LINGUIST List 13.1404

Mon May 20 2002

Support: Syntax/Semantics/Phonology: Humboldt Germany

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  1. Koyka Stoyanova, Syntax, Semantics, Phonology: Humboldt U in Berlin/Potsdam, Germany

Message 1: Syntax, Semantics, Phonology: Humboldt U in Berlin/Potsdam, Germany

Date: Tue, 14 May 2002 16:30:13 +0200
From: Koyka Stoyanova <>
Subject: Syntax, Semantics, Phonology: Humboldt U in Berlin/Potsdam, Germany

The Humboldt-University at Berlin and the University of Potsdam are

7 graduate stipends, to start 1. September 2002

The study/research program is concerned with the organisation of the
human language faculty, with special emphasis on economy, optimality
and minimality in the principles and operations that make possible and
constrain the highly complex structures of language.

There are 4 research areas: 

- Derivation of universal structural laws from grammar inherent
- Ellipsis
- Lexical and phrasal structure building: comparison of complexity
- Aspects of information structure in semantics, syntax and phonology

Information can be obtained from the addresses below. Graduate
students with above average qualifications/ examination results in
contemporary linguistic theory, and speciality in one or more of the
areas listed above, are invited to apply. Application should contain
degree/ diploma certificates, curriculum vitae, academic references
(at least one), and an outline for a research proposal (alternatively
you may choose one of the research areas and send your
MA-thesis). Applications should be sent to:

 Prof. Dr. Karin Donhauser 
 Humboldt-Universitaet zu Berlin 
 Institut fuer deutsche Sprache und Linguistik 
 Unter den Linden 6 
 10099 Berlin 

e-mail inquiries:

Deadline for receipt of applications: 14. June 2002.

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