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LINGUIST List 16.3493

Thu Dec 08 2005

Jobs: Morpho-syntax: Researcher, Universitaet Konstanz

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        1.    Irene Wolke, Morpho-syntax: Researcher, Universitaet Konstanz, Germany

Message 1: Morpho-syntax: Researcher, Universitaet Konstanz, Germany
Date: 08-Dec-2005
From: Irene Wolke <irene.wolkeuni-konstanz.de>
Subject: Morpho-syntax: Researcher, Universitaet Konstanz, Germany

University or Organization: Universitaet Konstanz
Department: Linguistics
Job Rank: Researcher
Specialty Areas: Historical Linguistics; Morphology; Syntax; South Asian Languages


Applications are invited for two half-time research position (salary scale BAT
IIa/2) for three years (not renewable) in a research project on 'The Role of
Semantic Fields in the Development of Postpositions and Case Markers', funded by
the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (German Research Foundation) as part of the
Sonderforschungsbereich 471 'Variation and evolution in the lexicon'. The
successful applicants are expected to undertake research toward their PhD in

Project description:
This project sets out to trace the sources of modern case in several South
Asian languages in order to understand how the semantic fields occupied by
ancestral case markers are mapped onto present day case systems.

More information about the SFB 'Variation and evolution in the lexicon' may
be obtained at: http://ling.uni-konstanz.de/pages/proj/sfb471/index.html

Applicants should have an M.A. degree (or equivalent) in linguistics or a
related field (i.e., computational linguistics).

Further requirements for each of the two positions are as follows:
1) Applicant 1 should have a specialization in the languages of South Asia,
preferably with native speaker competence of one or more of the major
languages spoken in Pakistan (e.g., Urdu, Punjabi, Sindhi, Siraiki), and
have some experience with working on the syntax and morphology of South
Asian languages.
2) Applicant 2 should have a specialization in semantics, in particular,
they should have an interest in the semantics of case and they should also
be willing to engage in some empirical research on some of the languages
spoken India.

Applicants should send a cover letter, a full CV and one sample publication
or paper to: Miriam Butt (Miriam.Buttuni-konstanz.de) at the address below.

Applications will be considered until December 20th, 2005 (or beyond if the
positions have not been filled by then). The positions are availaable as of
January 1, though a later start date can also be negotiated. The University of
Konstanz is an equal opportunity employer and tries to increase the number of
women in research and teaching. The University encourages disabled persons, who
will be given preference if appropriately qualified, to apply (Contact

Address for Applications:

Prof.Dr. Miriam Butt
Fachbereich Sprachwissenschaft
Postfach D 184
D-78457 Konstanz

Application Deadline: Open until filled.

Contact Information:

Prof.Dr. Miriam Butt
Email: miriam.buttuni-konstanz.de
Phone: +49-7531-885109
Website: http://ling.uni-konstanz.de/pages/proj/sfb471/index.html

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