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Syntax: 2 PhD Students, University of Groningen (the Netherlands), Netherlands
Message 1: Syntax: 2 PhD Students, University of Groningen (the Netherlands), Netherlands
From: Mark de Vries <mark.de.vriesrug.nl>
Subject: Syntax: 2 PhD Students, University of Groningen (the Netherlands), Netherlands
University or Organization: University of Groningen (the Netherlands)
Job Rank: PhD
Specialty Areas: Syntax
The Faculty of Arts/Center for Language and Cognition Groningen announces two
PhD Student positions in syntax.
Both projects are part of a larger project called "The Syntax of
Nonsubordination: Parentheses, Appositions and Grafts" funded by the Netherlands
Organization for Scientific Research (NWO). The project will start 1 February 2006.
The general project involves a systematic study in nonsubordination (parataxis)
from the perspective of generative syntax. Constructions we are interested in
are parentheses, appositions, hedges, juxtapositions, etc. There are two PhD
positions, one postdoc, and student assistants. The principal investigator is
Dr. Mark de Vries. Candidates are supposed to collaborate within the general
project, but the two PhD projects are independent. The general topic of the
projects is fixed, but each candidate is of course required to develop his or
her own ideas. Some knowledge of formal semantics is an advantage, but not
required. During the first year a more extensive research proposal is to be
written. Candidates are expected to participate in a number of LOT courses, and
will be encouraged to do some teaching themselves. PhD project I concerns
appositions empirically, and the development of a theory of specifying
coordination. PhD project II concerns sentence amalgamation empirically, and
the development of a theory of syntactic 'grafting'. The full project
description can be downloaded (see the link below).
- a MA degree in theoretical linguistics is required at the beginnning of the
- affinity with and skills in generative syntax
- ability to work independently
- commitment to the general project; willingness to cooperate
- proficiency in English; motivation to learn Dutch (if applicable)
The University of Groningen (RuG) is rooted in the North of the Netherlands.
Groningen is a lively city of 180,000 inhabitants; it is the regional capital.
The university was founded in 1614. At present there are about 22,000 students
and 6,000 employees; there are ten faculties covering all fields of study.
The Center for Language and Cognition Groningen (CLCG) embraces all the
linguistic research within the Faculty of Arts. The candidates will also
participate in the Netherlands Graduate School of Linguistics (LOT). Within the
CLCG there are six research groups: Syntax and Semantics, Phonetics and
Phonology, Neurolinguistics, Computational Linguistics, Educational Linguistics,
Discourse and Communication, and Descriptive and Historical Linguistics. There
are PhD students and postdocs working in all of these groups.
Conditions of employment
Starting date: 1 February 2006
Duration of the contract: 4 years.
Status: promovendus position (employee).
Appointment: 0.9 fte (maximum 36 hours per week).
Salary: 1877,- (first year) to 2407,- (last year) gross per month, based on
a fulltime employment.
The full project description can be downloaded from:
Interviews will be in week 48, commencing 28 November 2005.
Applications (in English or Dutch)
If you are interested in applying, we would like to receive:
- a letter of application (in which you describe (i) why you are interested in
PhD project I or II or both, and (ii) why you think you are a good candidate)
- your curriculum vitae (including a list of publications, if any)
- if possible a copy of your diploma together with a list of grades
- a copy of an article or paper (which shows some of your talent)
- the names and email addresses of two referees
When applying for this job ALWAYS mention the vacancy number AT205214-15 and
refer to the fact that you found this vacancy through AcademicTransfer.org.
Address for Applications:
Personnel and Organization
University of Groningen, P.O. Box 72
Dr. Mark de Vries
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