LINGUIST List 9.1056

Tue Jul 21 1998

Jobs: Communication Disorders, Computational Ling

Editor for this issue: Martin Jacobsen <>


  1. Bill Wells, Communication Disorders
  2. Erica Zeinfeld-AEZ002, Computational Ling

Message 1: Communication Disorders

Date: Mon, 20 Jul 1998 16:08:22 +0000
From: Bill Wells <>
Subject: Communication Disorders




Applications are invited for the above post, in one of the largest
academic departments in the UK specialising in communication
disorders. UCL provides an excellent environment for research in the
field of human communication. The Department is in the Faculty of
Life Sciences, part of the UCL Medical School. It has close links with
other UCL departments, including Phonetics & Linguistics and
Psychology, and the Institutes of Child Health, Neurology, and
Cognitive Neuroscience; also with specialist hospitals, clinics and
schools in Central London and beyond.

Applicants should have:

 a PhD and an active programme of research within the area of human
communication sciences / disorders of communication in children or

 a background in one or more of: speech and language pathology /
therapy; psychology; cognitive neuroscience; phonetics / linguistics;

 commitment to working in a clinically-oriented academic department;

 willingness to contribute to teaching, course organisation and
research supervision at undergraduate, masters and doctoral levels.

For details of departmental research interests and teaching
programmes, see the departmental web page:;
or the Human Communication Science Prospectuses, obtainable from the
address below. For informal discussion, contact Dr Bill Wells , Head
of Department, ( or Professor Ruth Campbell

Salary: Lecturer A/B. Pounds sterling:15735 - 29048, p.a.+2134 London

Application is by CV, including full publication list and names of two
referees, to

Mr Grahame Williams
Departmental Administrator
Department of Human Communication Science
University College London
Chandler House
2 Wakefield Street
London WC1N 1PG, U.K.
Closing date: 21 August 1998. Interviews: 9 September.

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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Message 2: Computational Ling

Date: Mon, 20 Jul 1998 13:13:35 -0500
From: Erica Zeinfeld-AEZ002 <>
Subject: Computational Ling

Consumer Applications and Services Division

Computational Linguist for Text-to-Speech Synthesis

Motorola is currently seeking a computational linguist to join its
Text-to-speech Synthesis Group. The group is developing a world-class
text-to-speech synthesizer, based on innovative neural network and
signal processing technologies with the demonstrated potential for
more natural sounding speech than traditional speech synthesis
methods. The successful candidate will work on the components of a
text-to-speech system that convert text into a phonetic
representation, including part-of-speech tagging, word sense
disambiguation and prosodic parsing.

The duties of the position include applied research, software
development, and working closely with product development engineers to
implement and evaluate algorithms in a rapid research/development

Master's degree or Ph.D. in computational linguistics, computer
science and/or related discipline is required. Knowledge of
corpus-based linguistic techniques is highly desirable. Strong
programming skills in C or C++ is also required, with preference given
to candidates who have familiarity with object-oriented programming

MOTOROLA is a leading provider of wireless communications,
semiconductors, and advanced electronic systems, components, and
services. Motorola offers an excellent salary and benefits package.

For consideration, please send or fax your resume and cover letter by
August 15, 1998 (and be sure to reference "KP0100") to:

Motorola, Inc.
Reference: KP0100
Corporate Staffing Office
1303 E. Algonquin
Rd. Schaumburg, IL 60196

Fax: (847)538-4688

Motorola is an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action
employer. We welcome and encourage diversity in our workforce. Proof
of identity and eligibility to be employed in the United States is

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