News

Confs: Applied Linguistics/Mexico

Published: August 26th, 2014

II Coloquio de Lingüística Sistémico Funcional en México

Date: 26-Jan-2015 – 28-Jan-2015
Location: Ciudad de México, Mexico
Contact: Daniel Rodríguez-Vergara
Contact Email: coloquiosistemico2@aol.com

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics

Meeting Description:

El coloquio se llevará a cabo el 27 de enero de 2015 en el Centro de Enseñanza
de Lenguas Extranjeras de la Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. Los
cursos-talleres pre- y post-coloquio serán impartidos por la Dra. Ann
Montemayor-Borsinger (Universidad de Cuyo/Universidad de Río Negro, Argentina)
y la Dra. Eija Ventola (Aalto University, Finlandia) los días 26 y 28 de
enero.

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Jobs: Mandarin Chinese; Computational Linguistics; General Linguistics: Consultant, Ivona Software, Cambridge, UK

Published: August 25th, 2014

University or Organization: Ivona Software, an Amazon Company
Department: Development Center
Job Location: Cambridge, United Kingdom
Web Address: http://www.ivona.com
Job Title: Linguist – Mandarin Chinese language
Job Rank: Consultant

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics; General Linguistics; NLP, TTS, ASR, Data Mining

Required Language(s): Chinese, Mandarin (cmn)

Description:

As a Linguist for Mandarin Chinese you will work alongside Software
Developers who are subject matter experts in speech synthesis and
related
fields to define and fulfill linguistic data needs. You will be working on
tasks to improve natural language processing of TTS. You will help
Software
Developer with linguistic expertise throughout the whole language and
voice
building process at Ivona.

Project duration: 6-12 months with potential for extension and/or
change of
position character from temporary to permanent.

The tasks include:
- Annotating and reviewing linguistic data,
- Generating NLP data,
- Creating test cases for natural language processing modules,
- Labeling text with semantic, syntactic and morphological features,
- Annotating lexicon entries according to guidelines.
- Comfortable working in a fast paced, highly collaborative, dynamic
work
environment.

Requirements:
- Native speaker of Mandarin Chinese and fluent in English,
- Solid communication skills,
- Degree in Linguistics, Computational Linguistics or similar,
- Strong personal interest in learning, researching, and creating new
technologies related to foreign languages, linguistics, phonetics and
language technology,
- Strong personal interest in language technology,
- Comfort with multiple computing platforms (Unix, Mac, Windows),
- Knowledge of scripting languages (Perl, Python),
- Attention to details and good organizational skills.

This position is based in Cambridge, UK.

Application Deadline:

Email Address for Applications: recruitment@ivona.com
Contact Information:
Remus Mois
Email: rmois@amazon.com
Phone: +48 693212213

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Jobs: Japanese; Computational Linguistics: Consultant/Researcher, Ivona Software, an Amazon Company

Published: August 25th, 2014

University or Organization: Ivona Software, an Amazon Company
Department: Development Center
Job Location: Cambridge, United Kingdom
Web Address: http://www.ivona.com
Job Title: Linguist – Japanese language
Job Rank: Consultant; Researcher

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics

Required Language(s): Japanese (jpn)

Description:

As a Linguist (Japanese) you will work alongside Software Developers
who are
subject matter experts in speech synthesis and related fields to define
and
fulfill linguistic data needs (Japanese). You will be working on tasks to
improve
natural language processing of TTS. You will help Software Developer
with
linguistic expertise throughout the whole language and voice building
process at
Ivona.
Project duration: 6-12 months with potential for extension
and/or
change of position character from temporary to permanent.

The
tasks
include:
- Annotating and reviewing linguistic data,
- Generating
NLP
data,
- Creating test cases for natural language processing
modules,
-
Labeling text with semantic, syntactic and morphological features,
-
Annotating lexicon entries according to guidelines.
- Comfortable
working in a
fast paced, highly collaborative, dynamic work
environment.

