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LINGUIST List 17.2071

Mon Jul 17 2006

Jobs: Austronesian & Language Documentation: Researcher, U of Surrey

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        1.    Bill Palmer, Austronesian & Language Documentation: Researcher, University of Surrey

Message 1: Austronesian & Language Documentation: Researcher, University of Surrey
Date: 17-Jul-2006
From: Bill Palmer <bill.palmersurrey.ac.uk>
Subject: Austronesian & Language Documentation: Researcher, University of Surrey

University or Organization: University of Surrey
Department: Surrey Morphology Group
Job Rank: Researcher
Specialty Areas: Language Description; Language Documentation


University of Surrey
School of Arts, Communication and Humanities

Research Officer 1A/1B
(Temporary Part-Time Contract - 52 days spread over the period 01/09/06 -
(Reference: 5528)

Salary: £22,774 - £24,161 pro-rata (Research Officer 1B)
£24,886 pro-rata (Research Officer 1A)

The Surrey Morphology Group at the University of Surrey is looking for a
part-time Research Assistant to work on the British Academy funded project
'Essential documentation of seven highly endangered Oceanic languages.' The
project will work with existing field materials gathered in the Solomon
Islands and Bougainville to make primary documentation on the languages
available as a digital resource via the worldwide web and the PARADISEC and
ELAR electronic archives.

You will transcribe audio recordings of primary data, enter data into
lexical databases, enter transcriptions into Shoebox/Toolbox software, and
prepare audio and other materials for electronic delivery.

With a good undergraduate degree in linguistics, you will have experience
transcribing exotic language data from audio sources, and experience
working with lexical data. If that is you, we would like to hear from you.

Familiarity with Shoebox software is not essential but would be helpful, as
would some familiarity with Oceanic languages, and/or some knowledge of Tok
Pisin or another variety of Melanesian Pidgin. A PhD in linguistics would
be an advantage.

Most of your work will take place on-site at the University of Surrey,
England. The post is notionally one day per week. However, the actual
distribution of days across the 11 months of the contract is subject to

The Surrey Morphology Group is a lively and stimulating research community
with diverse interests and expertise, and range of ongoing research
projects with a history of collaboration in the international linguistic
community. For more information about the Group, see

For an informal discussion about the role please contact Dr. Bill Palmer by
email at bill.palmersurrey.ac.uk

For information and to apply on-line, please visit
www.surrey.ac.uk/vacancies or alternatively contact Emma Hibbs, School of
Arts, Communication & Humanities (F1), University of Surrey, Guildford, GU2
7XH, Telephone + 44 (0) 1483 686213 or email SA-Recruitmentsurrey.ac.uk.
Please quote reference number 5528 and where you saw this advert.

Closing date: Friday 11th August 2006

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