LINGUIST List 2.774

Mon 11 Nov 1991

Jobs: Applied Sociolinguistics, Database Development

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  1. , Applied Sociolinguistics job at University of Michigan
  2. Geoffrey Russom, Database Development

Message 1: Applied Sociolinguistics job at University of Michigan

Date: Fri, 8 Nov 91 07:06:14 EST
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Subject: Applied Sociolinguistics job at University of Michigan
 The Linguistics Program, Univ. of Michigan, has a tenure-track opening in
 applied sociolinguistics, such as discourse or conversational analysis in
 institutional settings (medical, legal, etc.). Cross-cultural experience
 and strong methodological skills (ethnographic and/or quantitative) will
 be plusses. To complement our existing faculty strengths, we prefer
 applicants who specialize in spoken rather than written discourse, and
 we must discourage applicants with primary interests in quantitative
 dialectology. The doctorate may be in Linguistics or a neighboring field.
 The position is authorized at Asst. Professor level, but initial inquiries
 from senior scholars will be received with interest. Junior applicants
 should send a vita, detailed letter on teaching/research interests
 (present and potential), 3 references (indicate names and coordinates),
 indication of availability for LSA interviews, and a small writing sample.
 Applications received by Dec. 10 will be reviewed for possible LSA inter-
 views; other applications will be considered until the position is filled.
 Prof. Jeff Heath
 Acting Director, Linguistics Telephone (313) 764-0353
 1076 Frieze Bldg Fax (313) 763-0369
 Univ. of Michigan E-mail:
 Ann Arbor MI 48109-1285 usergepqumichum (Bitnet)
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Message 2: Database Development

Date: Fri, 08 Nov 91 08:16:13 EST
From: Geoffrey Russom <>
Subject: Database Development
Houghton Mifflin Company has the following position open:
Database Development Engineer
Will convert print works into structured databases; apply editorially
appropriate text markup conventions and codes; create database indexes;
apply updates/corrigenda to electronic databases. Applicant must have
excellent communication skills; ability to work autonomously, assign
and oversee the work of support freelancers. Two to three years of
editorial, proofreading or writing experience, working knowledge of
a computer language such as 'C', experience with typography and SGML
required. B.A./B.S. in Linguistics, Language or Computer Science or
equivalent required.
Please send resumes (by snail-mail only) to:
Debra Earls
Houghton Mifflin Company
1 Memorial Drive
Cambridge, MA 02142
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