Department of Linguistics and Modern English Language
Language Engineering Resources for the British Isles Indigenous Minority
Starting salary up to £19486 on the RA1A scale: £17,451 - £26,229
Applications are invited for a full-time research associate on the above
EPSRC-funded research project, directed by Dr. Andrew Wilson.
The project is concerned with locating, collecting, and disseminating
computer-readable language resources to assist in the development of speech and
language technology for the Welsh, Gaelic, Irish, Manx, Cornish, Ullans, and
The appointee will carry out a survey of resource availability and needs among
both academic and industrial users, and will be involved in planning and
co-ordinating the collection, transcription, and analysis of a small corpus of
spoken Welsh and Gaelic.
The successful applicant will be a graduate in Celtic languages, linguistics,
or a related area, and will have some knowledge of either Welsh or Gaelic (or,
exceptionally, another Celtic language). You will require a high level of
computer literacy as well as good research and communication skills.
Preference may be given to applicants with some previous experience in
co-ordinating the work of others (not necessarily in an academic or research
context). Some familiarity with corpus linguistics would be desirable but is
by no means essential.
The post is available for 17.5 months from 7 January 2002 or as soon as
Informal enquiries may be addressed to Dr. Andrew Wilson ; 01524 593021, email:
For application details see <http://www.lancs.ac.uk/users/personnel/jobs/> or
apply to Personnel Services, quoting reference A556, answerphone 01524 846549,
Closing date: 16 November 2001
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