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LINGUIST List 20.3745

Tue Nov 03 2009

Support: Swahili & Lang Documentation: Open Student, U. of Florida, USA

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        1.    Brent Henderson, Swahili & Language Documentation: Open Student, University of Florida, Gainesville, USA

Message 1: Swahili & Language Documentation: Open Student, University of Florida, Gainesville, USA
Date: 02-Nov-2009
From: Brent Henderson <bhendrsnufl.edu>
Subject: Swahili & Language Documentation: Open Student, University of Florida, Gainesville, USA
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Institution/Organization: University of Florida
Department: Linguistics
Web Address: http://www.lin.ufl.edu

Level: Open

Duties: Research

Job Rank: Open

Specialty Areas: Language Documentation

Required Language(s): Swahili (swh)

Description:

Funding is available for one linguistics graduate student working on an MA or
PhD in linguistics at the University of Florida for two consecutive years
beginning Fall 2010.

The position is as a student research assistant on the project 'Documentation of
Chimwiini', funded by the NEH through the NSF/NEH Documenting Endangered
Languages program. It will involve collaborating with the project PI on
transcription of linguistic data (narratives, personal histories), preparing
data for archiving, and assisting in other outcomes of the project. A tuition
waiver as well as a stipend for 20/hr per week are included.

The idea candidate would have an MA in Linguistics with an interest in
documentation, and be a native or near-native speaker of Swahili. However, more
general requirements/ preferences are listed below:

Requirements:
-Background in Linguistics
-Some interest in language documentation/endangered languages
-Knowledge of some Bantu language(s), preferably Swahili or a closely related
language

Other preferences:
-Knowledge of ELAN language archiving software
-Basic web-design knowledge

Please contact Dr. Brent Henderson for more information about the opportunity or
simply to express your interest.

Applicants must apply through the University of Florida graduate program in
Linguistics. Information can be found at http://www.lin.ufl.edu/

Applications Deadline: 31-Jan-2009

Mailing Address for Applications:
        Attn: Dr. Brent Henderson
        University of Florida, Linguistics
        4131 Turlington Hall, PO Box 115454
        Gainesville FL 32611
        USA

Contact Information:
        Dr. Brent Henderson
        bhendrsnufl.edu


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