LINGUIST List 6.151

Sun 05 Feb 1995

Jobs: LSA Institute, MSU Syntax, Scandinavian, Computational

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  1. , Fellowship Applications for LSA Linguistic Institute
  2. "Dennis.Preston", MSU syntax position
  3. , M.A. in Scandinavian Linguistics
  4. Nick Evans, Computational Linguistics J
  5. "Karen S. Chung", Job announcement: Taiwan University

Message 1: Fellowship Applications for LSA Linguistic Institute

Date: Thu, 02 Feb 1995 11:14:28 Fellowship Applications for LSA Linguistic Institute
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Subject: Fellowship Applications for LSA Linguistic Institute

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Applications for student fellowships for the 1995 Linguistic
Institute to be held 26 June to 4 August at the University of
New Mexico must be on file at the LSA Secretariat by
11 February. No email or fax materials will be accepted.
For further information, please contact the LSA Secretariat
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Message 2: MSU syntax position

Date: Thu, 02 Feb 95 13:38 EST
From: "Dennis.Preston" <22709MGRMSU.EDU>
Subject: MSU syntax position

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The Department of Linguistics and Germanic, Slavic, Asian, and African
Languages at Michigan State University invites applications for a temporary
position at the assistant professor level in Linguistics, pending approval of
the Provost, to begin August 1995. Research and teaching specialization in
syntax. Responsibilities include teaching graduate and undergraduate courses;
capability to teach GB/Minimalist theory particularly desirable. Ph.D. by
time of appointment. Review of applicants will begin March 20, 1995 and
continue until the position is filled. Send letter of application, vita, names
of three references, representative research/publications, and U.S. visa
status if non-citizen to: Patricia Paulsell, Acting Chair, Department of
Linguistics and Germanic, Slavic, Asian, and African Languages, A-617 Wells
Hall, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824-1027. All candidates
will be kept informed of the progress of the search. Handicappers have the
right to request and receive reasonable accommodation. MSU is an AA/EOE
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Message 3: M.A. in Scandinavian Linguistics

Date: Thu, 2 Feb 1995 19:07:35 +M.A. in Scandinavian Linguistics
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Subject: M.A. in Scandinavian Linguistics

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M.A. in Scandinavian Linguistics
at the University of Troms=F8

The Linguistics Section of the Institute for Language and Literature at the
University of Troms=F8, Norway, offers a one year course leading up to a
Master of Arts degree, starting the fall of 1995. The course is designed to
prepare students for research in generative syntax and phonology with
special attention to the Scandinavian languages. The course is open to
students from all countries with a background in linguistics corresponding
roughly to a B.A. with a major in linguistics, or a Norwegian Cand.mag.
The course is equivalent to 60 E.C.T.S credits. Instruction will be in
English. Proficiency in a Scandinavian language is not required, nor is
previous knowledge of Scandinavian grammar. Those who wish may follow a
course in Norwegian for foreigners during the whole year.
 Students pay no tuition, only a nominal registration fee. A
limited number of grants are available for students from Eastern Europe or
Developing Countries.
 The course will consist of lectures, seminars, and
tutorials, with examinations at the end of each term (fall and spring
term). In addition, the students are required to write two research papers.
In the fall of 1995 there will be a lecture series on Scandinavian
syntax and another one on Scandinavian phonology. In addition there will be
seminars, tutorials, and a crash course in Icelandic grammar. In the spring
of1996 there will be a lecture series on historical Scandinavian
linguistics, plus seminars and tutorials. Also during spring term the
students will write their two research papers.
 The teachers are Anders Holmberg and Tarald Taraldsen
(syntax), Ove Lorenz and Curtis Rice (phonology). Other teachers who will
contribute at various points in the course include Christer Platzack,
Cecilia Falk (University of Lund), Halld=F3r A. Sigurdsson (University of
Iceland), Tomas Riad (University of Stockholm).