Requirements:
- Native speaker of Japanese and
fluent in
English,
- Solid communication skills,
- Degree in Linguistics,
Computational
Linguistics or similar,
- Strong personal interest in learning,
researching, and
creating new technologies related to foreign languages, linguistics,
phonetics
and language technology,
- Strong personal interest in language
technology,
- Comfort with multiple computing platforms (Unix,
Mac,
Windows),
- Knowledge of scripting languages a plus (Perl,
Python),
-
Attention to details and good organizational skills.

This position
is based in
Cambridge, UK.

Application Deadline:

Email Address for Applications: recruitment@ivona.com
Contact Information:
Remus Mois
Email: rmois@amazon.com

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Support: Anthropological Linguistics, General Linguistics, Historical Linguistics / USA

Published: August 25th, 2014

Institution/Organization: American Philosophical Society
Department:
Web Address: http://www.amphilsoc.org/

Level: PhD

Duties: Research

Specialty Areas: Anthropological Linguistics; General Linguistics; Historical Linguistics

Description:

The Lewis and Clark Fund (initially supported by the Stanford Ascherman/Baruch
Blumberg Fund for Basic Science, established by a benefaction from the late
Stanford Ascherman, MD, of San Francisco) encourages exploratory field studies
for the collection of specimens and data and to provide the imaginative stimulus
that accompanies direct observation. Applications are invited from disciplines with
a large dependence on field studies, such as linguistics, archeology, anthropology
and others.

Eligibility:
Grants will be available to doctoral students. Applicants who have previously
received a Lewis and Clark Fund grant may reapply after an interval of two years.
Preference is given to applicants who have not yet been granted an award from the
Fund. Postdoctoral fellows, master’s degree candidates, and undergraduates are
not eligible.

Requirements:
Applicants should ask their academic advisor to write one of the two letters of
recommendation, specifying the student’s qualifications to carry out the proposed
work and the educational content of the trip. Budgets should be limited to travel
and related expenses, including personal field equipment.
Proposals that are archival in nature or museum based will not normally be
considered. The proposed work should be dissertation directed to the extent
possible given the applicant’s year in the doctoral program.
The competition is open to U.S. citizens and residents wishing to carry out
research anywhere in the world. Foreign applicants must either be based at a U.S.
institution or plan to carry out their work in the United States.
When appropriate, the applicant should provide assurances that safety measures
will be taken for potentially hazardous projects. When necessary, the applicant and
his or her supervisor should discuss the field training that will be provided and the
provisions for experienced supervision. Funding is contingent on successful
applicants demonstrating that required permits and permissions have been
secured.

Awards:
Amounts will depend on travel costs but will ordinarily be in the range of several
hundred dollars up to about $5,000. Grants are payable to the individual applicant.
Lewis and Clark Fund grants are taxable income, but the Society is not required to
report payments. It is recommended that grant recipients discuss their reporting
obligations with their tax advisors.

Important Deadlines:
February 1 (Monday, February 2, in 2015) with notification in May, for work in June
and beyond.
Letters of support are due by January 30.

It is the applicant’s responsibility to verify that all materials, including the required
two letters of support, have reached the Society on time; contact Linda Musumeci,
Director of Grants and Fellowships, at LMusumeci@amphilsoc.org or 215-440-
3429.

Other Requirements:
Each Lewis and Clark Field Scholar will submit a brief report on his or her trip for
archiving in the APS Library. Instructions will be provided with notification of an
award.

How to apply:
Please visit the website to complete the online application:
www.amphilsoc.org/grants/lewisandclark.
Any questions should be directed to Linda Musumeci, Director of Grants and
Fellowships, at LMusumeci@amphilsoc.org or 215-440-3429.

