LINGUIST List 11.392

Thu Feb 24 2000

Jobs: Comp/General Ling (English), Japanese Lecturer

Editor for this issue: Naomi Ogasawara <>


  1. Pierre Eggermont, Comp/General Linguist (English) at Lernout & Hauspie Speech Products, Belgium
  2. Hajime Hoji, Japanese Lecturer at University of Southern California, California

Message 1: Comp/General Linguist (English) at Lernout & Hauspie Speech Products, Belgium

Date: Wed, 23 Feb 2000 16:31:59 +0100
From: Pierre Eggermont <>
Subject: Comp/General Linguist (English) at Lernout & Hauspie Speech Products, Belgium

Lernout & Hauspie Speech Products (L&H) is the world's leading provider of
speech and language technology products, solutions, and services to businesses
and individuals worldwide. It is our mission to break down language barriers
through advanced translation technology and to enable people to interact by
voice in any language with the machines that empower them. Founded in 1987 L&H
has revolutionized the development and application of advanced speech and
language technologies. The company delivers the broadest array of consumer,
business, and industry offerings in automatic dictation, translation, sound
compression, voice synthesis, and industrial documentation.
As a NASDAQ and EASDAQ quoted company and headquartered in Ieper (Belgium), L&H
maintains offices in more than forty nations in Europe, Asia, the Middle East,
North America, and South America. With over 2.000 employees - mainly linguists,
scientists and engineers - we generated an annual revenue of $344 million in
For the development of language and speech technology, L&H currently has an
opening in its International Headquarters in Ieper (Belgium) for a (m/f):

 Linguist English
 Text Corpora & Lexical Group

As a Linguist you will:
* be responsible for creation, extension, improvement and conversion of Lexical
 Databases for one or more languages. Your lexical databases will be an 
 important building block for the development of speech synthesis and speech 
 recognition technologies.
* contribute to maintaining an overview of what lexical databases and text
 corpora exist and contributes to the acquisition of these if necessary;
* contribute to maintaining and consolidating all linguistic resources 
 available within L&H;
* assist other L&H divisions and third parties in creating lexical databases
 with training, follow-up and QA;
* document your methods, conventions and tools and the related Database
* formulate proposals for improving working methods and supporting tools;
* report to and work closely with the team leader or group manager.

* native speaker of English;
* university degree in linguistics, or equivalent;
* experience with relational databases is an advantage;
* strong interest in linguistics and phonetics;
* IT-literate with a good working knowledge of Windows based applications;
* have a logic and structured, problem solving approach;
* able to work accurately in a consistent manner;
* able to work independently and in a team;
* a positive attitude;


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

 Lernout & Hauspie Speech Products
 Personnel Department

 attn. Mr. Pierre Eggermont
 Flanders Language Valley 50
 B-8900 Ieper
 Fax: int+ 32 (0)

To learn more about Lernout & Hauspie and its products, visit our homepage:
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Message 2: Japanese Lecturer at University of Southern California, California

Date: 24 Feb 2000 00:29:05 -0000
From: Hajime Hoji <>
Subject: Japanese Lecturer at University of Southern California, California

Rank of Job: Lecturer
Areas Required: Japanese language
Other Desired Areas: Linguistics
University or Organization: University of Southern California
Department: East Asian Languages and Cultures
State or Province: California
Country: U.S.A.
Final Date of Application: March 12
Contact: Hajime Hoji

Address for Applications:
Search Committee, Japanese Language Program, Department of East Asian
Languages and Cultures, Taper Hall 226A, University of Southern
Los Angeles
California 90089-0357

The University of Southern California invites applications for a
full-time lecturer position in Japanese language beginning the 2000-2001
academic year. The initial appointment, starting the fall semester of
2000, is for up to three years, with the possibility of renewal. The
obligations include the active involvement in curriculum development. 
Preference will be given to applicants with at least an M.A. degree in
Linguistics, Language Pedagogy, or related fields. Applicants should be
capable of teaching modern Japanese at any level.

Review of applications will begin March 5 and will continue until
position is filled. Preliminary interviews will be conducted at the
annual meeting of Association for Asian Studies Meeting in San Diego,
March 9-12. 

Interested candidates should send a letter of application, CV, a sample
teaching video tape demonstrating teaching ability, a statement of 
teaching/research interest and three letters of recommendation to:

Search Committee, Japanese Language Program
Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures
Taper Hall 226A
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, California 90089-0357

For more information, please contact Hajime Hoji, Japanese Language 
Director via e-mail at

USC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
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