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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 <k.p.corriganncl.ac.uk>
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 k.p.corriganncl.ac.uk

Address for Applications:
1, Park Terrace
Newcastle-upon-Tyne
Northumberland NE1 7RU
UK

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:-

Duties:
-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
provided.

Informal enquiries can be made to the Head of Department, Professor
Linda Anderson - 0191 2228059 or e-mail Linda.Andersonncl.ac.uk, or
to the Principal Investigator k.p. corriganncl.ac.uk or visit:
http://www.ncl.ac.uk/english/research/linguistics/npecte.htm 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.
http://www.ncl.ac.uk/vacancies/

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