LINGUIST List 10.971

Mon Jun 21 1999

Jobs: Multimodal Communications, French 2nd Lang

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  1. Judy Delin, Researcher for Project on Communication in Multimodal Documents
  2. B, French Lang; Prof at U of Kansai

Message 1: Researcher for Project on Communication in Multimodal Documents

Date: Mon, 21 Jun 1999 15:56:02 +0100
From: Judy Delin <>
Subject: Researcher for Project on Communication in Multimodal Documents

Researcher/Communicator: Genre and Layout in Multimodal Documents 

We are seeking a Researcher/Communicator to join our team on the ESRC-funded
project Genre and Multimodality (GeM): a computer model of genre in document
layout. The post will be based at Stirling, but the project is a
collaboration with John Bateman (University of Bremen) and Patrick Allen
(University of East London). The post is fixed-term for 24 months, to begin
as soon as possible. Salary will be within Grade 1A of the Research and
Analogous staff salary structure (�15735 to �23631) p.a.

The project aims to capture in a computer model the knowledge that experts
draw upon in designing and laying out pages or runs of pages. The genre of a
page �?whether it's an encyclopaedia entry, a set of instructions, or a Web
page, for example �?plays a central role in determining what graphical
devices are chosen and how they will be employed in illustrated documents.
The project is intended to model exactly what this role is, and how the
different purposes of the document are expressed through graphical
resources. The resulting model will allow alternative and novel layout
genres to be explored through automatic generation. 

We need a lively, practical, expert communicator with initiative and team
spirit who can entertain ideas from publishing design, psychology,
artificial intelligence, art history, linguistics, and pretty much anywhere
else, and who can use and develop happy working relationships outside
academia. The successful candidate will work with layout professionals and
with a corpus of sample layouts to synthesise expertise in document design,
drawing both on their own experience of layout and on the expertise of
publishing professionals whose involvement the postholder in particular will
co-ordinate. The postholder will be someone who's constantly in dialogue
with the research team and the user groups to ensure that the project
results are based in the real-world constraints of commercial document
production. The second key role of the postholder will be to design and
implement a Web presence for the project that dynamically reflects the state
of our knowledge about layout, and for this reason you will need, or be able
to acquire very quickly, skills with modern web-based tools, and a knowledge
of HTML, XML, Java and emerging standards in document layout. The post will
also involve: 

* 	collecting and scanning an appropriate corpus of
	illustrated documents
*	developing an annotation system for marking up
	layout characteristics and applying it to the corpus
*	comparative analysis of documents to work out how they 
	differ, and relating differences to a model of genre
*	discussing results and eliciting expert knowledge from user
	groups of publishers and other layout experts
*	drafting reports and papers, and presenting and
	publicising our results

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Dr. Judy Delin, the project
co-ordinator (01786 467974, email Further particulars
are available from the Personnel Office, University of Stirling, Stirling,
FK9 4LA, tel: (01786) 467028, fax (01786) 466155 or email Closing date for applications: 19 July 1999.
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Message 2: French Lang; Prof at U of Kansai

Date: Fri, 18 Jun 1999 16:52:12 +0900
From: B <>
Subject: French Lang; Prof at U of Kansai


 La Faculte de Lettres offre un poste de Professeur. Voir
ci-dessous les details concernant la demande de ce poste vacant.

1- FACULTE ET DEPARTEMENT : Faculte de Lettres, Department des Langues

2- POSITION ENGAGEMENT : Professeur ou Professeur-adjoint.

3- DEBUT DE POSTE : Premier Avril 2000.

4- DOMAINE DE SPECIALISATION : Enseignement du francais en tant que
langue etrangere aux etudiants japonais.


a) enseignement de la eue francaise aux etudiants de chaque
Departement de l$B!G(Buniversite ;

b) conferences ou seminaires aux etudiants en Maitrise sur la
pedagogie linguistique ;

c) Bautres demandes peuvent se presenter au cours de Bannee.


a) Il devra posseder un Doctorat, si non, soit avoir termine la
derniere partie des cours de doctorat, soit avoir equivalence en
recherches, tels que enseignement du francais, la linguistique, la
theorie de enseignement du francais, les theories sur le developpement
des materiaux et documents, en rapport avec enseignement du francais;

b) Le candidat devra poursuivre a Bavenir ses recherches au niveau
maitrise et doctorat en prevision une direction educative;

c) Le candidat devra avoir au minimum 40 ans ou plus.


a) Un CV, lequel devra etre presente dans un dossier apart;

b) Une liste des publications, et autres principales recherches

c) Des copies de livres publies et articles academiques (trois
de plus importants).

REMARQUE: Apres complet examen des dossiers envoyes par les candidats,
ceux-ci seront informes des resultats de la preselection, au milieu du
mois Octobre.

8- Le dossier complet devoir etre envoye par la poste au:

Faculty Search,
Office of the Faculty of Letters
3-3-35 Yamate-cho, Suita-shi,
Osaka-fu, JAPON 564-8680

Priere ecrire en rouge sur le devant de enveloppe

	Aucune dossiers ne seront renvoyes.

9- Derniere limite de envoi du dossier du candidat: 15.8.1999.

10- Pour tous renseignements supplementaires, priere ecrire a 

Faculty Search,
Office of the Faculty of Letters
3-3-35 Yamate-cho, Suita-shi,
Osaka-fu, JAPON 564-8680

Tel: JAPON 6-6368-1121: Extension 3852 ou 3321;
Fax: JAPON 6-6330-3075
E-mail FAC:
(Web-site: http:/
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