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LINGUIST List 17.2256

Sat Aug 05 2006

Jobs: Comp Ling, Socioling, Text/Corpus Ling: Post Doc, U of Leuven

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        1.    Yves Peirsman, Computational Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, Text/Corpus Linguistics: Post Doc, University of Leuven, Belgium


Message 1: Computational Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, Text/Corpus Linguistics: Post Doc, University of Leuven, Belgium
Date: 05-Aug-2006
From: Yves Peirsman <yves.peirsmanarts.kuleuven.be>
Subject: Computational Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, Text/Corpus Linguistics: Post Doc, University of Leuven, Belgium


University or Organization: University of Leuven
Department: Department of Linguistics
Web Address: http://wwwling.arts.kuleuven.be/qlvl/
Job Rank: Post Doc
Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics; Sociolinguistics; Text/Corpus
Linguistics

Description:

The research unit Quantitative Lexicology and Variational Linguistics
(http://wwwling.arts.kuleuven.be/qlvl/) at the University of Leuven invites
applications for one post-doctoral position (01.10.2006 - 30.09.2009) in
the research project 'Sociolectometry and lexical variation' (OT 3H051085).
This project wishes to contribute to the development of a quantitative,
corpus-based lexical sociolectometry. It compares, on the basis of
available Dutch corpora, three types of variation: formal onomasiological
variation, conceptual onomasiological variation, and speaker and situation
related variation among subcorpora. An important part of the project
consists of the incorporation of methods of automatic semantic analysis
into the lectometric framework developed earlier by the research unit.


REQUIREMENTS

Candidates must have completed all requirements for their PhD degree by the
time of appointment. The ideal candidate should have one of the following
profiles:
a) expertise in computational linguistics, preferably with a focus on word
sense disambiguation
b) expertise in sociolinguistics, if possible with a focus on lectometric
research
c) expertise in corpus linguistics, preferably with a focus on the analysis
of language variation.

Candidates with experience in the statistical analysis of natural language
and/or the use of scripting languages are especially encouraged to apply.

Because the successful candidate will work as a member of a project group,
team spirit is indispensable.

Knowledge of Dutch is not required at the time of application, but
non-native candidates will be asked to acquire a working knowledge of Dutch
in the first year of their employment.


FURTHER INFORMATION

A full description of the project and additional information about the
vacancy can be obtained from Dirk Geeraerts or Dirk Speelman, who will
supervise the project.

Funding is guaranteed as of October 1, 2006, but according to the
availability of the candidate, employment may start between October 1, 2006
and January 1, 2007.

Dirk Geeraerts
E-mail: dirk.geeraertsarts.kuleuven.be
Phone: ++32 16 32 48 15
Fax: ++32 16 32 47 67
Surface mail: Department of Linguistics,
Blijde-Inkomststraat 21,
B-3000 Leuven, Belgium

Dirk Speelman
E-mail: dirk.speelmanarts.kuleuven.be
Phone: ++32 16 32 48 07
Fax: ++32 16 32 47 67
Surface mail: Department of Linguistics,
Blijde-Inkomststraat 21,
B-3000 Leuven, Belgium


APPLICATIONS

Please send applications to both Dirk Geeraerts and Dirk Speelman. E-mail
applications should be sent in pdf format. Please include:
- a statement of your research interests
- a full CV
- two sample publications
- the names and e-mail addresses of two referees

Closing date: 1st September 2006
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