LINGUIST List 16.589

Mon Feb 28 2005

Jobs: Syntax/Dialectology: Post Doc, Meertens Instituut

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        1.    Sjef Barbiers, Syntax/Dialectology: Post Doc, Meertens Instituut, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Message 1: Syntax/Dialectology: Post Doc, Meertens Instituut, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Date: 28-Feb-2005
From: Sjef Barbiers <>
Subject: Syntax/Dialectology: Post Doc, Meertens Instituut, Amsterdam, Netherlands

University or Organization: Meertens Instituut, Amsterdam
Department: Variation Linguistics
Job Rank: Post Doc
Specialty Areas: Syntax; Dialects in Europe


Two 3-year postdoc positions in the ESF-funded project European Dialect
Syntax. The positions are available from the 1st of September 2005.

Project information: The goal of this project is twofold: (I) Setting up
and extending cooperation between dialect syntax projects in Europe,
yielding a European network of dialect syntacticians that use the same
standards with respect to methodology of data collection, data storage,
annotation, data retrieval and cartography; (II) Theoretical analysis of
syntactic doubling phenomena in European dialects (e.g. subject doubling,
Wh-word doubling, agreement doubling, auxiliary doubling, etc.). The
project builds on the standards, database and network developed in the
Dutch-Flemish project Syntactic Atlas of the Dutch Dialects (2000-2004; for
more information:
Postdoc 1 will be primarily concerned with the European Dialect Syntax
network. Postdoc 2 will be primarily concerned with the theoretical
analysis of doubling phenomena. In addition to the postdocs, the research
team consists of the project leader (Sjef Barbiers), a research assistant
and a software developer.

The application should include a letter of application with a description
of the applicants' background, research experience and the relevance of
previous work to the European Dialect Syntax Project, a curriculum vitae,
a Ph.D.-dissertation or equivalent work and other relevant material, a
research proposal (4-5 pages), which must be relevant to the European
Dialect Syntax Project, names and e-mail addresses of two referees and a
complete list of publications.

The application should be sent in 2 collated sets to the address above. The
letter of application, CV and research proposal should also be send
electronically to

Address for Applications:

Meertens Instituut Dep. of Human Resources
PO Box 94264
Amsterdam 1090 GG

Application Deadline: 01-May-2005

Contact Information:

Sjef Barbiers
Phone: +31 20 4628530

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