LINGUIST List 4.895

Fri 29 Oct 1993

Jobs: Text-to-speech, Humboldt, Spanish

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  1. Michaelle Fields, Job(s) in Text-to-Speech
  2. , Job Announcement
  3. Josep M. Fontana, Linguistics position in Spanish & Port Dept. OSU

Message 1: Job(s) in Text-to-Speech

Date: Wed, 27 Oct 93 13:40:52 PDJob(s) in Text-to-Speech
From: Michaelle Fields <>
Subject: Job(s) in Text-to-Speech

FIRST BYTE, a leader in the Text-To-Speech synthesis field,
invites applications for full-time positions in linguistic
systems development.

First Byte linguists work on all aspects of the speech
synthesis development process for a variety of languages,
from analyzing phonemes set, writing letter-to-sound and
stress rules, and handling special formats in the target
language, to recording and processing the natural speech
data that serves as the underlying source of a synthetic
voice. Linguists are also involved in redesigning and
enhancing our existing technology to improve the quality
and accuracy of the text-to-speech conversion. Current
areas of research include syntactic and morphological
parsing, prosody, stress-assignment and the use of
computerized corpora to improve accuracy.

Linguists with backgrounds varying from B.A.s to Ph.Ds
will be considered. Candidates with some experience in
computer programming are preferred. Prior experience
with phonetics and acoustic instrumentation (pitch trackers,
wave-form editors, spectrograms etc.) is also desirable.
The position offers salary commensurate with experience,
job performance bonuses, and full benefits.

Please sent a resume or C.V., a letter further describing
your background and interests and any relevant publications to:

First Byte / Job Applicants
19840 Pioneer Ave
Torrance, CA 90503.

Applications will be reviewed as received.
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Message 2: Job Announcement

Date: Wed, 27 Oct 1993 20:35 PSTJob Announcement
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Subject: Job Announcement

The English Department at Humboldt State University has an opening
for an one-year, full-time leave replacement in language studies
beginning August 1994 (contingent on available funding). Assistant
Professor level, salary range: $34,824-$36,468. Ph.D. in English\
Linguistics with a specialty in applied linguistics. Must be able
to teach linguistics classes for undergraduate and graduate (M.A.)
majors and teacher preparation students. Minor specialty in ESL,
literature, or writing desirable. To apply, send a letter, CV,
supporting materials (including evidence of effective teaching),
and representative publications to:

 John C. Schafer, Chair
 Department of English
 Humboldt State University
 Arcata, CA 95521

The deadline for applications is FEBRUARY 15, 1994. HSU is an
EO\AA employer.
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Message 3: Linguistics position in Spanish & Port Dept. OSU

Date: Wed, 27 Oct 93 18:40:33 EDLinguistics position in Spanish & Port Dept. OSU
From: Josep M. Fontana <>
Subject: Linguistics position in Spanish & Port Dept. OSU

Assistant Professor of Spanish, pending approval of
funding. Tenure track position beginning in Autumn 1994.
Research specialization preferred in one or more of the
following fields: Spanish phonology, morphology and/or
sociolinguistics (concentrating on Spanish in the US).
Syntax will also be considered. Strong background and active
research interests in theoretical linguistics. Teaching duties in
undergraduate language and linguistics courses and in graduate
Linguistics programs at the M.A. and Ph.D. levels.
Must have Ph.D. by time of appointment. Teaching experience
preferred; publications desirable. Native or near-native Spanish
language skills. Possible interviews at MLA or LSA conventions.
Send application materials (letter, CV, three recent letters of
reference, sample publication or dissertation chapter) by
December 7, 1993 to Stephen J. Summerhill, Chair, Dept. of
Spanish & Portuguese, 266 Cunz Hall, 1841 Millikin Road,
The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 43210-1229; phone
(614) 292-4958. The Ohio State University is an Equal
Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified women,
minorities, Vietnam-era veterans, disabled veterans and
individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Please, direct your e-mail inquiries to:
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