LINGUIST List 12.1485

Mon Jun 4 2001

Jobs: Postdoc on New Zealand English, in New Zealand

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  1. Andrew Carstairs-McCarthy, Postdoc on New Zealand English

Message 1: Postdoc on New Zealand English

Date: Fri, 01 Jun 2001 17:56:40 +1200
From: Andrew Carstairs-McCarthy <>
Subject: Postdoc on New Zealand English

Post doctoral Fellowship in Sociolinguistics (with Auditory Phonetics)

A vacancy exists for a one year post-doctoral fellow to work in
sociolinguistics in the Origins of New Zealand English Project
associated with the Departments of Linguistics and Speech and Language
Therapy at the University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand.
The position is for one year with a possibility of extension. The
successful applicant will be part of an existing team carrying out
research into the origins and development of New Zealand spoken
English. The team, which includes Elizabeth Gordon, Margaret
Maclagan, Lyle Campbell and Peter Trudgill, will analyse the recorded
speech of people born between the 1850s and the 1970s. The data will
be considered in its social context and the work will contribute to
the development of theories of new dialect formation and language
change. The anticipated starting date for the position is 1st March

For more information, please contact Dr Margaret Maclagan 
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