[Corpora-List] Free E-Book Available: "Breaking the Language Barrier: A Game-Changing Approach"

Yao Ziyuan yaoziyuan at gmail.com
Thu Apr 8 13:07:30 CEST 2010

Hello All,

I'm pleased to announce the availability of my e-book "Breaking the Language Barrier: A Game-Changing Approach", which discusses innovative approaches to foreign language acquisition, reading/writing aids and human-assisted machine translation. Some of the ideas are rarely found elsewhere.

Full Version Download (Free!):

PDF: http://sites.google.com/site/yaoziyuan/files/break-lang-barrier.pdf?attredirects=0&d=1

OpenOffice Document: http://sites.google.com/site/yaoziyuan/files/break-lang-barrier.odt?attredirects=0&d=1

Redistribution is copyright-free, free of charge and encouraged.

Best Regards, Yao Ziyuan yaoziyuan at gmail.com http://sites.google.com/site/yaoziyuan/

p.s. Table of Contents

Overview 3 Chapter 1: Breaking the Language Barrier with Language Learning 4 1.1. Foreign Language Acquisition 4 1.1.1. Automatic Code-Switching! (ACS) 4 1.1.2. Mnemonics 7 Phonetics-Enhanced English! (PEE) 8 Orthography-Enhanced English (OEE) 10 Progressive Word Acquisition (PWA) 11 Subword Familiarization (SWF) 11 Ad-Hoc Mnemonics 12 1.1.3. Sociopsychological Considerations 12 A Politically Correct Name for English (ARCS) 12 Intuitive Scores for Language Proficiency (FLPM) 13 1.2. Foreign Language Writing Aids 13 1.2.1. Predictive vs. Corrective Writing Aids 13 1.2.2. Input-Driven Syntax Aid! (IDSA) 13 1.2.3. Input-Driven Ontology Aid! (IDOA) 14 1.3. Foreign Language Reading Aids 14 Chapter 2: Breaking the Language Barrier with Little Learning 15 2.1. Foreign Language Understanding 15 2.1.1. Machine Translation with Minimum Human Learning! (MT/MHL) 15 2.2. Foreign Language Generation 16 2.2.1. Formal Language Writing and Machine Translation! (FLW) 16 Chapter 3: Breaking the Language Barrier with Collective Intelligence 18 3.1. Collaborative Summarization and Translation 18 Appendix 19 A.1. The Phonetics-Enhanced English Scheme ver. 0.01 19

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