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LINGUIST List 18.3541

Tue Nov 27 2007

Support: Spanish & Discourse Analysis: Open Student, Simon Fraser U

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        1.    Maite Taboada, Spanish & Discourse Analysis: Open Student, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC, Canada


Message 1: Spanish & Discourse Analysis: Open Student, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC, Canada
Date: 26-Nov-2007
From: Maite Taboada <mtaboadasfu.ca>
Subject: Spanish & Discourse Analysis: Open Student, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC, Canada
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Institution/Organization: Simon Fraser University
Department: Linguistics
Web Address: http://www.sfu.ca/linguistics/

Level: Open

Duties: Research

Job Rank: Open

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics; Discourse Analysis; Text/Corpus Linguistics

Required Language(s): Spanish (spa)

Description:

Position vacant: Graduate Student Researcher in Discourse Analysis at Simon
Fraser University

Rank or Title: Researcher (PhD or MA level)
Linguistic Fields: Discourse Analysis, Anaphora, Corpus Linguistics,
Computational Linguistics, Centering Theory
University Address: Department of Linguistics, Simon Fraser University, 8888
University Drive, Burnaby, BC, V5A 1S6, Canada
Application address: Email applications only to contact person below

Job Description:
Research Assistant position within the project "Subjects, topics and focus of
attention in spoken language," a project funded by a grant to Maite Taboada from
the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC). The
project aims to annotate a large number of conversations in English and Spanish
according to Centering Theory. For more information on the project, please visit:

http://www.sfu.ca/~mtaboada/research/centering-project.html

The successful applicant will demonstrate an interest in one or more of the
following areas: discourse analysis, anaphora, Centering Theory, corpus
linguistics, Spanish. Although the position is designed to develop research
skills, priority will be given to candidates with background in discourse
analysis, anaphora and computational linguistics, and with experience in corpus
annotation. Fluency in Spanish is essential. The student is free to pursue his
or her own thesis research in other areas, but there are also opportunities to
combine thesis/dissertation work with the RA work.

Other Details:
The initial research stipend is for one year at the current maximum levels set
by SSHRC: CAD$12,000 (MA) or CAD$15,000 (PhD), renewable depending on
performance and funding availability. The successful applicant is also eligible
for travel funding and additional forms of support available to SFU students,
including teaching assistantships and marker positions. For more information on
funding, please visit:

http://www.sfu.ca/linguistics/graduate/GradFunding.html.

Eligibility for this position is conditional on acceptance to the graduate
program of Linguistics at SFU (deadline: Feb. 1,
http://www.sfu.ca/linguistics/graduate/admissions.html).

How to apply:
Send two PDF documents to mtaboadasfu.ca: (i) a CV/transcript documenting the
applicant's background, contact information and language ability in Spanish; and
(ii) a one page description of the applicant's research interests and current
and future projects. Please use your name in the file name (e.g., Smith_CV.pdf).
Only PDF documents will be accepted.

Research productivity and creativity, as well as a research focus aligned with
the above stated areas, are important criteria in the assessment of applications.

A pdf version of this ad is available at:
http://www.sfu.ca/~mtaboada/docs/ResearcherAd_Taboada_SFU2008.pdf

Applications Deadline: 01-Feb-2008

Web Address for Applications: mtaboadasfu.ca

Contact Information:
        Dr. Maite Taboada
        mtaboadasfu.ca




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