LINGUIST List 6.523

Fri 07 Apr 1995

Jobs: Chinese, English, MT, Chinese, Deixis, Ling Anthropology

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  1. William Baxter, Job listing
  2. Lyn Repath-Martos, Job announcement
  3. , US-PA-Pittsburgh Machine Translation Language Developer (Italian), CMU
  4. YUKIE HORIBA, position ad
  5. , Please Post -- Research Fellow Sought
  6. , Vis. Asst. Prof. Position/Linguistic Anthro

Message 1: Job listing

Date: Tue, 4 Apr 1995 10:36:35 -Job listing
From: William Baxter <>
Subject: Job listing

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The University of Michigan, Department of Asian Languages and Cultures in
Ann Arbor, MI invites applications for Chinese Language Lecturer. It is
a one to three year appointment (depending on qualifications of
applicant), beginning September 1, 1995. Minimum qualifications:
teaching experience and native or near-native fluency required.
Appointee will be expected to teach undergraduate courses in modern
Chinese language. Total teaching load: two courses per term. The
University of Michigan is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action
Employer. Applicants should ensure that their dossiers contain a CV,
statement of purpose, 3 letters of recommendation, and samples of written
work. Please send materials to Chinese Language Lecturer Search,
Department of Asian Languages and Cultures, 3070 Frieze Building, Ann
Arbor, MI 48109-1285.

Applications must be received by June 1st, 1995 to be assured of
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Message 2: Job announcement

Date: Wed, 05 Apr 95 07:28 PDT
From: Lyn Repath-Martos <IHW1LRMMVS.OAC.UCLA.EDU>
Subject: Job announcement

The UCLA Language Resource Program announces a position for an
English language teaching specialist with expertise in EFL middle
and secondary school curriculum/materials design, program
development, and teacher training. The position involves the on-
site coordination and facilitation of the teacher training and
materials development efforts of two teams of Vietnamese language
educators from 6/15/95-8/30-95 at UCLA and the subsequent follow-up
work with these same teams of educators in Vietnamese for the
period of one calendar year beginning on or around 9/15/95. PH.D.
with specialization in the above areas and overseas experience in
developing countries preferred; will consider M.A. with substantial
curriculum development and teacher training experience. Salary
commensurate with experience; international travel, and housing
provided. Send letters of interest, CV, and names of referees by
fax or email by April 30, 1995 to Russell N. Campbell: FAX (310)
206-5183; email:(
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Message 3: US-PA-Pittsburgh Machine Translation Language Developer (Italian), CMU

Date: Wed, 5 Apr 95 13:06:51 EDTUS-PA-Pittsburgh Machine Translation Language Developer (Italian), CMU
From: <Violetta.Cavalli-SforzaNL.CS.CMU.EDU>
Subject: US-PA-Pittsburgh Machine Translation Language Developer (Italian), CMU

US-PA-Pittsburgh Machine Translation Language Developer (Italian), CMU

Research Assistant, Machine Translation Applications

The CATALYST Project at Center for Machine Translation, Carnegie Mellon
University, is seeking a full-time staff member to work on the Italian
generation component of a large-scale machine translation system. The
system is targeted at the production of commercial documents in the domain
of heavy machinery. The chosen applicant will participate in the creation
and testing of Italian computational lexicon entries, grammar rules, and
semantic mapping rules.

Required skills:
 * Native fluency in Italian.
 * Programming experience (especially in Lisp, Unix tools).
 * Desire to learn about computational linguistics.

Preferred skills:
 * Experience with computational grammars, computational lexicons, or
 * Experience with machine translation.
 * Formal training in computational linguistics.

Starting salary range is $23,000 - 30,000. Actual salary offered will
depend on experience and skills. The position requires a committment
of approximately 2 years, with the possibility of an extension.

To apply, please send your resume to Violetta Cavalli-Sforza, whom you
may also contact via electronic mail or FAX for further information.

 Violetta Cavalli-Sforza
 Center for Machine Translation
 Carnegie Mellon University
 5000 Forbes Avenue
 Pittsburgh, PA 15213

 Fax: (412) 268-6298

The Center for Machine Translation (CMT) is a research center within
the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University. Founded
in 1986, the CMT presently includes about 50 faculty, staff, graduate
students, and visiting researchers. The CMT conducts basic and applied
research in Machine Translation, Natural Language Processing, text
extraction, and computer-aided language instruction.

