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Mon 11 Jan 1993

Jobs: Post-Docs, Research Assistantships

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  1. Mark Seidenberg, pre- and post-doc opportunities at USC
  2. Nicholas Ostler, Research Assistants: Latin American Studies

Message 1: pre- and post-doc opportunities at USC

Date: Wed, 6 Jan 93 16:24:17 PSTpre- and post-doc opportunities at USC
From: Mark Seidenberg <marksneuro.usc.edu>
Subject: pre- and post-doc opportunities at USC

I would like to announce the availability of PRE- and POST-DOCTORAL
Fellowships in neurolinguistics-psycholinguistics at the University
of Southern California.

PLEASE bring this announcement to the attention of relevant candidates!
Thank you.

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POST DOCS at USC: The post-doctoral positions (at least one; probably
two) are funded by two training grants related to aging (broadly
construed). We are looking for individuals with the following kinds of
qualifications and interests:

a. background in psycholinguistics, especially language comprehension and
reading;

b. background in neurolinguistics, especially language impairments
associated with brain injury;

c. computational modeling, especially neural network models of normal
and disordered language.

Post-docs will be expected to work on collaborative projects with the
principals, Mark Seidenberg, Elaine Andersen, and Maryellen MacDonald.
They will also have the opportunity to pursue their own research projects.

On-going research is concerned with:

1. language impairments associated with Alzheimer's Dementia, including
word and sentence level processing;

2. acquired reading disorders ("surface" dyslexia, etc.)

3.computational modeling of normal word and sentence processing and impairments
thereto;

4.language comprehension in younger and elderly normal adults.

Duration: up to 3 years

For further information: contact Mark Seidenberg, marksneuro.usc.edu
____________________________________________________

PRE-DOCS at USC. These are fellowships for graduate students in the
psycholinguistics-neurolinguistics area. Students enroll in either the
psychology department or the linguistics department and take courses
in both.

We have an outstanding group of faculty including:

Elaine Andersen
Maryellen MacDonald
Mark Seidenberg
Bernard Comrie
Jean-Roger Vergnaud
Jim Gee
Joseph Aoun
Jack Hawkins

and others. We have excellent research facilities, including an
eye-tracker coming on-line in 1993. We are especially interested in
students with primary or secondary interests in the biological and
computational bases of language. Training in these areas is provided
through an interdisciplinary program in Neural, Informational and
Behavioral Sciences.

For additional information contact:

Mark Seidenberg, marksneuro.usc.edu
Elaine Andersen, eandersevm.usc.edu
Maryellen MacDonald, mcmgizmo.usc.edu
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Message 2: Research Assistants: Latin American Studies

Date: Fri, 8 Jan 1993 20:08 CET Research Assistants: Latin American Studies
From: Nicholas Ostler <M6716eurokom.ie>
Subject: Research Assistants: Latin American Studies

UNIVERSITY OF LIVERPOOL - INSTITUTE OF LATIN AMERICAN
STUDIES
RESEARCH ASSISTANTS REQUIRED - MULTIMEDIA AND
ANTHROPOLOGY
 PROJECT FUNDED BY THE LEVERHULME TRUST

(1) Computer Programmer to work on creation of Multimedia Teaching
and Learning Resource about Quechua language and culture in the
Andes, alongside two subject specialists. A person is sought with broad
expertise in HyperCard on Apple Macintosh: stack design, scripting in
HyperTalk, information-mapping, HCI and navigational issues. The
person will extend existing software, using videodisc and HyperCard 2.0,
then research and develop digitized applications. A central task will be
the development of a CALL package for teaching language in culture
through the medium of video. Salary at Grade 1A or 1B Research
Assistant Scale (#12,638 - #16,347 according to age and experience).
Starting date 1st March or asap thereafter; one year contract negotiable.

(2) Anthropologist with area specialization in the southern Andes to work
on creation of multimedia teaching and learning resource about Quechua
language and culture, alongside a computer programmer and a linguist.
The resource uses videodisc and HyperCard software; digitized
applications will also be developed. A person is sought with expertise in
HyperCard on Apple Macintosh, able to make a contribution at the level
of content in such areas of Andean ethnography as sociopolitical
organization, music, religion, weaving, dance, gender, production, or
other. Knowledge of Quechua language an advantage. Salary at Grade
1A or 1B Research Assistant Scale (#12,638 - #16,347 according to age and
experience). Starting date 1st March or asap thereafter; one year
contract negotiable.

Further details and applications in writing enclosing Curriculum Vitae to:
Dr Rosaleen Howard-Malverde
Institute of Latin American Studies
University of Liverpool
PO Box 147
Liverpool L69 3BX

tel. 051-794-3083
(or leave a message with Sandie Murphy on 051-794-3079)
fax. 051-794-3080
e-mail ROSY1UK.AC.LIVERPOOL

Closing date: 15 February 1993
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