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LINGUIST List 17.253

Wed Jan 25 2006

Jobs: Syntactic Typology: Researcher, U of Leipzig

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        1.    Balthasar Bickel, Syntactic Typology: Researcher, University of Leipzig, Germany


Message 1: Syntactic Typology: Researcher, University of Leipzig, Germany
Date: 24-Jan-2006
From: Balthasar Bickel <bickeluni-leipzig.de>
Subject: Syntactic Typology: Researcher, University of Leipzig, Germany


University or Organization: University of Leipzig
Department: Linguistics
Job Rank: Researcher
Specialty Areas: Typology


Description:

The Department of Linguistics at the University of Leipzig invites applications
for a half-time position in syntactic typology, starting April 1 or later. The
salary is based on the German BAT-O IIa/2 payscale and the position is
especially (but not exclusively) suitable for a student who wishes to persue a
doctoral degree in typology in Leipzig. The position is limited to three years
but continuation beyond that is possible in follow-up projects.

The successful applicant will work with a research team headed by Balthasar
Bickel (U Leipzig) and Ina Bornkessel (MPI for Cognitive and Brain Sciences,
Leipzig) in an interdisciplinary project on the processing of grammatical
relations during comprehension in typologically distinct languages. The main
task of the successful applicant will be detailed comparative research into the
grammatical relations of Hindi, Chechen and Mandarin Chinese, the fine-tuning of
typological variables for comparing grammatical relations in general, and help
in the preparation of stimulus material for neuropsychological experiments in
collaboration with other team members.

The project is part of a new DFG research unit 'Grammar and Processing of
Verbal Arguments' (Forschergruppe 742; http://www.uni-leipzig.de/~va), of
the AUTOTYP research program on typological databases
(http://www.uni-leipzig.de/~autotyp), and of the MPI Junior Research Group on
Neurotypology (http://www.cbs.mpg.de).

The working language of the project is English, but at least a passive knowledge
of German would be an asset. Skills in database technology and corpus research
are additional assets. Applicants should have at least an MA in (general)
linguistics in hand.

Applicants should send an e-mail to Balthasar Bickel
(bickeluni-leipzig.de) by February 15. The e-mail should briefly explain why
the applicant would be qualified for this project and should contain a full CV
as a pdf attachment.

Review of applications begins February 15 but will continue until the
position is filled.


Address for Applications:

Prof. Dr. Balthasar Bickel
Institut für Linguistik
Universität Leipzig
Beethovenstrasse 15
Leipzig 04107
Germany

Application Deadline: 15-Feb-2006

Contact Information:

Prof. Dr. Balthasar Bickel
Email: bickeluni-leipzig.de
Phone: +49-341-973 7610
Fax: +49-341-973 7609
Website: http://www.uni-leipzig.de/~bickel


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