LINGUIST List 8.1738

Thu Dec 4 1997

Jobs: Professor, Tech.Assistant, Edo Speaker

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  1. Simon Donnelly, Professorship: University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa [corrected version]
  2. Malin Nilsson, Technical Assistant--European Lang. Resources Association
  3. Cynthia Swain, Edo speaker

Message 1: Professorship: University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa [corrected version]

Date: Wed, 3 Dec 1997 12:08:32 +0200
From: Simon Donnelly <>
Subject: Professorship: University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa [corrected version]

Corrected Version

Department of Linguistics, University of the Witwatersrand,
Johannesburg, South Africa

Applications are invited for the post of Professor of Linguistics. The 
successful candidate would be required to assume duty on 1 July 1998, or 
earlier if feasible.

DUTIES: 	Undergraduate teaching, graduate supervision and appropriate 
administration. Particular challenges will involve expanded student numbers 
at all levels, the development of interdisciplinary courses and preserving 
a strong commitment to research excellence.

In the recently restructured Faculty of Arts, Linguistics remains an 
independent discipline with its own core courses, major, honours degree and 
service teaching in a School of Philosophy and Linguistics. The appointee 
will assume duty virtually at the inception of this new arrangement and 
will therefore assist in its evolution.

QUALIFICATIONS: 	PhD in Linguistics, appropriate seniority and broad 
experience in one or more core areas of the discipline. The appointee will 
have opportunities to develop courses and research projects with a local 
focus, therefore an interest in African linguistic issues--while not 
essential--will be an advantage.

SALARY: 	negotiable in the range R117 636 - R138 540 per annum

BENEFITS: 	annual bonus, generous leave, provident fund; medical aid, car 
scheme, housing subsidy (if eligible); relocation allowance, 100% financial 
assistance towards dependants' University studies (if applicable).

ENQUIRIES: 	Dean Gerrit Olivier, Faculty of Arts	
	tel: 	+27 - 11 - 716-3241 / 3225
	fax:	+27 - 11 - 339-4524

Further information obtainable on the web pages of the University 
( and the Linguistics Department 

CLOSING DATE: 	15 February 1998

[Three of the current lecturers in the Department of Linguistics will be 
present at LSA in January 1998, and can provide more information about the 
department on request].
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Message 2: Technical Assistant--European Lang. Resources Association

Date: Wed, 3 Dec 1997 10:10:36 +0100 (MET)
From: Malin Nilsson <>
Subject: Technical Assistant--European Lang. Resources Association

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ELRA, the European Language Resources Association, has an immediate vacancy
for a Technical assistant for ELDA, its Paris-based distribution agency.
ELRA, a non-profit association registered in Luxembourg, was established in
1995 and receives financial support from the European Commission and
national governments to promote the development and exploitation of Language
Resources - monolingual and multilingual lexica, text corpora, speech
databases and terminology - in Europe. Enjoying strong backing from the
language engineering industry, ELRA's operations are conducted by the CEO
and his team at ELDA. 

The role of the new technical assistant will be to contribute to the work of
a small support team in the development of the infrastructure for the
collection, validation, and licensing of LR and in the interactions with the
relevant players (i.e. producers, owners and users of LR who may be in the
industrial, commercial or academic world; and governmental and
non-governmental agencies), with a particular focus on textual and
terminological resources.

This position yields excellent opportunities for young, creative, and
motivated candidates wishing to participate actively in
establishing/building the European Union Language Engineering field. Terms
and conditions of employment are subject to negotiation, but will be
commensurated with the responsibilities of the post and will include
performance-based incentives. ELRA will pay relocation expenses for the
selected candidate. This is initially a one-year appointment with a strong
possibility of a further two years or permanent employment. 
-- Excellent track record in Language Engineering and related fields. 
-- Technical experience in design and development of Language Engineering
solutions (preference for candidats with experience in the fields of written
text and/or terminology). 
-- Experience in collecting, validating, and marketing language resources,
software or other forms of intellectual property. 	
-- Experience in packaging language resources for distribution using CD-ROM,
ftp facilities, etc.. will be a plus.
-- Citizenship of, or residency papers for an EU country.
-- Ability to work in at least two European languages including English. 
Applicants should send a cover letter addressing the points listed above,
together with a current Curriculum Vitae, to: 
ELRA Distribution Agency (ELDA), Dr. Khalid Choukri, 87, Avenue d'Italie
F-75013 Paris, France
Fax +33 1 45 86 44 88; e-mail:
For more information on ELRA, see:
(English) or /ELRA/fr/home.html (French)
Initial applications by e-mail will be accepted with follow-up by post/fax.
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Message 3: Edo speaker

Date: Tue, 02 Dec 1997 11:39:01 -0500
From: Cynthia Swain <>
Subject: Edo speaker

Linguistic Systems, Inc. is a language services company located in
Massachusetts. We currently have a freelance job that requires someone
who is fluent in Edo (also known as Benin) and English to
translate/summarize tapes. The tapes are in Edo and contain the testimony
of a witness in a court case.

Anyone who is interested in this job should contact me as soon as
possible. We need to complete this job this month (Dec. 1997). I
can be reached via

Voice: 617.864.3900, x 14

Fax: 617.864.5186


Cynthia Swain

Recruitment Manager

Linguistic Systems, Inc.
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