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Wed Jun 11 2003

Jobs: Typology: Research Assistant, U/of Manchester

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Message 1: Convergence and Ling Areas: Research Asst, University of Manchester

Date: Tue, 10 Jun 2003 10:10:53 +0000
From: y.matras <y.matrasman.ac.uk>
Subject: Convergence and Ling Areas: Research Asst, University of Manchester



University or Organization: University of Manchester
Department: Linguistics
Rank of Job: Research Assistant
Specialty Areas: Typology, Language Contact


Description:

RESEARCH ASSISTANT (REF: 463/03)

Applications are invited for the above position on a three-year
research project on 'Convergence and Linguistic Areas', funded by the
Arts and Humanities Research Board, and coordinated by Dr Yaron Matras
at the Department of Linguistics.

This is a three-year fixed term contract commencing on 1 September
2003.

Starting salary: GBP 21,125 per annum

The aim of the project is to conduct a comparative investigation of
linguistic areas, to evaluate a sample of areas, and to assess the
relations between convergence, borrowing, and bilingualism.

The successful candidate will construct and manage the project's
cross-linguistic database on borrowing and convergence, contribute to
the project's output of publications on linguistic areas, borrowing,
convergence and bilingualism, and work in a research team and be
expected to accommodate to the team's working schedule and priorities.

Applicants must have a PhD specialising in linguistic typology /
historical linguistics, and/or language contact/bilingualism, an
interest in linguistic areas and areal typology, and ability and
readiness to work in a research team. A record of publications,
experience with linguistic databases, and expertise in one or more
linguistic areas are advantages.

Application forms and further particulars are available at
http://www.man.ac.uk/news/vacancies or from the Office of the Director
of Personnel, The University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester,
M13 9PL, UK. Tel ++44 (0) 161 275 2028; fax: ++44 (0) 161 275 2471;
minicom (for the hearing impaired): +44 (0) 161 275 7889; email:
personnelman.ac.uk

Please quote reference no. 463/03.

The closing date for applications is 30 June 2003. Interviews are
expected to take place in the week between 5-11 July 2003.

AS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES EMPLOYER, THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER
WELCOMES APPLICATIONS FROM SUITABLY QUALIFIED PEOPLE FROM ALL SECTIONS
OF THE COMMUNITY REGARDLESS OF RACE, RELIGION, GENDER OR DISABILITY.



Address for Applications:

	Attn: Dr Yaron Matras
	Department of Linguistics, 
	University of Manchester
	Oxford Road
	Manchester, M13 9PL
	United Kingdom 
 
	Applications are due by 30-Jun-2003


Contact Information:
	Dr Yaron Matras
	Email: y.matrasman.ac.uk
	Tel: +44 (0) 161 275 3975
	Website: http://ling.man.ac.uk
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