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"Buenos dias", "buenas noches" -- this was the first words in a foreign language I heard in my life, as a three-year old boy growing up in developing post-war Western Germany, where the first gastarbeiters had arrived from Spain. Fascinated by the strange sounds, I tried to get to know some more languages, the only opportunity being TV courses of English and French -- there was no foreign language education for pre-teen school children in Germany yet in those days. Read more



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Level: PhD
Duty: Research
Linguistic Field: Computational Linguistics
Text/Corpus Linguistics
Application Deadline: 31-Mar-2014
Supporting Institution: University of Cambridge
Computer Laboratory
LL Issue: 24.5218
Posted: 16-Dec-2013
Support Description: We are currently offering up to 6 PhD studentships for UK, EU or overseas applicants wishing to work in the areas of automated assessment of English non-native learner text or speech, error detection and correction, measurement of text readability or speech comprehensibility, and so forth.

See ALTA (Automated Language Teaching and Assessment) Institute for details of potential supervisors and more information about current research topics at http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/users/ejb1/alta.html.
Application Web Address: http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/2664/
Contact Information: Ted Briscoe ejb@cl.cam.ac.uk