Application Deadline: 01-Feb-2015

Web Address for Applications: www.amphilsoc.org/grants/lewisandclark

Contact Information:
Linda Musumeci
LMusumeci@amphilsoc.org
Phone:215-440-3429

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FYI: Phillips Fund for Native American Research Grant

Published: August 25th, 2014

Scope:
The Phillips Fund of the American Philosophical Society provides grants for
research in Native American linguistics, ethnohistory, and the history of
studies of Native Americans, in the continental United States and Canada.
Grants are not made for projects in archaeology, ethnography,
psycholinguistics, or for the preparation of pedagogical materials. The
committee distinguishes ethnohistory from contemporary ethnography as the
study of cultures and culture change through time. The grants are intended for
such costs as travel, tapes, films, and consultants’ fees but not for the
purchase of books or permanent equipment.

Eligibility:
The committee prefers to support the work of younger scholars who have
received the doctorate. Applications are also accepted from graduate students
for research on master’s theses or doctoral dissertations.
The committee sometimes approves two awards to the same person within a
five-year period.

Award and Duration:
The average award is about $2,500; grants do not exceed $3,500. Grants are
given for one year following the date of the award. Grants are taxable income,
but the Society is not required to report payments. It is recommended that
grant recipients discuss their reporting obligations with their tax advisors.

Deadline and Notification:
Applications and letters of support are due by March 1 (Monday, March 2, in
2015). It is the applicant’s responsibility to verify that all materials,
including the two required letters, reached the Society on time; send an email
inquiry to Linda Musumeci, Director of Grants and Fellowships, at
LMusumeci@amphilsoc.org or call 215-440-3429. Notification is sent in May.

Requirements:
Recipients of awards are expected to provide the American Philosophical
Society Library with a brief formal report and copies of any tape recordings,
transcriptions, microfilms, etc., acquired in the process of the grant-funded
research. The materials will be made available to scholars using the Library’s
collections.

Application:
Access to the online application may be found at:
www.amphilsoc.org/grants/phillips

All questions should be directed to Linda Musumeci, Director of Grants and
Fellowships, LMusumeci@amphilsoc.org, 215-440-3429.

Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics
Historical Linguistics
Language Documentation
Sociolinguistics
Writing Systems

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FYI: Franklin Research Grants

Published: August 25th, 2014

Scope:
Since 1933, the American Philosophical Society (APS) has awarded small grants
to scholars in order to support the cost of research leading to publication in
all areas of knowledge. In 2013–2014 the Franklin Research Grants program
awarded $463,000 to 85 scholars, and the Society expects to make a similar
number of awards in this year’s competition. The Franklin program is
particularly designed to help meet the costs of travel to libraries and
archives for research purposes; the purchase of microfilm, photocopies, or
equivalent research materials; the costs associated with fieldwork; or
laboratory research expenses.

Franklin grants are made for noncommercial research. They are not intended to
meet the expenses of attending conferences or the costs of publication. The
Society does not pay overhead or indirect costs to any institution. Grants
will not be made to replace salary during a leave of absence or earnings from
summer teaching; pay living expenses while working at home; cover the costs of
consultants or research assistants; or purchase permanent equipment such as
computers, cameras, tape recorders, or laboratory apparatus.

Special Programs Within the Franklin Research Grants:
APS/British Academy Fellowship for Research in London:
In collaboration with the British Academy, the APS offers an exchange
postdoctoral fellowship for a minimum of one and a maximum of two months’
research in the archives and libraries of London during 2015. This award
includes travel expenses between the United States and the United Kingdom and
a monthly subsistence paid by the APS. Candidates should specify that they are
asking for the British Academy Fellowship and apply by October 1; applicants
not selected for the British Academy Fellowship will be considered for a
Franklin Research Grant.

