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LINGUIST List 23.29

Tue Jan 03 2012

Jobs: Syntax; Treebanking: Post Doc, Carnegie Mellon University

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        1.     Lori Levin , Syntax; Treebanking: Post Doc, Carnegie Mellon University, Pennsylvania, USA


Message 1: Syntax; Treebanking: Post Doc, Carnegie Mellon University, Pennsylvania, USA
Date: 29-Dec-2011
From: Lori Levin <lslcs.cmu.edu>
Subject: Syntax; Treebanking: Post Doc, Carnegie Mellon University, Pennsylvania, USA
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University or Organization: Carnegie Mellon University
Department: Language Technologies Institute
Job Location: Pennsylvania, USA
Web Address: http://www.lti.cs.cmu.edu/
Job Rank: Post Doc

Specialty Areas: Syntax; Treebanking


Description:

We are seeking a post-doctoral researcher for a treebanking project.

The job will involve converting existing treebanks into a standard format for
dependency treebanks. The post-doctoral researcher will formulate
guidelines related to headedness; identify structures in existing treebanks
that are not consistent with the headedness guidelines; and formulate rules
that will convert those structures into the new standard format.

Ideal qualifications:
- Ph.D. in linguistics, specializing in syntactic theory
- Expertise one or more of these sub-areas: grammatical relations,
dependency grammar, construction grammar, typology, transitivity
alternations, auxiliary verbs, light verbs, structure of NP and DP, theories of
headedness with respect to lexical (open class) and functional (closed
class) categories
- Knowledge of one or more of these languages: Arabic, French, German,
Hindi, Japanese, Korean, Spanish
- Experience with rule writing, grammar formalisms, or computer
programming
- Experience in industry or funded academic projects with timelines

The salary is $36,000 (USD) plus benefits. The candidate must spend
twelve full months on the project. The candidate will work at the Language
Technologies Institute at Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh, PA, USA),
although this is joint work with Columbia University.

To apply, email a CV and names and contact information for three
references to Lori Levin (email address below), with the subject header
'Postdoc Application'. There will be further instructions on how to submit an
official application to CMU.

There is no specific deadline for application, but we expect to make a
decision by the end of January.

Lori Levin will be available to meet with candidates at the annual meeting of
the LSA in Portland.

Contact information:
Lori Levin, Carnegie Mellon University, lslcs.cmu.edu
Owen Rambow, Columbia University, rambowcs.columbia.edu

Application Deadline: (Open until filled)

Email Address for Applications: lslcs.cmu.edu
Contact Information:
Lori Levin
Email: lslcs.cmu.edu


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