Pittsburgh is a friendly, medium-sized city in the western part of
Pennsylvania. It offers a relatively rich cultural environment and low
cost of living and is not too distant from major midwestern and east
coast cities.
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Message 4: position ad

Date: Thu, 06 Apr 1995 20:36:25 position ad
Subject: position ad

 Visiting Assistant Professor

The Department of Asian Langs & Lits invites applications for a one-year,
full-time position as Visiting Assistant Professor of Chinese, to begin
September 1995. Preference will be given to candidates with Ph.D. in
hand who have experience in proficiency-oriented language instruction and
native speaker level competency in Chinese. ABD candidates can be
considered for appointment as Visiting Instructor of Chinese. The
position may be renewable, contingent upon funding. Please send
curriculum vita, three letters of recommendation, and a statement of
teaching and research interest to:

Chinese Search Committee
Department of Asian Languages & Literatures
26 Thompson Hall Box 37505
University of Massachusetts
Amherst, MA 01003-7505

The search Committee will begin to review applications on April 15, 1995,
and will continue until the position is filled. The University of
Massachusetts is an Affirmative Action?Equal Opportunity Employer.
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Message 5: Please Post -- Research Fellow Sought

Date: Thu, 6 Apr 1995 16:53:01 GPlease Post -- Research Fellow Sought
From: <>
Subject: Please Post -- Research Fellow Sought

A Research Fellow is sought to join a team which has been awarded a Hong Kong
Polytechnic University Research Grant of HK$240,000 to study Deixis in Hong
Kong English. The members of the team are Peter Grundy (Project leader),
Department of English, Yan Jiang, Department of Chinese and Bilingual Studies,
and Doreen Wu, Department of Chinese and Bilingual Studies. The project leader
is author of a number of papers in the field of pragmatics and of Doing
Pragmatics Edward Arnold (1995), which covers the entire field of linguistic
pragmatics and includes a substantial chapter on deixis.

The research grant has been awarded on the basis of the interest of
the individual examples of opportunistic data so far obtained by the
research team, for which only very tentative explanations may be
provided at this stage. Superficially, it appears that Hong Kong
English exhibits indexical, and specifically deictic properties, that
are particular to Hong Kong. The more detailed investigation that
this grant makes possible is expected to determine whether these
properties are expectable options appropriate to local contextual
features and whether it is possible to characterize the nature of a
variety of English according to a pragmatic dimension.

The scale and nature of the Project require a post-doctoral Research
Fellow capable of collecting data in a systematic way, conducting a
preliminary data sifting exercise and engaging with the research team
as a peer. PhD candidates on the point of submission will also be
considered. Candidates must be native speakers of or have virtual
native speaker competence in English. Knowledge of Cantonese and other
Chinese dialects will be a distinct advantage. A strong background in
linguistic pragmatics is essential and familiarity with the methods
and approaches of CA and ethnomethodological investigation generally
will be strong recommendations.

The position is available from 1 September 1995 until 31 May 1996 at a
monthly salary of HK$24,000. Up to 6 hours teaching may be required
during semesters,T possibility of extending the appointment beyond
the initial period will depend on whether a further funding
application is successful and on the performance of the person

The deadline for applications is 31 May 1995. Further details of the
post and information about application procedures are available by
email from Yan Jiang:
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Message 6: Vis. Asst. Prof. Position/Linguistic Anthro

Date: Thu, 6 Apr 1995 11:35:02 -Vis. Asst. Prof. Position/Linguistic Anthro
From: <>
Subject: Vis. Asst. Prof. Position/Linguistic Anthro


The Department of Anthropology at the University of New Mexico
anticipates having a one-year, non-renewable Visiting Assistant
Professorship in Linguistic Anthropology, pending budgetary approval.
The successful candidate should be an anthropologist who interprets
language and speech to illuminate cultural systems in rich and
interesting ways. Sustained ethnographic field work and sound
training in linguistic description is essential. Ph.D. is required
and must be granted no later than August 1995. Appointment starts
August 15, 1995. Please send letter of application and Curriculum
Vitae to: Chair, Department of Anthropology, University of New
Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131-1086; applications must be received by
April 14, 1995. If ABD, please provide a letter from doctoral
committee chair indicating expected date of Ph.D. completion. The
University of New Mexico is an EOP/AA employer.

* * *
Larry Gorbet
University of New Mexico
Anthropology Department (505) 277-4524 OFFICE
Albuquerque, NM 87131-1086 (505) 883-7378 HOME
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