LINGUIST List 13.3128

Sat Nov 30 2002

Support: Syntax PhD positions, U/Tilburg, Netherlands

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  1. hans.broekhuis, Jobs: Syntax: PhD.-positions, University of Tilburg, Netherlands

Message 1: Jobs: Syntax: PhD.-positions, University of Tilburg, Netherlands

Date: Wed, 27 Nov 2002 05:02:37 +0000
From: hans.broekhuis <>
Subject: Jobs: Syntax: PhD.-positions, University of Tilburg, Netherlands

University or Organization: University of Tilburg
Department: Models of Grammar
Rank of Job: PhD.-positions
Specialty Areas: Syntax

The Faculty of Arts at the University of Tilburg (The Netherlands)
announces one or, provided that the budgetary conditions are met, two
full-time positions for a PhD student. These positions are connected
to the VIDI-project "Derivations and Evaluations" (vacancy number
810.02.17). Starting date of the positions is September 1, 2003.

The VIDI-project "Derivations and Evaluations" aims at showing that
the two dominant frameworks in generative syntax, the Minimalist
Program and Optimality Theory, which are generally seen as
incompatible and competing approaches to language, can be fruitfully
combined within one overall theory of grammar. We are looking for PhD
students who, in collaboration with the other researchers, are willing
to participate in this project. The domain of investigation is the
clause, which has been divided into the left and right periphery and
the middle field; the two PhD-students will investigate phenomena in
respectively the left and the right periphery. See for a
more detailed description of the project/subprojects.

The PhD.-students will be affiliated to the Models of Grammar group at
the University of Tilburg. As members of this group, the students will
also be part of the Dutch Research School in Linguistic (LOT) and
participate in the Summer and Winter schools organized by it. The
students will also be trained in the Minimalist Program, Optimality
Theory and the Derivation and Evaluation model by the leader of the
research group. After four years, the PhD.-projects should result in a
doctoral thesis.


The ability and willingness to participate in a team is a prerequisite.

A thorough training in generative syntax: knowledge of the minimalist
program and/or Optimality Theory is a recommendation.

Affinity with the empirical domains mentioned in the project description.

The selected candidate will get a four year contract (full-time) as a
PhD.-student. The salary will be EUR 1.586 at the start of the project
and increases to EUR 2.151 in the fourth year.

Applicants should include a curriculum vitae, a short description of
the contribution (s)he thinks (s)he can make to the project, a sample
of his/her linguistic work, and the names of three referents in their
written application.
Address for Applications:

	Attn: drs. O. Zweekhorst
	P.O. Box 90153
	Tilburg, 5000 LE
	Applications are due by 15-Jan-2003

Contact Information:
	Hans Broekhuis.
	Tel: ++31-13-4662971

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