LINGUIST List 13.2266

Wed Sep 11 2002

Support: 2 PhD Studentships, Nijmegen, The Netherlands

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  1. Paula Fikkert, Phonology, Morphology, Psycholing: 2 PhDs Nijmegen, The Netherlands

Message 1: Phonology, Morphology, Psycholing: 2 PhDs Nijmegen, The Netherlands

Date: Tue, 10 Sep 2002 17:14:33 +0000
From: Paula Fikkert <>
Subject: Phonology, Morphology, Psycholing: 2 PhDs Nijmegen, The Netherlands


Applications are invited for the above positions, which are part of
the research program "Changing Lexical Representations in the Mental
Lexicon", funded by NWO.

The aims of the Research program are

(a) detailed study of the phonological and morphological changes in
various paradigms throughout the history of Dutch and the way in which
paradigms did or did not undergo paradigm leveling. This will be
compared with cross-linguistic results from other Germanic languages.

(b) in-depth study of how children build up lexical representations
and determine the pathways of development in the lexical
representations, the phonological and morphological components of
grammar, and their interaction.

(c) to determine the nature of lexical representations in the
phonology-morphology interface, the direction of change, and to
identify triggers for change.

(d) to investigate the consequences of the results for formal theories
of phonology and the organization of both the lexicon and the grammar.

PROJECT I: a 4-year salaried Ph.D. position, investigating changes in
various morphological paradigms, both derivational and inflectional,
in the history of Dutch and closely related languages, particularly of
West Germanic.

PROJECT II: a 4-year salaried Ph.D. position., investigating both the
early stages of acquisition and later stages in which morphological
characteristics of the language are acquired.

Applicants for either of the two Ph.D. positions must have native or
near-native competence in Dutch, and must have completed undergraduate
study in phonetics, phonology, morphology, historical linguistics or
psycholinguistics. The salary will be according to the Dutch
regulations for "AIO's".

The closing date for applications is September 18, 2002. The starting
date is as soon as possible thereafter.

Applicants should send a full CV and arrange for at least one letter
of reference to be sent to:

Katholieke Universiteit Nijmegen 
Faculteit der Letteren
Afdeling Personeelszaken 
Postbus 9103 
6500 HD Nijmegen 

with reference to "vacaturenummer 04.82.02" for project I and
"vacaturenummer 04.83.02" for project II on both envelop and letter.

Your application can also be submitted by email:

Further information from: Paula Fikkert (
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