LINGUIST List 10.495

Sun Apr 4 1999

Jobs: Phonetics/Phonology, Second Lang Acquisition

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  1. J E Joseph, Lectureship in Phonetics/Phonology of Language Acquisition
  2. POEDJOSOEDARMO Gloria Risser (SOA), Second Lang Acquisition; Lecturer at Nanyang Tech University

Message 1: Lectureship in Phonetics/Phonology of Language Acquisition

Date: Thu, 1 Apr 1999 12:35:30 +0000
From: J E Joseph <>
Subject: Lectureship in Phonetics/Phonology of Language Acquisition


For fifty years the University of Edinburgh has been home to a
world-renowned community of departments and institutes involved in
the study of language and speech. As the field has grown and changed
new centres have been established and old ones have been closed or
reorganized, but the community has remained as lively and productive
as ever. The department of Theoretical and Applied Linguistics will
come into being on 1st August 1999 and results from the amalgamation
of the Departments of Linguistics and Applied Linguistics. The new
department will also contain the Institute of Applied Language
Studies and the Centre for Speech Technology Research. As such, the
new department will have 20 academic members of staff, 2 academic
secretaries, 5 computing staff and 1 technician, plus support and
teaching staff within IALS and CSTR. The department will have a
thriving undergraduate curriculum in Linguistics with about 50
Honours students and a number of non-graduating students. There are
two taught masters courses: the MSc in Applied Linguistics (with
between 20 and 30 students) and the MSc in Speech and Natural
Language Processing (with about 8 students). There is also a thriving
research postgraduate community, with between 80 and 100 students
studying for MLitt and PhD in many areas of applied and theoretical
linguistics. The department has strong links with the Faculty of
Education, the Human Communication Research Centre, the Department of
English Language, the Department of Psychology and the Division of

The Department of Applied Linguistics was established as the School
of Applied Linguistics in 1957 under the direction of J C Catford
who was succeeded in 1964 by Professor S Pit Corder. The School
subsequently became a department and in 1995 a Chair in Applied
Linguistics was established whose first incumbent, Professor John E
Joseph, joined the department in 1997. Although it retains its
traditional emphasis on supporting the teaching of English to
speakers of other languages, an increasing amount of work in recent
years has been concerned with the learning and teaching of languages
other than English and with problems of language use both within and
outside language teaching. One of the research strengths of the
department is in the area of Second Language Acquisition associated
with the work of Dr. Antonella Sorace. In conjunction with members
of the Department of Linguistics, the study of language acquisition
has broadened to include first language acquisition and there are
now undergraduate and postgraduate modules in both these subjects,
as well as an increasing number of research postgraduates. 

In order to further strengthen and develop these important areas,
and to bolster the undoubted research excellence in
Phonetics/Phonology in the current Department of Linguistics, we are
seeking to hire someone who has expertise in the phonetics or
phonology of language acquisition (first or second). The successful
applicant will have a proven research record, and be committed to
developing teaching in both phonetics/phonology and language
acquisition at postgraduate and undergraduate levels within an
applied linguistics context (broadly construed). Ideally, the
successful candidate will be interested in developing
interdisciplinary links within the new department and with other
units in the University.

Main Purpose of Job: to conduct and publish research of the highest
standard in phonetics or phonology of language acquisition (first or
second); to contribute to, and develop, teaching for the MSc in
Applied Linguistics; to supervise research students; to contribute
to teaching at undergraduate level. 

Duties and Responsibilities

a. Skills and Qualifications The appointee will have at least an
upper second (or equivalent) degree and a PhD, together with an
excellent research record in the phonetics or phonology of language

b. Duties and Responsibilities of the Post 

1 To undertake research into the phonetics or phonology of
language acquisition. 

2 To develop research projects in these areas
with other members of staff and to seek external funding. 

3 To develop the teaching of phonetics/phonology and language
acquisition in the MSc in Applied Linguistics. 

4 To supervise research postgraduates at all levels. 

5 To develop and support the teaching of phonetics/phonology and
language acquisition in the undergraduate curriculum. 

6 To undertake administrative duties within the department as
specified by the Head of Departrment. 

7 To preserve and foster interdisciplinary links with other units
in the university such as Psychology, Education and Informatics.

Footnote: These particulars are issued by the Personnel Office, 1
Roxburgh Street, Edinburgh. They are intended to represent an
accurate description of the duties at the time of writing, although
this accuracy cannot be guaranteed. The University reserves the
right to vary these particulars or make no appointment at all.
Neither in part nor in whole do these particulars form part of any
contract between the University and any individual.

Application Procedure: Please complete and return the Application
Form, 5 copies of your Curriculum Vitae, an example of your
published work, and the original of the Equal Opportunities
Monitoring Form to Recruitment, The Personnel Office, 1 Roxburgh
Street, Edinburgh EH8 9TB by the closing date of the Friday 14th 
May 1999. We cannot guarantee to consider late applications. 

The candidates on the short list will be invited to give
presentations in Edinburgh on the afternoon of 1st June 1999 and the
interviews will be held on the morning of 2nd June 1999.

Please send references to the address below to arrive no later than
21st May 1999.

Address for references
Professor John Joseph
Department of Applied Linguistics
University of Edinburgh
14 Buccleuch Place

References can be sent by fax or e-mail. 

Fax: 0131 650 6526
e-mail: John.Joseph

URL: http://www.arts.ed.appling/,
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Message 2: Second Lang Acquisition; Lecturer at Nanyang Tech University

Date: Sat, 3 Apr 1999 10:29:50 +0800
From: POEDJOSOEDARMO Gloria Risser (SOA) <>
Subject: Second Lang Acquisition; Lecturer at Nanyang Tech University

Job announcement: 
Urgently needed - lecturer in second language teaching methodology
with MA or PhD and appropriate teaching experience.

Apply to:
Dr Rita Skuja-Steele
Division of English Language & Applied Linguistics
School of Arts
National Institute of Education
Nanyang Technological University

e-mail: <> 

Deadline for application: 30 April 1999
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