17.734 Michael Barlow found, with reasons why this matters

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                   Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 17, No. 734.
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       [1] From: "Rayson, Paul" <rayson@exchange.lancs.ac.uk> (33)
             Subject: Michael Barlow is in New Zealand

       [2] From: Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty@kcl.ac.uk> (19)
             Subject: why (among several reasons) Michael Barlow can't get

             Date: Fri, 26 Mar 2004 07:21:57 +0000
             From: "Rayson, Paul" <rayson@exchange.lancs.ac.uk>
             Subject: Michael Barlow is in New Zealand

    Dear Maurizio,

    I'm forwarding the message Michael posted to his CLLT list last month. He's
    in New Zealand!!


    Dr. Paul Rayson
    Director of UCREL
    University Centre for Computer Corpus Research on Language
    Computing Department, Lancaster University,
    Lancaster, LA1 4YR, UK.
    Web: http://www.comp.lancs.ac.uk/computing/users/paul/
    Tel: +44 1524 593786 Fax: +44 1524 593608

    -----Original Message-----
    From: cllt-bounces@mailman.rice.edu
    [mailto:cllt-bounces@mailman.rice.edu]On Behalf Of Michael Barlow
    Sent: 08 February 2004 03:03
    To: 'cllt@mailman.rice.edu'

    Hi All,

    I moved to New Zealand! I resigned from Rice University and have taken up an
    Assoc. Prof. position in the Dept of Applied Language Studies and
    Linguistics at the University of Auckland. The university is letting me hold
    a permanent 6-month position here and so I'll be in Auckland from January
    until the end of June each year. This arrangement gives me some flexibility
    for writing, as well as for travelling, giving talks, workshops etc. for
    second half of the year when I will be based in Houston.

    I am looking into the possibility of getting a round-the-world airline
    ticket, which would allow me to visit a variety of places later on in the
    year. Send me email (personally, not via the list) if you'd like to explore
    possibilities for a visit to your institution.

    At some point the CLLT list will also move to Auckland. I first have to talk
    to the IT people here about setting up a listserv. I will send email later
    concerning the new address and procedures.


             Date: Fri, 26 Mar 2004 07:31:08 +0000
             From: Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty@kcl.ac.uk>
             Subject: why (among several reasons) Michael Barlow can't get lost

    For those of you unfamiliar with MonoConc, a bit of explanation as to why
    Michael Barlow cannot be allowed to disappear from the scene, however
    beautiful his new surroundings and enviable his arrangements. Not everyone
    will agree with me about this, but then some discussion on the topic would
    be useful for everyone who cares about text-analysis.

    I am particularly fond of Michael's creation, MonoConc, because it offers
    everything one needs to teach the essentials of text-analysis from a corpus
    linguistics perspective, it does what it does very quickly, it does not
    require huge amounts of disk space AND it can be mastered by an attentive
    undergraduate in 5-10 minutes. Certainly there are functions that I value
    which it does not have and other packages do, but for the basics and for
    teaching purposes I have not found a piece of software to match it.

    Disagreements welcome, as always.


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