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FYI: Jobs in Japan, Graduate Stipend

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FYI Body: Issue #12 (7/1/97) of O-Hayo Sensei, the free e-mail newsletter of
(teaching) jobs in Japan, lists over 40 currently available positions. Also
included are current exchange rates, airfares, and a unique classified ad
section that puts you in touch with Japan/teaching-related information (and
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Lynn Cullivan
O-Hayo Sensei, The Newsletter of English Teaching Jobs in Japan

Graduate Student Stipend ("aio")
Logica, RuG
Begin approx. 1 Jan. 98

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> > GRADUATE STUDENT STIPEND, Groningen Netherlands
> >
> > At the Faculty of Arts, Groningen we have a stipend for a
> > graduate student project (four years, starting approx. Jan, 1998).
> > Candidates should be mathematically capable, have a background
> > including study or work in linguistics and/or computer science, and be
> > interested in pursuing a research topic in one of the following areas:
> >
> > -stochastic models for feature-based grammars
> > -syntax/semantics interfaces for polarity-sensitivity
> > -lexical representation and processing
> > -finite-state approaches to NLP (e.g. recognition of lexical
> > structure and idioms).
> >
> > Applicants are asked to write a two page research proposal
> > (including goals and references to related work) and a one
> > page description of their qualifications, a CV, the names and
> > email address of two professionals willing to write letters
> > of recommendation, and a record of coursework with grades.
> >
> > See http://www.let.rug.nl/alfa/ for information on the departmen
> > including ongoing projects. The candidate will be a student of the
> > Dutch Graduate School in Logic (cf. http://www.cs.rug.nl/OZSL/).
> > For further information, please contact John Nerbonne
> > nerbonne@let.rug.nl, Sietze Looyenga looyenga@let.rug.nl, or
> > Gertjan van Noord vannoord@let.rug.nl. (During vacation you
> > may need to try more than one!)
> >
> > Applications received by 20 Sept will receive fullest consideration.
> > Applications may be submitted in email to any of the names
> > above, or by paper to John Nerbonne, Alfa-Informatica, P.O.Box 716
> > Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, 9700 AS Groningen, The Netherlands.

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