LINGUIST List 8.1586

Tue Nov 4 1997

Jobs: Asian lang, TESOL, French Computational

Editor for this issue: Elaine Halleck <>


  1. Yuki Johnson, Asian Languages--Lecturer position at U Mich
  2. AAO, TESOL positions--Chosun University, Korea
  3. Deborah Coughlin, French Computational Grammarian--Microsoft Research

Message 1: Asian Languages--Lecturer position at U Mich

Date: Mon, 3 Nov 1997 14:47:47 -0500 (EST)
From: Yuki Johnson <>
Subject: Asian Languages--Lecturer position at U Mich

University of Michigan
Department of Asian Languages and Cultures

seeks Candidates for
Japanese Language Lecturer

 The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, invites applications for two
lecturer positions in Japanese language beginning September 1, 1998 pending
final budgetary approval. This is a three-year appointment with the
possibility of renewal. Native or near-native fluency in Japanese and
excellent command of English are required. Preference is given to
applicants with an M.A. Degree or higher in Linguistics, Foreign Language
Education, or TESOL/TESL, and with experience at the college level teaching
Japanese to English-speaking students using various teaching techniques. 
Candidates with experience teaching at a variety of levels and with
knowledge of proficiency-oriented instruction are especially welcome, as
are those with ability or experience in Computer Assisted Instruction (CAI)
and/or computer programming.
 We seek energetic, collaborative candidates with innovative ideas
about teaching language in a large university setting. Finalists will be
asked to send a videotape of actual classroom teaching. Interested
candidates should send a letter of application, CV, and have three letters
of recommendation sent no later than January 15th, 1998 to: Search
Committee, Japanese Language Program, Asian Languages and Cultures,
University of Michigan, 3070 Frieze Bldg., Ann Arbor, MI 48109. For
detailed information, contact Yuki Johnson, Japanese Language Coordinator. 
E-mail: or phone: 313-647-2091.
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Message 2: TESOL positions--Chosun University, Korea

Date: Tue, 04 Nov 97 16:03:00 PST
From: AAO <>
Subject: TESOL positions--Chosun University, Korea

Chosun University is seeking several applicants for the
instructor. LICU is a program designed to give an opportunities to
develop the four skills of English Language as a second language to
the undergraduate students. Applicants will be highly welcomed who
have a TESOL degree or English language education. Previous experience
of teaching English as a second Language also preferred. Native
competence of English is necessary. Send a letter of application,
curriculum vita, or e-mail to:

 Young-hern Lee, director
 Nam-keun Lee, Chairman

 The Language Institute of Chosun University
 Chosun University
 375, Kwangju City,
 tel: (062)-230-6676,7329
 fax: (062)-234-6769

1. Deadline for receipt of materials or e-mail is November 31, 1997
2. Teaching load is 15 hours per week during academic year.
3. Classes begin on Feb. 1.
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Message 3: French Computational Grammarian--Microsoft Research

Date: Tue, 4 Nov 1997 12:13:45 -0800
From: Deborah Coughlin <>
Subject: French Computational Grammarian--Microsoft Research

COMPUTATIONAL LINGUIST for French Grammar Checker

The NLP Group in Microsoft Research is looking for a computational
grammarian for French. The position will be located on the Microsoft
central campus in Redmond, Washington, USA. This is a great opportunity to
work with a dedicated group of researchers who are creating a system for
unrestricted text understanding and generation, and integrating that
technology into Microsoft products that are sold around the world.


The primary responsibility will be designing and writing critique rules for
a grammar checker. The rules are based on the output of our French language
parser, so the critique rule writer will become intimately familiar with the
Microsoft natural language system, and will then enhance the system by
creating rules to flag grammatical errors and suggest alternatives.


The qualifications should include experience in linguistic research and
software development; familiarity with natural language processing; a
flexible approach to linguistic theory; and an advanced degree in
linguistics, computer science, or a closely related discipline. Native
proficiency in French is assumed; practical experience with NLP
implementation issues or grammar checkers is highly desirable.


We are in the process of designing and building a system to analyze
unrestricted natural language, taking input text, and moving from
lexical/morphological analysis through syntax, semantics, and eventually
pragmatics and discourse. A generation component is also planned. As part
of Microsoft Research, we work toward the long-term goal of broad coverage
language analysis: however, we also work closely with product groups to
integrate our technology into Microsoft products. In Microsoft Office '97,
the English grammar checker is based on our technology. We are ready to
develop the same system for French.

We are empirically oriented, and are happy to use good linguistic ideas
wherever they can be found. A reasonable first-version summary of our
techniques and some of our experience can be found in the book "Natural
Language Processing: The PLNLP Approach," Kluwer Academic Publishers,
Boston, 1993.

For more information about the NLP group, connect to our home page on the
World Wide Web.

CONTACT: Please send resumes, cover letters, and any additional materials

 	Steven Clyne
 	Human Resources
 	Microsoft Corporation
 	One Microsoft Way
 	Redmond, WA 98052
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