LINGUIST List 9.1408

Fri Oct 9 1998

Jobs: Linguistics, Computational Lang

Editor for this issue: Scott Fults <>


  1. Gina Wein, 1999-2000 Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship
  2. Patrick Thomas, Brazilian Computational Language Specialist

Message 1: 1999-2000 Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship

Date: Thu, 08 Oct 1998 15:42:59 -0700
From: Gina Wein <>
Subject: 1999-2000 Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship

			The Department of Linguistics
		at Stanford University expects to award an

	Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities

			 for 1999-2000

 This non-faculty one-year position is to be awarded to a highly
 promising scholar-teacher in Linguistics and carries limited
 teaching duties as well as the opportunity for scholarly work
 and intellectual growth. The Ph.D. must be in hand by September
 1, 1999 and preferably received within the last seven years. The
 award carries an annual stipend of $40,050 and may be renewed
 for a second year. U.S. citizenship is not required.

 Three letters of reference and application papers for 1999-2000
 are due as early as possible and must be postmarked no later
 than November 13, 1998. Because of the volume of papers
 expected, this deadline is firm. Candidates will be notified of
 the results by mid-February, 1999. Please mark applications
 papers and envelope:

 "Mellon Post Doctoral Fellowships"

 and send to:

 The Dean, Humanities and Sciences
 Stanford University
 450 Serra Mall, Bldg. 1
 Stanford, California 94305-2070

 Inquiries to Jane Edsell (

	Guidelines and application form may be printed from the H&S Web site at


 Application Procedure

 Applications must include the following, and each section
 should be clearly numbered and the pages clipped together.
 (Printed forms are not required except for the basic
 information form, Section 1.)

 SECTION Fill out two copies of the form and attach to the
 1 front of the application with a curriculum vitae.

 SECTION A complete list, in bibliographic form, of scholarly
 2 publications.
 This section should be grouped as books, monographs,
 significant book reviews, and articles. Indicate
 publisher, date of publication, volume and page
 numbers of the scholarly journal in which reviews or
 articles appeared, or, if unpublished, indicate
 whether the work has been accepted for publication,
 Each section should be 1 - 3 pages long.
 SECTION The dissertation and any other previous work or work
 3 in progress.

 SECTION Areas of teaching interests and experience. Course
 4 syllabi and descriptions of course material may be
 attached to this section.

 SECTION Proposed scholarly work during the fellowship year.
 SECTION Please arrange to have three references sent
 6 directly from people who are familiar with
 your scholarly work. These references may be
 included in a placement dossier, but at least two
 should have been written within the last year.

 Please do not send names and addresses of referees
 requesting us to write to them on your behalf for

 NOTES: You may attach an appendix containing any additional
 remarks or material you think the selection
 committee would find useful and which are not
 covered by the above. However, we regret that no
 materials can be returned unless accompanied by a
 stamped, self-addressed envelope; because of space
 limitations, application materials supplied by
 candidates cannot be held over from year to year.

 If you would like to have receipt of your papers
 acknowledged, please include a stamped,
 self-addressed postcard.

 NB: We regret that those who have received, or are about
 to receive, Stanford Ph.D.s are not eligible for
 consideration for these fellowships.

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Message 2: Brazilian Computational Language Specialist

Date: Thu, 8 Oct 1998 11:30:40 +0200
From: Patrick Thomas <>
Subject: Brazilian Computational Language Specialist

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 1800
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 development of a Brazilian Portuguese text-to-speech system,
Lernout & Hauspie is currently looking for

 Language Specialist Brazilian Portuguese
 for the Language Engineering Department
 located in Ieper (Belgium)

This person will work on the development of the text-to-speech system for
Brazilian Portuguese and/or on other projects in the field of natural
language processing and speech synthesis.
He/she will work in a language development group and report to the group


- university degree in philology or linguistics, or equivalent
- excellent knowledge of Brazilian Portuguese
- interest in other languages and their linguistic aspects
- at least a basic experience with and interest in computers
- good knowledge 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
 - use of 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
- fluent in English
- willingness to travel abroad for limited periods of time

If you are interested in this job opportunity and you believe to fullfil
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
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