LINGUIST List 15.2557

Tue Sep 14 2004

FYI: Fromkin Speech Error DB; Functional Grammar

Editor for this issue: Ann Sawyer <>


  1. Anne Cutler, Fromkin Speech Error Database Online
  2. Ioana-Ruxandra Dascalu, Functional Grammar

Message 1: Fromkin Speech Error Database Online

Date: Mon, 13 Sep 2004 11:25:41 -0400 (EDT)
From: Anne Cutler <>
Subject: Fromkin Speech Error Database Online

The Fromkin Speech Error Database was collected over many years, and
was converted (along with eight other error corpora) to
computer-readable form at UCLA with support from a National Science
Foundation grant to Professor Victoria A. Fromkin. At the time of
Vicki Fromkin's death in January 2000, the wider availability of the
database was in doubt because there was no longer support for the
software format used to encode it. 

On the website of the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, at, the 2000 version of the database is now
available in XML format. Errors, or selections of errors, may be
downloaded directly from the database.
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Message 2: Functional Grammar

Date: Tue, 14 Sep 2004 03:04:07 -0400 (EDT)
From: Ioana-Ruxandra Dascalu <>
Subject: Functional Grammar

GRAMMAR, University of Oviedo, Spain

The course will take place from 20 to 22 September
2004, the Conference from 22 to 25 September 2004 in
Gijon, Spain.

The course will enable linguists unfamiliar with the
theory to prepare for the conference, but is also open
to those not planning to attend it.

The course will be organized with participants with a
completed MA in Linguistics (or equivalent) in mind.
The course does not presuppose previous training in
Functional Grammar.

For more details and the schedule of the conferences
and courses see:

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