LINGUIST List 6.606

Tue 25 Apr 1995

Jobs: SLA, Text generation

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  1. FD00000, job in Second Lang. Acquisition
  2. Marc Dymetman, Job Offer: Multilingual Text Generation

Message 1: job in Second Lang. Acquisition

Date: Mon, 24 Apr 95 15:06:21 MDjob in Second Lang. Acquisition
From: FD00000 <>
Subject: job in Second Lang. Acquisition

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Specialization in Second Language Acquisition/Learning with emphasis on
EFL/ESL. Expertise in one or more of the following: language testing,
CALL, first language acquisition, second language composition. Strong
foundation in theoretical linguistics.

UTEP does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin,
sex, religion, age or disability in employment or provision of services.
Send letter of application, CV, and placement file or 3 letters of
recommendation by June 1 to:
 Richard Ford, Chair
 Department of Languages and Linguistics
 University of Texas at El Paso
 El Paso, TX 79968-0531
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Message 2: Job Offer: Multilingual Text Generation

Date: Mon, 24 Apr 1995 14:58:47 Job Offer: Multilingual Text Generation
From: Marc Dymetman <>
Subject: Job Offer: Multilingual Text Generation


 Rank Xerox Research Centre

The Multilingual Theory and Technology group of the Rank Xerox
Research Centre invites applications for a researcher position in
computational linguistics.

DUTIES: Participate in the conception and implementation of a
multilingual text generation system under development at RXRC.

The primary domain of application is the automatic generation of
statistical reports from numerical data. The emphasis is in
developing principled solutions to some outstanding problems in text
generation, rather than in relying on ill-motivated shortcuts.


Denotational Semantics, Logical-Forms, Object-Oriented Data Models,
Multi-Sentential Paraphrases, Redundancy Elimination, LFG Realization,
Reversibility, Message Planning.

REQUIREMENTS: Applicants should have a Ph.D. in linguistics or
computer science, with specialization in computational linguistics, or
a proven track-record of high-quality research in this area. They
should have previous experience or a strong interest in text
generation. An interest for formal methods and a background in
unification grammars, formal semantics and/or the semantics/syntax
interface are important assets. Good programming skills and practice
are necessary (knowledge of Prolog useful). Creativity is essential as
is the ability to communicate effectively with fellow researchers.

Fluency in English is required, knowledge of French or German

TERMS: The position is open for an initial term of two years. Salary
will be based upon qualifications and relevant experience.

There is no specific deadline for the application, but we hope to fill
the position by August 1995.

Applications (email preferred):

Annie Zaenen
6 chemin de Maupertuis,
38240 Meylan, France
fax: +33 76 61 50 99
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