LINGUIST List 9.203

Wed Feb 11 1998

Jobs: EFL, Applied Ling, Computational Ling

Editor for this issue: Brett Churchill <>


  1. HSINTL, Teach in China
  2. grahamt, Applied Linguistics
  3. Robin Cooper, Postdoc computational semantics

Message 1: Teach in China

Date: Sun, 8 Feb 1998 20:56:41 EST
From: HSINTL <>
Subject: Teach in China

If you would like to experience Chinese culture and teach English in China or
Taiwan, please contact Dr. Yong Ho of New School for Social Research in New
York City at email: or tel/fax: 201-432-6861. He is currently
directing a Teach-in-China Program. If you are a native speaker, have a
bachelor's degree, good references and are committed to teaching, placement is
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Message 2: Applied Linguistics

Date: Tue, 10 Feb 1998 14:58:17 +0000
From: grahamt <>
Subject: Applied Linguistics

California State University, Fresno Academic Vacancy Announcement

Department of Linguistics


1.	Proposed Appointment: Tenure-track appointment.

2.	Available for the Academic Year: 1998-99.

3.	Salary: Placement on the salary schedule is dependent upon academic
preparation and professional experience.

4.	Teaching Load: 12 semester units.

5.	Course Level: Graduate and Undergraduate. 

6.	Specific Position Characteristics: The position is primarily
intended to strengthen the department's offerings in Applied
Linguistics-TESOL. Thus, it is crucial that the successful candidate be
capable of teaching both graduate and undergraduate courses in TESOL. 

Deadline for application materials:	March 31, 1998


1.	Academic Preparation: Candidates with the Ph.D. or nearing completion
of the doctorate may be considered for the appointment.

2.	Teaching or Other Professional Experience: Preference will be given
to TESL candidates who have demonstrated excellence in teaching, as
evidenced both in the letters of recommendation and in teaching
evaluations. Strong preference will be given to candidates with some
teaching experience in TESL and the ability to teach courses that meet
the graduate needs of the department, which currently include a graduate
course in testing and evaluation, and various graduate courses in
methods and methodology as well as undergraduate courses in similar
areas, including in bilingualism. TESOL is a component of the
Linguistics Department and the strength of the program lies in its
ability to relate the knowledge of language to the teaching of
language. Thus, an additional requirement is the ability to teach
introductory level courses, such as the structure of language (Ling 10),
and the structure of English (Ling 134).

General Information:

California State University, Fresno is one of the 23 campuses of the
California State University System. The university's mission is to offer
high quality educational opportunities to qualified students at the
bachelor's and master's levels, as well as in joint doctoral programs in
selected areas. The current enrollment is approximately 18,000
culturally rich and diverse students. The university serves the San
Joaquin Valley while interacting with the state, nation, and world.
Through applied research, technical assistance, training and other
related public service activities, the university anticipates continuing
and expanding partnership and linkage with business, education,
industry, and government.

Metropolitan Fresno, with a multi-ethnic population of over 600,000, is
located in the heart of the San Joaquin Valley on the western edge of
the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range. The campus is within easy driving
distance of San Francisco, Los Angeles, Yosemite, Kings Canyon and
Sequoia National Parks, the Monterey Peninsula, Lake Tahoe, beaches,
sailing, lakes, and numerous ski resorts. Fresno boasts one of the most
reasonable housing markets in California and offers a wide array of
locally grown fruits and produce.

Applications:	Correspondence, applications, and confidential papers
should be sent to:

Graham Thurgood, Committee chair
TESOL position search committee
Department of Linguistics
California State University, Fresno
5245 N. Backer MS 92
Fresno, CA 93740-0092
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Message 3: Postdoc computational semantics

Date: Sun, 8 Feb 1998 10:03:28 +0100
From: Robin Cooper <>
Subject: Postdoc computational semantics

The European Langauge Engineering project TRINDI (Task oriented
instructional dialogue) is seeking a postdoctoral researcher in the
area of computational dialogue semantics. The position is for 24
months (with the possibility of an extension depending on funding and
how soon the position is taken up) and is available immediately.
Applicants should be able to start work within the next six months.
The successful candidate will work at the Linguistics Department at
the University of Gothenburg together with the coordinator of the
project, Robin Cooper, Elisabet Engdahl, also at Gothenburg, and in
close collaboration with the other partners (Edinburgh University
(Moens, Poesio), Saarbracken University (Pinkal), SRI Cambridge
(Pulman, Milward) and Xerox Research Centre Europe (Karttunen,
Zaenen)). Tasks and themes on which he or she will collaborate
	a computational model of dialogue dynamics
	information structure in dialogue dynamics
	robust processing of dialogue
	project management
More details can be found on the project's homepage

The candidate will be joining an active new research group in
computational semantics and dialogue semantics and there will be
opportunity for collaboration with a number of related projects at
Gothenburg. Information can be found on

Salary is negotiable depending on previous experience within the range
20 000 -- 25 000 SEK per month.

Interested applicants should contact Robin Cooper (
with a statement of interest, a CV and names and addresses of three
referees. Applications received before 28th Feb will receive
preferential treatment.

Robin Cooper
Professor of Computational Linguistics

Department of Linguistics
University of Gothenburg
Renstroemsgatan 6
S-412 98 Gothenburg

Tel.: +46-31-773-2536
Fax: +46-31-773-4853
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