Mailing Lists of Interest to SIGLEX


The List of Language Lists (LoLL) lists a large number of electronic discussion groups devoted to the linguistic study of individual languages and groups of languages (plus some others, e.g., lists for language learners). It facilitates subscribing to these lists by providing MAILTO: links to the listserver, as well as identifying contact points. The LoLL was compiled by Bernard Comrie and Michael Everson. For further questions, contact Michael Everson.

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CORPORA is an international email discussion list for information and questions about text corpora, such as availability, aspects of compiling and using corpora, software, tagging, parsing, bibliography, and related matters. Hosted at at the Norwegian Computing Centre for the Humanities in Bergen, Norway, it currently has about 900 subscribers internationally. To subscribe, send a message to MAJORDOMO@UIB.NO with the following line in the body of the letter:

subscribe corpora

To get the help file for the Majordomo system, send the single line

help

to the address MAJORDOMO@UIB.NO. To post a message to everyone on the list, send it to CORPORA@hd.uib.no. The list administrator is Knut Hofland, NCCH, Humanistisk Datasenter, Harald Haarfagres gt. 31, N-5007 Bergen, Norway; Tel: +47 (55) 212954; FAX: +47 (55) 322656; email: knut.hofland@hd.uib.no, or CORPORA-REQUEST@HD.UIB.NO. The list is archived on the machine nora.hd.uib.no. Archive files can most easily be read via Gopher or CORPORA or fetched via FTP to nora.hd.uib.no (129.177.24.42) or filserv commands sent to fileserv@nora.hd.uib.no.

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The Dictionary Society of North America

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The mailing list of the European Association for Lexicography is intended as an information and discussion forum for researchers and professionals working in the areas of lexicography, computational lexicography, and related fields. Subscription to the mailing list is achieved by sending an EMail to majordomo@ims.uni-stuttgart.de with the following text in the body (not the subject field) of your mail:

To subscribe: subscribe euralex your-email-address
To unsubscribe: unsubscribe euralex your-email-address
Request for help: help
Request for list-specific info: info euralex

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The African Association for Lexicography

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The Australasian Association for Lexicography

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The Asian Association for Lexicography

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HUMBUL (Humanities Bulletin Board) is a long-running service aimed at providing academics and interested parties with news and information on Humanities Computing. This service is an on-line bulletin board, edited by Stuart Lee and Paul Groves at the CTI at Oxford University. Information is collected from all applicable electronic networks plus periodicals, leaflets, and also direct requests to the editor. At regular intervals, HUMBUL indicates its most recent acquisitions, and these can be accessed via ftp, telnet, or other means. To subscribe, send the following one-line command to listserv@UKACRL.bitnet:

SUB HUMBUL "John Doe"

where "John Doe" is your name. If you do not then receive an automatic message saying you have been added to the list, send email to: humbul@vax.oxford.ac.uk.

The HUMBUL Gateway provides, among other things, an index to dictionaries and reference works and electronic text centers, text archives, and literature. HUMBUL also provides access to shareware software used in the Centre for Humanities Computing.

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HUMANIST is an international email discussion list for issues relating to the application of computers to scholarship in the humanities. This includes linguistics, comparative literature, philosophy, Biblical studies, and several other fields. Begun in 1987 under joint sponsorship of the ACH, the ALLC and the University of Toronto's Centre for Computing in the Humanities, it is currently and located at the Center for Electronic Texts in the Humanities (CETH) at Princeton University, and is edited by Willard McCarty. Articles submitted to HUMANIST are archived on a file server and can be searched and retrieved through their listserv.

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The LINGUIST Network is an international list intended as a place for discussion of issues of concern to the academic discipline of linguistics and related fields. It is moderated by Anthony Aristar (Texas A&M; University) and Helen Dry (Eastern Michigan University). It explicitly welcomes discussion of any linguistic subfield. To subscribe to LINGUIST, send email to the LINGUIST listserver (listserv@TAMVM1.tamu.edu), containing the following one-line message:

SUBSCRIBE LINGUIST <your name>

for example, "subscribe linguist john smith." To submit a posting to the list, email it to linguist@TAMVM1.tamu.edu.

The LINGUIST fileserver contains contributed files of interest to language researchers, such as the LSA or Georgetown lists of corpora, and linguists' email addresses and these are similarly obtainable by one-line commands. For more information, send the one-line command "help linguist" via email to linguist-request@TAMVM1.tamu.edu. For questions requiring human attention, send a message to: linguist-editors@TAMVM1.tamu.edu.

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ELEX-L is a mailing list for discussing the design of human-usable dictionaries with electronic interfaces (not discussion of machine-readable dictionaries (MRDs)). Topics may include:

        * the possibilities of hypertext/hypermedia for the electronic
                interface
        * adaptation of machine-readable dictionaries to user-friendly
                human-usable form
        * issues in conversion and adaptation of paper dictionaries to
                electronic form

To subscribe to E-LEX, send a message to listserv@unm.edu, containing this line in the message body:

subscribe elex-l Your Name

To unsubscribe to the list, send a message to, listserv@unm.edu, containing this line in the message body:

unsubscribe E-LEX

The list-owner of E-LEX is Jordan Lachler.

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ELSNET , the European Network in Language and Speech, has the objective of providing a framework for coordinating European research and postgraduate training activities which promote the development of speech and natural language (NL) technology. It is a network of some 100 institutes and private companies, of which a large number are involved in corpus research. One of its five task groups is dedicated to "promoting the development of reusable resources for NL and speech," so the list periodically contains postings regarding new corpora and corpus resources. For more information, visit ELSNET: or contact Yvonne van Holsteijn, ELSNET Assistant Coordinator, Utrecht, The Netherlands.