APS/Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities Fellowship for Research
in Edinburgh:
In collaboration with the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities
(IASH) at the University of Edinburgh, the APS offers a visiting fellowship of
between two and four months for research in Edinburgh in the calendar year
2015 in any aspect of the humanities and social sciences. To maximize the
benefits of the fellowship, applicants are strongly encouraged to schedule
their visit to overlap with one of the two main teaching semesters
(January–March and September–December). This award includes travel expenses
between the United States and the United Kingdom, a private office, library
and research facilities at the IASH, and a monthly subsistence paid by the
APS. Travel expenses and the monthly subsistence amount will not exceed a
maximum of $6,000. Candidates should specify that they are asking for the IASH
Fellowship and apply by October 1; applicants not selected for the IASH
Fellowship will be considered for a Franklin Research Grant. Further
information about the IASH, including current research themes, is available at
http://www.iash.ed.ac.uk/.

Eligibility:
Applicants are expected to have a doctorate or to have published work of
doctoral character and quality. Ph.D. candidates are not eligible to apply,
but the Society is particularly interested in supporting the work of young
scholars who have recently received the doctorate. Independent scholars and
faculty members at all four-year and two-year research and non-research
institutions are welcome to apply provided that all eligibility guidelines are
met. American citizens and residents of the United States may use their
Franklin awards at home or abroad. Foreign nationals not affiliated with a
U.S. institution must use their Franklin awards for research in the United
States. Applicants who have previously received a Franklin grant may reapply
after an interval of two years.

Awards:
Funding is offered up to a maximum of $6,000. Grants are not retroactive.
Grants are payable to the individual applicant. Franklin grants are taxable
income, but the Society is not required to report payments. It is recommended
that grant recipients discuss their reporting obligations with their tax
advisors.

Deadlines:
For applications and two letters of support:
October 1, for a January 2015 decision for work in February 2015 through
January 2016.
December 1, for a March 2015 decision for work in April 2015 through January
2016.
It is the applicant’s responsibility to verify that all materials, including
the required two letters of support, reached the Society on time; contact
Linda Musumeci, Director of Grants and Fellowships, at LMusumeci@amphilsoc.org
or 215-440-3429.

Requirements:
Reports are due no later than one month after completion of the work for which
the award was made. Instructions will be provided with notification of an
award.

Application:
The online application portal may be accessed at
www.amphilsoc.org/grants/franklin.

Questions should be directed to Linda Musumeci, Director of Grants and
Fellowships, at LMusumeci@amphilsoc.org or 215-440-3429.

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

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Internships: Artificial Solutions

Published: August 25th, 2014

University or Organization: Artificial Solutions
Department: Professional Services
Web Address: http://www.artificial-solutions.com

Type of Work: NLP

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Computational Linguistics
Pragmatics
Syntax

Duration: 01-Jan-2001 to 01-Jan-2001
Compensation: Paid approx 600 € per month
Internship Location: Barcelona, Spain
Minimum Education Level: BA
Description:
Artificial Solutions offers a 3-6 month internship for a German-speaking
Computational Linguist. The internship involves working on on designing,
building, maintaining, and developing knowledge-based systems in domains such
as Artificial Intelligence, databases, expert systems, and Natural Language
Processing systems.

Duties and Responsibilities:
- working with the grammar of German language (Syntax and Semantic aspects) to
develop and improve the Language Resources and Dialogue Database;
- coding, building, and testing knowledge and NLI solutions based on
functional knowledge specifications;
- analyzing logs during operations to define knowledge optimization options in
conjunction with Technical Consultant and implementing during ongoing
knowledge development optimization.

Requirements:
- an undergraduate or graduate student in General Linguistics, Applied
Linguistic, Language Technologies, Computational Linguistics, or similar;
- knowledge of Morphology, Lexicology, Phonetics, Pragmatics, Formal syntax,
and Formal Semantics;
- knowledge of scripting languages (Groovy, Python, Perl) or programming
languages like Java is a plus;
- native level of German;
- fluent English;
- strong logical and analytical skills, being able to deal with complex and
abstract concepts;
- professional attitude, detail-oriented and organized;
- ability to combine multiple task and projects;
- enthusiasm about Computational Linguistics and Natural Language solutions.

How to apply:
Please send us your CV and cover letter in English.

Application Deadline: Open until filled.

