LINGUIST List 14.1672

Thu Jun 12 2003

Jobs: General Ling: Researcher, University of Potsdam

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  1. mayer, General Linguistics: Researcher, University of Potsdam, Germany

Message 1: General Linguistics: Researcher, University of Potsdam, Germany

Date: Thu, 12 Jun 2003 06:24:56 +0000
From: mayer <>
Subject: General Linguistics: Researcher, University of Potsdam, Germany

University or Organization: University of Potsdam
Department: Linguistics Department
Rank of Job: Researcher
Specialty Areas: General Linguistics, Phonetics, Phonology, 
Required Language(s): German, Standard (Code = GER)


The linguistics department of the University of Potsdam (Germany)
invites applications for two half positions (Researcher/
Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter, 1/2 BAT-O IIa, three years). Both
positions are part of a project within a new SFB (Special Research
Area) on information structure. The project's title is 'Rhetorical
structure in spoken language'. It deals with the interaction of the
rhetorical structure of texts with the prosodic features of spoken
discourse. During the first three years the research will focus on

One position is for a linguist interested in the phonology-semantics-
pragmatics interface. The research involves two main areas: (1)
theoretical and experimental examination of prosodic phenomena
resulting from the interaction between discourse structure and
information structure (such as deaccentuation); and (2) analysis and
modeling of phonological aspects of discourse prosody.

The other position is to be filled by a linguist interested in
experimental phonetics and corpus analysis in the context of discourse
prosody. The position involves data acquisition and corpus design,
implementation of phonetic analyses on large speech corpora, and
experiments on the production and perception of discourse prosodic

Knowledge of German is necessary for both positions. Earliest start is
July 1st, 2003.

Address for Applications:

	Attn: Dr. Joerg Mayer
	PF 601553
	Potsdam, 14415
	Applications are due by 27-Jun-2003

Contact Information:
	Dr. Joerg Mayer
	Tel: +49 331 9772051

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