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Fri Jun 20 2003

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Message 1: Bantu Linguistics: PhD Student, SOAS (London), United Kingdom

Date: Tue, 17 Jun 2003 06:03:13 +0000
From: lm5 <>
Subject: Bantu Linguistics: PhD Student, 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: PhD Student
Specialty Areas: Syntax, Bantu Linguistics


(University of London)

PhD Studentship in African linguistics
Department of Languages and Cultures of Africa

SOAS is inviting applications for a 3 year PhD studentship covering
tuition fees and an annual stipend of �11,000 p.a. (UK citizens
only). Due to AHRB regulations, students must have been resident in
the UK for the last three years to qualify for an award. Students who
have been resident in an EU country other than the UK for the last
three years qualify for a 'fees only' award.

Candidates should ideally hold a postgraduate qualification such as an
MA degree or equivalent in theoretical or African linguistics and have
knowledge of syntactic/semantic theory and/or Bantu linguistics. The
student will be enrolled in the Department of Africa at SOAS
(University of London).

The PhD student 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 interpretation.

The student's work remains to be decided in detail, but it is planned
that this work provides a detailed case study of one or two Bantu
languages either from a typological or a more theoretical perspective
and should lead to a description and analysis (in Dynamic Syntax) of
agreement, subject- and object marking, and relevant verbal syntax in
a specific Bantu language, including 6 months of fieldwork with some
comparative Bantu evidence and discussion of the relevance for
linguistic theory.

Applications including a CV, a statement of research interests, and
the names of two referees should be addressed to Dr. Lutz Marten,
Department of Africa, School of Oriental and African Studies,
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG, E-mail: 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: 15 July 2003

Address for Applications:

	Attn: Dr Lutz Marten
	Thornhaugh Street
	Russell Square
	London, WC1H 0XG
	United Kingdom 
	Applications are due by 15-Jul-2003

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

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