LINGUIST List 12.1280

Wed May 9 2001

Support: Diachrony of Complex Predicates/ West-Germanic

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  1. Ans van Kemenade, Diachrony of Complex Predicates in West-Germanic/ Research

Message 1: Diachrony of Complex Predicates in West-Germanic/ Research

Date: Tue, 8 May 2001 19:38:28 +0200
From: Ans van Kemenade <>
Subject: Diachrony of Complex Predicates in West-Germanic/ Research

In the framework of a research programme grant for three 
researchers,titled 'the Diachrony of Complex Predicates in
West-Germanic', one four-year paid position is available for research 
leading to a doctoral thesis.

The research programme as a whole is directed by professors Geert Booij 
(Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam) and Ans van Kemenade (University of 
Nijmegen), and funded to a large extent by the Netherlands Organization 
for Scientific

Research, NWO. The aim of the programme is to come to an extensive, 
indepth, theoretically inspired and corpus-based study of the historical 
development of separable complex verbs in the West-Germanic languages. 
The programme comprises a postdoctoral project on Gothic and Old High 
German with Dr. Bettelou Los as the researcher; a PhD project on the 
history of Dutch with Corrien Blom as the researcher; and a PhD project 
on the history of English, for which we now seek a candidate. This 
project concentrates on (Middle) English, and will be conducted at the 
University of Nijmegen under the direction of prof. Ans van Kemenade.

Requirements: the succesful candidate should have affinity with a 
theoretical approach as well as with detailed data research in 
computerized corpora. The institutional embedding of the project will
ensure some further training in both of these aspects. We seek a 
candidate with undergraduate training in English, with a specialism in 
language/(historical) linguistics. For further information, contact The post is tenable from 1 June 2001 or as soon 
as possible thereafter.

A full description of the programme can also be found at:
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