10.722, Qs: Examinations, Readability, Info, Double modal

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LINGUIST List:  Vol-10-722. Tue May 11 1999. ISSN: 1068-4875.

Subject: 10.722, Qs: Examinations, Readability, Info, Double modal

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1)
Date:  Sun, 09 May 1999 14:16:59 -0500
From:  "Geoffrey S. Nathan" <geoffn at siu.edu>
Subject:  MA Comprehensive Examinations

2)
Date:  Sun, 09 May 1999 14:27:55 -0500
From:  "diana pulido" <pulido at students.uiuc.edu>
Subject:  Readability Formula for Spanish

3)
Date:  Sat, 08 May 1999 13:07:34 +0200
From:  Jeff ALLEN <jeff at elda.fr>
Subject:  John Chandioux Experts-Conseils

4)
Date:  Tue, 11 May 1999 12:40:20 +0100
From:  jlc115 <jlc115 at york.ac.uk>
Subject:  Double modal constructions

-------------------------------- Message 1 -------------------------------

Date:  Sun, 09 May 1999 14:16:59 -0500
From:  "Geoffrey S. Nathan" <geoffn at siu.edu>
Subject:  MA Comprehensive Examinations


Our Department is rethinking our system of MA Comprehensive
Examinations.  We offer two MA's, one in TESOL and one in Applied
Linguistics.  Students study a core of Linguistics courses plus, for
those interested in TESOL, numerous pedagogical and applied courses
and practica in the teaching of oficiency and writing.

Has anyone recently explored the question of MA-final examinations?
Could you send us your thoughts, web pages etc?  I'll summarize to the
list if there is sufficient response.

Thanks,

Geoff Nathan, Acting Chair

Geoffrey S. Nathan
Department of Linguistics
Southern Illinois University at Carbondale,
Carbondale, IL, 62901 USA
Phone:  +618 453-3421 (Office)   FAX +618 453-6527
+618 549-0106 (Home)


-------------------------------- Message 2 -------------------------------

Date:  Sun, 09 May 1999 14:27:55 -0500
From:  "diana pulido" <pulido at students.uiuc.edu>
Subject:  Readability Formula for Spanish

Hello,

Does anyone know of Readability Formula for Spanish texts? Or the
applicability of the Flesch Reading Ease, or Gunning Fox index to
Spanish, particularly the parameters used in calculating word
difficulty?

Gracias,
Diana


Diana Pulido
Spanish Teaching Assistant
Dept. of Spanish, Italian, & Portuguese
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

4080 Foreign Languages Building
707 S. Mathews
Urbana , IL  61820
(217) 333-3390
pulido at uiuc.edu


-------------------------------- Message 3 -------------------------------

Date:  Sat, 08 May 1999 13:07:34 +0200
From:  Jeff ALLEN <jeff at elda.fr>
Subject:  John Chandioux Experts-Conseils

Dear colleagues,

Does anyone know if the company John Chandioux Experts-Conseils in
Canada still conducts work in the field of controlled language and
machine translation?  The e-mail address I have for them (as of
December 1996) is no longer functional.  Recent Internet searches have
not provided any additional information.  No reply to my fax of 10
April 1999 that was sent to the number I have for them.

Does anyone have any updated information?

Thanks in advance.

Jeff Allen

=================================================
Jeff ALLEN - Directeur Technique
European Language Resources Association (ELRA)  &
European Language resources Distribution Agency (ELDA)
(Agence Europ\233enne de Distribution des Ressources Linguistiques)
55, rue Brillat-Savarin
75013   Paris   FRANCE
Tel: (+33) 1.43.13.33.33 - Fax: (+33) 1.43.13.33.30
mailto:jeff at elda.fr
http://www.icp.grenet.fr/ELRA/home.html


-------------------------------- Message 4 -------------------------------

Date:  Tue, 11 May 1999 12:40:20 +0100
From:  jlc115 <jlc115 at york.ac.uk>
Subject:  Double modal constructions


I am currently attempting to carry our research on double modal
constructions and need contact with speakers of a dialect in which
double modals feature.

Double modals like the following are of interest to me:

I might could go...
I might should go...
I might can go...  	etc.

I would really appreciate it if anyone who speaks a dialect that has
double modals would contact me and in turn, give me grammaticality
judgements on some sentences involving such constructions.

Joanne Close.

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