Research Associate, Fijian Grammar

Mary Dalrymple mary at
Mon Dec 15 12:04:58 EST 2003

Research Associate, Fijian Grammar, King's College London

Applications are invited for the post of Research Associate for
appointment from 1st April 2004 to 31 January 2007 in the Department of
Computer Science at King's College London.  Closing date for
applications is 9 February 2004, with interviews for the post to be held
as soon as possible thereafter.

The successful applicant will join a newly funded collaborative
ESRC-funded project on "Verb-initial grammars: a multilingual/parallel
perspective" directed by Dr. Mary Dalrymple (at King's College London)
and Dr. Louisa Sadler (at the University of Essex).  The project will
develop broad-coverage computational lexicons and grammars for two
verb-initial languages: Fijian (or a closely-related Austronesian
language) and Welsh.  The research associate at King's will be
responsible for development of the grammar and lexicon of Fijian.

The project is a part of PARGRAM, an international project to develop
computational grammars within a shared linguistic framework, Lexical
Functional Grammar, and based on common linguistic assumptions.  For
details of PARGRAM, see
Current PARGRAM members include Palo Alto Research Center, California;
Fuji Xerox, Japan; the University of Bergen, Norway; the University of
Stuttgart, Germany; and the University of Konstanz, Germany.

Candidates should have:
 - native or near-native competency in Fijian or a closely-related
Austronesian language
 - good honours degree in linguistics, computer science, or a related
 - ability to work collaboratively and independently with minimal

A postgraduate research degree or experience working as a researcher
would be an advantage, as would knowledge of a contemporary
constraint-based syntactic theory (LFG or HPSG).

Informal enquiries should be directed to Dr. Mary Dalrymple
(mary at or telephone + 44 (0)20 7848 1576.

Application deadline is 9 February 2004.  Potential applicants should
contact the Personnel Department to obtain further details: Personnel
Department, King's College London, Strand, London WC2R 2LS, United
Kingdom, e-mail strand-recruitment at - quoting reference

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