Graduate Student Position in Syntax/Phonology at CLS/Tilburg University
The Grammatical Models Group (GM) at the Center for Language Studies (CLS) / Tilburg University invites applications for admission from prospective graduate students. The GM- group (staff: Norbert Corver, Ben Hermans, Riny Huybregts, Henk van Riemsdijk (chair), and Craig Thiersch) is specialized in syntax and phonology, but within CLS it is integrated with groups working on formal semantics, computational linguistics, psycho- and sociolinguistics, and phonetics. More information about CLS can be obtained from Marleen van de Wiel (CLS@KUB.NL). You may also wish to consult our homepage under construction at: http://cwis.kub.nl/~fdl/research/gm/index.htm
The program leads to a Ph.D. degree in four years. Classwork requirements are organized within LOT, the collaborative network of Dutch graduate schools in linguistics.
In view of the current composition of our group, applications from prospective phonologists are particularly welcome.
Candidates are expected to have some background in linguistics. For most countries this means that they should have completed an MA degree or hold an equivalent diploma. Applications should be accompanied by a statement of purpose, a curriculum vitae, a sample of recently written papers (if any), and three names (preferably with e-mail addresses) of people willing to write a letter of recommendation or to provide information about the candidate in some other form. Furthermore, students whose native language is not Dutch or English should submi satisfactory evidence for their proficiency in English. Deadline for the receipt of applications is June 15 1997.
We expect to be able to accept a maximum of two new graduate students. Admission decisions may be expected by mid july and the start of the program is September 1997.
Successful applicants may expect a waiver of all tuition. Furthermore, the usual facilities (desk, computer, some travel money) are offered, as well as support with housing, immigrations, etc. (no guarantees, though). To one of the candidates who are admitted we can offer additional financial support in the form of a graduate stipend of approximatively NLG 27'000.-- per year (annually renewable for a total of four years, provided results are satisfactory), that is approximatively NLG 2250.-- or about US$ 1150.-- per month. A graduate stipend further entitles the recipient to a maximum of two years worth of postdoctoral employment in our department provided the dissertation is completed in time. Any application should specify if your actual enrollment in our program is contingent on obtaining a graduate stipend or whether you can also come with independent financial support (note that non-Dutch citizens will have to submit proof of financial support to the immigrations authorities in order to obtain a residency permit).
Applications and inquiries for information are to be sent to: Henk van Riemsdijk Tilburg Univ. / Letteren / GM / CLS P.O. Box 90153 NL - 5000 LE - TILBURG Fax: +31 13 4663110 Tel: +31 13 4662773/4662642 E-mail: RIEMSDYK@KUB.NL
Please note that the list of Malagasy books, grammars and dictionaries, which used to be accessible through this Spain-based URL address, i.e. http://newton.ulpgc.es/~andry/book_ls.html has now been moved to a new location in Sweden, i.e. http://www.netg.se/~larsk/mgbooks.htm
Charles Randriamasimanana, PhD in Linguistics
Department of Linguistics & SLT
Private Bag 11-222
Office Telephone: Massey University - Extension 7059
Personal Fax: +64-6-359-3989
Subject: New Web Journal.
"Web Journal of Formal, Computational & Cognitive Linguistics" - new journal is founded by Kazan State University and Russian Association of Artificial Intelligence. It resides at Web server of Kazan State University, "http://www.ksu.ru/kazan/science/fccl/index.html".
When starting a new journal the primary problem is to define its place within the variety of existing publications. One should establish the direction and purpose for the journal to make it a valuable and effective mean for the development of that branch of science. Here we state the aims of the "Web Journal of Formal, Computational & Cognitive Linguistics" as the following:
I. To provide immediate publication of research results. This can be easily achieved using electronic media. A paper in HTML format, sen by e-mail, would become available to the scientific community nex day.
II. To create and keep a large archive of preprints. The experience of electronic archives of preprints in physics shows growing popularity of such archives. The archive will include any material received without refereing. Authors remain responsible for the content of their preprints.
III. To organize an interdisciplinary discussion abou language. Language is studied not only by linguists but also by mathematicians, computer scientists, psychologists, etc. One could expect a interdisciplinary approach to be most effective in investigation of the complex phenomenon of language. Meanwhile, linguists are not always sufficiently acquainted with the possibilities of modern computers or achievements in cognitive science and neuroscience. The journal will encourage interdisciplinary research papers.
VI. To contribute to the integration of scientists from post-sovie countries into the world scientific community. The rapid developmen of the Internet opens an opportunity for more closer cooperation among scientists all over the world. We would like to use this opportunity as much as possible.
V. To stimulate development in formal, computational and cognitive linguistics. One of the ways to influence can be on-line conferences.
The journal is supposed to publish articles on original completed research, reviews, short notes about current research work and information on scientific events.
The journal has the following divisions: - officially admitted articles include original research papers and reviews - Preprint Archive - an open preprint archive includes all papers without refereing - information and references on current scientific events.
The is published only on Web and it is available free via Internet. Soon it will be available also by e-mail subscription.
If you want your paper to be refereed by the editors, and admitted to the main part of the journal as an official paper, send a letter to FCCL.firstname.lastname@example.org. Specify "paper" as subject of your letter. Other letters to the editorial board can also be sent to FCCL.email@example.com; just specify some other subject. To publish your paper in the Preprint Archive, just send the letter to FCCL.firstname.lastname@example.org. Specify "preprint" as a subject of your letter. The body of the letter must contain an abstract. All files constituting your paper must be attached to the letter. Currently papers in English and Russian are admitted. English is preferable. In both cases a paper must contain an abstract typed in English where you should specify information about the paper. See an example on the web-site of the Journal. A paper can be presented in one of the following formats: HTML (Hypertext Markup Language ) Tex/Latex RTF(Rich Text Format) PostScript or Encapsulated PostScript DOC (MS Word 2.0-7.0 for Windows) SGML (Standard Generalized Markup Language) PDF (Portable Document Format) Plain ASCII code. HTML format is preferable since admitted papers in HTML format will be published as a WWW page linked to the home page of FCCL, other papers will be available to readers as ftp resources. Electronic references (if any) must conform to URL format. Any pictures included with HTML must be supplied as JPEG (.JPG) or .GIF files. HTML documents can also include JAVA applications. Papers in Russian must be typed in Russian codepage 1251 (cyrillic codepage for Windows).
"The Web Journal of Formal, Computational & Cognitive Linguistics" accepts papers on the following (but not only) topics:
parsing, machine translation, language understanding, discourse processing, speech analysis / synthesis, computer dictionaries and thesauruses, AI methods in language technologies, natural language interfaces, nature and structure of cognitive processes, structure of linguistic knowledge, models of natural domains, mathematical lingustics, quantitative linguistics, neurolinguistics, large text corpora, knowledge acquisition from corpora, formal models of language (phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics), psycholinguistics, child language.
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Honorary Editor Professor Noam Chomsky MIT, USA
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Dr. Nicoletta Calzolari Istituto di Linguistica Computazionale del CNR, Italia, firstname.lastname@example.org
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