LINGUIST List 14.1019

Sat Apr 5 2003

Jobs: Wa & Lexicography: Researcher, U/of London

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  1. justin.watkins, Wa & Lexicography: Researcher, University of London

Message 1: Wa & Lexicography: Researcher, University of London

Date: Fri, 04 Apr 2003 02:27:41 +0000
From: justin.watkins <>
Subject: Wa & Lexicography: Researcher, University of London

University or Organization: School of Oriental and African Studies
Department: Languages and Cultures of South East Asia
Rank of Job: Researcher
Specialty Areas: Lexicography, Wa language
Required Language(s):Lawa, Western (Code = LCP)



Research Assistant
AHRB Funded Wa Dictionary Project
Department of the Languages and Cultures of South East Asia
Fixed-Term Contract 1 June 2003 to 30 May 2006

Vacancy 03-36 Commencing 23,259 p.a. inclusive
Closing date: 30 April 2003

This post provides an opportunity to work for an ambitious project
producing a high quality dictionary based on the northern Mon-Khmer
language Wa, with translation into Chinese, Burmese/Myanmar and
English, and built using advanced techniques in corpus-based
lexicography. The successful candidate will also will also lead the
design and implementation of an Internet resource suitable for other
languages spoken in Burma/Myanmar (besides Wa) after the project's

The job is based in London but will require yearly travel to Yunnan
and perhaps also Thailand and Burma/Myanmar, to collaborate with
overseas contributors to the project.

The successful candidate should hold a PhD or equivalent in a relevant
field and have a strong command of written Chinese (putonghu´┐ŻEuro or

The ability to work independently and prioritise workload, think
logically, and explain technical issues to non-technical contributors
is essential. In addition, applicants must have excellent computer
database design and development skills as well as a strong background
in linguistics and/or lexicography. Knowledge of Burmese and/or Thai
will be an advantage

To find out more about the objectives of the project please contact
the lead researcher Dr Justin Watkins (

Membership to USS will be available.

An application form and full job description may be obtained from the
Human Resources Department, School of Oriental and African Studies,
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG (Tel: 020 7898
4134; Fax: 020 7898 4129; E-mail address:
CVs will only be accepted when accompanied with an application form.
No agencies.

Address for Applications:

	Attn: Justin Watkins
	Human Resources Department, SOAS
	Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square
	London, WC1H 0XG
	United Kingdom 
	Applications are due by 30-Apr-2003

Contact Information:
	Justin Watkins
	Tel: 020 7898 4134
	Fax: 020 7898 4129
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