LINGUIST List 6.67

Tue 17 Jan 1995

FYI: Computational Ling, Ph.D. program, Fellowships

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  1. Cathy Ball, Graduate Studies in Computational Linguistics at Georgetown
  2. Suzanne E Kemmer, Ph.D. program; fellowships available

Message 1: Graduate Studies in Computational Linguistics at Georgetown

Date: Sun, 15 Jan 1995 16:24:02 Graduate Studies in Computational Linguistics at Georgetown
From: Cathy Ball <>
Subject: Graduate Studies in Computational Linguistics at Georgetown

Graduate studies in Computational Linguistics at Georgetown University

The Department of Linguistics at Georgetown University offers four
concentrations leading to a MS and PhD in Linguistics: Theoretical
Linguistics,Sociolinguistics, Applied Linguistics and *Computational
Linguistics*. Applications are invited for Fall 1995 (application deadline:
February 1).

We offer a variety of courses in machine translation, neural networks,
computer-assisted language learning, and natural language processing.
Beginning in 1995-1996, we will also offer a focus on INTELLIGENT INFORMATION
RETRIEVAL, and applicants with an interest in this area are especially
encouraged to apply,as are women, minorities, and students with disabilities.
We anticipate having two or more fellowships open in the Fall for qualified
PhD students (stipend + tuition).

If you would like more information on the program, please write to the
address below, and visit our World Wide Web pages at:

 Catherine N. Ball
 Department of Linguistics
 Georgetown University
 Washington DC 20057

Computational Faculty:
* Catherine Ball (Program Head; natural language processing, corpus
* Catherine Doughty (language acquisition, CALL)
* Donald Loritz (instructional parsing, adaptive resonance theory)
* Bruce Lund (Adjunct, NIST; Prolog, machine translation)
* Susann Luperfoy (Adjunct, MITRE Corp.; machine translation,
 discourse processing)
* Solomon Sara, SJ (phonology, Prolog)
* Paul Portner (formal semantics, knowledge representation)
* Mahe Vellauthapillai (Computer Science; AI, C/C++)
* Lisa Zsiga (phonetics, phonology, acoustic phonetics, speech
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Message 2: Ph.D. program; fellowships available

Date: Mon, 16 Jan 95 14:19:13 CSPh.D. program; fellowships available
From: Suzanne E Kemmer <>
Subject: Ph.D. program; fellowships available

A re-post of posting of Dec 25, which seems not to have appeared.


The Department of Linguistics at Rice University announces its Ph.D.
program in Linguistics (est. 1982), and the opening of competition for
its graduate fellowships for 1995-96. We anticipate that 5 fellowships
for new students will most likely be available.

The doctoral program at Rice emphasizes the study of language use, the
relation of language and mind, and functional/cognitive approaches to
linguistic theory. A strong component of the program is field studies
in particular language areas, as indicated by its year-long field
methods requirement. Intensive research activity in cognitive/functional
linguistics, corpus linguistics, language change, computational
modelling, discourse studies, and American Indian, Austronesian and other
languages is ongoing in the department.

Interdisciplinary opportunities are available with the Ph.D. programs
in Cognitive Psychology, Philosophy, Anthropology, the interdisciplinary
group in Cognitive Sciences, and the Center for Cultural Studies.

The department hosts a distinguished speakers series as well as a
biennial Symposium on Language (topic for 1995: Usage-Based Models of


Michael Barlow, Ph.D. Linguistics, Stanford University. Grammatical
 theory, corpus linguistics, second language acquisition, discourse.

Lilly Chen, Ph.D. Linguistics, University of Illinois. Chinese
 linguistics, grammaticalization, metaphor, Chinese classic novel.

James Copeland, Chair, Ph.D. Linguistics, Cornell University.
 Functional linguistics, phonology, Germanic linguistics,
 grammaticalization, American Indian linguistics (Tarahumara).

Philip W. Davis, Ph.D. Linguistics, Cornell University. Semantics and
 syntax, language and intelligence, Amerindian (Bella Coola; Alabama),
 Austronesian (Atayal, Ilokano, Yogad).

Spike Gildea, Ph.D. Linguistics, University of Oregon. Diachronic
 syntax, field methods and ethics, phonology, typological/functional
 linguistics, Amazonian languages.

Roy G. Jones, Ph.D. Slavic Linguistics, University of Texas at Austin.
 Amerindian (Koasati/Coushatta), Russian folk epic and Slavic linguistics.

Suzanne Kemmer, Ph.D. Linguistics, Stanford University. Typology and
 universals, semantics, syntactic and semantic change, cognitive
 linguistics, Germanic, Austronesian.

Sydney Lamb, Ph.D. Linguistics, University of California, Berkeley.
 Cognitive linguistics, neural network modelling, Amerindian (Monachi).

E. Douglas Mitchell, Ph.D. Linguistics, University of Texas at Austin.
 Comparative Indo-European linguistics, historical linguistics, early
 Germanic dialects, Sanskrit.

Livia Polanyi, Ph.D. English, University of Michigan. Discourse analysis,
 language and society.

Stephen A. Tyler, Ph.D. Anthropology, Stanford University. Cognitive
 studies, philosophy of language, anthropological linguistics,
 languages of India.

Graduate fellowships include tuition, and for especially
well-qualified students, a cash stipend. Graduate stipends are
normally renewable for four years upon satisfactory performance, and
candidates can apply for a fifth year of support. (The department is
fortunate to have been able so far to support all students it has
admitted, through University Fellowships and Presidential

Rice is a small private university dedicated to the promotion of arts
and letters, science, and engineering. It was founded in 1912 by
William Marsh Rice. Throughout its history, the institution has
enjoyed a reputation for excellence and selectivity in a spacious,
tree-lined campus setting featuring a distinctive blend of
Mediterranean and Renaissance architecture, noted for its red tile
roofs, courtyards, and arches. Current enrollment is ca. 2700
undergraduates and 1,200 graduate students; faculty:student ratio is


For more information about the program, please contact:

Department of Linguistics
Rice University
P.O. Box 1892
Houston TX 77251-1892

(713) 527-6010
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