LINGUIST List 6.359

Sat 11 Mar 1995

Jobs: Cantonese/English, NLP, Syntax/Morphology

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  1. "Li Wei", (Fwd) Re: Cantonese/English Bilingual Research Associate
  2. , Job Opening
  3. Jonathan Kaye, Job at SOAS

Message 1: (Fwd) Re: Cantonese/English Bilingual Research Associate

Date: Wed, 8 Mar 1995 16:51:31 G(Fwd) Re: Cantonese/English Bilingual Research Associate
From: "Li Wei" <>
Subject: (Fwd) Re: Cantonese/English Bilingual Research Associate

 Department of Speech

 Cantonese/English Bilingual Research Associate

Applications are invited for a 3-year appointment as Research
Associate from 1st October, 1995. The successful candidate is
expected to work, along with two other RAs, on an ESRC-funded
research project, looking into first language development of
British-born Cantonese-speaking children. The candidate should be
Cantonese/English bilingual and preferably hold a higher degree in
either speech science or linguistics, although candidates with other
qualifications will be considered. The appointee will have major
responsibilities for community-based fieldwork, data transcription
and analysis. A working knowledge of language profiling procedures,
e.g. LARSP, is necessary. The starting salary is stlg15,556 (under

Two copies of a letter of application and full curriculum vitae,
together with names and addresses (preferably with fac numbers) of
three referees should be sent to Dr Li Wei, Department of Speech,
University of Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 7RU by 13th April.
Informal enquiries may be made to Dr Li Wei on +44 (0)191 222
6760/7388 Fax: +44 (0)191 222 6518 E-mail:
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Message 2: Job Opening

Date: Wed, 8 Mar 95 13:58:59 CSTJob Opening
From: <>
Subject: Job Opening

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 all replies to the address given below.


Motorola, Inc. has an opening for an individual to research and
develop spoken language systems at the Motorola Corporate Research
Center in Schaumburg, Illinois. This individual will be a member of an
interdisciplinary team exploring the integration of speech
recognition, speech synthesis, and natural language processing
technologies for product applications of man-machine communications.
The duties of the position include applied research, software
development, data collection, and transfer of developed technologies
to product groups. Innovation in research and application of
technology is the standard for all members of the team.

Experience in natural language processing or speech recognition is
required. In particular concentration in parsing spoken language,
dialogue modelling, multi-modal human machine interaction, speech
recognition search algorithms, or language modelling is preferred. A
PhD in Computer Science or EE or direct experience in one of these
areas is desired. Strong candidates with Masters degree will also be
considered. Programming skills in C or C++ are also required.

Please send resume and cover letter by April 24, 1995 to be considered
for this position.

To: Harry Bliss
 Chicago Corporate Research Laboratories
 1301 E. Algonquin Road, Room 3127
 Schaumburg, IL 60196

Fax: (708) 576-0541
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Message 3: Job at SOAS

Date: Fri, 10 Mar 1995 09:01:42 Job at SOAS
From: Jonathan Kaye <>
Subject: Job at SOAS

 University of London

 Lectureship in Linguistics

 Applications are invited for a Lectureship in Linguistics with
 reference to syntax/morphology in the Department of Linguistics.
 The successful candidate will be expected to combine active
 research in theoretical syntax/morphology with an ability to teach
 these subjects at both undergraduate and graduate level. The
 Department offers full programmes at the BA, MA and PhD level.
 Applicants with a research interest in African, Asian or Middle
 Eastern languages are preferred. Applicants should have
 completed or be about to complete a PhD on a relevant topic;
 teaching experience would also be an asset.

 The appointment will date from 1st September 1995. It will be
 made on the Lecturer A scale (stlg14,756-stlg19,326 p.a.) or Lecturer
 B scale (stlg20,133-stlg25,735 p.a.) depending upon
 qualifications and experience, plus London Allowance,
 currently stlg2,134 p.a.
 Membership of USS, the University pension scheme will be

 Further particulars may be obtained from the SOAS-Linguistics
 Web Page ( or the Personnel Office, School of
 Oriental and African Studies, Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square,
 London WC1H 0XG (tel: 0171 323 6189 between
 10:30am-2:00pm). Candidates may apply directly by letter
 supported by a full curriculum vitae, at least two representative
 publications, and the names, addresses, fax and telephone numbers
 of three referees.

 Further information may also be obtained from the Secretary of the
 Linguistics Department (tel: 0171 323 6332) or from

 Closing date: Monday, 17th April 1995

 SOAS is an equal opportunities employer
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