LINGUIST List 11.1459

Mon Jul 3 2000

Qs: Chomsky and lang teaching,German wordlists

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  1. Faraj Alsawani, Chomskyan thought and language teaching
  2. Stefan Thomas Gries, German wordlists

Message 1: Chomskyan thought and language teaching

Date: Mon, 3 Jul 2000 02:15:19 -0700 (PDT)
From: Faraj Alsawani <>
Subject: Chomskyan thought and language teaching

I am doing research on how the Chomskyan thought influenced language
teaching. I am in Libya where you can find no helpful books at
all. All the books are outdated, and if you find some it will cost too
much. i have done a historical research about the Chomskyan theory
stating the developments and changes that occured during the course of
its continuous modification. Now i am looking for information about
the possibility of applying it in language teaching. It may not be
applied directly, but i know that there may be some implications for
language teaching. So if you can help please do. 

The hopeful student
Faraj sawani
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Message 2: German wordlists

Date: Mon, 3 Jul 2000 18:27:30 +0200
From: Stefan Thomas Gries <>
Subject: German wordlists

On behalf of a friend, I am looking for German wordlists (i.e. lists of
German word forms [not just lemmas] that could be used for spell checkers,
or the identification of key words in texts, etc.). I am aware of some
internet sites already, but I need some further material in order to cover a
still broader range of genres/topics. Does anybody have any hints on sites
where such lists can be downloaded. I'd be grateful for any useful
information and will post a summary of the responses. Thanks in
Best wishes
Stefan Th. Gries
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