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Query Details

Query Subject:   machine translation of dialogue
Author:   Sherri Condon
Submitter Email:  click here to access email

Linguistic LingField(s):  General Linguistics

Query:   I will greatly appreciate any information that LINGUISTS' collective
expertise can provide about work being conducted on machine translation
of dialogues (as opposed to more self-contained texts such as news, web
sites, or other literature).

People who are kind enough to respond can send their replies to me at
the address below, and I will post a summary to the list.


Sherri L. Condon, Ph.D.
The MITRE Corporation
11493 Sunset Hills Road
Reston, Virginia 20190-5214
E-mail: scondon@mitre.org

Tue, 15 Jan 2002 15:26:28 EST
Bilingualism and emotions

Dear multilingual friends and colleagues,

Aneta Pavlenko (Temple University, Philadelphia
apavlenk@astro.ocis.temple.edu ) and myself, Jean-Marc Dewaele
(Birkbeck College, University of London j.dewaele@bbk.ac.uk) have
developed a webquestionnaire with 34 questions relating to
bilingualism and emotions. If you have -at least some - knowledge of
an L2, or L3, L4, L5... would you consider helping us with our
research project by filling out the questionnaire ? The questionnaire
is based at the following address :

Preliminary findings will be presented at the Colloquium ''Bilingualism and
Emotions'' of which we are conveners.
Speakers will include Michelle Koven, Robert Schrauf, Marya Teutsch-Dwyer,
Jyotsna Vaid, Monika Schmid, Aneta Pavlenko, Jean-Marc Dewaele.

SYMPOSIUM ON BILINGUALISM (Wednesday, 23 October 2002 - Saturday, 26
October 2002, University of Vigo, Galicia-Spain) under the auspices of
EUROSLA (The European Second Language Association).

For more information on the symposium, please contact the organiser
Dr. Xoan Paulo Rodriguez-Yanez (E-mail contact: xoanp@uvigo.es) Web
site: http://www.uvigo.es/webs/ssl)

Thank you for your help !

Dr. Jean-Marc Dewaele
LL Issue: 13.87
Date posted: 15-Jan-2002


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