LINGUIST List 12.2693

Mon Oct 29 2001

Jobs: Celtic Languages Research Assoc, Lancashire UK

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  1. Dr.Andrew Wilson, Celtic Languages: Research Associate at Lancaster Univ, Lancashire UK

Message 1: Celtic Languages: Research Associate at Lancaster Univ, Lancashire UK

Date: 29 Oct 2001 13:13:47 -0000
From: Dr.Andrew Wilson <>
Subject: Celtic Languages: Research Associate at Lancaster Univ, Lancashire UK

Rank of Job: Research Associate
Areas Required: Celtic Languages
Other Desired Areas: Corpus Linguistics
University or Organization: Lancaster University
Department: Linguistics and MEL
State or Province: Lancashire
Country: UK
Final Date of Application: 16 NOV 2001
Contact: Dr. Andrew Wilson

Address for Applications:
Personnel Services, Lancaster University
Lancs LA1 4YW

Lancaster University
Department of Linguistics and Modern English Language

Research Associate

Language Engineering Resources for the British Isles Indigenous
Minority Languages

Starting salary up to �19486 on the RA1A scale: �17,451 - �26,229

Applications are invited for a full-time research associate on the
above EPSRC-funded research project, directed by Dr. Andrew Wilson.

The project is concerned with locating, collecting, and disseminating
computer-readable language resources to assist in the development of
speech and language technology for the Welsh, Gaelic, Irish, Manx,
Cornish, Ullans, and Scots languages.

The appointee will carry out a survey of resource availability and
needs among both academic and industrial users, and will be involved
in planning and co-ordinating the collection, transcription, and
analysis of a small corpus of spoken Welsh and Gaelic.

The successful applicant will be a graduate in Celtic languages,
linguistics, or a related area, and will have some knowledge of either
Welsh or Gaelic (or, exceptionally, another Celtic language). You
will require a high level of computer literacy as well as good
research and communication skills. Preference may be given to
applicants with some previous experience in co-ordinating the work of
others (not necessarily in an academic or research context). Some
familiarity with corpus linguistics would be desirable but is by no
means essential.

The post is available for 17.5 months from 7 January 2002 or as soon
as possible thereafter.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Dr. Andrew Wilson ; 01524
593021, email:

For application details see or apply to Personnel
Services, quoting reference A556, answerphone 01524 846549, email:

Closing date: 16 November 2001
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