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LINGUIST List 18.3197

Wed Oct 31 2007

Jobs: General Linguistics: PhD Candidates, University of Amsterdam

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        1.    Els Verheugd, General Linguistics: PhD Candidates, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Message 1: General Linguistics: PhD Candidates, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Date: 30-Oct-2007
From: Els Verheugd <els.verheugduva.nl>
Subject: General Linguistics: PhD Candidates, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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University or Organization: University of Amsterdam
Department: ACLC, Faculty of Humanities
Web Address: http://www.hum.uva.nl/aclc

Job Rank: PhD Candidate

Specialty Areas: General Linguistics; General Linguistics


PhD Positions at the ACLC

Research Direction:
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 to be filled per
September 1st 2008, by submitting your own proposal by December 3rd 2007.
How to submit your own proposal is described in the document on the ACLC
website (www.hum.uva.nl/aclc under PhD Candidates / How to become a PhD
candidate at the ACLC and then Submitting your own proposal). NB: You must
very quickly make contact with your intended supervisor(s).

Your project proposal will be evaluated and prioritized together with the
proposals submitted by senior members of ACLC staff in December 2007. A
maximum of 10 proposals will be selected. If you proposal is selected you
will enter the selection procedure for candidates which will start in
April/May 2008. For more information, see Guidelines for submitting a PhD
proposal on the ACLC website.

The PhD student needs to carry out the research within three years in the
case of a financed position and needs to write a dissertation.

MA in linguistics (or equivalent), obtained no longer than five years ago.

The following documents give precise information about the application
1. Guidelines for submitting your own proposal.
2. The Language Blueprint.
These documents can be found on the ACLC website (www.hum.uva.nl/aclc under
PhD candidates).
NB: Incomplete applications will be automatically rejected so please read
the guidelines carefully.

The internal PhD student will be appointed for a period of three years
(full time) at the Faculty of Humanities of the University of Amsterdam
under the terms of employment currently valid for the Faculty. A contract
will be given in the first instance for one year, with an extension for the
following two years on the basis of an evaluation of, amongst other things,
a written piece of work.

Submissions of a proposal (preferably in pdf format) should be sent before
December 3rd, 2007 to aclc-fgwuva.nl Applications received after this date
or those that are incomplete will not be taken into consideration.

Application Deadline: 03-Dec-2007

Email Address for Applications: aclc-fgwuva.nl
Contact Information:
Els Verheugd
Email: els.verheugduva.nl
Phone: +31205252543

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