Web Address for Applications:http://www.artificial-solutions.com/about-artificial-solutions/careers/
Contact Information:
Mrs. Francesca Sciarra
Email: francesca.sciarra@artificial-solutions.com
Phone: +34932451301

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Jobs: Spanish; Applied Linguistics; Text/Corpus Linguistics: Asst/Assoc Professor, University California Davis

Published: August 25th, 2014

University or Organization: University California Davis
Department: Spanish and Portuguese
Job Location: California, USA
Web Address: http://langlit.ucdavis.edu/
Job Title: Assistant/Associate Professor
Job Rank: Asst/Assoc Professor

Specialty Areas: Applied Linguistics; Text/Corpus Linguistics

Required Language(s): Spanish (spa)

Description:

Spanish Applied Linguistics and Language Pedagogy

The Department of Spanish and Portuguese at University of California, Davis
invites applications for a tenure-track position as Director of First Year
Language Program at the Assistant/ Associate Professor level, in Spanish
Applied Linguistics and language pedagogy with a specialization in any of the
following areas: functional or cognitive grammar, corpus linguistics or other
areas, effective July 1, 2015.

The successful candidate will lead and coordinate an established Spanish
language program for a culturally and ethnically diverse student body.
Candidates with expertise in Spanish linguistics  and  language  pedagogy  in
addition  to  experience  in  administering  language program with emphasis
on First Year Language Instruction, are strongly encouraged to apply.

Applicants  should  possess  native  or  near- native  language  competency
in  Spanish  and English; knowledge of Portuguese is also desirable. The
lower division language courses are taught primarily by a large group of
graduate students, working as Teaching Assistants or Associate Instructors
(from 30 to 40 in each given year). They should have an expert understanding
of second language acquisition and applied linguistics and a specialization in
functional or cognitive grammar, corpus linguistics or other area, and a
strong commitment to undergraduate education. Applicants must demonstrate
exceptional promise as scholars and teachers, and have the ability to lead an
established language program with a large group of graduate students. The
successful applicant will be able to contribute to the shared governance and
intellectual life of the department and the larger UC Davis community. A
Ph.D. in Spanish linguistics, SLA, or any other related field is required and
must be in hand prior to the first day of classes, September 21, 2015.

Teaching responsibilities will include language courses at all levels as well
as graduate and undergraduate courses in Spanish linguistics and language
pedagogy. Review of applications will begin on October 25, 2014; the position
will stay open until filled.

To receive full consideration, please submit applications at the application
website below and include the following:
1)  A letter of application
2)  Curriculum Vitae
3)  Short writing samples in English and Spanish consisting of a published
paper or dissertation chapters
4)  Teaching evaluations from the past 3 years (if applicable
5)  Contact information for four confidential letter of reference.

The  University  of  California  at  Davis  is  an  affirmative  action/
equal  opportunity  employer with  a  strong  institutional  commitment  to  the
achievement  of  diversity  among  its  faculty and staff. It is also a smoke-
free campus.

Application Deadline: 30-Jan-2015
Web Address for Applications: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/apply/JPF00338
Contact Information:
Academic Personnel Analyst Renee Ortez
Email: rjortez@ucdavis.edu
Phone: 530-752-0831

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Confs: Translation/UK

Published: August 25th, 2014

European Languages in Translation: Cultural Identity and Intercultural Communication

Date: 25-Sep-2014 – 26-Sep-2014
Location: Oxford, United Kingdom
Contact: Elisabetta Tarantino
Contact Email: elisabetta.tarantino@mod-langs.ox.ac.uk
Meeting URL: http://www.ehrc.ox.ac.uk/Translation2014

Linguistic Field(s): Translation

Meeting Description:

Following the success of the inaugural workshop on History, Ideology and Censorship in Translation, held in 2013, the European Humanities Research Centre (EHRC) of the University of Oxford is organizing a second workshop on European Languages in Translation, which will be held on 25-26 September 2014. This will be held in the Taylor Institution, St Giles, Oxford and will be devoted to Translation, Cultural Identity and Intercultural Communication within the European context and beyond.

