LINGUIST List 8.1786

Mon Dec 15 1997

Jobs: Communication Disorders,Phonology,Fellowships

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  1. Ronnie Wilbur, Communication Disorders and Sciences
  2. Peter J. Binkert, Phonology and English Linguistics
  3. h32140, Research Fellowships in Linguistics

Message 1: Communication Disorders and Sciences

Date: Thu, 11 Dec 1997 08:49:22 -0500 (EST)
From: Ronnie Wilbur <>
Subject: Communication Disorders and Sciences


The Department of Audiology and Speech Sciences at Purdue University
is seeking post-doctoral trainees in communication disorders and
sciences. The principal purpose of the training grant, funded by
NIDCD, is to prepare trainees for a research career. Trainees will be
prepared to become productive members of the scientific community,
primarily through hands-on experience in active laboratory
settings. They will work initially as apprentices in research settings
and later as independent investigators in problem areas relevant to
communication disorders and sciences. The training program emphasizes
cross-disciplinary collaboration and interchanges between basic
research and clinical backgrounds.

The three overlapping and interrelated groups which reflect the primary
research areas are:

(1) Speech Production, Development, and Disorders: Lifespan Perspective.
Coordinator: Anne Smith, Ph.D. (
Investigators are working at multiple levels of analysis (physiological,
acoustic, linguistic, perceptual) to examine speech processes across the
lifespan. Measures of sensorimotor function are being combined with other
types of experimental variables to produce new insights into the interfaces
between processes, for example motor and phonological development, that have
traditionally been studied in isolation.

(2) Language Structure, Development, and Disorders: Single Language and
Cross-Linguistic Studies. Coordinator: Laurence Leonard, Ph.D.
A unique aspect is the research on the impact of language structure types
(e.g., tone; signed: fixed/flexible word order; pitch accent; templatic
morphology) on development and disorders. This research includes functional
neuroimaging of speech prosody, especially tone languages
( Studies focus on infants, preschool-age children,
and adults, and currently cover eight different languages. Clinical
populations include children with specific language impairment and speech
impairment and adults with aphasia.

(3) Peripheral and Central Processing of Acoustic Stimuli Including Speech. 
Coordinator: G. Long, Ph.D. ( 
Studies include otoacoustic emissions and their interactions with other
tones, the
relationship between these measures of cochlear function and psychoacoustic
research, the temporal processing of nonspeech stimuli in normal hearing and
hearing impaired subjects, and speech perception and speech acoustics.

	For more information contact the area coordinators or:
		Ronnie Wilbur, Ph.D. (
		Program Director, NIH Training Grant in
 	 		 Communication Disorders and Sciences
		Department of Audiology and Speech Sciences
		Purdue University
		West Lafayette, IN 47907-1353	

Ronnie Wilbur, Ph.D., Professor of Linguistics
ASL Linguistics Research Laboratory		(765) 494-3822
Interdepartmental Program in Linguistics and	fax (765) 494-0771
Department of Audiology and Speech Sciences
Purdue University
West Lafayette, IN 47907-1353
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Message 2: Phonology and English Linguistics

Date: Thu, 11 Dec 1997 14:18:32 -0500 (EST)
From: Peter J. Binkert <>
Subject: Phonology and English Linguistics

The Department of Linguistics at Oakland University invites applications
for a tenure track assistant professor with a specialization in phonology
and English linguistics beginning August 15, 1998, pending final budget
approval. The position requires a Ph. D. in Linguistics, a strong
theoretical background, and a commitment to research and teaching.
Preference will be given to candidates with additional expertise in
phonetics and/or language arts education. The appointee will also be
expected to teach courses in general education and in the core areas of
linguistics. Curriculum vitae, samples of work and three letters of
reference should be sent to: Dr. Peter J. Binkert, Chair, Search
Committee, Department of Linguistics, Rochester, MI 48309-4401. To ensure
full consideration, a letter of application, CV, and samples of work must
be received by January 19, 1998; letters of reference must be received by
February 15, 1998. Members of the search committee will be available for
interviews at the LSA meeting in New York, Jan. 8-11, 1998. Oakland
University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and
encourages applications from women and minorities.

Peter J. Binkert, Chair 
Department of Linguistics
Oakland University
Rochester, MI 48309-4401

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Message 3: Research Fellowships in Linguistics

Date: Sat, 13 Dec 1997 01:27:37 +0900
From: h32140 <>
Subject: Research Fellowships in Linguistics

Research Fellowships in Linguistics

The Graduate School of Language Sciences at Kanda University of
International Studies (KUIS) has recently launched a linguistics project
that involves research in theoretical linguistics and related areas such as
psycholinguistics, neurolinguistics, and computational linguistics. This
project is supported by a Grant-in-Aid for COE (= Center of Excellence)
Research of the Japanese Ministry of Education. KUIS hosts two
post-doctoral positions for this project, and invites applications for
these positions.

Location: Graduate School of Language Sciences, Kanda University of
International Studies, Makuhari, Chiba, Japan (45 minutes from the center
of Tokyo) .

Application Deadlines:

February 14, 1998 for the term of September 1998 through August 1999.

Period: For one year.

Qualification: Ph.D. obtained by the time of appointment (strictly
required); or Ph.D. received within the past four years. Junior faculty
members are eligible if they can take a leave from their institution for
the term of the grant.

(NOTE: These positions are supported by the Japan Society for the
Promotion of Science (JSPS), and the awards are finalized on their
approval. JSPS requires the grantees to be under 35 years of age when the
term starts.)

Specialization: Any area of theoretical linguistics (e.g., Syntax,
Semantics, Morphology, Phonology) or related areas (e.g.,
Psycholinguistics, Neurolinguistics, Computational linguistics).

Nationality: non-Japanese.

Roles and Duties: The purpose of our project is to develop our linguistics
research not only in theory construction but also in theory application and
verification. We are especially interested in collaboration with
psycholinguistics (language acquisition in particular), neurolinguistics,
and computational linguistics. The grantees are expected to take part in
our project by, for example, presenting their work in seminars and
colloquia and attending our project meetings. There will be ample time to
further develop their own research and/or to revise their dissertation for

Stipend (subject to change): 270,000 yen (approximately 2,500 dollars) a
month (over 3 million yen (approximately 30 thousand dollars) a year) for
living; plus 200,000 yen (a little less than 2,000 dollars) for settling
in. In addition, up to 800,000 yen (7,500 dollars) for research purposes
will be supplied by the Ministry of Education if an application is filed
and accepted.

(NOTE: Housing will be supplied by KUIS as described below. Though the
living costs in Japan (the Tokyo area in particular) are high, 3 million
yen a year will be enough for a decent life because housing is taken care

Other privileges: A furnished apartment within a short distance of the
university; an office room; a round trip air ticket to and from Tokyo;
internet access; free use of a personal computer and other research
facilities including the university library.

Send a letter of application, CV (nationality and date of birth must be
included), major publications, and two letters of recommendation to:

Akira Watanabe
Linguistics Project, COE
Kanda University of International Studies
1-4-1 Wakaba, Mihama-ku
Chiba 261 Japan

For more information, send e-mail to: Akira Watanabe at
< >
or fax to +81-43-273-2358.
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