LINGUIST List 12.1918

Fri Jul 27 2001

Jobs: Phonetic/Orthographic Transcription, UK

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  1. Dr.Karen Corrigan, Phonetic/Orthographic Transcription at University of Newcastle, UK

Message 1: Phonetic/Orthographic Transcription at University of Newcastle, UK

Date: 25 Jul 2001 09:26:09 -0000
From: Dr.Karen Corrigan <>
Subject: Phonetic/Orthographic Transcription at University of Newcastle, UK

Rank of Job: RA1A, pt. 4
Areas Required: Phonetic/Orthographic Transcription
Other Desired Areas: Computer Literacy
University or Organization: University of Newcastle
Department: English Literary and Linguistic Studies
State or Province: Northumberland
Country: UK
Final Date of Application: 14th August 2001
Contact: Dr. Karen Corrigan

Address for Applications:
1, Park Terrace
Northumberland NE1 7RU

POST-DOCTORAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATE (RA) post available for a period of
three years from 1 October 2001 at a starting salary of BP 17,278.00
p.a. (RA1A, PT.4)

The person appointed will be based at Newcastle and will be
responsible to the Principal Investigator (Dr. Corrigan) and
co-investigators (Drs. Beal and Moisl) who will closely supervise the
completion of the following tasks:-

-Attend Project Team meetings and assist in the completion of regular
progress reports.
-Conduct two "correction passes" of electronic orthographic
transcriptions of NECTE.
-Create an electronic database catalogue for the PVC corpus.
-Electronic phonetic transcription of audio-recordings from NECTE.
-Conduct two "correction passes" of the electronic phonetic
transcriptions for NECTE.
-Administration, clerical support and up-keep of coding procedures.
-Aid in data manipulation, handling and processing of the data.
-Aid in the creation of visual aids, e.g. tables and charts of data.
-Text formatting and bibliographic materials management.
-Maintain the database.
-Assist with XML-encoding.
-Attend conferences and present research papers relevant to some aspect
of the NPECTE corpus.

Skills and Qualifications:

The RA will have doctoral level training in Linguistics. Experience in
phonetic and orthographic data transcription and knowledge of English
dialects is essential as well as a good "ear" for discriminating
British dialect features. The applicant should be highly
computer-literate and experience with electronic database
creation/manipulation is preferred. Cross-over training in XML and
the specific software packages in use by the research team will be

Informal enquiries can be made to the Head of Department, Professor
Linda Anderson - 0191 2228059 or e-mail, or
to the Principal Investigator k.p. or visit: For
further particulars, including how to apply, please telephone (0191)
222 5974 (24 hour answerphone) or write to: Human Resources Section,
University of Newcastle, 1 Park Terrace, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 7RU.

Closing date for applications is 14th August 2001 and interviews are
expected to take place on August 28th.
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