 For further information, contact
Anders Holmberg
ISL, Linguistics
University of Troms=F8
N-9037 Troms=F8, Norway
phone: 47-77645616, fax: 47-77645625
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Message 4: Computational Linguistics J

Date: Thu, 02 Feb 1995 17:52:54 Computational Linguistics J
From: Nick Evans <>
Subject: Computational Linguistics J

 Subject: Time:5:52 PM
 OFFICE MEMO Computational Linguistics Job Date:2/2/95


Lecturer in Computational Linguistics
(Three-year appointment).


The Department of Linguistics is a dynamic new Department with growing
strengths in discourse, semantics, cognitive science and speech synthesis. We
wish to develop new teaching and research programs in computational
linguistics at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and are seeking a
lecturer in Computational Linguistics, for a three year appointment beginning
in June/July 1995. The position is funded by University Development funds and
the Microsoft Institute of Advanced Software Technology. Subject to the
success of the program in attracting students and establishing research in
the area, it is hoped to advertise a continuing position in computational
linguistics at the end of the three-year term.

Duties: You should have expertise in Computational Linguistics, a good
background in general linguistics, and additional specializations in one or
more areas of NLP, such as Machine Translation, Text Generation,
Computational Phonology or Computational Morphology, Linguistic Knowledge
Representation. You will contribute to the development of teaching and
research in Computational Linguistics through the teaching of undergraduate
and postgraduate courses in the Linguistics and Cognitive Science programs,
as well as some teaching in general linguistics; through supervision of
postgraduate research in Linguistics and in relevant parts of the Cognitive
Science program. You will pursue research in one or more of the above areas,
and help coordinate the Linguistics contribution to the Master's in Cognitive

Further information about the position, and the Linguistics Department, may
be obtained from Ms Christine McKeown, Administrative Assistant, Department
of Linguistics, University of Melbourne, Parkville 3052, Australia. Tel.: 03
344 5488; fax 03 344 4980; email

Applications (including the names and facsimile numbers of three referees)
should be sent to the Director, Personnel Services, The University of
Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria, 3052; fax (03) 344 4694, or emailed to

Applications close March 20th, 1995.

Salary Range: A$41,574 to $49,370 according to experience and

The University of Melbourne is an equal opportunity employer and has a
smoke-free workplace policy.
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Message 5: Job announcement: Taiwan University

Date: Sun, 5 Feb 1995 18:19:46 +Job announcement: Taiwan University
From: "Karen S. Chung" <>
Subject: Job announcement: Taiwan University

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Dear LINGUIST netters:

 I have been asked by our department chairman to post the following
announcement to the net. Please apply directly to the department via
snail-mail - the people you want to talk to are not yet e-mail initiates.
Please DO NOT e-mail me personally about any of this - I'm not equipped to
handle any more mail than I already get (now I understand why so many
others add this disclaimer)! I would very much appreciate it if those of
you subscribed to lists relating to TESL, any kind of English or American
literature, German, or other appropriate subject matter would please
repost this to those lists.

 Thank you/vielen Dank/duo1xie4!

 Karen Steffen Chung
 National Taiwan University

 National Taiwan University
 Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures

 * Instructor
 * Assistant professor
 * Associate professor
 * Professor


 Applications are invited for teaching posts, available August
1995, in the following fields: (1) British English Literature (Old/Middle
English literature preferred); (2) TEFL; (3) German. Advanced degrees in
English, TEFL, or German required; teaching experience preferred.
 Appointment will be made at one of the four levels mentioned
above, depending on the appointee's qualifications and teaching
experience. Initial appointment will be on a one-year, renewable basis.
 Each applicant should submit (1) a curriculum vitae; (2) a copy of
your MA/Ph D diploma; (3) three letters of recommendation; (4) a complete
set of transcripts of all graduate-level study; and (5) proof of
past/current employment. Applicants who pass the preliminary review will
be asked to send four copies of their academic work (including MA/Ph D
thesis) published within the past three years or which have been accepted
for publication. Application materials should reach the chairman at the
following address by March 1, 1995.

 Dr. Ching-hsi Perng, Chairman
 Dept. of Foreign Languages and Literatures
 National Taiwan University
 1, Roosevelt Road, Section 4
 Taipei, Taiwan, 106 ROC

 Phone/Fax: 886-2-363-9395

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