LINGUIST List 14.1712

Mon Jun 16 2003

Jobs: Narrow Bantu & Syntax: Post Doc, SOAS (London)

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Message 1: Narrow Bantu & Syntax: Post Doc, SOAS (London), United Kingdom

Date: Mon, 16 Jun 2003 16:42:04 +0000
From: lm5 <>
Subject: Narrow Bantu & Syntax: Post Doc, SOAS (London), United Kingdom

University or Organization: School of Oriental and African Studies (London)
Department: Department of Languages and Cultures of Africa
Rank of Job: Post Doc
Specialty Areas: Syntax, Bantu Linguistics
Required Language(s): Narrow Bantu


(University of London)

Research Assistant
Department of Languages and Cultures of Africa
3-year Fixed-Term Contract
Commencing 21,125 GBP p.a. plus 2,134 p.a. London Allowance
Vacancy 03-57

The Research Assistant will be part of the AHRB funded project "A
dynamic typology of pronouns and clitics in Bantu and Romance" led by
Dr. Lutz Marten (SOAS) and Prof. Ruth Kempson (King's College
London). The project investigates morpho-syntactic micro-variation in
clitic and agreement systems in Romance and Bantu, using the tools of
Dynamic Syntax, which places particular emphasis on linear order for
syntactic analysis, and the role of context in utterance

The postholder will mainly be involved in the Bantu part of the
project which plays an important role for the empirical base of the
project as a whole. In addition to analytical-theoretical and
comparative aspects, the Bantu part involves a descriptive component
which includes extended fieldwork in East and Southern Africa, to
which the postholder is expected to make a significant contribution.

The appointed person will be expected to have a PhD (or be close to
completion) and expertise in theoretical and/or African
linguistics. Fieldwork experience and relevant language skills will be
an asset.

We hope to appoint an individual who will work both independently and
in co-operation with other members of the project and the Dynamic
Syntax community. The appointed person will be expected to be
dedicated to the formal analysis of African languages, to develop an
active research profile and to participate in the academic life of the
Department as well as in the friendly and lively Dynamic Syntax
group. Other duties include the preparation and presentation of
research outcomes at international conferences and through
publication, participation in the organization of workshops and
conferences, and other activities relevant to the project.

Membership to USS is available.

An application form and full job description may be obtained from the
Human Resources Department, 
School of Oriental and African Studies,
Thornhaugh Street, 
Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG 

(Tel.: +44 (0)20 7898 4134; 
Fax: +44 (0)20 7898 4129; 

CVs may be submitted with a completed SOAS job application form. No
agencies. Informal enquiries can be addressed to the project leader
Dr. Lutz Marten (Tel.: Tel.: +44 (0)20 7898 4653; Fax: +44 (0)20 7898
4399; E-mail:

Closing date: 1 July 2003

SOAS is an equal opportunities employer


Address for Applications:

	Attn: Human Resources
	Thornhaugh Street
	Russell Square
	London, WC1H 0XG
	United Kingdom 
	Applications are due by 01-Jul-2003

Contact Information:
	Dr Lutz Marten
	Tel: +44-(0)20-78984653
	Fax: +44-(0)20-78984399

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