LINGUIST List 14.2046

Wed Jul 30 2003

Support: Two Positions: Research Asst, U/Pompeu Fabra

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  1. Louise McNally, Semantics/Pragmatics: Research Asst, Universitat Pompeu Fabra

Message 1: Semantics/Pragmatics: Research Asst, Universitat Pompeu Fabra

Date: Tue, 29 Jul 2003 10:33:33 +0000
From: Louise McNally <>
Subject: Semantics/Pragmatics: Research Asst, Universitat Pompeu Fabra

Research assistantships for Doctoral study in
Theoretical/Computational Linguistics, Barcelona

University or Organization: Universitat Pompeu Fabra
Department: Translation and Philology 
Specialty Areas: Theoretical Linguistics (Semantics, Pragmatics),
 Computational Linguistics


The Department of Translation and Philology at Pompeu Fabra University
is offering two research assistantships for doctoral study beginning
academic year 2003-2004 (start date: October 1, 2003) Both
assistantships are in the areas of theoretical or computational
linguistics. One is associated with a funded project in formal
semantics and is for one year, renewable up to four years. The other
is linked to a funded project in formal pragmatics and is for a year,
renewable for a second year.

Students awarded the assistantships must enroll in either of the two
doctoral programs sponsored by the Department:

-Multilingual Communication: emphasis in formal and computational
linguistics (

-Cognitive Science and Language (, jointly
offered by the Universitat Aut�noma de Barcelona, the University of
Barcelona, Universitat Pompeu Fabra and Universitat Rovira i Virgili
(Note: To be eligible for these assistantships, students must enroll
through Universitat Pompeu Fabra)

Both programs have been awarded a special status by the Spanish
Ministry of Education, the so-called ''Menci�n de Calidad'', which
provides among other things additional funding opportunities for
international students to cover ccommodation and travel expenses
( For further
information on the Multilingual Communication program contact

The Cognitive Science program is also part of the International
Graduate School of Catalonia (IGSOC); see

Students of any nationality may apply. Knowledge of Spanish or Catalan
is not essential for participation in the Cognitive Science Program,
though some knowledge of or willingness to learn one or both of the
languages is recommended.

Applications: In addition to filling out the preregistration form at, candidates must submit the
following documents:

 * academic transcript (original or certified true copy)
 * bachelor's degree or letter certifying that 
 the applicant has the degree (certified true copy)
 * curriculum vitae
 * passport-size photograph
 * photocopy of the national identity card or passport

Documentation should be sent to:
 Department of Translation and Philology
 Universitat Pompeu Fabra
 La Rambla, 30-32
 08002 Barcelona, SPAIN

Application deadline: Sept. 15, 2003. Please write 'Re: Distinci�' on
the envelope.

For further information, or if you have problems interacting with the
websites, contact:

 Louise McNally:
 Enric Vallduv�:
 Tel: +34 93 542 22 48

Additional information about Universitat Pompeu Fabra and Barcelona:

Additional information: 

Students of any nationality may apply to the Catalan Department of
Universities and/or the Spanish Ministry for Education for four-year
graduate fellowships: see


Submission deadline for both fellowship programs: September 30, 2003.

The candidates awarded the graduate assistantships announced here will
be encouraged to apply also to these fellowship programs.
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