LINGUIST List 10.1365

Thu Sep 16 1999

Jobs: Germanic Ling, German Computational Ling

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  1. Philip W Davis, Germanic Ling: Asst Prof at Rice University
  2. Ralf Benzmueller, German Computational Ling: C++ Programmer for Speech Signal Processing

Message 1: Germanic Ling: Asst Prof at Rice University

Date: Wed, 15 Sep 1999 18:02:00 -0500
From: Philip W Davis <>
Subject: Germanic Ling: Asst Prof at Rice University

Assistant/Associate Professor of Germanic Linguistics
Rice University

 The Department of German and Slavic Studies, Rice University,
is seeking to fill a tenure-track or tenured position in Germanic
linguistics at the level of assistant or associate professor beginning
fall, 2000. The Ph.D. is required by June 2000.

 We are seeking someone with expertise in second-language
acquisition and language pedagogy (emphasizing content-related
instruction and computer assisted language instruction) to help move
the German language program in new directions. Excellence in
scholarship and teaching, and native or near-native fluency in German
are expected. The successful candidate will coordinate the German
language program and teach undergraduate courses in his/her
specialization. An ability to contribute to German cultural studies is
highly desirable.

 For full consideration, applications including cover letter,
CV, three letters of recommendation, a representative writing sample,
and a teaching portfolio must be received by November 5,
1999. Applicants are encouraged to consult the following websites:

Interviews will begin at the annual meeting of the AATG-ACTFL, 19-21
November, 1999 in Dallas, TX.
Reply to:

Faculty Search,
Dept of German and Slavic Studies MS32,
Rice University
P.O.Box 1892
Houston, TX 77251-1892


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Message 2: German Computational Ling: C++ Programmer for Speech Signal Processing

Date: Thu, 16 Sep 1999 13:10:54 +0200
From: Ralf Benzmueller <>
Subject: German Computational Ling: C++ Programmer for Speech Signal Processing

G Data Software, Germany offers a job as

C++ Programmer for speech signal processing in German speech synthesis

The project:
Speech synthesis is going to be a key technology in near future, and G Data
puts much effort in the development of a natural sounding high-quality
text-to-speech system. The current version of the system called Logox is the
best sold speech synthesis in Germany. It is to be developed in many aspects
including modelling speaker characteristics and emotions, automatic
generation of synthesis inventories, modelling of speech rate and dialects;
briefly everything that makes synthesised speech more natural and more

The job:
For this ambitious project we'd like to extend our research team with a C++
programmer for speech signal processing. Main topics are
	- Development of speech analysis tools for f0 and formant tracking
	- Improvement of automatic selection of speech synthesis units
	- LPC coding 

A succesful candidate must 
	- have exhaustive experience in Windows 9x/ NT programming (MFC)
	- be perfect in C++ (STL)
	- have a solid mathematical background
	- be familiar with speech signal processing methods like 
	 FFT, LPC, Cepstrum
	- fit in the team

Please send application and CV to 

Elke Hannack
G Data Software 
Siemensstr. 16
44793 Bochum

Or ask for more specific info
Tel.: 	0234 / 9762 254
Fax.:	0234 / 9762 298

The Company and the product:
G Data distributes and develops software in 4 main areas: data
security, routing, speech technology and infotainment. More info at (German only).

The German speech synthesis Logox has been developed together with the
Institute of Phonetics of the University of Saarbr´┐Żcken. It is based
on the microsegment synthesis, a concatenative approach which is
highly economic. The reduction of memory size and computing power is
based on linguistic/ phonetic principles rather than data compression
techniques. A test version called Logoxfree can be downloaded at (ca. 5 MB).
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