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LINGUIST List 18.1927

Wed Jun 27 2007

Jobs: Greek & General Ling, Socioling: Post Doc, La Trobe University

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        1.    Alexandra Aikhenvald, Modern Greek & General Linguistics, Sociolinguistics: Post Doc, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia

Message 1: Modern Greek & General Linguistics, Sociolinguistics: Post Doc, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia
Date: 27-Jun-2007
From: Alexandra Aikhenvald <a.aikhenvaldlatrobe.edu.au>
Subject: Modern Greek & General Linguistics, Sociolinguistics: Post Doc, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia

University or Organization: La Trobe University
Department: Research Centre for Linguistic Typology
Web Address: http://www.latrobe.edu.au/rclt/

Job Rank: Post Doc

Specialty Areas: General Linguistics; Sociolinguistics; Language Contact, Modern

Required Language(s): Greek (ell)


Research Fellowships On Greek Grammar In Diaspora

Two three-year Post-Doctoral Research Fellowships are available, for studying
how the grammar of Modern Greek has changed within two immigrant communities.
One Research Fellow will study Greek as spoken within multicultural situations
in Australia, while the other will work on Greek as spoken in a South American
country. The Fellowships are to be held at the Research Centre for Linguistic
Typology, in association with the National Centre for Hellenic Studies and
Research, both located at La Trobe University in Melbourne, Australia. The
positions are available from 1st January 2008.

The Research Centre for Linguistic Typology is concerned with language
description and with language contact situations. It has about 20 members (PhD
students, Post-Doctoral Research Fellows and Visiting Fellows), working on a
range of languages and language contact situations from across the world. The
successful applicants will work closely with Professor Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald
(Associate Director), Professor R. M. W. Dixon (Director) and Professor Peter
Trudgill (Adjunct Professor).

The National Centre for Hellenic Studies and Research, whose Director is
Professor Anastasios M. Tamis, is concerned with research on Greek language and
culture in Australia, and their maintenance. The Research Fellows will also
interact with the members of the The National Centre for Hellenic Studies and
Research and with Professor Michael J. Osborne, Distinguished Professor at La
Trobe University and former Vice-Chancellor of this University.

Further information about RCLT and about NCHSR is available from the respective
websites: www.latrobe.edu.au/rclt and http://www.latrobe.edu.au/nhc.

Applicants should have a thorough training in modern linguistics, and have
native-like competence in Modern Greek. The applicant for the position involving
South America should have a working knowledge of Spanish or Portuguese.

Applicants should normally have been awarded their doctorate within the last
five years. The University may consider cases in which the period is in excess
of five years due to special circumstances. Applications will be considered from
candidates whose thesis is currently under examination. Applicants must hold a
doctoral degree or have equivalent qualifications at the date of appointment. A
Fellowship will not normally be awarded to an applicant who already holds an
appointment within the University.

The Positions will be full-time, fixed-term (three years) at Academic Level A6,
with the commencing remuneration package $65,610 to $70,427 per annum, which
includes 17% employer superannuation.

Applications close on Friday 28th September 2007. Applicants should supply an
up-to-date CV together with the names and contact details of three academic
referees. The Selection Committee will contact the referees as appropriate.

Before making a formal application, potential applicants are invited to
communicate with Professor Alexandra Aikhenvald.

Application Deadline: 28-Sep-2007

Mailing Address for Applications:
Professor Alexandra Aikhenvald
RCLT La Trobe University
Melbourne, Vic 3084

Contact Information:
Professor Alexandra Aikhenvald
Email: a.aikhenvaldlatrobe.edu.au
Phone: 61-3-94796402
Fax: 61-3-94673053

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