LINGUIST List 14.3530

Fri Dec 19 2003

Jobs: Austronesian: Researcher, King's College London

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  1. mary, Austronesian & Syntax: Researcher, King's College London, UK

Message 1: Austronesian & Syntax: Researcher, King's College London, UK

Date: Wed, 17 Dec 2003 11:07:53 -0500 (EST)
From: mary <>
Subject: Austronesian & Syntax: Researcher, King's College London, UK

University or Organization: King's College London
Department: Computer Science
Rank of Job: Researcher
Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics, Syntax
Required Language(s):Austronesian


Research Associate, Fijian Grammar, King's College London

Applications are invited for the post of Research Associate for
appointment from 1st April 2004 to 31 January 2007 in the Department
of Computer Science at King's College London. Closing date for
applications is 9 February 2004, with interviews for the post to be
held as soon as possible thereafter.

The successful applicant will join a newly funded collaborative
ESRC-funded project on ''Verb-initial grammars: a
multilingual/parallel perspective'' directed by Dr. Mary Dalrymple (at
King's College London) and Dr. Louisa Sadler (at the University of
Essex). The project will develop broad-coverage computational
lexicons and grammars for two verb-initial languages: Fijian (or a
closely-related Austronesian language) and Welsh. The research
associate at King's will be responsible for development of the grammar
and lexicon of Fijian.

The project is a part of PARGRAM, an international project to develop
computational grammars within a shared linguistic framework, Lexical
Functional Grammar, and based on common linguistic assumptions. For
details of PARGRAM, see Current PARGRAM members
include Palo Alto Research Center, California; Fuji Xerox, Japan; the
University of Bergen, Norway; the University of Stuttgart, Germany;
and the University of Konstanz, Germany.

Candidates should have:
- native or near-native competency in Fijian or a closely-related
 Austronesian language
- good honours degree in linguistics, computer science, or a related
- ability to work collaboratively and independently with minimal

A postgraduate research degree or experience working as a researcher
would be an advantage, as would knowledge of a contemporary
constraint-based syntactic theory (LFG or HPSG).

Informal enquiries should be directed to Dr. Mary Dalrymple
( or telephone + 44 (0)20 7848 1576.
Application deadline is 9 February 2004. Potential applicants should
contact the Personnel Department to obtain further details: Personnel
Department, King's College London, Strand, London WC2R 2LS, United
Kingdom, e-mail - quoting reference

Further information is also available on the web: or

Address for Applications:

	Attn: Dr Mary Dalrymple
	Department of Computer Science, 
	King's College London
	London, WC2R 2LS
	United Kingdom
	Applications are due by 09-Feb-2004 

Contact Information:
	Dr Mary Dalrymple
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