LINGUIST List 5.749

Mon 27 Jun 1994

Jobs: Endangered langs, Comp. Lings. Research Director/Canada

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  1. George Huttar 709 2400, correction of message re funds for research on endangered lgs
  2. Barbara Snyder, Comp. Lings. Research Director/Canada

Message 1: correction of message re funds for research on endangered lgs

Date: Mon, 27 Jun 1994 19:22:00 correction of message re funds for research on endangered lgs
From: George Huttar 709 2400 <george.huttarSIL.ORG>
Subject: correction of message re funds for research on endangered lgs

 The previous message I posted on this subject gave an invalid email
 address. Inquiries should be sent to (not to
 florence The complete corrected message:

 Further information on the grants offered by the Summer Institute of
 Linguistics for the study of endangered languages, recently reported by
 Dan Everett (LINGUIST 5-677):

 Currently funds are available for up to four more grants of up to
 $1,000 each. Grants are intended to supplement funds from the
 student's institution (e.g., when the latter funds are not sufficient
 to cover special expenses entailed by fieldwork, such as international
 travel). "Endangered language" remains undefined, but criteria we
 consider include number of known speakers (using a fairly low
 population threshold), current trends in language use, and quantity and
 quality of already available research. Applications should be made by
 the student's supervising professor. Inquiries should be addressed,
 not to the contact person reasonably hypothesized by Everett, but to:

 Academic Affairs
 7500 W. Camp Wisdom Rd.
 Dallas, TX 75236

 phone: 1-214-709-2400
 fax: 1-214-709-3380

 George Huttar (
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Message 2: Comp. Lings. Research Director/Canada

Date: Mon, 27 Jun 1994 10:49:43 Comp. Lings. Research Director/Canada
From: Barbara Snyder <>
Subject: Comp. Lings. Research Director/Canada

Hello -

I found this in a couple of newsgroups and thought it was appropriate for
this list. Don't know if they already tried to post it here, so I'm
forwarding it along.


The Canadian Language Technology Institute is actively looking for a person
to assume accountability for CLTI research relating to computational
linguistic aspects. This include chairing the Institute's international
scientific and application advisory group which aim is to benefit from the
largest possible base of expertise, avoid duplication, and optimize the use
of the most recent scientific and application knowledge. The Institute's
research program is first and foremost highly applied in nature, the rsults
pursued being useful, user-friendly and marketable products. CLTI is a
recently created technology center, thereby offering the opportunity to
participate in its development. It is part of Canada-wide network of
reserach centers established by the Centre for Information Technologies
Innovation, a federal government applied research organization.


. Highly computer-literate linguist
. Appropriate educational qualifications
. Experience in the field
. Background in applied computational linguistics preferable.


CLTI, Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada. Located on the campus of the
Universite de Moncton, with the opportunity to become associated with its
academic activities. New Brunswick offers a bilingual environment and
Moncton is also home of Lexi-tech, the well-known Canadian computer-based
translation firm. The University of New Brunswick is located in Fredericton,
not very far from Moncton.


English and French

CLTI foresees an initial period of three years, with potential extention
subject to funding and performance, beginning January 1, 1995 or when the
suitable candidate is available. Applications should be submitted to CLTI by
fax or regular mail; They will be considered starting September 15, 1994.


Commensurate with qualifications and negociable.


Canadian Language Technology Institute
P.B. 23130, Moncton
New Brunswick, Canada, E1A 6S8
Tel: (506) 855-2584
Fax: (506) 855-4285

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