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LINGUIST List 22.2884

Wed Jul 13 2011

Jobs: Modified: Arabic Phonetics & Phonology: Post Doc, U of York

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        1.     Sam Hellmuth , Modified: Arabic Phonetics & Phonology: Post Doc, University of York, United Kingdom

Message 1: Modified: Arabic Phonetics & Phonology: Post Doc, University of York, United Kingdom
Date: 13-Jul-2011
From: Sam Hellmuth <sam.hellmuthyork.ac.uk>
Subject: Modified: Arabic Phonetics & Phonology: Post Doc, University of York, United Kingdom
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University or Organization: University of York
Department: Department of Language and Linguistic Science
Job Location: York, United Kingdom
Web Address: http://www.york.ac.uk/language/
Job Rank: Post Doc

Specialty Areas: Phonetics; Phonology

Required Language(s): Arabic, Standard (arb)


**This is a re-announcement - please note new closing date for
applications. The original announcement, posted January 17th, 2011, can be
found here: http://linguistlist.org/issues/22/22-288.html

A Research Assistantship is available on the ESRC-funded project
Intonational Variation in Arabic.
التنغيم في اللغة العربية [http://www.york.ac.uk/res/ivar/]

The IVAr project will create a corpus of Arabic speech recordings in which
speakers record a parallel set of sentences, stories and conversations. A
basic dataset will be collected with 18-24 year olds in five regions of the
Arab world, and in two of these regions an in-depth survey will collect
additional data with older speakers (50+) and in neighbouring cities.
Prosodic transcription of the intonation patterns observed in the corpus
will provide the basis for publication of descriptions of the typical
intonation patterns in individual dialects, and comparisons among them.

You will conduct fieldwork, undertake both quantitative auditory/acoustic
phonetic and qualitative data analysis (to include prosodic transcription
in the Autosegmental- Metrical framework), and participate in the
dissemination of findings. You will hold or will have submitted (prior to
commencement of employment) a PhD in phonetics and/or phonology and you
will be a native speaker of Arabic. Previous experience of fieldwork and/or
prosodic transcription is also advantageous. Relevant training will be
provided where necessary. Excellent IT proficiency and time management
skills are required.

The starting salary will be £28,893 per annum (GBP). The post is available
on a fixed term basis for up to 36 months.

Informal enquiries can be made by contacting Dr Sam Hellmuth before July
30th, contact information below.

For further information and to apply on-line, please visit the application
URL below. Alternatively contact HR Services on +44-1904-324835 or
recruitmentyork.ac.uk quoting reference number UoY01336.

The University of York is committed to promoting equality and diversity.

Application Deadline: 11-Aug-2011

Web Address for Applications: http://www.york.ac.uk/jobs/
Contact Information:
Dr Sam Hellmuth
Email: sam.hellmuthyork.ac.uk
Phone: +44-1904-322657

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