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Thu 08 Oct 1992

Jobs: Speech Synthesis; Psycholinguistics lab technician

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  1. Richard Sproat, Job in Speech Synthesis
  2. , Psycholinguistics lab technician

Message 1: Job in Speech Synthesis

Date: Thu, 8 Oct 92 11:06:52 EDTJob in Speech Synthesis
From: Richard Sproat <>
Subject: Job in Speech Synthesis

The Linguistics Research Department at AT&T Bell Laboratories is
looking to fill an IMMEDIATE 1-year (approx.) position in Latin
American Spanish speech synthesis. We currently have a concatenative
speech synthesizer (developed in collaboration with Telef'onica
Investigaci'on y Desarrollo, Madrid) for Iberian Spanish, and we want
to adapt this synthesizer to produce acceptable output in some fairly
standard Latin American dialect. The responsibilities of this position
would include:

-- Evaluation of the AT&T/Telef'onica system in order to characterize
 what changes are necessary (e.g.) from the point of view of the segmental
 inventory and the intonation models.

-- Development of a set of segmental inventory units for Latin
 American Spanish.

Ideally the candidate should have at least one and preferably both of
the following qualifications:

-- Native competence in some Latin American Spanish dialect

-- Competence in one or more of the following areas:
 . Phonetics
 . Phonology
 . Speech/signal processing.

Interested persons should send resumes to me at the address below:

 Richard Sproat
 Linguistics Research Department
 AT&T Bell Laboratories	 | tel (908) 582-5296
 600 Mountain Avenue, Room 2d-451 | fax (908) 582-7308
 Murray Hill, NJ 07974, USA	 |
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Message 2: Psycholinguistics lab technician

Date: Wed, 7 Oct 1992 18:34 EST Psycholinguistics lab technician
Subject: Psycholinguistics lab technician

Please bring this to the attention of recent graduates.

Research Technician Position
Brown University Department of Cognitive & Linguistic Sciences

Research technician wanted to assist in managing day-to-day
operations of psycholinguistic laboratory conducting research on
infant speech perception. Primary responsibilities include
scheduling and running subjects, supervising and training
undergraduate assistants, coding and analyzing data, and preparing
experimental stimuli. Position requirements: Baccalaureate degree
in psychology, linguistics, or related area; 1 year experience
participating in behavioral research with human subjects
(preferably with infants or children), competence with techniques
of data analysis and basic computer operations. Preference will be
given to candidates who can make a minimal 2 year commitment to
this position. Applicants should send a resume and letters of
recommendation to: Dr. James L. Morgan, Department of Cognitive &
Linguistic Sciences, Brown University, Box 1978, Providence, RI
02912 before November 1, 1992. Queries to Morganbrowncog.bitnet.

Brown University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action
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