LINGUIST List 8.806

Fri May 30 1997

Jobs: EFL, Span Lexicographer, Span Ling

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  1. Katsuyuki Miyahira / =?ISO-2022-JP?B?GyRCNVxKPz4hOVQbKEo=?=, EFL
  2. Deborah Coughlin, Spanish Lexicographer
  3. Thomas M. Stephens, Job: Spanish linguist

Message 1: EFL

Date: Thu, 29 May 1997 19:06:34 +0900
From: Katsuyuki Miyahira / =?ISO-2022-JP?B?GyRCNVxKPz4hOVQbKEo=?= <>
Subject: EFL


 College of Law and Letters
 University of the Ryukyus
 Okinawa, Japan

May 28, 1997

The Department of Languages and Cultures in the College of Law and
Letters of the University of the Ryukyus is now accepting applications
for the position of a native-speaker Visiting Instructor in English as
a Foreign Language. Those native speakers of English holding an
M.A. or Ph.D., preferably in EFL, Applied Linguistics, or
Communication Studies, are invited to apply.

The successful applicant will teach Intermediate and Advanced English
Composition, Comprehensive English, English Pronunciation, and
possibly English Reading in classes of between 25 and 40 students.

The initial appointment will take effect from October 1, 1997, and is
for two years, with the possibility of renewal. The monthly salary is
347,000 - 625,000 yen, the exact figure to be determined by the
Ministry of Education depending upon the applicant's age,
qualifications, and professional experience. In addition, annual
bonuses equivalent to about five months' salary will be paid in the
same way as Japanese faculty members. A housing allowance will also
be provided. Furthermore, expenses for proceeding to the post and
returning to his/her country, including those for legal dependents,
will be paid. However, the expenses for returning to his/her country
shall be paid provided that he/she has served for at least two
consecutive years, that the period of the contract has expired, and
that he/she leaves Japan within three months after the expiration of
the period of the contract.

If you are interested in the position, please submit the following:

 1. A full curriculum vitae, including current telephone numbers and
e-mail address. The curriculum viiae should also include exact dates
for admission to and graduation from elementary school up to the final
period of university education. The degrees and exact dates when they
were obtained should also be included. Finally, dates, job titles and
evidence (such as certificaies of employment) for all professional
experience from the time of the B.A. should be included. This
information is very important as it is used to determine the exact
salary of the successful applicant.

 2. Undergraduate and graduate transcripts.
 3. Two up-to-date sealed letters of reference.
 4. A brief statement from a doctor confirming the applicant's good
 5. A recent photograph.
 6. A 1 - 2 page Statement of Teaching Philosophy.

The above documents must be received at the following address by
July 31, 1997.

 Professor Tetsuo Shimabukuro, Dean
 College of Law and Letters
 University of the Ryukyus
 1 Senbaru, Nishihara-cho
 Okinawa, Japan 903-01
 Phone: 098-895-8184
 FAX: 098-895-6407

For furlher infomiation, please contact

 Professor Kentoku Yogi, Chairperson
 Department of Languages and Cultures
 College of Law and Letters
 University of the Ryukyus
 Phone: 098-895-8906 (office)
 FAX: 098-895-6407
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Message 2: Spanish Lexicographer

Date: Thu, 29 May 1997 09:33:01 -0700
From: Deborah Coughlin <>
Subject: Spanish Lexicographer


 The NLP Group in Microsoft Research is looking for a computational
lexicographer for Spanish. The position will be located on the
Microsoft central campus in Redmond, Washington, USA. This is a
great opportunity to work with a dedicated group of researchers
who are creating a system for unrestricted text understanding and

RESPONSIBILITIES: The lexicographer's primary responsibilities
include maintaining the morphological rules and data for the
language, in accordance with the overall system architecture used
by the Microsoft Research NLP group, and working on the
conversion of a machine readable dictionary.

QUALIFICATIONS: The lexicographer's qualifications should include
experience in linguistic research and online dictionary
development, programming experience, keen interest in lexical
issues, and an advanced degree in linguistics or a closely
related discipline. Native proficiency in Spanish is assumed. A
practical orientation is highly desirable. Significant
programming experience or experience extracting lexical
information from online dictionaries or corpora would be a plus.

designing and building a system to analyze unrestricted natural
language, taking input text, and moving from
lexical/morphological analysis through syntax, semantics, and
eventually pragmatics and discourse. A generation component is
also planned. The programming system and underlying principles
that are used for English have been found to be applicable to
other languages. We are empirically oriented, and are happy to
use good linguistic ideas wherever they can be found. A
reasonable first-version summary of our techniques and some of
our experience can be found in the book "Natural Language
Processing: The PLNLP Approach," Kluwer Academic Publishers,
Boston, 1993.

 For more information about the NLP group, connect to our home
 page on the World Wide Web.


	Please send your application to:
	Steven Clyne
	Microsoft Corporation
	One Microsoft Way
	Redmond, WA 98052-6399

	Via email:
	Attn: N05rc-d1
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Message 3: Job: Spanish linguist

Date: Thu, 29 May 1997 09:11:25 -0400
From: Thomas M. Stephens <>
Subject: Job: Spanish linguist

Possible appointment, one-year annual line, instructor of Spanish
linguistics, September 1997 - June 1998. Native or near-native
speaker of Spanish to teach four undergraduate courses Fall 1997
(Spanish phonetics and phonology, Hispanic bilingualism, structure of
modern Spanish, and introduction to linguistics in Spanish), and at
least two courses in Spring 1998. Salary approximately $24K. Send
letter of application, CV/resume, and three letters of recommendation

Thomas M. Stephens, Acting Chair
Department of Spanish and Portuguese
Rutgers University, 105 George Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08901 USA

Rutgers is an AA/EEO employer.


Thomas M. Stephens, Ph.D.
Department of Spanish and Portuguese
Rutgers University
New Brunswick, NJ 08903-0270 USA
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