LINGUIST List 8.1308

Tue Sep 16 1997

Jobs: Engl,NLP,Hispanic,Phonology,Socioling

Editor for this issue: Elaine Halleck <>


  1. Rosina Lippi-Green, Ling/English
  2. Massimo Poesio, Research positions in generation and anaphora
  3. A. Jacqueline Toribio, Hispanic Language & Linguistics
  4. E. Wayles Browne, Phonology, Sociolinguistics

Message 1: Ling/English

Date: Mon, 15 Sep 1997 10:24:47 -0700
From: Rosina Lippi-Green <>
Subject: Ling/English

LINGUISTICS, Assistant Professor, tenure-track position beginning in
September, 1998. Ph.D. required. The salary is competitive. Applicants
should provide evidence of effective teaching and show potential for
strong scholarship. We have a strong linguistics component in our
English studies and English education programs and are seeking
candidates with thorough training in theoretical linguistics with
ability to teach the history of English and introductory
syntax. Innovative approaches to integrating linguistics into an
English studies/education curriculum encouraged. Successful
candidates will also be expected to contribute to the department's
programs in literature, literacy, education, or composition.

We seek candidates who will provide cultural and experiential diversity
to the department. We will make a special effort to recruit candidates
from under-represented groups and will consider creative hiring
arrangements, such as shared appointments. We urge people of color,
women, Vietnam era and disabled veterans, and persons with disabilities
to apply. Send letter application, CV, and dossier to Linguistics
Search Committee, Department of English, Western Washington University,
Bellingham, WA 98225-9055. Interviews at MLA. Screening begins October
27 and continues until position is filled. WWU is an AA/EEO employer.
To request disability accommodations: (360) 650-3306; (360) 650-7606

For further information, contact Rosina Lippi-Green at 
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Message 2: Research positions in generation and anaphora

Date: Mon, 15 Sep 1997 18:28:23 +0100
From: Massimo Poesio <>
Subject: Research positions in generation and anaphora


Two positions are available to work on a joint project between the
Universities of Edinburgh (HCRC - Human Communication Research Centre)
and Brighton (ITRI - Information Technology Research Institute). The
aim of the project is to incorporate recent results in corpus analysis
and psycholinguistics in theories of discourse structure and its
effects on the use of pronouns, definite descriptions and proper
names. The resulting theories and algorithms will be applied to two
natural language generation systems currently under development at
Edinburgh and Brighton.

Both HCRC and ITRI offer excellent environments for this kind of
research; information about current projects and other activities at
the two locations can be found at and The participants in the project are an
interdisciplinary team of psycholinguists, computational linguists,
and discourse analysts. 

We are looking for researchers with proven experience in natural
language generation, anaphora and discourse, with a strong interest in
psycholinguistics and with good programming skills. Both junior and
senior positions are available. The grant includes funds for
attendance at relevant workshops and conferences.

For further information about the project, contact Dr Massimo Poesio or
Prof Donia Scott at the addresses below. Formal applications must be
made to Massimo Poesio, and must include a CV and one or two relevant

Deadline for applications is 30th September 1997. 

 Massimo Poesio	 Donia Scott
 University of Edinburgh University of Brighton
 HCRC				 	 ITRI
 2 Buccleuch Place Lewes Road 
 Edinburgh, EH8 9LW, Scotland, UK Brighton BN2 4GJ, UK 
 E-mail: Email:
 Phone: +44-131-650-6988 Phone: +44-1273-642-900
 Fax: +44-131-650-4587 Fax: +44-1273-606-653
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Message 3: Hispanic Language & Linguistics

Date: Mon, 15 Sep 1997 10:47:39 -0800
From: A. Jacqueline Toribio <>
Subject: Hispanic Language & Linguistics

Portuguese, University of California, Santa Barbara.

The position is one of Lecturer with Potential Security of Employment
(PSOE), which although not a ladder faculty position with research
obligations, is a potentially permanent position, equivalent to
tenure-track. Responsibilities include (1) coordinating a large language
program in Spanish and Portuguese with approximately 100 language classes
per year taught by some 40 TAs and temporary lecturers; (2) the training
and supervision of instructors; (3) textbook selection, testing, grading,
and other aspects of the language program; (4) teaching an appropriate
number of courses, including a graduate course in teaching methodology
required of all new TAs, and advanced undergraduate language courses such
as Spanish for native speakers, advanced Spanish grammar and composition,
and courses in Hispanic linguistics.

Ph.D. in an area of Hispanic Studies, Applied Linguistics, or Teaching
Methodology is required by time of appointment. Native or near-native
fluency in Spanish required; knowledge of or fluency in Portuguese a plus.
Familiarity with emerging technology and commitment to multimedia delivery
of language instruction highly desirable. Expertise or previous experience
in language teaching methodology, language acquisition or other area of
linguistics preferred. Appointment effective July 1, 1998. Salary
comparable to ladder track position, commensurate with qualifications and

To apply, submit a letter of application and current CV and arrange to have
three letters of recommendation sent to: Professor Giorgio Perissinotto,
Chair, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, Phelps Hall, University of
California, Santa Barbara, CA 93106-4150. Application deadline: Monday,
December 1, 1997. Telephone: (805)893-2865 or 3162; Fax: (805)893-8341.
Visit the campus website at and the department website

An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

Almeida Jacqueline Toribio
Assistant Professor of Linguistics
Department of Spanish & Portuguese
University of California, Santa Barbara 93106
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Message 4: Phonology, Sociolinguistics

Date: Mon, 15 Sep 1997 19:11:37 -0400
From: E. Wayles Browne <>
Subject: Phonology, Sociolinguistics

Assistant Professor of Linguistics (Phonology)

Cornell University, Ithaca NY 14853. The Department of Linguistics invites
applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship in phonology, to
begin July 1, 1998. Though not required, strength in a secondary area, such
as phonetics, morphology, or sociolinguistics, will be viewed as an asset.
PhD required.

To assure full consideration, candidates should send a letter of
application, CV, representative publications (no more than three) and three
letters of recommendation by November 15, 1997 to: Phonology Search
Committee, Department of Linguistics, Morrill Hall, Cornell University,
Ithaca, NY 14853-4701. Any inquiries may be addressed to Abby Cohn
( or Draga Zec (

Cornell is an AA/EO Employer. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged
to apply.


Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship

The Field of Linguistics at Cornell University welcomes candidates in the
area of sociolinguistics for a one-year Mellon Postdoctoral
teaching-research fellowship, beginning July 1998, stipend $30,000.
Postdoctoral fellows teach one course per semester. Applicants must have
received the Ph.D. degree after September 1992. The research interests of
the candidate should engage one or more additional core areas of
linguistics, such as (but not limited to) language change, pragmatics,
anthropological linguistics, language and gender. Candidates should have a
proven commitment to research in a particular language
or language area.

Applicants must follow Mellon Award procedures. No faxed submissions
accepted. All application materials, including recommendation letters, must
be postmarked on or before January 3, 1998 and sent to: Agnes Sirrine,
program administrator, Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships, Cornell University,
A.D. White Center for the Humanities, 27 East Ave., Ithaca, NY 14853-1101.
Telephone: (607) 255-9274; E-mail: Awards will be
announced in February 1998.
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