LINGUIST List 2.725

Tue 29 Oct 1991

Jobs: Software, applied, syntax

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  1. Geoffrey Russom, Job Listing
  2. Hedy McGarrell, JOB OPPORTUNITY
  3. , Tenure-Track Syntax Position at University of Michigan

Message 1: Job Listing

Date: Tue, 22 Oct 91 08:19:00 EDT
From: Geoffrey Russom <>
Subject: Job Listing
Houghton Mifflin Company, leading publisher of educational, reference,
and trade books, and supplier of linguistically sophisticated software,
has three positions available for Software Linguist to: create and
maintain linguistic databases for spelling and grammar software products;
recruit and supervise freelance language consultants; develop and test
lexical and functional components of products; and conduct competitive
analyses. Positions require: three years' experience in development of
language software lexicons and/or linguistic algorithms; reading knowledge
of at least two non-English languages; M.A in Scandinavian languages /
Spanish, Italian, or Portugese / English / or Linguistics. Candidates
should be able to learn salient features of new languages quickly and
conduct simultaneously focused work on a variety of products with high
attention to detail, accuracy, and organization. Please send cover letter,
indicating salary requirement, and resume to: Debra Earls, Personnel
Administrator, MOUGHTON MIFFLIN CO., One Memorial Drive, Cambridge,
MA 02142. Competitive salary and excellent benefits offered.
An EEO/AA employer.
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Date: Mon, 28 Oct 91 18:14-0600
From: Hedy McGarrell <>
Please draw the following to the attention of potential
candidates. I'd be glad to pass on any questions.
Hedy McGarrell
Department of Applied Language Studies, Brock
ALFMCGARRELLBROCKU.CA (due to new computer hardware at
Brock, this will change to
BROCK UNIVERSITY. Department of Applied Language
Applications are invited from suitably qualified
candidates for a one year sabbatical replacement
position, subject to budgetary approval, to begin July
1, 1992. Applicants should have a Ph.D in hand or near
completion in linguistics or related disciplines and
should be committed to excellent undergraduate
teaching. The Department especially welcomes
applicants with expertise in one or more of discourse
analysis, reading in a second language, comparative
phonology (English/French) and comprehension based
approach to second language teaching. In accordance
with Canadian immigration requirements, this
advertisement is directed to Canadian citizens and
permanent residents. Brock University is committed to
a positive action policy aimed at reducing gender
imbalance in faculty; qualified women candidates are
especially encouraged to apply. Smoking in Brock
University is strictly controlled.
Candidates should submit a curriculum vitae with their
application and arrange for three referees to send
letters to:
 Professor Ernest V.C. Harris,
 Chair, Hiring Committee,
 Department of Applied Language Studies,
 Brock University, St. Catharines,
 Ontario, L2S 3A1.
The DEADLINE for application is February 28, 1992, or
until the position is filled.
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Message 3: Tenure-Track Syntax Position at University of Michigan

Date: Mon, 28 Oct 91 21:07:40 EST
From: <>
Subject: Tenure-Track Syntax Position at University of Michigan
 The Program in Linguistics at the University of Michigan has an authorized
 tenure-track position in syntax (any approach), beginning Sept. '92, most
 likely at Asst. Prof. level, although some postdoctoral experience would be
 helpful. We seek candidates with interdisciplinary interests and/or strong
 language backgrounds. Send letter describing:
 a) primary, secondary, and potential teaching/research interests,
 b) research methodologies and/or language background, and
 c) availability for LSA interviews.
 Enclose a list of names/coordinates of 3 referees and a modest quantity of
 your best writing, preferably by Dec 1 '91 to permit LSA interviews. Later
 applications, especially from overseas candidates, will be considered until
 the position is filled.
 Jeff Heath, Acting Director
 1076 Frieze Bldg
 University of Michigan
 Ann Arbor MI 48109-1285 (USA).
 Fax (313) 763-0369.
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