LINGUIST List 10.1421

Wed Sep 29 1999

Jobs: Speech Research, Applied Linguistics

Editor for this issue: Jody Huellmantel <>


  1. Brion Wikes, Languages Nuance in Speech Research
  2. Rochelle Lieber, Assistant Professor of English: Applied Linguistics

Message 1: Languages Nuance in Speech Research

Date: Tue, 28 Sep 1999 15:36:41 -0700
From: Brion Wikes <>
Subject: Languages Nuance in Speech Research

 Speech R&D, Languages Group

Based on 10 years of development at the Stanford Research Institute,
Nuance technology enables people to do things that have never been
done before. Our robust, enterprise-class applications are available
in 10 languages and have been recognized for highly accurate speech
recognition across a range of accents, languages, devices, and


 This position is part of the ongoing global expansion of Nuance. You
 will create and maintain the Nuance recognition and verification engines
 in multiple languages.


 - Tracking data from deployments.
 - Training, testing and releasing new acoustic models.
 - Developing pronunciation models and dictionaries.
 - Interfacing with Sales department and customers.
 - Some opportunity for language-specific R&D work.

 Required Skills:

 - Specialization in speech recognition, verification or text-to-speech
 - Fluent in C or C++
 - Scripting language (e.g. Perl)
 - Unix

 Desired Skills:

 - Linguistics
 - Multilingual
 - Project Management


 - M.S. or higher in Electrical Engineering or Computer Science
 - M.A. or higher in Linguistics with specialization in phonetics,
 phonology or computational linguistics

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to or fax
in the USA to +(650) 847-7979.

Brion Wikes, Staffing Specialist
Nuance Communications (USA)
Direct Phone: 650-847-7799
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Message 2: Assistant Professor of English: Applied Linguistics

Date: Wed, 29 Sep 1999 08:42:18 -0400
From: Rochelle Lieber <>
Subject: Assistant Professor of English: Applied Linguistics

University of New Hampshire: Assistant Professor of English,
tenure-track position in Applied Linguistics with a specialization in
the Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages. Teaching
responsibilities will include linguistics (for example, Introduction
to Linguistics, Linguistic Analysis, Field Methods, Phonology, Syntax,
History of the English Language, English Grammar). Successful
candidates should have interest in assisting with the aministration of
a year-round ESL program. UNH has a major and minor program in
Linguistics as well as an M.A. degree in English language and
Linguistics and Certification in TESL. Ph.D. required by 8/00. Send
letter, dossier, vita and self-addressed stamped envelope by November
14, 1999 to: Applied Linguistics Search Committee, English Dept.,
University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH 02824. UNH is committed to
excellence through diversity in its faculty and strongly encourages
women and minorities to apply.

Rochelle Lieber
Professor and Chair
English Department
Hamilton Smith Hall
University of New Hampshire
Durham, NH 03824

Phone: 603 862-3964
Fax: 603 862-3563
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