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Category:   E-Discussion
Subject:   Vacant Positions / ComputaionalLinguistics/Phonology
From:   ELSNET
Email:   elsnet_(on)_elsnet.org
Date received:   12 Oct 2005

Eric Atwell wrote: > This is a sensitive linguistic issue... I wonder whether anyone > would object if an advert like this appeared on ELSNET: > > Springbok University - College for Whites is a newly established institution > of higher education in S.A. ... > > As we are starting computational Linguistic courses this > spring (Feb 5th), we are searching for a full-time qualified > white lecturer with an MA or Ph.D degree in Computational > Linguistics and Computational Phonology to fill the required > position in the University... There is a whole range of alternative possibilities (white=>black, catholic, visually impaired, vegetarian, homosexual, German, ...), and I'm sure that this would be a great discussion topic (with a very serious undertone) for over a beer next time we meet at a conference, but I would prefer not to speculate about what we would do in hypothetical cases, and just to wait until some real case comes up. Steven Krauwer -- ______________________________________________________________________ ELSNET, UiL OTS, Utrecht Univ, Trans 10, 3512 JK Utrecht, Nederland phone: +31 30 2536050, fax: +31 30 2536000, email: elsnet_(on)_elsnet.org http://www.elsnet.org _______________________________________________ Elsnet-list mailing list Elsnet-list_(on)_elsnet.org http://mailman.elsnet.org/mailman/listinfo/elsnet-list

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