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LINGUIST List 17.1775

Mon Jun 12 2006

Jobs: Language Evolution: Researcher, University of Bielefeld

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        1.    Gerhard Jaeger, Language Evolution: Researcher, University of Bielefeld, Germany


Message 1: Language Evolution: Researcher, University of Bielefeld, Germany
Date: 12-Jun-2006
From: Gerhard Jaeger <Gerhard.Jaegeruni-bielefeld.de>
Subject: Language Evolution: Researcher, University of Bielefeld, Germany


University or Organization: University of Bielefeld
Department: Faculty of Linguistics and Literature
Job Rank: Researcher
Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics; Language Evolution

Description:

In the context of the newly founded Collaborative Research Center
(Sonderforschungsbereich) 673 'Alignment in Communication' funded
by the DFG, the following position is available at the University of Bielefeld:

Project A3 'Dialogue Games and Group Dynamics' (principal investigators:
Gerhard J├Ąger & Hans Strohner):
1 half position for a linguist or computational linguist with an interest
in computational and mathematical models of language evolution.

The research assistant will work principally on the theoretical aspects of
the project: the development of a version of evolutionary game theory that
models alignment dynamics in natural language, the explorations of the
formal properties of this model, and the investigation of the consequences
of the model for the structure of language.

The successful candidate must have an M.A. or an equivalent degree. If the
researcher does not hold a Ph.D. yet, he or she is expected to write
his/her thesis in the context of the project.

The salary for this position is based at the BATIIa scale. The position
starts July 1, 2006 and lasts 4 years.

Applications and further inquiries should be sent to Gerhard Jaeger.

Deadline is June 30, 2006, but interviews may begin at any time and will be
continued until the position is filled. We will only consider applications
submitted by e-mail. Please indicate this position, and attach your CV.

For further information, see
http://wwwhomes.uni-bielefeld.de/gjaeger/sfb673/a3/ausschreibung.html



Address for Applications:

Prof. Gerhard Jaeger
Universitaet Bielefeld
Fakultaet fuer Linguistik und Literaturwissenschaft
PF 10 01 31
Bielefeld 33501
Germany

Application Deadline: 30-Jun-2006 (Open until filled)

Contact Information:

Prof. Gerhard Jaeger
Email: Gerhard.Jaegeruni-bielefeld.de
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