LINGUIST List 11.401

Fri Feb 25 2000

Jobs: Psycholing/Researcher UK, NLP Engineers UK

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  1. Harald Clahsen, Psycholing: Research Fellow at U of Essex, Great Britain
  2. Bill Hutchison, Comp Ling: Natural Language Engineers at Wordmap Ltd., Bath UK

Message 1: Psycholing: Research Fellow at U of Essex, Great Britain

Date: 25 Feb 2000 13:04:39 -0000
From: Harald Clahsen <haraldessex.ac.uk>
Subject: Psycholing: Research Fellow at U of Essex, Great Britain


Rank of Job: Research Fellow
Areas Required: psycholinguistics
Other Desired Areas: language acquisition, syntactic processing
University or Organization: University of Essex
Department: Department of Language and Linguistics
State or Province: Essex
Country: Great Britain
Final Date of Application: 17 March 2000
Contact: Harald Clahsen haraldessex.ac.uk

Address for Applications:
Wivenhoe Park
Colchester
Essex CO4 3SQ
U.K.

Job Description:	Full-time researcher (3 years, starting
 			spring/summer 2000, starting salary �22,500)

Project Title:		The Development of Language Processing
 			in Children and Adults

The project investigates the development of parsing mechanisms in child
first language (L1) learners and adult second language (L2) learners.
Two areas of sentence processing will be studied, *ambiguity resolution*
and *filler-gap dependencies*. The project will make use of experimental
paradigms from the sentence processing literature and apply them to 4-8
year old monolingual English children, and to German and Chinese adult
L2 learners of English. Off-line tasks (grammaticality judgement and
elicited production) will be used in order to assess the learners'
linguistic competence in the relevant grammatical domain. On-line tasks
(such as self-paced reading and listening, and cross-modal priming) will
provide the crucial experimental data on syntactic processing in real
time. 

Applicants should
- have a good background in linguistics
- be familiar with experimental research methods and statistics
- have a good command of English
- be comfortable working with children
- be computer-literate, and willing to supervise our laboratory
- hold a postgraduate degree in a relevant field (linguistics,
 psychology, cognitive science).
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Message 2: Comp Ling: Natural Language Engineers at Wordmap Ltd., Bath UK

Date: Fri, 25 Feb 2000 16:12:35 -0000
From: Bill Hutchison <bill.hutchisonwordmap.com>
Subject: Comp Ling: Natural Language Engineers at Wordmap Ltd., Bath UK


SENIOR ENGINEERS FOR NATURAL LANGUAGE IR APPLICATIONS

Wordmap is a pre-launch start-up developing a set of technologies that will
revolutionise Web search. The company is now looking to recruit several
senior engineers to take a prototype developed in partnership with Sheffield
University to beta launch on the Web.

Wordmap offers its engineers an opportunity to innovate in an area that also
has significant commercial potential. Backed by one of the UK's leading
venture capitalists and with significant interest among information industry
players, the resources to pursue exciting product developments are now
available.

The attributes we are seeking are:

-	proven record in natural language/IR/search technology development
-	BSc(Hons) or MSc from a top ranking institution
-	ideally, commercial sector experience
-	Hands-on coding ability C/C++; database skills; XML; UNIX/Linux. 
 Working knowledge of other key skills areas eg Java/Script, ASP, Perl
-	Interest in key areas of text/Web development

We are looking for highly disciplined, motivated team players. They will
have curious and creative minds and a desire to make a real difference to
Web technology.

We offer competitive salaries and a generous stock option and bonus scheme.

Location: Bath, UK

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Bill Hutchison
Chief Executive
Wordmap Limited, 1 Fairfield Villas, Bath BA2 6LT, UK
email bill.hutchisonwordmap.com

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