LINGUIST List 11.40

Thu Jan 13 2000

Jobs: Word Formation/Lang Acquisition, Comp Ling

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  1. Markus Steinbach, Word Formation/Lang Acquisition: Research/ U of Mainz, Germany
  2. Pierre Eggermont, Comp Ling: Hindi Specialist/ L&H, Ieper, Belgium

Message 1: Word Formation/Lang Acquisition: Research/ U of Mainz, Germany

Date: Tue, 11 Jan 2000 11:21:07 +0100
From: Markus Steinbach <>
Subject: Word Formation/Lang Acquisition: Research/ U of Mainz, Germany

a two year half-time research position will be available beginning
January 2000 (or later) at the University of Mainz. Area of
specialization: word formation and language acquisition. Candidates must
have an M.A. in linguistics or in related discipline. Sufficient
knowledge of German is highly recommended. Please send letter of
application and CV to Prof. Dr. Joerg Meibauer, Johannes
Gutenberg-Universitaet, Deutsches Institut, D-55099 Mainz, Germany

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Message 2: Comp Ling: Hindi Specialist/ L&H, Ieper, Belgium

Date: Tue, 11 Jan 2000 10:45:33 +0100
From: Pierre Eggermont <>
Subject: Comp Ling: Hindi Specialist/ L&H, Ieper, 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 1,750 employees - mainly linguists,
scientists and engineers - we generated an annual revenue of $211.6 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):

 Language Specialist Hindi
 Speech and Language Technology


* You will work within a multi-disciplinary team of linguists, engineers and
programmers on the development of software systems in the field of Speech,
Artificial Intelligence and Language.
* In the startup phase, your tasks will typically include: basic phonetic and
language study in view of technology development and assessment of third party
providers of data and/or technology.
* You will be involved in all aspects of the development life cycle and focus 
on system specification and design, implementation of linguistic rule sets,
creation of acoustic and lexical databases, grapheme to phoneme conversion,
prosodic analysis, software testing and quality control, preparation of
* Training is given both on-the-job and through lectures and technical
* Dedicated development environments are provided which allow language
specialists to focus on their content: formalizing linguistic knowledge.
* You will report to the group or project manager.


* university degree in philology or linguistics, or equivalent;
* (near) native Hindi speaker with a conversational level of English;
* solid grounding in linguistic theory;
* good knowledge of and/or experience in one or more of the following areas:
speech processing, natural language processing (NLP), computational linguistics,
 programming, other languages;
* ability to work in a team and independently;
* IT literate;
* perseverance, accuracy and thoroughness;
* good social and communicative abilities;
* willingness to travel abroad for limited periods of time.


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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