|Humanities Computing Laboratory|
Greetings from The Humanities Computing Laboratory, and many thanks for your interest in WinCALIS, the Computer-Assisted Language Instruction System for Windows. Whether you heard of WinCALIS at a conference, in a publication, an electronic list, or from a friend, we are pleased to be able to tell you more about it.
Please take the time to download our demonstration. Notice that this demonstration shows completed WinCALIS exercises, but not the Author program with which they were created. From the newcomer to the advanced computer-user, this authoring system provides a basic format for multimedia, multilingual lessons, which can flex to your own pedagogical interests and available resources. Make sure to explore all the nooks and crannies of the offerings in the demonstration setup: look under all of the menu items, try varying your student answer input, look into all of the student answer exercises.
This demonstration disk, due to limitations of disk space, does not display all available fonts and multimedia features; please write, phone, or email us if you have questions about a specific language or feature. To see a sample of other available language sets and a listing of WinCALIS supported languages, please visit our language list page.
Enjoy the exercises, look over the surrounding information, and do not hesitate to contact us at the addresses and numbers below if you have any questions, ideas, or would like to order.
With appreciation, sincerely yours,
Director, Humanities Computing Laboratory
SIL International, a service organization that works with people who speak the world's lesser-known languages, has unveiled the new Ethnologue site. The site includes the on-line version of "Ethnologue: Languages of the World," a "snapshot" of the contents of the database along with language maps for many of the countries of the world. The Ethnologue database has been an active research project for more than 50 years. The site also has an on-line biography, linguistic software tools and an on-line bookstore.
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Ectaco, Inc. has completed development of a special platform for small consignments of pocket electronic dictionaries. The new platform, called the 400 Series, allows the rapid development (typically in three to six months) of fully functional talking pocket electronic dictionaries. Improved software development and hardware production technology makes ordering custom development of small consignments (a minimum order of 500 units) feasible.
Corporate clients can use Ectaco's services for dictionaries with customized language combinations or specialized terminology (such as aviation, energy or health care). The EER430T is a pocket electronic dictionary developed on the order of Ersen, an Estonian company. It provides cross-translation among English, Estonian and Russian. The device has the features and capabilities of Ectaco 400-series linguistic devices, including high resolution display, approximately 400,000 entries, speech synthesizer, dictionary supplement capability, tourist phrase bank, telephone directory, supplemental data capability and organizer functions.
For information regarding the WinCALIS system and pricing, see:
WinCALIS On-line Order Form
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