For full details of programme and speakers as well as instructions for registration, please go to: http://www.ehrc.ox.ac.uk/Translation2014

Please note that Registration closes on 21 September 2014.

This workshop is part of the EHRC’s three-year project on European Languages in Translation, financed by the John Fell OUP research fund.

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Jobs: English; Applied Linguistics: Teacher/Instructor, Skyline Global Solutions

Published: August 25th, 2014

University or Organization: Skyline Global Solutions
Department: Recruitment
Job Location: Various Cities, Saudi Arabia
Web Address: http://www.skylinetechsolutions.com/findjobs.php
Job Title: ESL Instructors
Job Rank: Instructor; Teacher

Specialty Areas: Applied Linguistics

Required Language(s): English (eng)

Description:

Skyline Global Solutions seeks qualified ESL Teachers for various
Universities and Institutes in Saudi Arabia. Experience the culture, the
history, the Kingdom!  Whether you are looking for something immediate, in
the next month or for the upcoming academic year… Skyline will take you
there! You will only find these positions through Skyline, a leader in
international teaching jobs for Saudi Arabia.

Position Details
Position Titles:  ESL Instructors
Location: Various Cities in Saudi Arabia (Dammam, Khobar, Qasim, Riyadh,
Shaqra, Tabuk) For certain openings candidates must be flexible with the
location of placement in Saudi Arabia, as placement is based on business
availability.
Type: University/Institute/International Schools
Gender: Male & Female
Duration: 1-2 year contracts
Availability: August 2014

Benefits/Salary
Basic Salary: up to $46,000 USA Tax Free Year plus perks!
Accommodations:  Airport Pick up and Temporary Hotel accommodations are
provided until being moved to permanent housing.
Medical Coverage:  Provided
Training/Orientation: The training and orientation is provided at the school
location.  The curriculum is pre-developed and will be discussed and
provided.  Institutions serve the student population with US, British
Standards
Based Curriculum.  Some of our clients have in-house developed curriculum
programs.
For full details and to view all available positions, please visit us at the
link
below.  Be sure to click on Saudi Arabia in the country field.

Requirements
The Prospective Instructor must possess the following credentials to qualify
for this position:
- Bachelors’ Degree in an ESL/English related field or
- Bachelors’ Degree & TESL/TEFL/CELTA certificate/State teaching
certificate.
- Absolute Requirement: Must be a native English speaker and have
citizenship US, UK, Canada (see notes), South Africa, Australia, New
Zealand or Ireland. Canadian candidates must have ESL in classroom
teaching experience plus CELTA/TEFL, if not must have an English related
degree. Education and English related degrees are accepted with minimal
experience.
- 1-2 years of Teaching Experience
- Hardworking, Dynamic and Computer Literate
- Native English speakers only (Mandatory)
- Male or female candidates

Are you ready?  Start your journey now… with Skyline.  You won’t find any
packages better than these for ESL Instructors in Saudi Arabia. Secure your
position and apply now.

Application Process
To apply: (Qualified Candidates Only) Be sure to search for Country Saudi
Arabia at the application website below.
If you are having trouble applying with the above link, please send your
resume/c.v. to the application email below.

Skyline Global Solutions is your GPS for positions in Saudi Arabia.  Look for
our NEW website launch in early 2014, where you will have access to many
new resources and capabilities including creating your own Sky Account.
Know a teacher interested in working in Saudi Arabia? Ask about our “Refer A
Teacher” program, which offers fees to the referrer if the teacher is
successfully placed!

Application Deadline: 31-Dec-2014

Email Address for Applications: positions@skylinetechsolutions.com
Web Address for Applications: http://www.skylinetechsolutions.com/findjobs.php
Contact Information:
Skyline Recruitment Skyline Recruiter
Email: positions@skylinetechsolutions.com
Phone: 610-230-0296

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