7.1151, FYI: BAAL book prize, LDC-Online, References on Hebrew

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LINGUIST List:  Vol-7-1151. Thu Aug 15 1996. ISSN: 1068-4875. Lines:  138
 
Subject: 7.1151, FYI: BAAL book prize, LDC-Online, References on Hebrew
 
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Date:  Wed, 14 Aug 1996 22:52:20 BST
From:  d.j.graddol at open.ac.uk (David Graddol)
Subject:  BAAL Book Prize Shortlist
 
2)
Date:  Thu, 15 Aug 1996 09:46:39 EDT
From:  ldc at unagi.cis.upenn.edu (LDC Office)
Subject:  LDC-Online
 
3)
Date:  Sun, 11 Aug 1996 20:32:18 CDT
From:  pdaniels at press-gopher.uchicago.edu (Peter Daniels)
Subject:  References on Hebrew
 
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Date:  Wed, 14 Aug 1996 22:52:20 BST
From:  d.j.graddol at open.ac.uk (David Graddol)
Subject:  BAAL Book Prize Shortlist
 
 
 
                     BAAL BOOK PRIZE 1996 SHORTLIST
                     ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
 
Each year the British Association for Applied Linguistics (BAAL)
recognises an outstanding book in Applied Linguistics published in
English during the previous year.
 
The 1996 competition is now underway and I am pleased to be able
to announce this year's shortlist:
 
     Patrick Stevenson (ed) (1995) 'The German language and the Real
     World: Sociolinguistic, cultural and pragmatic perspectives on
     contemporary German'. Oxford, Oxford University Press.
 
     Mike Baynham (1995) 'Literacy Practices: Investigating literacy
     in social context'. Longman: London.
 
     Ben Rampton (1995) 'Crossing: Inter-ethnic communication
     amongst adolescents in London'. London: Longman.
 
     Debbie Cameron (1995) 'Verbal Hygiene'. London: Routledge.
 
These four titles are now with the final panel of judges and the
winner will be announced at BAAL ANNUAL MEETING which this year is to
be held at Swansea University (Sep 9th-11th) on the theme of 'Evolving
Models of Language'. (For further details see the BAAL Web-Site at
http://www.swan.ac.uk/cals/baal.html)
 
Last year the prize was awarded jointly to:
 
     Ulrike Meinhof and Kay Richardson (eds) (1994) 'Text, Discourse
     and Discourse: Representations of poverty in Britain'.
     London:Longman.
and
 
     Alastair Pennycook (1994) 'The Cultural Politics of English as
     an International Language'. London: Longman.
 
 
Entries for next year's prize will due on March 1st 1997. I will post
a reminder nearer the time. In the meanwhile, please direct any
enquiries about the prize to me,
 
David Graddol
BAAL Publications Secretary
School of Education
Open University
Milton Keynes
UK
 
Email: d.j.graddol at open.ac.uk
Fax:   +44 (0)1908 654111
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Date:  Thu, 15 Aug 1996 09:46:39 EDT
From:  ldc at unagi.cis.upenn.edu (LDC Office)
Subject:  LDC-Online
 
 
		Introducing a New Service from the
		   Linguistic Data Consortium
 
LDC-Online is a new search and retrieval service, offering convenient
WWW access to the text and speech corpora of the Linguistic Data
Consortium (LDC). For more detailed information, or to try it out, see
the LDC-Online item on the LDC's home page (http://www.ldc.upenn.edu).
 
All LDC text and speech resources are indexed for convenient online
access, as long as no copyright or other restrictions prevent it. You
can browse (where the copyright owner permits), or search by word,
lemma or part-of-speech, or search with (limited) regular expressions
combining these elements. Statistics such as word frequency and mutual
information between words are also available.
 
Retrieved speech can be displayed or played via a Java applet (for
users with Java-aware browsers). A Netscape "helper application" is
also available for transferring speech to other programs such as
Entropic's waves+.
 
LDC-Online is free to researchers at current LDC member institutions.
An interactive tutorial is available to members and non-members alike,
as is a guest account permitting access to the Brown text corpus and
the TIMIT speech corpus.
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Date:  Sun, 11 Aug 1996 20:32:18 CDT
From:  pdaniels at press-gopher.uchicago.edu (Peter Daniels)
Subject:  References on Hebrew
 
Since there have been two requests regarding basic references on
Hebrew in the last few days, here is the now-standard introduction,
with much bibliography: Angel Saenz-Badillos, *A History of the
Hebrew Language*, trans. John Elwolde (Cambridge, 1993; just out in
paperback).
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