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Tue Mar 14 2006
Support: General Ling: PhD Student, U of Amsterdam
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Dutch/English & General Linguistics: PhD Student, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
Message 1: Dutch/English & General Linguistics: PhD Student, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
From: Els Verheugd <E.A.B.M.Verheugd-Daatzelaaruva.nl>
Subject: Dutch/English & General Linguistics: PhD Student, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
Institution/Organization: University of Amsterdam
Specialty Areas: Dutch Linguistics, General Linguistics
Required Language(s): Dutch (nld); English (eng)
The Amsterdam Centre for Language and Communication focuses on the
description and explanations for variation in languages and language use.
Despite their enormous variety, languages show a remarkable degree of
similarity, which can be described in terms of a set of language
universals. A key feature of the ACLC approach is that these universals are
studied from the widest possible variety of perspectives, both descriptive
and theoretical, in order to ensure that the findings are not accidental,
but are truly representative of the basic parameters that govern the
organization of natural languages. The ACLC includes both functional and
formal approaches to language description and encourages dialogue between
these approaches. Studies cover all aspects of speech and languages:
phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics and pragmatics - in a
search for the Language Blueprint. Language typology, including that of
creole and signed languages, plays an important part in the ACLC programme.
Language variation in terms of time, space and context is also a
specialisation. The study of variation in the different types of language
user - from the child learning her first language to the adult second
language learner including also different types of language pathology - is
a clear focus.
Types of application
You can apply for one of the 2 selected PhD projects listed below. The full
text of the project descriptions can be found on the ACLC website under
You can also apply to be an external PhD candidate. These positions are not
financed, although there is a small amount available for work support.
1. Accessibility of semantic networks of Dutch L1 and L2 children.
2. Logische metonymie in the direct object.
For the full text of the project descriptions and the Guidelines for
applying for a PhD position, see the ACLC website (www.hum.uva.nl/aclc) under
Vacancies. Please note that incomplete applications will not be taken into
consideration, so follow these guidelines carefully.
Web Address for Applications: http://www.hum.uva.nl/aclc
Mailing Address for Applications:
Attn: Prof. Dr. Anne Baker
Amsterdam 1012 VT
Applications are due by: 31-Mar-2006
Dr. Els Verheugd
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