LINGUIST List 9.737

Mon May 18 1998

Jobs: Research assistant, Research position

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  1. Ruslan Mitkov, Research assistant to work on anaphora
  2. Miriam Butt, Research position

Message 1: Research assistant to work on anaphora

Date: Sun, 17 May 1998 22:22:40 +0100
From: Ruslan Mitkov <>
Subject: Research assistant to work on anaphora

Researcher A (Fixed Term, 3 years)
11562 - 13101 UK. pounds per annum (pro rata) depending on age,
qualifications and experience.

The School of Languages and European Studies at the University of
Wolverhampton wishes to appoint a research assistant to work on anaphora
resolution project. The duties will focus on the development and
implementation of a robust, knowledge-poor pronoun resolution approach.

We are looking for researchers with proven experience in NLP and with
excellent programming skills. The successful candidate will have a first
degree in Computational Linguistics or Computer Science. Appointees may
register for a Ph.D. or an M.Phil. on a part-time basis.

The successful candidate is expected to start the job as soon as
possible but no later than 1 September 1998.

For further information about the project, please contact
Prof. Dr. Ruslan Mitkov, tel. 01902 322471, Email .

Formal applications must be made to:

The Personnel
University of Wolverhampton
Wolverhampton WV1 1SB

and must include a completed application form (to be requested at, please quote Reference number A1587), a full CV
(including details on your experience in NLP projects and programming skills)
and one or two relevant publications, if available.

Please note the extended closing date for applications for this post is 1
June 1998.

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Message 2: Research position

Date: Mon, 18 May 1998 15:00:46 GMT
From: Miriam Butt <>
Subject: Research position


at the University of Konstanz (Germany)
Sonderforschungsbereich (SFB) 471 "Variation and Evolution in the Lexicon"
project A-6 "Variation and Evolution in Lexical Morphology"

to start on September 1, 1998

The SFB 471 is an interdisciplinary research group, consisting of 14
projects, funded by the German National Science Foundation. For more
information on the SFB and the project see hppt://

Candidates should
* possess a Ph.D. in linguistics or an equivalent degree,
* be familiar with Lexical Functional Grammar or willing to acquire
 such familiarity,
* be native speakers or advanced learners of Italian or some other
 Romance language, and
* be interested in the grammatical aspects of historical linguistics.

The job is temporary. Funding is presently secured through Dec. 31, 1999,
but is planned to continue for at least three more years.

The deadline for application is June 20, 1998. Candidates should send their
curriculum vitae and names of three referees to the address given below.
Applications can be sent by regular mail or by fax. Further information can
be obtained from the SFB secretariat, e-mail:

Prof. Dr. Christoph Schwarze
Universitaet Konstanz
Philosophische Fakultaet
Fachgruppe Sprachwissenschaft
78457 Konstanz (Germany)

Phone (+49 7531) 88-2429
Fax (+49 7531) 88-4115

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