LINGUIST List 9.1007

Mon Jul 6 1998

Jobs: NLP, Clinical linguistics

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  1. Mario Van Assche, Job opening for Italian linguist at Lernout & Hauspie (Belgium)
  2. Bill Wells, studentship

Message 1: Job opening for Italian linguist at Lernout & Hauspie (Belgium)

Date: Mon, 29 Jun 1998 16:32:14 +0200
From: Mario Van Assche <>
Subject: Job opening for Italian linguist at Lernout & Hauspie (Belgium)


We have several job openings at Lernout & Hauspie's Linguistic Engineering
Division in Ieper (Belgium). You would oblige us very much by
posting/mailing the enclosed job descriptions via the appropriate

Thank you very much.

Ellen Stuer (email:

| Lernout & Hauspie Speech Products nv Phone +32 57 22 8888 |
| 7 Sint-Krispijnstraat Fax +32 57 20 8489 |
| B-8900 Ieper, Belgium |


Lernout & Hauspie is an international company based in Flanders, Belgium,
developing various speech technologies since 1987. Lernout & Hauspie
develops language and speech technology, in several languages and for a
wide variety of hardware platforms. Lernout & Hauspie has over 1000
employees worldwide. Lernout & Hauspie went public on NASDAQ in December
1995, and established joint ventures in Japan, China and Egypt to extend
its international presence and to expand its product line.

For the further development of the Italian systems, Lernout & Hauspie is
currently looking for a

 Language Specialist Italian
 for the Linguistic Engineering Division
 located in Ieper (Belgium)

This person will work on the development of systems in the field of natural
language processing, speech recognition and speech synthesis.
He/she will work in a language development group and report to the group or
project manager.

- university degree in philology or linguistics, or equivalent
- (near-)native Italian
- interest in other languages and their linguistic aspects
- at least a basic experience with and interest in computers
- good knowledge of and/or experience in one or more of the following areas
are considered an asset:
 - speech processing, esp. text-to-speech synthesis
 - phonetics
 - computer linguistics
 - natural language processing (NLP)
 - spoken dialog systems
 - computer technology
 - standard software packages
 - programming
 - other languages than the target language
- ability to work in a team and independently
- perseverance, accuracy and thoroughness
 -good social and communicative abilities
- willingness to travel abroad for limited periods of time

If you are interested in this job opportunity and you believe to fulfil the
required profile, we have to meet each other. Please send your hardcopy
application and detailed resume to:

 Lernout & Hauspie Speech Products
 Personnel Department
 attn. Mr. Patrick Thomas
 Sint-Krispijnstraat, 7
 B-8900 Ieper

To learn more about Lernout & Hauspie and its products, visit our homepage
<>;. You may also want to send an e-mail to
<> to obtain a list of all current job openings
at L&H.
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Message 2: studentship

Date: Mon, 6 Jul 1998 14:15:32 +0000
From: Bill Wells <>
Subject: studentship

>The Department of Human Communication Science at UCL is one of the largest
>UK centres for education and research in communication disorders, offering
>undergraduate and postgraduate degree courses. It has ESRC Mode A
>recognition for research training in applied linguistics.
>A graduate in linguistics, speech sciences, or related subjects, is sought,
>to pursue research into any area of clinical linguistics / phonetics or
>language acquisition for which supervision is available.The department has
>strong research interests in conversation analysis; phonological (including
>prosodic) development and disorders; aphasiology; deafness. For details of
>staff interests, see the departmental web page:;
>or the Human Communication Science Graduate Prospectus, obtainable from the
>address below.
>The successful candidate will register initially for MPhil, with the
>possibility of transferring to PhD after two years. In addition, s/he will
>undertake tutorial duties up to 6 hours per week during term-time, with
>associated preparation and marking. This will involve backing up lectures
>in linguistics (syntax, semantics and pragmatics) in degree courses leading
>towards qualification as a speech and language therapist: the BSc in Speech
>Sciences, and the MSc in Speech and Language Pathology and Therapy.
>Applicants should have a bachelor's (1st or 2.1) or masters degree in
>linguistics, speech sciences, or related subjects, with a sound background
>in theoretical and descriptive linguistics.
>The studentship is for 3 years, subject to an annual progress review. The
>stipend, which does not attract UK income tax, is Sterling 10,800 p.a. plus
>MPhil/PhD fees (home rate).
>Applicants should in the first instance submit a c.v. including details of
>courses in linguistics / psycholinguistics taken in previous degrees; an
>abstract of any research project(s) already undertaken; details of any
>relevant teaching experience; and description of possible PhD research
>topic (up to 1 side of A4).
>Interviews will take place on 28 July. Alternative arrangements may be
>possible for candidates with pre-booked holidays. Shortlisted candidates
>will be sent examples of teaching materials for discussion at interview.

>Applications should be sent either electronically or by post to Mrs Sarah
>Alleemudder, Department of Human Communication Science, Chandler House, 2
>Wakefield Street, London WC1N 1PG., to arrive by

Bill Wells, MA, DPhil
Reader in Clinical Linguistics and Head of Department
Department of Human Communication Science
University College London
Chandler House
2 Wakefield Street
London WC1N 1PG, U.K.

Tel. 44 0171-504 4230/4242/4200
Fax: 44 0171-713 0861
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