LINGUIST List 10.1564

Tue Oct 19 1999

Jobs: Phonology, Comp Ling/Grammar-Annotation

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  1. John A. Goldsmith, Phonology: Asst Prof/ Univ of Chicago, IL
  2. Geoffrey Sampson, Comp Ling/Grammar-annotation: half-time researcher/England

Message 1: Phonology: Asst Prof/ Univ of Chicago, IL

Date: Mon, 18 Oct 1999 09:49:31 -0700
From: John A. Goldsmith <>
Subject: Phonology: Asst Prof/ Univ of Chicago, IL

Tenure Track Position in Linguistics
University of Chicago

The Department of Linguistics, University of Chicago, expects to fill
atenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level beginning Fall
2000. We are looking for a scholar of exceptional promise with high
competence in Phonology. The successful candidate should have
demonstrated a research agenda that seeks to establish new trends of
scholarship. He or she will be expected to teach at both the graduate
and undergraduate levels.

Interested parties should submit a CV, a detailed statement of their
research agenda over the next few years, a sample of their scholarly
writing, and at least three letters of recommendation (sent directly
to us by the references). In the CV, please include contact
information through December 15, 1999. Send all materials by November
15, 1999 to:

Linguistics Search Committee 
Department of Linguistics
University of Chicago 
1010 E. 59th Street
Chicago, IL 60637

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity
employer. All qualified applicants are urged to apply for this
position. Appointment will be based on qualifications as they relate
to the position requirements without regard to race, color, national
origin, religion, sex, age, disability, or veteran status.
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Message 2: Comp Ling/Grammar-annotation: half-time researcher/England

Date: Tue, 19 Oct 1999 13:35:00 +0100
From: Geoffrey Sampson <>
Subject: Comp Ling/Grammar-annotation: half-time researcher/England

University of Sussex

School of Cognitive and Computing Sciences

There will be a vacancy for a half-time researcher to work 
from January 2000 on Prof. G.R. Sampson's grammar-annotation
project, sponsored by the Economic and Social Research Council.
The main duties of the post will be to apply a detailed grammar-annotation
scheme, defined in Prof. Sampson's book <italics>English for the Computer<end
italics> (O.U.P., 1995), to samples of written English, and to use
various software systems to process the annotations.

Qualifications sought are interest in fine details of the English language,
familiarity with traditional grammatical terminology, some computing
experience (preferably Unix-based), and willingness to work in
a painstaking style. Since the new phase of research
has special relevance to young people's development of writing skills,
ability to cultivate contacts with the English-teaching profession at
secondary-school level would also be an advantage. Working hours
flexible by negotiation.

The appointment will be on the RA1A scale, with starting salary pro rata
to a full-time rate of GBP 18,185 per annum, and will last for up to
three years.

To discuss this vacancy informally, e-mail Prof. Sampson at Further information
is available on Prof. Sampson's website at
(see particularly the "LUCY" page).

Applications, including c.v. and names of two references, should be
sent by 24 November 1999 to Prof. G.R. Sampson, 
School of Cognitive & Computing Sciences,
University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton BN1 9QH, England.
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