LINGUIST List 6.1601

Sun Nov 12 1995

Jobs: Second Language Acquisition, Computational Linguistics

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  1. steven h weinberger, JOB: Second language acquisition
  2. Paul McFetridge, temporary position available

Message 1: JOB: Second language acquisition

Date: Sat, 11 Nov 1995 00:51:44 JOB: Second language acquisition
From: steven h weinberger <>
Subject: JOB: Second language acquisition

Job opening: SLA and Linguistic Theory

Assitant Professor of English, Ph.D. in Linguistics. Tenure-track
position beginning August 1996. The Linguistics Program at George Mason
University solicits applications for a theoretical linguist specializing
in Second Language Acquisition with a secondary specialization such as
child language acquisition, morphology, syntax, phonology. Ability to
relate theory to practice desirable. Position pending budgetary approval.

Send vita, representative work, recommendations, and a statement of
research interests to Charles Jones, Linguistics Search, English
Department, 3E4, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA 22030-4444. All
materials must reach us by December 1, 1995. AA/EO Employer.

Located in Northern Virginia, 15 miles west of Washington DC, George
Mason University has an enrollment of approximately 21,000 students, who
study in almost 100 degree programs at the undergraduate, masterD5s,
doctoral, and professional levels. The Linguistics Program is an
independent program operating within the GMU English Department. We
generally have approximately 70 students working their way through the MA
in English: Linguistics or TESL Certificate, or both.
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Message 2: temporary position available

Date: Sun, 12 Nov 1995 08:30:56 temporary position available
From: Paul McFetridge <>
Subject: temporary position available


Subject to funding, a temporary position is available in the Natural
Language Laboratory of Simon Fraser University for a computational
linguist. The successful applicant will be working on aspects of
speech recognition and machine translation projects. The term of the
position is from February, 1996 - May, 1996. Salary is commensurate
with experience.

Applicants should meet the following criteria:

* Have considerable experience with probabilistic approaches
 to natural language processing
* Have experience with large corpora
* Have experience with unification-based grammar formalisms
* Hold at least a Masters degree in Computer Science
* Have native knowledge of Portuguese

Interested applicants should send a letter of application, curriculum
vitae and contact addresses of at least three people for letters of
reference before November 30, 1996 to:

Paul McFetridge
Department of Linguistics
Simon Fraser University
Burnaby, British Columbia
Canada V5A 1S6
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