7.0527 GURT Tutorials (1/45)

Mon, 28 Feb 1994 21:57:13 EST

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 7, No. 0527. Monday, 28 Feb 1994.

Date: Fri, 25 Feb 1994 15:06:47 -0500 (EST)
Subject: GURT '94 Preconference Tutorials

March 13, 1994
Georgetown University Round Table on Languages and Linguistics 1994

The preconference tutorials will be held in the Intercultural Center
of Georgetown University on Sunday, March 13. Tuition is $75.00 per
tutorial. Please contact the individual organizers for more information.

Concordances and Corpora for Classroom and Research
Catherine Ball, Ph.D., Department of Linguistics, Georgetown University
Washington, D.C. 20057-1068, 202/687-5812 or cball@guvax.georgetown.edu
In this tutorial, we will survey free and commercial sources for electronic
text corpora and will provide a critical review of concordancers as tools for
discovering facts about language. The tutorial will include a demonstration
of a popular scanner (HP and OCR package for creating electronic text, and we
will use Internet resources to find and retrieve free texts in various
languages. Participants will be introduced to a suite of concordancers.
There will be opportunity for hands-on use of our textual resources on both
Macs and PCs, including the above-mentioned concordancers, major text corpora
and collections, and several on-line dictionaries and encyclopedias on
CD-ROM. Participants will receive a copy of the tutorial notes (including
fact sheets for each area covered), and those who bring diskettes may take
away copies of the freeware. Enrollment is limited to 15 participants.

Criterion-Referenced Curriculum and Test Development
for Language Teachers and Administrators, Jeff Connor-Linton, Ph.D.
Department of Linguistics, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C. 20057-1068
202/687-6156 or connorlinton@guvax.georgetown.edu
This workshop is intended for second and foreign language teachers and
administrators at all levels of education. A model process for "bottom-up"
teacher development of a proficiency-oriented, criterion-referenced second/
foreign language curriculum and testing program will be described. The
development process is designed to enhance articulation and coherence between
levels of instruction and to foster communicating teaching practices.

Tools for Computer-Aided Analysis of Language Acquisition Data:
Training in Use of COALA, Catherine Doughty, Ph.D.
Department of Linguistics, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C. 20057-1068
202/687-6252 or doughtyc@guvax.georgetown.edu
The purpose of this tutorial is to introduce participants to a soon-to-be-
released software package designed for the automated analysis of language
acquisition data. COALA (computer-aided linguistic analysis; Pienemann,
Jansen, and Thornton 1992) is essentially a relational database with an
interface offering the language analyst a transcription aid, coding tools,
analysis tools (formulaic searching), and report generation.