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EMPIRICISTS is a list for corpus-based computational linguistics, with over 800 subscribers. It originated from the empiricist/rationalist machine translation debate at TMI-92. While similar to CORPORA, the list is filtered to minimize volume. It is currently moderated by David Yarowsky. To subscribe, send email to empiricists-request@unagi.cis.upenn.edu. Send contributions to empiricists@unagi.cis.upenn.edu.

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LN , Langage Naturel, is an international list for computational linguistics, sponsored by the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL) and the Association for Computers and the Humanities (ACH). Its goal is to disseminate calls for papers, conference and seminar announcements, requests for software, corpora, and various types of data, project descriptions, and discussions on technical topics. The list is primarily French-speaking, but many items are circulated in English. The list owners and editors are Philippe Blache and Pierre Zweigenbaum. To subscribe to LN, send the following one-line message to listserv@cnusc.fr: SUBSCRIBE LN firstname lastname To post a message to the list as a whole, email it to LN@cnusc.fr.

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PROSODY is an international list with members representing a broad spectrum of approaches including linguistics, psycholinguistics, and computer science. It serves a vital function of disseminating information concerning available resources in a technologically rapidly expanding area. To subscribe, send: "subscribe prosody <your name>" to LISTSERV@msu.edu. To post a message to the list as a whole, send to prosody@msu.edu. To contact the list owners, write to PROSODY-request@MSU.EDU. The list is managed by George Allen, Michigan State University, who also owns the list, "HYPERCRD."

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FUNKNET is a discussion list concerned with various aspects of human language, communication, cognition, socioculture, neuropsychology, and other facets of cognitive and communicative behavior, viewed from what might loosely be called the functionalist perspective, that is, language viewed as an instrument of communication, coding experience, an evolved neurobiological phenomenon, a sociocultural phenomenon, or a combination of these, with an emphasis on empirical language study, including especially corpus data. Begun by Talmy Givon and Paul Hopper, FUNKNET is now (9/95) housed in the Linguistics Department at Rice University, with Michael Barlow and Spike Gildea as the list managers and Jeff Rasch as administrative assistant. To subscribe, send email to the listserv address: listserv@rice.edu containing the following one-line command: subscribe funknet john smith The list managers can be reached directly at funknet-request@rice.edu.

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INFO-CHILDES is an international email distribution list moderated by Brian MacWhinney, Psychology Department, Carnegie Mellon University, which circulates information concerning corpus-related child language research. To subscribe, send email to Brian MacWhinney. To post to the list as a whole, send to info-childes@andrew.cmu.edu.

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INFO-PSYLING is an international email distribution list, moderated by Kerry Kilborn, Psychology Department, University of Glasgow, which circulates information on psycholinguistics. To subscribe, send email to Kerry Kilborn. To post to the list as a whole, send to info-psyling@psy.gla.ac.uk.

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COGLING is a discussion list for Cognitive Linguistics, and the study of metaphor. To subscribe, send the following command to listserv@ucsd.edu:

ADD yourloginaddress cogling

To post to the entire list, send to cogling@ucsd.edu. For additional questions, the list owners can be reached at: owner-cogling@ucsd.edu.

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Comserve is an electronic information service for professionals and students interested in human communication studies. It is located at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and coordinated by Timothy Stephen and Teresa Harrison, both of whom are professors in communication studies. Comserve keeps archives of bibliographies, course materials, job announcements, text transcripts, and other materials, with the author retaining the rights and the copyright. It coordinates a number of hotlines on communication, which can be subscribed to via the listserver. To subscribe to the Ethnomethodology hotline, send the following one-line message to comserve@rpiecs.bitnet:

Join Ethno john smith

To obtain a long list of useful bibliographic information, send the following one-line message to comserve@rpiecs.bitnet:

send compunet biblio

Send materials to be posted to the net to ethno@rpiecs.bitnet and materials to be archived to support@rpiecs.bitnet.

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SLLING-L is a list for linguistic study of signed languages, including all linguistic areas, including syntax, acquisition, phonology, morphology, psycholinguistics, and cognition. To subscribe, send:

SUB SLLING-L <your name>

to listserv@yalevm.cis.yale.edu. The listowner is Dave Moskovitz. A previous incarnation of this was ASLING-L.

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Applied linguistics lists From Ken Willing at Macquarie University, Jane Edwards learned of the following lists: TESL-L (Teaching English as a Second Language) Listserver address: listserv@cunyvm.bitnet or listserv@cunyvm.cuny.edu SLART-L (Second Language Acquisition Research and Teaching) Listserver address: listserv@psuvm.bitnet or listserv@psuvm.psu.edu MULTI-L (Language and Education in Multicultural Settings) Listserver address: listserv@barilvm.bitnet or listserv@vm.biu.ac.il To subscribe, send a one-line email message to the indicated address, containing:

subscribe XXXXXX john smith

where XXXXXX is the list-name (e.g. TESL-L), and John Smith is your name.

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For other scholarly lists in areas other than corpus linguistics, by far the most comprehensive list is the "Directory of Scholarly Electronic Conferences", compiled by Diane Kovacs and associates within the Association of Research Libraries (ARL). It provides information on discussion lists, Internet interest groups, e-journals, e- newsletters, Usenet newsgroups, forums, deemed to have "scholarly interest". Usenet Newsgroups have been directly reviewed for inclusion. It is organized by academic discipline and is regularly updated. It is available via anonymous FTP from KSUVXA.KENT.EDU in directory "library/acadlist".

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