LINGUIST List 7.640

Wed May 1 1996

Jobs: Research asst at SAFRAN project, Syntax at U of Michigan

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  1. Daniel Jones, Emploi d'ete/Summer Job, Research Assistant, SAFRAN project
  2. "Pam Ballard", Syntax at University of Michigan

Message 1: Emploi d'ete/Summer Job, Research Assistant, SAFRAN project

Date: Tue, 30 Apr 1996 17:48:13 BST
From: Daniel Jones <>
Subject: Emploi d'ete/Summer Job, Research Assistant, SAFRAN project
Post LE/CV/57 Research Assistant in CALL
(required from 1 June 1996 for 3 months)


A Research Assistant in CALL is required for three months to work on
the SAFRAN project. The project is funded by FRANCIL and the current
post by ELSNET.

SAFRAN aims to develop a CALL software package for the learning of
spoken and written French as a foreign language that will make use of
the ressources offered by multimedia workstations with the progressive
integration of tools developed from computational linguistics

The project consortium is co-ordinated by LATL in Geneva, and includes
further academic partners in Bulgaria, Switzerland, France and
Hungary. The UMIST team, led by Mrs Marie-Josie Hamel, is concerned
with the design of linguistic and pedagogic material for the CALL


The work of the Research Assistant will involve the development of
multimedia tutorials for the learning of French phonetics.
Documentation and the production of project deliverables, including
progress reports, are essential duties of the post, as is the
dissemination of results. Qualifications and Experience The person
appointed will be a graduate in Linguistics and French, Computational
Linguistics and French, Applied French or a cognate discipline. You
should have expertise in most of the following areas:

Phonetics of French
Teaching French as a second language
Development of pedagogic material for CALL systems
Delphi, ToolBook or any other programming language for CALL

Personal qualities

You must be a native speaker or a near native speaker of French, very
effective in written communication. You will need to be technically
resourceful as well as having mastery of the theoretical background.
You should be capable of working effectively within a small team, of
meeting deadlines and of producing high quality work without excessive
supervision. However, you must be prepared to adapt your work to the
requirements of collaboration in a distributed project team, and have
a co-operative disposition.

Duration of Post

The post is available from 1st June 1996 for a period of three months.
Successful completion of the work would qualify the candidate for
consideration for a UMIST Research Studentship in Language
Engineering, starting in September 1996. If selected for a
studentship, the candidate would be expected to work toward a MSc by
research within the framework of SAFRAN.


Calculated on the Research Assistant 1b scale: 14,317 pounds per annum.
Method of Application
You should send a CV and the names and full contact details for two
persons willing to act as referees. Candidates who do not have the
right to work in the European Union must make this clear in their

Completed applications should be sent to:

Mrs K Stacey
Department of Language Engineering
PO Box 88
Manchester, UK
M60 1QD

Alternatively, a CV in electronic form (LaTeX, PostScript or RTF
uuencoded) may be mailed to

CLOSING DATE: 15 May 1996
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Message 2: Syntax at University of Michigan

Date: Tue, 30 Apr 1996 11:41:28 EDT
From: "Pam Ballard" <>
Subject: Syntax at University of Michigan

 The Program in Linguistics at the University of Michigan invites
 applications for a faculty position in syntax at the assistant
 (tenure-track) or, possibly, early associate (tenured) professor
 level, beginning Fall, 1997. We seek outstanding applicants with
 teaching and research expertise in formal syntax, preferably with
 specializations in comparative or cross-linguistic studies. Secondary
 specializations in computational linguistics, neurolinguistics, or
 psycholinguistics are especially welcome. Applicants should be able
 to relate their research to other subdisciplines or cognate fields.
 A Ph.D. by the start of the appointment is required.

 A letter of application, CV, one representative publication, and
 three letters of recommendation should be sent by November 1, 1996,
 Professor Marilyn Shatz, Director
 Program in Linguistics
 The University of Michigan
 1076 Frieze Building
 Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-1285

 The University of Michigan is an EO/AA employer.
 Email: Web:
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