LINGUIST List 11.178

Fri Jan 28 2000

Jobs: Lang Pathology/Acquisition/Change, Comp Ling

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  1. Acrisio Pires, Language Pathology/Acquisition/Change:Lectureship at U of Reading,UK
  2. Ezra Black, Computational linguist: at ATR, Nara JAPAN

Message 1: Language Pathology/Acquisition/Change:Lectureship at U of Reading,UK

Date: Wed, 26 Jan 2000 16:42:55 -0500
From: Acrisio Pires <>
Subject: Language Pathology/Acquisition/Change:Lectureship at U of Reading,UK


The Department of Linguistic Science, University of Reading, U.K., is
seeking to fill the following posts:

 Lectureship in Language Pathology
The person appointed must have a higher degree, good teaching skills and
be able to contribute to the department's research profile. A clinical
qualification in speech and language therapy is essential. Applicants
with an interest in paediatric speech and language disorders and a
commitment to high quality clinical teaching will be especially
welcome. The appointment will be made on the Lecturer B scale according
to experience and qualification. Closing date for applications: 28th
February. Post ref: AC0003
 Lectureships in Language Acquisition and in Language Change 
Following the appointment of Professor David Lightfoot to the Chair of
Linguistic Science, two new Lecturer posts have been created. In both
cases, applicants should be interested in grammatical theory. The
Language Acquisition post will be filled by someone experimenting 
with the language of young children. The Language Change post will be
filled by somebody investigating language change and variation in the
context of current grammatical theory. Both posts will in the first
instance be for a fixed term of three years. Applicants should have 
experience of research and teaching in these areas, a PhD in a relevant
field, and publications likely to enhance the department's research
profile. Applicants should send a cv, a sample of their work, and
arrange to have three letters of reference sent. Closing date for applications
is 21 Feb 2000. The language acquisition post will be on lectureship
A/B; reference is AC0004a. The language change post will be lectureship
A; reference is AC0004b.
Further information about the department can be found at

For further particulars and application form, please contact the
Office, The University of Reading, Whiteknights, Reading RG6
6AH. Telephone: 0118 931 6771. e-mail

For any other enquiries, please contact the Head of Department,
Peter Roach, email:
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Message 2: Computational linguist: at ATR, Nara JAPAN

Date: 27 Jan 2000 06:46:59 -0000
From: Ezra Black <>
Subject: Computational linguist: at ATR, Nara JAPAN

Rank of Job: 
Areas Required: Computational linguist
Other Desired Areas: Machine translation
University or Organization: ATR
Department: ITL
State or Province: Nara
Country: JAPAN
Final Date of Application: End April 2000
Contact: Ezra Black

Address for Applications:
By email please
Nara 12345

 Mathematician (Probability) / Programmer Job 
 Statistical Natural Language Processing
 ATR Interpreting Telecommunications Research 
 Kyoto, Japan

ATR in Kyoto, Japan is looking for a talented and
experienced mathematician (good probability
background) / computer scientist who is interested in
coming to Japan and joining an exciting research
project in statistical natural language processing. 
The overall goal of the project is speech-to-speech
translation between Japanese and a variety of
different languages, including English and French. 
The research group which the candidate would become
part of has developed and is refining a natural
language parsing system based on statistical machine
learning algorithms. The job begins ideally in April/May, 2000 and lasts for
1-2 years. Later start dates are possible, though not
a first choice.

A qualified candidate must have the Ph.D. degree,
preferably math, physics, computer science; with
extensive programming experience and expertise in C++.
Ability to innovate approaches to applied mathematical problems in the 
area of probability required. Experience with statistical modelling within
general pattern recognition field also important.
Familiarity with natural language field a plus but not
absoutely necessary. Candidate should know UNIX well
and in general be a highly expert programmer. This is
not a job for those who are theoreticians only, but
rather is for someone who is equally at home with
issues of statistical modelling theory, experimental
method, and detailed coding matters. 

Extremely stimulating research environment; candidate
working directly with top researchers; opportunities
for travel within Asia; salary can range from
excellent to poor, depending on details of candidate's

If interested, please send cv to:
Thank you.
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