Sadler L G louisa at
Mon Dec 15 12:17:45 EST 2003

Research Post: Senior Research Officer, Welsh Grammar

Department of Language and Linguistics, University of Essex, UK

Applications are invited for one fixed term Senior Research Officer
(RAIA) post grammar development for appointment from 1st April 2004 to
28 February 2007 in the Department of Language and Linguistics,
University of Essex. Closing date for applications is 9th February
2004, with interviews for the post to be held as soon as possible

The successful applicant will participate in 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 Essex).

The project will develop broad-coverage computational lexicons and
grammars for two verb-initial languages, Welsh (Celtic) and Fijian
(Austronesian), within PARGRAM, an existing collaborative project to
develop computational grammars within a shared linguistic framework
(LFG) and based on common linguistic assumptions (current PARGRAM
members include Palo Alto Research Center, California, Fuji-Xerox,
Japan, the University of Bergen, Norway and the University of
Stuttgart, Germany). For details of PARGRAM see  The person appointed at
Essex will be responsible for the development of the Welsh grammar and
lexical resources.

Candidates should have:
 - a good honours degree in linguistics, Welsh, computer science, or a
  related discipline
 - a high level of competence in Welsh
 - an ability to work independently and collaboratively

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 can be made to Louisa Sadler, louisa at

For further details of these posts and information on how to apply, see:  or

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