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Humanist Discussion Group (humanist@kcl.ac.uk)
Fri, 22 Jan 1999 20:42:32 +0000 (BST)

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 12, No. 356.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

[1] From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu> (39)
Subject: Internet Grammar of English

[2] From: Merrilee Proffitt <mproffit@library.Berkeley.EDU> (41)
Subject: Suffragists oral histories now available online

[3] From: John Dawson <jld1@cam.ac.uk> (3)
Subject: Earls Colne Project

[4] From: Rob Watt <r.j.c.watt@dundee.ac.uk> (53)
From: Michael Fraser <mike.fraser@computing- (5)
Subject: New Software: Concordance 1.0.0 released

Date: Fri, 22 Jan 1999 20:33:00 +0000
From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu>
Subject: Internet Grammar of English

>> From: ucleseu@ucl.ac.uk (Survey of English Usage)

The Survey of English Usage, University College London, is pleased to
announce the release of the Internet Grammar of English.

The Internet Grammar is an online course in English grammar written
primarily for university undergraduates. However, we hope that it will be
useful to everyone who is interested in the English language. The approach
is broadly traditional, though we have made use, where appropriate, of
modern theoretical work.

The grammar course consists of the following main sections:

Word Classes
Introducing Phrases
Clauses & Sentences
Form & Function
Functions in Phrases

Within these sections, the course is designed as a series of linked topics.
Most topics contain interactive exercises, which provide immediate feedback
based on the answers submitted. Some topics are illustrated using JavaScript

The Internet Grammar is fully searchable, and it includes a comprehensive
Glossary of grammatical terms and an Index.

The Internet Grammar is now available at this address:


To avoid potentially long download times, the Internet Grammar is also
available on CD-ROM. Prices start at 25 Pounds Sterling (GBP) + VAT, where
applicable. Institutional and network versions are charged at different
rates. For full details, visit the website above, or email the Survey of
English Usage at ucleseu@ucl.ac.uk.

With apologies for cross-postings.

Survey of English Usage
Department of English
University College London
Gower Street
London WC1E 6BT

Telephone: 0171-419-3119 Marie Gibney (Administrator)
0171-419-3120 SEU Research Unit
Email: ucleseu@ucl.ac.uk
Fax: 0171-916-2054

Date: Fri, 22 Jan 1999 20:33:18 +0000
From: Merrilee Proffitt <mproffit@library.Berkeley.EDU>
Subject: Suffragists oral histories now available online

New TEI-based collection now available!

In the early 1970s the Suffragists Oral History Project, under the
auspices of the Bancroft Library's Regional Oral History Office, collected
interviews with twelve leaders and participants in the woman's suffrage
movement. Tape-recorded and transcribed oral histories preserved the
memories of these remarkable women, documenting formative experiences,
activities to win the right to vote for women, and careers as leaders of
the movements for welfare and labor reform, world peace, and the passage
of the Equal Rights Amendment. Now, 25 years later, the nineteenth century
meets the twenty-first as the words of these activist women, born from the
1860s to the 1890s, are made accessible for future scholarly research and
public information via the Internet.

Seven major figures in twentieth-century suffragist history are
represented here with full-length oral histories. These include Alice
Paul, founder and leader of the more militant organization called the
National Woman's Party, which made suffrage a mainstream issue through
public demonstrations and protests; Sara Bard Field, a mother, lover,
poet, and social and political reformer, whose interactions with
California artists and political activists gave her a national profile;
Burnita Shelton Matthews, a District of Columbia federal judge; Helen
Valeska Bary, who campaigned for woman's suffrage in Los Angeles and later
had a prominent career in labor and social security administration;
Jeannette Rankin, a Montana suffrage campaigner and the first woman
elected to Congress, who recalls Carrie Chapman Catt, the League of Women
Voters, and her lifelong work for world peace; Mabel Vernon, who is
credited for the advance work of gathering the throngs of people to greet
Alice Paul and her entourage on their famous coast-to-coast suffrage
campaign in the fall of 1915; and Rebecca Hourwich Reyher, who gives an
account of working with Alice Paul in organizing the Woman's Party.

The oral histories of five rank-and-file suffragists are collected in The
Suffragists: From Tea-Parties to Prison, conducted by Sherna Gluck,
director of the Feminist History Research Project. These women spoke out
for suffrage from horse-drawn wagons and streetcorner soapboxes. Some
discussed politics in genteel tea parties, others were arrested for
picketing for suffrage in front of the White House. These five interviews
represent the diversity of ordinary women who made woman's suffrage a
reality, documenting their motivations and ethical convictions, their
family, social, and regional backgrounds, and their part in the campaign
for women's right to vote.

The oral histories are now available online, and we invite you to use
them. The address is:


Date: Fri, 22 Jan 1999 20:33:35 +0000
From: John Dawson <jld1@cam.ac.uk>
Subject: Earls Colne Project

Indexed versions of all the records of the English village Earls Colne
from c.1300-1850. Trial version can be accessed via

John Dawson

Date: Thu, 21 Jan 1999 15:00:47 GMT
From: Rob Watt <r.j.c.watt@dundee.ac.uk>
From: Michael Fraser <mike.fraser@computing-services.oxford.ac.uk>
Subject: New Software: Concordance 1.0.0 released

The following announcement might be of interest to some. Rob Watt's own
Web concordances, which he constructed for teaching purposes, are at


Concordance 1.0.0 has been released and the unregistered
version is available for download from

Concordance is an entirely new program for Windows NT 4.0 and
Windows 95/98 which makes wordlists, concordances, and Web
Concordances from electronic texts.

Program Features
You can:

-Make full concordances to texts of any size, limited only by
available disk space and memory
-Make fast concordances, picking your selection of words from text
-Make Web Concordances: turn your concordance into linked
HTML files, ready for publishing on the Web, with a single click
( You can see the original Web Concordances at
http://www.dundee.ac.uk/english/wics/wics.htm )

-View a full wordlist, a concordance, and your original text
-Browse through the original text and click on any word to see the
concordance for that word
-Edit and re-arrange a wordlist by drag and drop

Facilities include:
-Support for many different languages and character sets
-User-definable alphabet
-User-definable reference system
-User-definable contexts

-Very flexible search, selection, and sorting criteria
-Statistics on your text
-Word length chart

-Full print preview and printing, with control over page size,
margins, headers, footers, fonts etc.
-Can save concordances as plain text, as a single HTML file, or as
a Web Concordance

Other tools are included:
-Built-in file viewer can display files of unlimited size
-Built-in editor allows fast editing of files up to 16MB
-Tools supplied for converting from OEM to ANSI character sets
and from Unix to PC files

Concordance is fully copyrighted. You may try it out free of charge
for thirty days, but if you wish to keep on using it you must register
it with the author and pay the registration fee.

The unregistered version of Concordance is fully functional. To
remind you to register, it will add an 'Unregistered' notice to
concordances when you export or print them. For fuller details on
registration and licensing, see the web distribution site at
http://www.rjcw.freeserve.co.uk/ Fullest details are in the
program's help file.

Rob Watt R.J.C.Watt@dundee.ac.uk
University of Dundee
Home of the Web Concordances

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