LINGUIST List 24.1752

Fri Apr 19 2013

Jobs: Modified: Multiple Languages; Comp Ling; Text/Corpus Ling; Translation: PhD Student, University of Zurich

Editor for this issue: Sarah Fox <>

Date: 19-Apr-2013
From: Martin Volk <>
Subject: Modified: Multiple Languages; Computational Linguistics; Text/Corpus Linguistics; Translation: PhD Student, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
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University or Organization: University of Zurich Job Location: Zurich, Switzerland Web Address:
Job Rank: PhD Student in Computational Linguistics

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics; Text/Corpus Linguistics; Translation

Required Language(s): English (eng)
                            Finnish (fin)                             French (fra)                             German (deu)                             Russian (rus)                             Spanish (spa)

**Please note the modifications to the job rank and the contact information.

The Institute of Computational Linguistics at the University of Zurich is looking for a PhD student in Computational Linguistics to work in a joint project with the English department on 'Large-Scale Annotation and Alignment of Parallel Corpora for the Investigation of Linguistic Variation'. The project aims at annotating and aligning multi-lingual parallel corpora (English, German, French, Spanish, Russian and Finnish), which will be used to study variable article use in English and German. Funding is available for a period of three years and may be extended.

Qualifications:- Master or Diploma in Computational Linguistics or related field- Strong programming skills
- Languages: good English and German skills; other languages are a plus

Tasks:- Develop word-aligned and annotated parallel corpora for the language pairs English-German, English-French, English-Spanish (at a later stage: English-Russian and English-Finnish)
- Develop a corpus query system for the investigation of large aligned and annotated parallel corpora

Benefits:- Salary according to the Swiss National Science Foundation rates (i.e. 42,000 CHF - 48,000 CHF per annum)- Support for conference and summer school attendance- Small and enthusiastic team- High standard of living in one of the most attractive European cities: Zurich

Proposed starting date: 01-August-2013

Applications (including a CV and academic record) should be sent to Prof. Dr. Martin Volk. See contact email.

Application Deadline: 31-May-2013

Email Address for Applications: Contact Information:
Professor Martin Volk Email:

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