LINGUIST List 7.1659

Sat Nov 23 1996

Jobs: Research Asst. at York, Phonology/Sociolx, Applied Lx

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  1. Bernadette Plunkett, job advert: Research Asst. at York
  2. "M. Lynne Murphy", Job: Phon/Socio at Witwatersrand
  3., Applied Lx

Message 1: job advert: Research Asst. at York

Date: Fri, 22 Nov 1996 10:48:33 GMT
From: Bernadette Plunkett <>
Subject: job advert: Research Asst. at York


The Department of Language and Linguistic Science is looking for
a Research assistant to work under the direction of
Dr. B. Plunkett on an ESRC-funded research project entitled: The
Syntactic Acquisition of French Questions: A cross-dialectal
comparison. The post offered is 50% of full-time (or equivalent)
over 24 months starting 15th January 1997. The tasks of the
Research Assistant will include checking and tagging the
orthographic transcription of diary data from 3 native
francophone children between the ages of two and four from
distinct dialect areas. In addition the assistant will
participate in syntactic and acquisition-theoretic analysis of
the child-data relating to question formation and other
wh-constructions. The person appointed will therefore need a
native command of French and preference may be given to a native
speaker of one of the dialect areas concerned. Although
appropriate training will be provided where necessary, prior
knowlege and or experience in one of the relevant areas will be a
prerequisite to appointment. The salary offered is 14,317 pounds
sterling (point 4 at Grade 1B) pro rata. Further information
about the department, including a full job description and
details of the research project, are available on the World Wide
Web: Informal enquiries may also
be made to Bernadette Plunkett (tel: (44 (0) 1904
432676). Printed details of the job (reference number 1/669) and
how to apply may be obtained from: The Personnel Officer,
University of York, Heslington, York YO1 5DD (tel: 01904 434032
fax: 01904 4035 ). Job descriptions may be received by email by
sending a request to Applications will be
considered until 17th December 1996.

Bernadette Plunkett

Bernadette Plunkett URL:
Tel: +44 1904 43 2676 Fax: +44 1904 43 2673
Department of Language and Linguistic Science, The University of York,
Heslington, YORK, YO1 5DD, England.
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Message 2: Job: Phon/Socio at Witwatersrand

Date: Fri, 22 Nov 1996 14:26:18 GMT
From: "M. Lynne Murphy" <>
Subject: Job: Phon/Socio at Witwatersrand

The Department of Linguistics, University of Witwatersrand,
Johannesburg, South Africa, announces a single vacancy (pending
approval) for a Lecturer in Phonology with a strong secondary
interest in Sociolinguistics. The successful candidate will have
proven teaching ability and research interests in Phonology and
Sociolinguistics, with an emphasis on the former. Ph.D. should
be in hand or close to completion. Teaching is mainly at the
undergraduate level but will also involve post-graduate
supervision. In addition, staff members are expected to conduct
scholarly research and contribute to administration. Benefits
include an annual bonus, generous leave, financial support for
research, funds for conference travel, and pension, medical aid,
housing subsidy and relocation allowance (if eligible).

Duties commence 1st July 1997. We must receive applications by 20th
December 1996 from North American candidates wishing to qualify for
interviews at the LSA meeting in Chicago. Other candidates may
submit their applications until 1st March 1997. Send letters of
application giving research interests, teaching experience, CV, and
the names and addresses of three references to:

Professor A. Traill
Department of Linguistics
University of the Witwatersrand
Private Bag 3
Wits 2050
South Africa

For further information,
fax: +27-11-716-4199
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Message 3: Applied Lx

Date: Sat, 23 Nov 1996 13:31:38 +0200
From: <>
Subject: Applied Lx

The Opening of One Faculty Position at Miyagi Gakuin Women's

The Department of English, Miyagi Gakuin Women's College, Sendai,
Japan has one faculty position to be filled by a contract
associate professor, assistant professor or lecturer as of April
1, 1997. The contract is 2 years but can be extended for two
more years.

Selections are to be made on an open competition basis, and
anyone as long as he/she fulfills the requirements is urged to
apply for the position.

The applicant should hold an MA degree or equivalent in the field
of applied linguistics, and have publications related with
applied linguistics. The applicant of any nationality can apply
if he/she is a native speaker of English and has taught English
to Japanese. The applicant must have working knowledge of basic
Japanese, and must be under the age of 40 as of April 1, 1997.
The courses to be taught include "English Conversation", "Essay
Writing," "Overseas Immersion Program," and so on.

DEADLINE: The deadline for receipt of applications is December
13, 1996.

Documents should be sent to :

Shomuka, Miyagi Gakuin Women's College, 9-1-1, Sakuragaoka,
Aoba-ku, Sendai-shi, Japan 981-32

Documents to be submitted

1. A curriculum vitae in Japanese in the applicant's own handwriting
2. A list of publications
3. Publications (photocopies acceptable)
4. A letter of recommendation
5. A medical checkup document

The documents should be sent with a notice in red ink "Kyoin Obo
Shorui Zaichu" in Japanese.
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