LINGUIST List 10.387

Fri Mar 12 1999

Jobs: Brazilian Portuguese, Rhetoric and Ling

Editor for this issue: Scott Fults <scottlinguistlist.org>


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  1. Mario Van Assche, Brazilian Portuguese Speech Technology at Lernout & Hauspie (Belgium)
  2. Salvatore Attardo, Rhetoric/Composition and Linguistics; Asst Prof at Youngstown State

Message 1: Brazilian Portuguese Speech Technology at Lernout & Hauspie (Belgium)

Date: Thu, 25 Feb 1999 12:39:43 +0100
From: Mario Van Assche <Mario.Van.Asschelhs.be>
Subject: Brazilian Portuguese Speech Technology at Lernout & Hauspie (Belgium)


Lernout & Hauspie Speech Products (L&H) is a global leader in advanced
speech and language solutions for computers, automobiles,
telecommunications, embedded products, consumer goods and the
Internet. The company is making the speech user interface (SUI) the
keystone of simple, convenient interaction between humans and
technology, and it is blending the best of human and machine
translation technology, tools and services to instantly break down
language barriers around the world. L&H's products and services
originate in four basic areas: automatic speech recognition (ASR),
text-to-speech (TTS), digital speech and music compression (SMC) and
text-to-text (translation).

For the development of Brazilian Portuguese speech technology, Lernout
& Hauspie is currently looking for

 Language Specialist Brazilian Portuguese
 for the Language Engineering Department
 located in Ieper (Belgium)

Function:
This person will work on the development of the text-to-speech system
for Brazilian Portuguese and/or on other projects in the field of
natural language processing and speech synthesis. He/she will work in
a language development group and report to the group leader.

Profile:



* university degree in philology or linguistics, or equivalent
* excellent knowledge of Brazilian Portuguese
* interest in other languages and their linguistic aspects
* at least a basic experience with and interest in computers
* good knowledge and/or experience in one or more of the following areas
are considered an asset:
 - speech processing, esp. text-to-speech synthesis
 - phonetics
 - computer linguistics
 - natural language processing (NLP)
 - spoken dialog systems
 - computer technology
 - use of standard software packages
 - programming
 - other languages than the target language
* ability to work in a team and independently
* perseverance, accuracy and thoroughness
* good social and communicative abilities
* fluent in English
* willingness to travel abroad for limited periods of time

If you are interested in this job opportunity and you believe to fulfil the
required profile, we have to meet each other. Please send your hardcopy
application and detailed resume to:

 Lernout & Hauspie Speech Products
 Personnel Department
 attn. Mr. Patrick Thomas
 Flanders Language Valley, 50
 B-8900 Ieper
 BELGIUM

To learn more about Lernout & Hauspie and its products, visit our homepage
<http://www.lhs.com>;. You may also want to send an e-mail to
<mailto:job-announcelhs.be> to obtain a list of all current job openings
at L&H.
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Message 2: Rhetoric/Composition and Linguistics; Asst Prof at Youngstown State

Date: Thu, 25 Feb 99 11:56:40 -0500
From: Salvatore Attardo <sattardocc.ysu.edu>
Subject: Rhetoric/Composition and Linguistics; Asst Prof at Youngstown State

Assistant Professor/Instructor
Rhetoric/Composition and Linguistics

One year position (to begin September 1999), with possibility of
tenure-track thereafter. Evidence of teaching excellence in all levels
of composition, knowledge of current writing pedagogy, interest in the
study of discourse in multiple contexts, scholarly activity in the
field, and experience with computer-mediated instruction. Secondary
field of specialization in language, with background to teach
introductory courses in language, sociolinguistics, TESOL. Ph.D in
Rhetoric/Composition or Linguistics required for Assistant Prof. rank,
A.B.D. for Instructor rank. Send application letter with current vita
to:

Gary Salvner, Chair
English Department
Youngstown State University
One University Plaza
Youngstown, OH 44555

Review of applications will begin on February 15 and will continue
until position is filled, with possible interviewing at CCCC.
Youngstown State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity
Employer.
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