LINGUIST List 9.37

Sun Jan 11 1998

Jobs: Computational Lang. Learning, 2nd Lang. Ed.

Editor for this issue: Martin Jacobsen <>


  1. nerbonne, Postdoc Network on Computational Language Learning
  2. Alice Zilcha, Second Language Education

Message 1: Postdoc Network on Computational Language Learning

Date: Sat, 10 Jan 1998 14:56:25 +0100 (MET)
From: nerbonne <>
Subject: Postdoc Network on Computational Language Learning

Subject: Jobs: LCG TMR Network: Research Opportunities

 * LCG TMR Network *
 * Learning Computational Grammars *
 * *


with potential roles for graduate-student level participation
(see below).

LCG (Learning Computational Grammars) is a research network
shortlisted for funding by the EC Training and Mobility of Researchers
programme (TMR). LCG's contract is currently being negotiated. The
network is expected to run from 1st March 1998 for three years.

LCG will research the application of a variety of machine learning
techniques to natural language syntax, including techniques from
neural networks, statistical learning, and symbolic learning. Their
will be a focus comparison of results based on attempts to learn noun
phrase structure in English. Some work on other languages is possible.

The LCG partners are 

 University of Groningen, Netherlands (coordinator)
 University of Tuebingen, Germany
 SRI, The United Kingdom
 University of Antwerp, Belgium
 University College Dublin Ireland
 SUISSETRA, Switzerland
 Rank Xerox, France

For more details of LCG's programme, see

Subject to successful contract negotiation, LCG will employ a number
of postdoctoral researchers. Under some circumstances graduate
students may be available.

* All these researchers (except those applying to Switzerland) must
 be under 35 years of age,
 be EU citizens and
 be prepared to work outside their own country.
 be prepared to work somewhere other than where they have
 worked for 18 of the last twenty-four months.

* There will be opportunities to collaborate with other LCG
 researchers at the sites above.

* Graduate students with some experience may be considered to work in
the network. In general, postdoctoral candidates are preferred.

* Payment is based on the Marie Curie TMR fellowship rates (details
 from the web site)

* Applicants to the Swiss lab need not be European citizens.

See the web site for contacts at the various labs.

If you are interested, send your CV (including publication list) and
the names and addresses of two referees to the address below. Indicate
what LCG tasks (see the web site) and what LCG labs interest you, and
when you expect to be available. Please indicate in a 2-3 pp. sketch
of your interest in LCG how it is related to work you have done and
what special expertise you bring to the problem.

John Nerbonne, Alfa Informatica
University of Groningen Tel. (31) +50 363 5815
P.O. Box 716 Fax 363 6855
Oude Kijk in 't Jatstraat 26
The Netherlands
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Message 2: Second Language Education

Date: Sun, 11 Jan 1998 11:42:29 +0200
From: Alice Zilcha <>
Subject: Second Language Education

The School of Education at Tel Aviv University is seeking candidates
for a tenure track faculty position specialiZing in second language
acquisition and learning, multilingualism, discourse/converstional
analyses, and/or related areas. The position is at the rank of
lecturer or higher, according to candidate's qualifications, for the
1998/99 academic year (lecturer is equivalient to Assistant Professor
in US universities).

DUTIES: teaching courses in second language acquisition, discourse
analysis and/or other related areas in the MA program in language
education as well as in the B.A and teaching certificale level;
directing MA theses and Ph.D. dissertations and conducting research in
the field of second language acquisition and learning and/or related

REQUIREMENTS: Ph.D./Ed.D. degree in applied linguistics, or second
language education or related fields; advanced research background and
Hebrew language skills. Knowledge and experience in language
education; background in teacher training, knowledge of Arabic is

Applications, including curriculum vitae, list of publications, cipies
of recent publications, and three references, should be sent to
Professor David Chen, Head of the School of Education, Tel Aviv
University, P.O. Box 39040, Tel Aviv 69978, Israel.

Deadline for submission is February 1st, 1998.

Alice Betty Zilcha :-)
School of Education
Tel Aviv University, Ramat Aviv 69978,ISRAEL
FAX: 972-3-6409477 PHONE: 972-3-6408855

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