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LINGUIST List 22.3432

Wed Aug 31 2011

Software: New English Grammar App for iPhone Now Available

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Message 1: New English Grammar App for iPhone Now Available
Date: 31-Aug-2011
From: Bas Aarts <b.aartsucl.ac.uk>
Subject: New English Grammar App for iPhone Now Available
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The Survey of English Usage at UCL is very pleased to announce the
publication of a new App for Apple hand-held devices such as the iPhone,
iPad and iPod Touch.

The interactive Grammar of English (iGE) is a complete course in English
grammar written for first year undergraduates, students at high schools and
teachers of the English language. For more information see:
www.ucl.ac.uk/english-usage/apps/ige

The App is partly based on the popular Internet Grammar of English (still
available at www.ucl.ac.uk/internet-grammar), but thoroughly updated,
revised and expanded.

The App contains exercises which make use of hundreds of natural language
examples taken from our ICE-GB corpus. Students can time themselves, or
even, for additional 'jeopardy', complete exercises against the clock.
Feedback is given on the students’ answers. The App has been optimised for
hand-held devices, with slick animations and optional sound effects.

Anyone who has an iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch can get the 'Lite' version
from the Apple App Store or iTunes by clicking on the following link:

http://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/ige-lite-interactive-grammar/id457553150?mt=8&uo=4

The complete version of iGE is available here:

http://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/ige-interactive-grammar-english/id457550661?mt=8&uo=4

We believe that this App is an excellent and fun way for students and the
wider public to acquire a thorough knowledge of English grammar.

We are particularly keen to know what colleagues think of the App. You can
let us know by giving us a rating and/or review on the App Store.
Alternatively, if you have any comments or suggestions do email us directly.

We'd be grateful if you would consider recommending the App to your students.

Many thanks in advance.

Bas Aarts (b.aartsucl.ac.uk)

and

Sean Wallis (s.wallisucl.ac.uk)

Survey of English Usage
UCL


Apologies for cross-posting

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics

Subject Language(s): English (eng)


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