Heriot Watt University: Academic Fellow in BSL Corpus Linguistics

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Heriot Watt University in Edinburgh is seeking an academic fellow (min. PhD completed) in the area of BSL corpus linguistics. From their web announcement:

“The School of Management & Languages is seeking to appoint an Academic Fellow to undertake a new five-year project aimed at developing a British Sign Language (BSL) learners’ corpus. These prestigious Fellowships are awarded by RCUK subject to the institution guaranteeing an academic position following the end of the award.

The objectives of the BSL learners’ corpus are to better understand issues in BSL as second language learning process, and to inform the teaching of corpus-based language learning techniques to BSL language students.”

The deadline for applications is March 31, 2009.

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Written by o.crasborn@let.ru.nl

Professor of Sign Language of the Netherlands at Radboud University, The Netherlands.

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