"Buenos dias", "buenas noches" -- this was the first words in a foreign language I heard in my life, as a three-year old boy growing up in developing post-war Western Germany, where the first gastarbeiters had arrived from Spain. Fascinated by the strange sounds, I tried to get to know some more languages, the only opportunity being TV courses of English and French -- there was no foreign language education for pre-teen school children in Germany yet in those days. Read more
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MSc in Speech and Language Processing
Speech Hearing and Language Research Centre Department of Linguistics
Macquarie University Sydney, Australia
This Masters program at Macquarie University, Sydney, has been designed to take advantage of a strong research and development base to provide a grounding in speech and language technology for graduates who want to be part of this exciting field.
This is a coursework degree and can be taken over one year full time or two years part time. Starting in 2000 we are hoping to offer the degree in distance mode (by correspondence) -- you should be able to complete the degree within two years in this mode.
The program includes a set of compulsory units introducing speech and language processing and a range of elective units which explore topics in detail. Students complete a one-paper research/development projec in thier final semester.
The course is designed for graduates in related disciplines, for example, Computer Science, Linguistics, or Electrical Engineering, who wish to gain sufficient expertise in this inherently cross-disciplinary area to effectively participate in speech and language projects in industry and academia.
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NEH SUMMER STIPENDS Deadline: October 1, 1999 for awards during the summer of the year 2000
The National Endowment for the Humanities announces the competition for Summer Stipends awards. These awards support two consecutive months of full-time work on projects that will make a significan contribution to the humanities. In most cases, faculty members of colleges and universities in the United States must be nominated by their institutions for the Summer Stipends competition, and each of these institutions may nominate two applicants. Prospective applicants who will require nomination should acquaint themselves with their institution's nomination procedures well before the October 1 deadline. Individuals employed in nonteaching capacities in colleges and universities and independent scholars not affiliated with colleges and universities do not require nomination and may apply directly to the program. Adjunct faculty and academic applicants with appointments terminating by the summer of 2000 may also apply without nomination.
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