LINGUIST List 10.853

Fri Jun 4 1999

Jobs: Language Specialists, Theoretical Linguistics

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  1. Ann De Somere, Language Specialists at Lernout & Hauspie
  2. Bernard Spolsky, Theoretical Linguistics

Message 1: Language Specialists at Lernout & Hauspie

Date: Thu, 3 Jun 1999 12:51:46 +0200
From: Ann De Somere <>
Subject: Language Specialists at Lernout & Hauspie

Lernout & Hauspie Speech Products (L&H) is a global leader in advanced
speech and language solutions for computers, cars, telecommunications,
embedded products, consummer goods and the internet. The company makes
the speech user interface (SUI), the keystone of simple, convenient
interaction between humans and technology, and uses advanced
translation technology to break down cultural barriers. The L&H team
is 1700 people in 25 countries. The headquarters are located in
Ieper, Belgium.

For the development of its language and speech techynology, L&H is
currently looking for Language Specialists

Dutch (re.9905B15C)
English (re.9905B16C)
Italian (re.9905B17C)
Spanish (re.9905B19C)

for the Corporate R&D Division located in Ieper (Belgium)

These persons will work on the development of speech synthesis
systems. They will work in a language development group and report to
the group or project manager.

- University degree in philology or linguistics, or equivalent
- (near) native Dutch, English, Italian or Spanish
- knowledge of phonetics
- interest in other languages and their linguistic aspects
- at least a basic experience with and interest in computers
- good knowledge of and/or experience in one or more of the following 
 areas are considered an asset:
 . (near) native English
 . speech processing, esp. text-to-speech synthesis
 . phonetic
 . computer linguistics
 . natural language processing (NLP)
 . spoken dialog systems
 . computer technology
 . 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
- willingness to travel abroad for limited periods of time

Please mail your application and detailed resume to

To learn more about Lernout & Hauspie and its products, visit our
homepage < >. You may also want to send an e-mail to
< > to obtain a list of all current job
openings at L&H.
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Message 2: Theoretical Linguistics

Date: Tue, 01 Jun 1999 15:23:27 +0200
From: Bernard Spolsky <>
Subject: Theoretical Linguistics

Position in theoretical linguistics. Department of English, Bar-Ilan
University. One-year visiting appointment for October 1999 - July
2000. PhD in hand by 1 October 1999. Must have successful teaching
experience. Courses to be taught include undergraduate syntax and
morphology, and graduate course in the candidate's area of
specialization. Experience in teaching in a multicultural environment
an assset. Send CV and arrange for two letters of recommendation to be
sent as soon as possible to:

Prof. J. Fine 
Search committee in linguistics 
Department of English
Bar-Ilan University
Ramat-Gan, Israel

The letters should address the candidate's suitability for
undergraduate teaching. Include fax and e-mail information.

 Jonathan Fine,
 Department of English
 Bar-Ilan University
 Ramat-Gan, Israel
 Fax: +972 3 534 7601

Bernard Spolsky
Department of English and Language Policy Research Center
Bar-Ilan University, 52900 Ramat-Gan, Israel
Phone 972-3-531-8125 (o) 972-2-628-2044 (h)
Fax 972-3-535-4062 (o) 972-2-628-5472
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