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Message 1: Mmani & Lang Documentation: Researcher, Portland State/U of Conakry

Date: Thu, 3 Jun 2004 11:50:04 -0400 (EDT)
From: childst <childstpdx.edu>
Subject: Mmani & Lang Documentation: Researcher, Portland State/U of Conakry



University or Organization: Portland State University / University of Conakry
Rank of Job: Researcher
Specialty Areas: Language documentation
Required Language(s): Bullom So (Code = BUY)


Description:

Fieldworker for Mmani Language Documentation Project (Guinea-Conakry)

The Mmani Language Documentation Project is looking for an advanced
graduate student to participate in the documentation of a moribund
language spoken on the southwestern coast of Guinea-Conakry. The
successful candidate will have strong training in structural
linguistics, especially syntax, and will also have interests and
possibly experience in fieldwork, ethnography, and language
description. The nature and extent of the person's contribution will
be negotiated on the basis of qualifications and experiences. In a
best-case scenario the person would be an advanced Ph.D. student who
could use the data and experience for a thesis. Alternatively the
"student" could also be a recent Ph.D., who is looking for some field
experience and would contribute significantly to the analysis and
production of language materials. Ideally this student would want to
carry on the work in some way after the project's completion. Speaking
ability in French is required, and a decided plus is knowledge of any
of the relevant languages (Mmani, Soso) or their relatives (Atlantic
and Mande groups of Niger-Congo). The successful candidate will be
awarded a small stipend for participation in the project (roughly
US$800/month for thirteen months 1 Nov 2004 to 30 Nov 2005). Travel
expenses to and from the research site and living expenses at the site
will also be covered. The project is funded by a grant from the Hans
Rausing Charitable Trust (SOAS) and is conducted jointly with the
Center for Research into Guinean Languages (CELG) at the University of
Conakry. Interested parties should send a letter of interest, contact
information for two referees, and a CV by e-mail or regular post to:



Chercheur pour le Projet de recherche sur la langue mmani (Guin�e
Conakry)

Le Projet de recherche sur la langue mmani cherche un �tudiant
doctoral qui voudrait prendre part � la documentation d'une langue
moribonde parl�e sur la c�te sud-ouest de la Guin�e Conakry. Le
candidat devrait poss�der une formation en linguistique structurelle,
plus pr�cis�ment en syntaxe, et un int�r�t et de l'exp�rience sur le
terrain si possible. Les responsabilit�s exactes d�pendent des
comp�tences et de l'exp�rience du candidat. De pr�f�rence, l'�tudiant
serait un �tudiant doctoral avanc�, qui pourrait ainsi utiliser les
informations collect�es et son exp�rience pour sa th�se. Autrement,
l'�tudiant pourrait �tre un nouveau titulaire au doctorat, qui
recherche de l'exp�rience sur le terrain et contribuerait � l'analyse
et la r�alisation de mat�riaux linguistiques. L'id�al serait que le
chercheur continue la recherche apr�s l'ach�vement du projet. Le
candidat doit parler fran�ais, et il est pr�f�rable qu'il connaisse
les langues de la recherche (Mmani, Soso) ou les langues reli�es au
groupe atlantique et mand� du Niger-Congo. La personne embauch�e
recevra une petite bourse (environ US$800 par mois durant treize mois,
du 1er novembre 2004 au 30 novembre 2005. Les frais de transport sur
place et les frais d'h�bergement et de nourriture seront pay�s. Le
projet est financ� par � Hans Rausing Charitable Trust (SOAS,
Universit� de Londres) � et est dirig� par le Centre d'�tude des
Langues Guin�ennes (CELG) de l'Universit� de Conakry.


G. Tucker CHILDS
Professor, Department of Applied Linguistics
Portland State University
PO Box 751
Portland, OR 97207-0751
(503) 725-4099; fax: 725-4139
childstpdx.edu



Address for Applications:

	Attn: Tucker Childs
	Applied Linguistics, Portland State University
	632 SW Hall
	Portland, OR 97201
	United States of America 	

	Applications are due by 01-Aug-2004

Contact Information:
	Tucker Childs
	Email: childstpdx.edu
	Tel: 503/725-4099
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