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Query Details

Query Subject:   Slavic search
Author:   Stephanie Dawn Humphries
Submitter Email:  click here to access email

Linguistic LingField(s):  Computational Linguistics
Language Acquisition

Query:   As a graduate student in linguistics, I am currently searching for copies
of these titles, all of which Slavica Publishers lists as being out of
print. Any tips would be greatly appreciated, as would names of other
resources. Many thanks!

A Reference Grammar of Modern Bulgarian
Bulgarian Phonology
Slavic Linguistics and Language Teaching
Guide to the South Slavonic Languages
Teaching, Learning, Acquiring Russian

-Stephanie Humphries

Mon, 21 Apr 1997 08:26:26 GMT +0200
Rodrik Wade
HTML-based computer aided language learning

I am looking for information on the use of HTML and the Web as a
platform for delivering computer aided language learning. I am
particularly interested in finding out about attempts to set up
interactive exercises using HTML forms and any of a range of
JavaScript, VBScript, Java or ActiveX. So far the only relevant site
I have come across is one called ALBERT

set up by the Continuing Education

Centre of Oulu University in Finland.

Any pointers would be greatly appreciated. I will summarise the
responses I receive.

Rodrik Wade Phone: +27 (0)31 260 2617
Web Page: http://www.und.ac.za/und/ling/wade.html
Postal Address: Dept. of Linguistics, Univ. of Natal,
Priv. Bag X10, DALBRIDGE 4014, S. Africa

Mon, 21 Apr 1997 13:14:28 +0200
Gender of

Sorry, to come up with a gender query again. This time the
name of the person is: Bjarne Ulvestad - woman or man?
When you do not know certain languages you just can't be sure.
Thanks in advance.
At the same time I like to thank the many, many people who
responded to the query about Nelleke Oostdijk

Elisabeth Burr
- -------------------------------------------------------------------------
Dr. phil. Elisabeth Burr
FB 3/Romanistik Gerhard-Mercator-Universitaet GH
Geibelstrasse 47048 Duisburg
+49 203 3791957 Elisabeth.Burr@uni-duisburg.de

Sun, 20 Apr 1997 22:09:35 +0000
Mike FOX-ecki
Offensive/pejorative idioms that refer to animals

Together with my friend I am doing a project on offensive/pejorative
idioms in English and Polish that refer to animals. I would appreciate
it if anybody could give me some examples of such expressions from
English or any other languages.

Please include their synonyms/explanations in English (if they come from
other languages than English) and also possibly their origins/etymology.
If I collect enough data I will post the summary of the study to the

tafn mike
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Mike FOX-ecki //__ // // \\//
tel. no (048)(32) 1703278 // // // /\\
HomePage // //__// // \\
LL Issue: 8.557
Date posted: 21-Apr-1997


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