LINGUIST List 9.500

Tue Mar 31 1998

Jobs: Applied Ling,Computational Ling,TESOL

Editor for this issue: Martin Jacobsen <>


  1. jaejung song, Lectureship in Applied Linguistics
  2. Deborah Coughlin, JOB: Japanese Computational Linguist
  3. Wang Zhi, Re: TESOL position

Message 1: Lectureship in Applied Linguistics

Date: Tue, 31 Mar 1998 12:01:31 +1200 (NZST)
From: jaejung song <>
Subject: Lectureship in Applied Linguistics

Applications are invited for a position of Lecturer in Applied
Linguistics in the Linguistics Section of the School of Languages at
the University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand


Applicants should be specialised in SLA/TESOL, should have a completed
PhD in Linguistics or Applied Linguistics (or a related area), and
have teaching experience at a tertiary institution. Preference will be
given to candidates with additional expertise/teaching experience in
Sociolinguistics. The successful candidate will contribute to both
undergraduate and postgraduate teaching, will actively engage in
research, and will be involved in the further development of
Linguistics and Applied Linguistics at Otago.

Initial appointment will be at an appropriate step on the lecturer's
scale NZ$43,750 - NZ$54,250 per annum, according to qualifications and
experience. (Exceptionally well qualified candidates may be considered
for appointment at a higher level.)

The position is available from 1 August 1998, or as soon as possible

Specific enquiries may be addressed to Dr John Taylor, Head,
Linguistics Section, School of Languages, University of Otago (Fax:
+64-3-479 8689, e-mail <>). Further
information is available from the Deputy Director, Personnel Services,
University of Otago, P O Box 56, Dunedin, New Zealand, Fax: (64) (3)
474 1607.

Applications, quoting qqreference number AG98/11, close with the Deputy
Director, Personnel Services on 29 May 1998.

Equal opportunity in employment is University policy.


Dr Jae Jung Song
Linguistics Section, School of Languages
University of Otago, P.O. Box 56
Tel: +64 3 479 8103; Fax: +64 3 479 8689
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Message 2: JOB: Japanese Computational Linguist

Date: Tue, 31 Mar 1998 09:14:18 -0800
From: Deborah Coughlin <>
Subject: JOB: Japanese Computational Linguist

COMPUTATIONAL LINGUIST for Japanese Lexicography
The NLP Group in Microsoft Research is looking for a computational
lexicographer for Japanese. The position will be located on the
Microsoft central campus in Redmond, Washington, USA. This is a great
opportunity to work with a dedicated group of researchers who are
creating a system for unrestricted text understanding and generation.


The lexicographer's primary responsibilities include maintaining the
dictionary and developing and maintaining the morphological rules for
Japanese, in accordance with the overall system architecture used by
the Microsoft Research NLP group.


The lexicographer's qualifications should include experience in
linguistic research and online dictionary development, programming
experience, keen interest in lexical issues, and an advanced degree in
linguistics or a closely related discipline. Native proficiency in
Japanese is assumed. A practical orientation is highly desirable.
Significant programming experience or experience extracting lexical
information from online dictionaries or corpora would be a plus.


We are in the process of designing and building a system to analyze
unrestricted natural language, taking input text, and moving from
lexical/morphological analysis through syntax, semantics, and
eventually pragmatics and discourse. A generation component is also
planned. The programming system and underlying principles that are
used for English have been found to be applicable to other languages.
We are empirically oriented, and are happy to use good linguistic
ideas wherever they can be found. A reasonable first-version summary
of our techniques and some of our experience can be found in the book
"Natural Language Processing: The PLNLP Approach," Kluwer Academic
Publishers, Boston, 1993.

For more information about the NLP group, connect to our home page on
the World Wide Web.

CONTACT: Please send resumes, cover letters, and any additional
materials to:

 	Steven Clyne
 	Human Resources
 	Microsoft Corporation
 	One Microsoft Way
 	Redmond, WA 98052
 	email: <> 
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Message 3: Re: TESOL position

Date: Tue, 31 Mar 1998 11:21:10 -0500 (EST)
From: Wang Zhi <>
Subject: Re: TESOL position

We need an English teacher in P.R.China for the coming semester
(Sept.1 to June 30).

Working place: Shijiazhuang Railway Institute (Shijiazhuang is the
capital city of Hebei province, about 200 miles south of Beijing)
Requirement for the teacher: The English teacher should have master's
degree in liguistics or SLT or education. Tasks: S/he will teach
English for 14-16 hours a week. The salary: 2000 yuan a month with
about 200 yuan per month for travelling. Accomondations: There is a
two-story Expert House with free rent for her/him. The house has a
kitch, a big sitting room and three bedrooms. 

If you are interested in the position, please contact the email
address: Thank you. Wang Zhi

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