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LINGUIST List 18.3069

Fri Oct 19 2007

Jobs: Language Description and Analysis: Post Doc, La Trobe University

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        1.    Alexandra Aikhenvald, Language Description and Analysis: Post Doc, La Trobe University, Victoria, Australia

Message 1: Language Description and Analysis: Post Doc, La Trobe University, Victoria, Australia
Date: 19-Oct-2007
From: Alexandra Aikhenvald <a.aikhenvaldlatrobe.edu.au>
Subject: Language Description and Analysis: Post Doc, La Trobe University, Victoria, Australia
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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: Anthropological Linguistics; Language Documentation; Language Description and Analysis


Applications are invited for two three year Postdoctoral Research
Fellowships in the Research Centre for Linguistic Typology. They are to
commence on 1st March 2008, or soon thereafter.

Applicants should have been awarded their doctorate within the last five
years. They should have experience of linguistic fieldwork and will,
ideally, have already completed a grammatical description of some
previously undescribed language (not their native language) in terms of
basic linguistic theory. 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 successful applicant will work as part of a team with Professor
Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald, Professor R.M.W. Dixon, and other members of the
Research Centre. Ideally, we are looking for one Postdoctoral Research
Fellow who will work on a language from South America and one who will work
on a language from New Guinea. However, in exceptional circumstances,
applicants with primary interest in another area will be considered. Each
appointee will undertake extensive fieldwork and will produce a
comprehensive description of some previously undescribed language. The
choice of language will be made after discussion between the successful
applicant and Professors Aikhenvald and Dixon.

Each Fellowship will be a three-year appointment and is intended to advance
the research activities of the University by bringing to or retaining in
Australia a promising scholar.

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

Application Deadline: 07-Dec-2007
Mailing Address for Applications:
Alexandra Aikhenvald
RCLT La Trobe University
Melbourne, Victoria 3086
Contact Information:
Professor Alexandra Aikhenvald
Email: a.aikhenvaldlatrobe.edu.au
Phone: 61-3-94796402
Fax: 61-3-94673053

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