LINGUIST List 9.1108

Fri Aug 7 1998

Jobs: Computational Ling, Lang Acq, West African Lang

Editor for this issue: Martin Jacobsen <>


  1. Jane Geddes, Computational Ling
  2. Patrick Farrell, Second Language Acquisition at UCD
  3. petero, West African Languages

Message 1: Computational Ling

Date: Tue, 04 Aug 1998 15:38:03 -0700
From: Jane Geddes <>
Subject: Computational Ling

The Department of Linguistics at the University of California, San
Diego has an assistant professor, tenure-track position in
computational linguistics beginning academic year 1999-2000.
Candidates must expect to complete a Ph.D. in Linguistics, Computer
Science, or a closely related field by the time of appointment.
Candidates should be able to demonstrate the relevance of their
research interests to issues in theoretical linguistics; in addition
to the traditional core sub-fields (phonology, syntax, semantics,
pragmatics), possible points of contact include but are by no means
limited to acquisition, discourse/information structure, morphology,
sentence processing, etc. There are no restrictions on theoretical
orientation or methodology. Qualifications include research
productivity, knowledge of theoretical linguistics, and ability to
teach and advise graduate and undergraduate students. Salary will be
commensurate with rank and experience and will be based on current
University of California salary scales. A letter of application, a
curriculum vitae, one research sample (publication or draft) and the
names and addresses of three referees should be sent to:

University of California, San Diego
Computational Linguistics Search Committee (Lng)
Department of Linguistics
9500 Gilman Drive
La Jolla, CA 92093-0108

To be considered for an interview at the LSA meetings in January
application materials must be received no later than December 15,
1998. Otherwise materials must be received not later than January 15,
1999. The University of California is an equal opportunity/affirmative
action employer. UCSD has a strong commitment to the achievement of
diversity among its faculty and staff.

C. Jane Geddes
Management Services Officer
University of California, San Dieog
9500 Gilman Drive
La Jolla CA, 92093-0108
Phone: 619-534-3602
Fax: 619-534-4789
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Message 2: Second Language Acquisition at UCD

Date: Wed, 5 Aug 1998 10:28:42 -0800
From: Patrick Farrell <>
Subject: Second Language Acquisition at UCD

The Linguistics Program of the University of California, Davis, has a
tenure-track opening for an open rank faculty position in
Second-Language Acquisition, beginning Fall 1999. The candidate must
hold a doctorate at time of application, be engaged in a strong
research program in second language acquisition and have experience
teaching professional preparation courses in teaching English as a
second/foreign language. The candidate will be expected to teach five
courses per year on theoretical and applied aspects of second-language
acquisition both on the undergraduate and the graduate level. The
University of California does not discriminate in any of its policies,
procedures or practices. EO/AAE. Send CV, three letters of reference
and representative publications. To ensure full consideration,
applications must be postmarked by November 15, 1998. Position is
open until filled. Send application to Professor Mary Schleppegrell,
Chair; SLA Search Committee, Program in Linguistics, University of
California, One Shields Avenue, Davis, CA 95616. 530/752-1291. FAX:
530/752-3156. E-mail: (Lesley Byrns, Office
Manager). For further information about the Linguistics program,
please check our home page at
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Message 3: West African Languages

Date: Thu, 6 Aug 1998 17:04:09 +0000
From: petero <>
Subject: West African Languages

I am a linguist working at Lonely Planet in Melbourne. I'm looking for
native speakers to provide translations from English in the West
African indigenous languages listed below. I need a small number of
phrases (the traditional greetings, plus 20 or 30 basic phrases) for
an upcoming edition of the Lonely Planet travel guide book to West
Africa. Lonely Planet also plans to publish a West African phrasebook
within the next 2 years, so more work may well be on offer at a later

Dioula/Jula/Malinke (of Cote d'Ivoire, Burkina Faso)
Fulfulde/Pulaar (of Senegal)
Malinke (of Mali)
Mandinka (of Gambia)
Akan dialects Twi/Fante (of Ghana)

If anyone can help directly with these languages (or suggest others
who may be able to), please contact Quentin Frayne, email -

Due to the vast array of dialects or regional varieties of these
languages, it will help if you specify which is your specialty.

Thanks in advance.

Peter D'Onghia
Lonely Planet Publishing
PO Box 617, Hawthorn
Vic, 3122
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