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Wed Feb 5 2003

Support: PhD grants (5): Humboldt-University in Berlin

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  1. Koyka Stoyanova, PhD grants (5): Humboldt-University in Berlin

Message 1: PhD grants (5): Humboldt-University in Berlin

Date: Mon, 3 Feb 2003 08:47:29 +0100
From: Koyka Stoyanova <>
Subject: PhD grants (5): Humboldt-University in Berlin

The Humboldt-University at Berlin and the University of Potsdam are

5 graduate scholarships, to start 01 May 2003

The graduate program is concerned with the organisation of the human
language faculty. Special emphasis is given on economy, optimality
and principles and operations that make possible the highly complex
structures of language and also constrain them. 

There are 4 research areas:

- Derivation of universal structural laws from grammar inherent principles
- Ellipsis
- Lexical and phrasal structure building: comparison of complexity
- Aspects of information structure in semantics, syntax and phonology


Information can be obtained from the addresses below. Graduate
students with above average qualifications/ examination results in
contemporary linguistic theory, and speciality in one or more of the
areas listed above, are invited to apply. Application should contain
degree/ diploma certificates, curriculum vitae, academic references
(at least one), and an outline for a research proposal (alternatively
you may choose one of the research areas and send your
MA-thesis). Applications should be sent to:

Prof. Dr. Karin Donhauser
Humboldt-Universitaet zu Berlin
Institut fuer deutsche Sprache und Linguistik
Unter den Linden 6
10099 Berlin

e-mail inquiries:

Deadline for receipt of applications: 14 March 2003.
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