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LINGUIST List 18.3354

Tue Nov 13 2007

Jobs: Greek & Language Contact: Post Doc, La Trobe University

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        1.    Alexandra Aikhenvald, Greek & Language Contact: Post Doc, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia


Message 1: Greek & Language Contact: Post Doc, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia
Date: 12-Nov-2007
From: Alexandra Aikhenvald <a.aikhenvaldlatrobe.edu.au>
Subject: Greek & Language Contact: Post Doc, La Trobe University, Melbourne, 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: General Linguistics; Language Documentation; Sociolinguistics; Typology; Language Contact

Required Language(s): Greek (ell)

Description:

Research Fellowships On Greek Grammar In Diaspora

A three-year Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship is available, for studying
how the grammar of Modern Greek has changed within an immigrant community
in a South American country, or in South Africa. The Fellowship is 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 position is available from 1 April 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 applicant 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 Fellow 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 www.latrobe.edu.au/nhc.

Applicants should have a thorough training in modern linguistics (including
linguistic typology, and grammatical description and analysis). They are
expected to have native or near-native competence in Modern Greek. An
applicant interested in working on the Greek language in 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 Position will be full-time, fixed-term (three years) at Academic Level
A6, with the commencing remuneration package $67,578 to $72,540 per annum,
which includes 17% employer superannuation.

Applications close on Friday 1st February 2008. 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 at a.aikhenvaldlatrobe.edu.au.

Application Deadline: 01-Feb-2008
Mailing Address for Applications:
Professor Associate Director Alexandra Aikhenvald
RCLT La Trobe University
Bundoora
Melbourne, Vic 3086
Australia
Contact Information:
Professor Alexandra Aikhenvald
Email: a.aikhenvaldlatrobe.edu.au
Phone: 61-3-94796402
Fax: 61-3-94673053


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