issue
Francisco Moreno-Fernández 120–144

Methods of "Hand-made" Corpus Linguistics: A Bilingual Database and the
Programming of Analyzers
Hiroto Ueda 145–166

Multilateral Interpretation of Corpus-based Semantic Analysis: The Case of
the German Verb of Movement fahren
Yoshiyuki Muroi 167–179

Tools for Creating Online Dictionaries Judeo-Spanish: A Case Study
Antonio Ruiz Tinoco 180–195

3. Applied Linguistics

Socio-pragmatic Aspects of Workplace Talk
Janet Holmes 196–220

What Do We Mean by "second" in Second Language Acquisition
David Block 221–241

Integrating Applied Linguistics Research Outcome into Japanese Language
Pedagogy: A Challenge in Contrastive Pragmatics
Suzuko Nishihara 242–247

Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL): Moving into the Networked Future
Mark Peterson 248–257

Beyond the Novelty: Providing Meaning in CALL
Malcolm H. Field 258–278

4. Discourse Analysis and Language Teaching

Why Do We Need to Analyze Natural Conversation Data in Developing
Conversation Teaching Materials? Some Implications for Developing TUFS
Language Modules
Mayumi Usami 279–294

An Analysis of Teaching Materials Based on New Zealand English Conversation
in Natural Settings: Implications for the Development of Conversation
Teaching Materials
Takashi Suzuki, Koji Matsumoto and Mayumi Usami 295–315

5. TUFS Language Modules

The Creation of the TUFS Pronunciation Module
Tsutomu Kigoshi 316–332

Development and Assesment of TUFS Dialogue Module: Multilingual and
Functional Syllabus
Kentaro Yuki, Kazuya Abe and Chunchen Lin 333–357

Concluding Remarks
Yuji Kawaguchi 358

Index of Proper Nouns 359–360

Index of Subjects 361–363

Publication Year: 2005
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Computational Linguistics
Discourse Analysis
Text/Corpus Linguistics
Language Acquisition
Subject Language(s): Dutch
English
Frisian, Western
French
German
Japanese
Portuguese
Ladino
Spanish
French, Old
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