RA position in Lancaster, UK: Nepali Corpus Linguistics

Hardie, Andrew a.hardie at LANCASTER.AC.UK
Wed Jan 2 15:45:06 UTC 2008

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Lancaster University has an open position for a one-year research associate to work on a project applying corpus-based techniques to the study of Nepali grammar (see brief description below).

For further details and to apply online, see:

Informal enquiries can be made to Andrew Hardie (email: a.hardie at lancaster.ac.uk).

Lancaster University, Department of Linguistics

Description   Research Associate
Salary        £23,002 - £26,666
Reference     A966
Closing date  16th Jan 2008

We wish to appoint a Research Associate who is a native or native-like speaker of Nepali, to work on a research project comparing Nepali grammar with the grammar of other languages. The successful applicant will work within the UCREL research centre of the Department of Linguistics and English Language, using corpus-based methods and tools to investigate the distribution of grammatical features in Nepali.

The position requires a background in linguistics - specifically grammar - as well as full fluency in both written and spoken Nepali. Sound basic-level IT skills are essential.

You will work alongside the project investigator, using quantitative, distributional data drawn from a corpus (i.e. co-occurrence and collocation statistics) to research the delineation and characterisation of grammatical categories in Nepali.

Fluency in English and good oral and written communication skills are essential, as is the ability to work semi-independently when necessary, but also the ability to collaborate productively with colleagues. 

The post is available from 1 April 2008, or as soon as possible thereafter, for 12 months.

Apologies for any double posting.

Andrew Hardie
Linguistics & English Language
Bowland College
Lancaster University
Lancaster LA1 4YT
United Kingdom


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