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LINGUIST List 18.1361

Sun May 06 2007

Jobs: English & Historical Ling: Researcher, University of Leuven

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        1.    Hubert Cuyckens, English & Historical Linguistics: Researcher, University of Leuven, Belgium

Message 1: English & Historical Linguistics: Researcher, University of Leuven, Belgium
Date: 04-May-2007
From: Hubert Cuyckens <hubert.cuyckensarts.kuleuven.be>
Subject: English & Historical Linguistics: Researcher, University of Leuven, Belgium

University or Organization: University of Leuven
Department: Linguistics
Web Address: http://wwwling.arts.kuleuven.be/fll/

Job Rank: Researcher

Specialty Areas: Historical Linguistics; Grammaticalization, Complementation

Required Language(s): English (eng)


The Research Unit 'Functional Linguistics Leuven' of the Catholic
University of Leuven invites applications for a Post Doc position (3 years)
or a PhD position (4 years) within the research program 'Grammaticalization
and (inter)subjectification' (GRAMIS), funded by the Belgian national
research programme 'Interuniversity Attraction Poles' (IAP VI). The
preferred starting date for either position is September 1, 2007.

Description of the project:
The project aims to contribute to current research on processes of
grammaticalization (in the structural domain) and (inter)subjectification
(in the semantic domain) in language change.
The project brings together linguistic research groups at the universities
of Antwerp, Leuven, Ghent, Louvain-la-Neuve, Hannover, and the Department
of Cultural Anthropology at the Royal Museum of Central Africa in Brussels.

Within the context of this project, the successful applicant will
investigate how various types of clause combining in the history of English
reflect common assumptions about grammaticalization and how they interact
with other mechanisms of change, and analogy in particular.

Requirements for the Post Doc position:
Candidates must hold a PhD in the field of English linguistics, with a
primary specialisation or strong interest in diachronic linguistics. They
should have experience of corpus linguistics, and ideally, have already
published in the area of grammaticalization and/or English historical
linguistics. Furthermore, the successful applicant should not have held a
position at a Belgian university in the two years preceding the
application; nor should they have obtained PhD degree at a Belgian university.

Requirements for the PhD position
Candidates must have a Masters degree or equivalent in English linguistics
and have shown an interest (through their course work) for English
diachronic linguistics, or show willingness to learn methods of diachronic
(corpus-based) research. The successful applicant is expected to continue
their training within their area of specialization.

We especially welcome candidates who share the FLL research group's
interest in approaching language from a usage based perspective and in
solid empirical analysis informed by cognitive and/or functional views on

Applications including a letter of motivation, a curriculum vitae, copies
of exam results, a statement of research interests, and copies of any
relevant publications can be sent to the email address found below.
Further information about the post and/or a detailed description of the
research project can also be obtained from this email address.

Application Deadline: 15-Jun-2007

Mailing Address for Applications:
Prof. Hubert Cuyckens
Department of Linguistics
University of Leuven
Blijde Inkomststraat 21
Leuven 3000

Contact Information:
Prof. Hubert Cuyckens
Website: http://wwwling.arts.kuleuven.ac.be/fll/hcuyckens/
Email: hubert.cuyckens-AT-arts.kuleuven.be
Phone: +32-16-324817

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