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Tue Dec 21 2004

Jobs: Language Description: Post Doc, La Trobe U

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        1.    alexandra aikhenvald, Language Description: Post Doc, La Trobe University, Victoria, Australia



Message 1: Language Description: Post Doc, La Trobe University, Victoria, Australia

Date: 21-Dec-2004
From: alexandra aikhenvald <a.ailhenvaldlatrobe.edu.au>
Subject: Language Description: Post Doc, La Trobe University, Victoria, Australia


University or Organization: La Trobe University 
 Department: Research Centre for Linguistic Typology
 Job Rank: Post Doc  
 Specialty Areas: Language Description; Linguistic Typology;
                           Language Contact, Anthropological Linguistics
 
 
 Description:
 
 Applicants should have been awarded their doctorate within the last five years.
 They should have experience of linguistic fieldwork and will, ideally, have
 already completed a grammatical description of some previously undescribed
 language (not their native language) in terms of basic linguistic theory.  The
 University may consider cases in which the period is in excess of five years due
 to special circumstances. Applications will be considered from candidates whose
 thesis is currently under examination.  Applicants must hold a doctoral degree
 or have equivalent qualifications at the date of appointment.  La Trobe
 graduates should normally have a minimum of two years postdoctoral research
 experience at another institution.  A Fellowship will not normally be awarded to
 an applicant who holds a permanent appointment within the University.
 
 The successful applicant will work as part of a team with Professor Alexandra Y.
 Aikhenvald, Professor R.M.W. Dixon, and other members of the Research Centre, on
 a topic relating to languages preferably from South America (although applicants
 with primary interest in another area would be considered). They will undertake
 extensive fieldwork and will either (i) produce a comprehensive description of
 some previously undescribed language; or (ii) pursue an in-depth study of a
 language contact situation. Option (ii) will be suitable for someone who already
 has good knowledge of one or more of the languages involved in a suitable
 contact situation.  The choice of project will be made after discussion between
 the successful applicant and Professors Aikhenvald and Dixon.
 
 The Fellowship will be a three-year appointment and is intended to advance the
 research activities of the University by bringing to or retaining in Australia a
 promising scholar.
 
 Enquiries should be directed initially to the Associate Director of RCLT,
 Professor Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald (email a.aikhenvaldlatrobe.edu.au, phone 
 +61 3 9479 6402).
 
 
 Address for Applications:
 
  Professor Alexandra Aikhenvald 
  Research Centre for Linguistic Typology 
  La Trobe University 
  Melbourne, Victoria 3086 
  Australia  
 
 Application Deadline: 11-Mar-2005 
 
 Contact Information:
 
  Professor Alexandra Aikhenvald 
  Email: a.aikhenvaldlatrobe.edu.au 
  Phone: 61-3-94796402 
  Fax: 61-3-94673053 
  Website: http://www.latrobe.edu.au
 
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