LINGUIST List 16.875

Wed Mar 23 2005

Jobs: General Ling: Programmer, U of Manchester

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        1.    Yaron Matras, General Ling: Programmer, University of Manchester

Message 1: General Ling: Programmer, University of Manchester

Date: 22-Mar-2005
From: Yaron Matras <>
Subject: General Ling: Programmer, University of Manchester

University or Organization: University of Manchester
Department: Linguistics
Job Rank: Programmer
Specialty Areas: General Linguistics; not applicable




Starting salary circa GBP 27,000 p.a.

Applications are invited from candidates with a specialisation in databases
(open source) and an interest in GIS systems.The post is for a fixed term
of three years, beginning on 1st June 2005 and ending on 31st May 2008
(pending confirmation of the research award by the ESRC).

The project is concerned with the creation of a web-based educational and
research resource in linguistics, documenting the structures of the
European dialects of the Romani language and their geographical
distribution. Much of the data have already been archived; additional data
elicitation and archiving will take place during the lifetime of the
project, mainly in central and eastern Europe. The web resource will
involve the creation of a database and of a web-based user interface. The
latter will allow queries into the database and the display of data in
various formats, including the distribution of symbols on a map showing the
locations of dialects. Tone documentation (sound files) will also be
included. The project is coordinated by Professor Yaron Matras at the
School of Languages, Linguistics and Cultures. The project team will
include a Data Administrator and several postgraduate student assistants.
Close collaboration is envisaged with several other research projects in

Informal enquiries can be made to Charlotte Jones, tel: +44 (0) 161 275
5999, email:

Closing date 15 April 2005. Interviews will be held during the week
commencing 25 April 2005.

Application forms and further particulars are available from or from the Directorate of Human
Resources, Humanities HR Lime Grove, The University of Manchester, Oxford
Road, Manchester, M13 9PL. Tel: +44 (0)161 275 8838; Fax: +44 (0)161 275
Please quote ref HUM/092/05.

Address for Applications:
Professor Yaron Matras
School of Languages, Linguistics, Cultures
University of Manchester
Manchester M13 9PL
United Kingdom

Application Deadline: 15-Apr-2005

Contact Information:
Charlotte Jones
Phone: +44 (0)161 275 5999

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