LINGUIST List 9.1027

Wed Jul 15 1998

Jobs: Italian (NLP), Dutch, ESL

Editor for this issue: Martin Jacobsen <>


  1. Mario Van Assche, Italian language specialist at Lernout & Hauspie (Belgium)
  2. Mario Van Assche, Job opening for Dutch speaker at Lernout & Hauspie (Belgium)
  3. Steve Lambacher, Job opening, Japan

Message 1: Italian language specialist at Lernout & Hauspie (Belgium)

Date: Mon, 13 Jul 1998 11:48:27 +0200
From: Mario Van Assche <>
Subject: Italian language specialist at Lernout & Hauspie (Belgium)

| 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)

Function: This person will work on the development of systems in the
field of natural language qprocessing, 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

For further information on this vacancy, you can also contact us at
the following number: 057/22.88.88 (ask for Ellen Stuer) email:

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: Job opening for Dutch speaker at Lernout & Hauspie (Belgium)

Date: Mon, 13 Jul 1998 11:46:47 +0200
From: Mario Van Assche <>
Subject: Job opening for Dutch speaker at Lernout & Hauspie (Belgium)

| 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 een internationaal bedrijf, gesitueerd in Ieper
(Belgium)en gespecialiseerd in spraaktechnologie. Lernout & Hauspie
ontwikkelt taal- en spraaksystemen in verschillende natuurlijke talen
en met zeer uiteenlopende toepassingsgebieden.

Voor de ontwikkeling van ons Nederlands tekst-naar-spraak systeem zijn
wij op zoek naar een

 Spreker met het Algemeen-Nederlands als moedertaal
 (vrouwelijke stem, leeftijd 20-45 jaar)

Een standaard Nederlandse uitspraak is een vereiste; ervaring met het
maken van spraakopnames is niet noodzakelijk. Er wordt op korte
termijn begonnen met de opnames in Ieper. Voor een periode van
ongeveer 3 maanden wordt een beschikbaarheid gevraagd varimrend van
enkele uren tot enkele dagdelen per week. Tevens wordt een
(incidentele) beschikbaarheid gevraagd voor een langere periode (1 tot
2 jaar).

Indien u geinteresseerd bent in deze vacature of indien u meer
informatie wenst, kunt u contact opnemen met:
 Judith de Jong
 Lernout & Hauspie Speech Products
 Sint-Krispijnstraat 7
 B-8900 Ieper (Belgim)
 +32 (0)57 228888
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Message 3: Job opening, Japan

Date: Tue, 14 Jul 1998 13:08:11 +0900
From: Steve Lambacher <>
Subject: Job opening, Japan

The Center for Language Research at the University of Aizu is
currently accepting applications for 1 full-time, tenure-track
position as Assistant Professor starting May 1, 1999.

Qualifications: Ph.D. in TESOL/TEFL/Applied Linguistics or a related
field and either an M.A. in computer science or knowledge of computer
science, a native speaker of English with 3-5 years of experience in
TESL/TEFL, and ability to teach English for Specific Purposes (ESP) in
computer science and engineering.

Duties: 4-6 classes per semester (each class meets once for 90-minutes
a week); developing course materials; and participating in group
projects, research, committee work, and other university-related

Salary: Based on the Fukushima Prefectural Salary Scale for
prefectural university employees. Benefits: Subsidized furnished
housing, one-way airfare and shipping, etc.

The following should be included in the submission package:

1) cover letter requesting employment
2) resume (education, publications, previous work/teaching experience)
3) 2-3 recently published papers
4) 3 or more letters of recommendation 
5) graduate transcripts
6) a proposal for achieving effective results in English education
 using computers, such as UNIX workstations 
7) evidence of effective results from your teaching
8) examples of course syllabi and handouts 
9) evidence of ability to use computers (e.g., UNIX) or your plan to
 acquire such ability 
10) description of your research activities and interests

Send the submission package to the following address:

Faculty Selection Committee
Office for Planning and Management
University of Aizu
Aizuwakamatsu, Fukushima 965-8580 JAPAN

Direct questions to (81 or 0) 242-37-2583 (tel) 
 (81 or 0) 242-37-2531 (fax)

Applications must be received by September 30, 1998.

For information about the University of Aizu, see the following URLs:

University of Aizu:
Center for Language Research: 
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