LINGUIST List 7.556

Sun Apr 14 1996

Jobs: Research Assoc., Comparative Philology at Cambridge

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  1., Research Associate for Profiling Bilinguality in Hong Kong
  2. E. Wayles Browne, Job in Cambridge (UK)

Message 1: Research Associate for Profiling Bilinguality in Hong Kong

Date: Sun, 14 Apr 1996 16:26:31 +0800
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Subject: Research Associate for Profiling Bilinguality in Hong Kong
JOB OPENING: Research Associate for Profiling Bilinguality

POSITION: A research associate is sought to join a team which has
been awarded a Hong Kong Polytechnic University Research Grant
to Profile Bilinguality in Hong Kong. The members of the team are
Dr. Doreen WU and Dr. Daniel SO, Dept. of Chinese and Bilingual
Studies, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. The position is
available from 1 June, 1996, and is open until filled, with an
annual salary of HK$ 217,885.
 The Project aims at developing a descriptively adequate,
precisely differentiated profile of bilinguality of local
students in Hong Kong, and at exploring how such a profile would
enable us to achieve a better understanding of: 1) local
students' competence in Cantonese (L1), Written Chinese (L2) and
English (L3); 2) the formative process of individual bilingualism
in Hong Kong and the factors that lead to differential bilingual
proficiency--a phenomenon claimed to be universal among
bilinguals. The research associate will play an important role
in both the instrumentation and data collection processes.

REQUIREMENTS: Master degree or above in Linguistics and Applied
Linguistics. Proficiency in Written Chinese, Cantonese, English,
and preferrably in Putonghua as well. The area of specialization
is open, but preference may be given to candidates with strong
background in applied linguistics and ethnomethodology.

CONTACT: Please send a curriculum vitae and a cover letter which
describes the fields in which your graduate work has been/is
being undertaken and how you see yourself can be contributing to
the project. All application materials should be sent to the
following address by 10 May, 1996: Dr. Doreen WU, CBS, The Hong
Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong. Email:, Tel: (852) 2766-7441, Fax No.: (852)
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Message 2: Job in Cambridge (UK)

Date: Sun, 14 Apr 1996 14:52:00 EDT
From: E. Wayles Browne <>
Subject: Job in Cambridge (UK)
forwarded from:
>Date: Sun, 14 Apr 1996 02:14:05 +0100 (BST)
>From: Jay Jasanoff <>

>The University of Cambridge, England, has advertised the chair of
>Comparative Philology; this is normally a senior position, held in
>the Faculty of Classics, and comparable to a tenured professorship
>in the United States. The advertisement follows; prospective
>applicants are advised to write to the Secretary General of the
>Faculties for further written information about the position,
>teaching, etc. ; fax +44 1223 332277.
>The Board of Electors to the Chair of Comparative Philology
>invites applications for the Professorship which will become vacant
>from 1 October 1997 on the retirement of Professor R.G.G.
>The appointment will be subject to the Statutes and Ordinances ofthe
>University. The University follows an equal opportunity policy.
>The present pensionable stipend for a Professor is 38983 pounds
>sterling a year.
>Candidates for the Professorship should send ten copies of their
>applications, marked "Confidential", together with the names of two
>referees, to the Secretary General of the Faculties, from whom
>further information regarding the Professorship is available, at the
>General Board Office, the Old Schools, Cambridge, CB2 1TT, so
>as to reach him NOT LATER THAN MONDAY 6 MAY 1996.

Wayles Browne, Assoc. Prof. of Linguistics
Department of Linguistics
Morrill Hall, Cornell University
Ithaca, New York 14853, U.S.A.
tel. 607-255-0712 (o), 607-273-3009 (h)
fax 607-255-2044 (write FOR W. BROWNE)
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