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LINGUIST List 18.3569

Thu Nov 29 2007

Jobs: UG, Communication & Context, Metarepresenation: Post-Doc, U Oslo

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        1.    Anders Braarud Hanssen, Universal Grammar, Communication and Context, Metarepresenation: Post-Doc Research Fellowship, University of Oslo, Norway


Message 1: Universal Grammar, Communication and Context, Metarepresenation: Post-Doc Research Fellowship, University of Oslo, Norway
Date: 27-Nov-2007
From: Anders Braarud Hanssen <a.b.hanssenifikk.uio.no>
Subject: Universal Grammar, Communication and Context, Metarepresenation: Post-Doc Research Fellowship, University of Oslo, Norway
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University or Organization: University of Oslo
Department: CSMN/IFIKK
Web Address: http://www.csmn.uio.no

Job Rank: Post Doc

Specialty Areas: Applied Linguistics; Cognitive Science; Discipline of Linguistics; General Linguistics; History of Linguistics; Linguistic Theories; Neurolinguistics; Philosophy of Language; Pragmatics; Semantics; Sociolinguistics; UG, Communication and Context, Metarepresenation


Description:

Position as Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship available at CSMN - Centre
for the Study of Mind in Nature, Department of philosophy, Classics,
History of Art and Ideas, University of Oslo.

CSMN is one of eight new Centres of Excellence in the Norwegian Research
Council's CoE-program. Activities started officially on August 1st, 2007.
For further information go to: http://www.csmn.uio.no.

CSMN's research topics lie at the interface of philosophy and the empirical
sciences; and in addition to purely philosophical research, it will conduct
interdisciplinary research involving such subjects as linguistics,
cognitive psychology, neuropsychology, political science, economics and
sociology. Intending applicants should visit
http://www.csmn.uio.no/research/ for further information about CSMN's
research goals.

We are now looking for one candidate to work within the linguistic agency
group. The general aim of this group is to explore ways in which an
understanding of language as agency - a manifestation of norms - constrains
and is constrained by an understanding of linguistic behavior in natural-
and social-scientific terms.
The linguistic agency group is focusing on the following issues, broadly
construed:

1. Metarepresentation: The human capacity for meta-representation
(thinking about thoughts and symbols), which is crucial for communication
as well as the emergence of social norms and conventions. (coordinated by
Robyn Carston, Deirdre Wilson, and Herman Cappelen)

2. Communication and Context: The ways in which the context of an
utterance influences the interpretation and communication of that
utterance. (coordinated by Herman Cappelen and Ernest Lepore)

3. Universal Grammar in First Language Acquisition: Universal grammar in
first language acquisition and the role of universal grammar (a set of
rules governing the set of learnable (human) languages) in first language
acquisition. (coordinated by Jan Terje Faarlund and Herman Cappelen)

The candidates will be expected to have their work place in Oslo and to
participate in the various workshops and conferences organized as part of CSMN.

Requirements:
The candidates are required to have a PhD in philosophy or linguistics. The
candidates' work must be closely related to the central topic of normativity.
Applicants who will finish their PhD before July 2008 will be accepted.
Candidates may be called to an interview at the University of Oslo.
Guidelines for appointments to post-doctoral research fellowships at the
University of Oslo may be obtained at
http://www.uio.no/admhb/reglhb/personal/tilsettingvitenskapelig/guidelinespostdoctor.xml

The University of Oslo has a goal of recruiting more women in academic
positions.
Women are encouraged to apply.

For further information please contact:
research director Herman Cappelen, h.w.cappelenifikk.uio.no
research director Deirdre Wilson, deirdre.wilsonucl.ac.uk
or centre leader Christel Fricke, christel.frickeifikk.uio.no.

Government wage scale: 54-60 (from NOK 389 600 to NOK 433 600,- or from
approximately 67 000 USD to 74 000 USD, depending on qualifications)

Ref.no: 07/13843/IKJ

Application should be sent via email to jobbsoknadhf.uio.no. Applications
should include a letter of application describing qualifications, CV
(including list of publications) and a project description (no more than
2500 words).We ask all applicants to send at least two references together
with their applications.

Application Deadline: 15-Jan-2008

Email Address for Applications: jobbsoknadhf.uio.no
Contact Information:
Research Director Herman Cappelen
Email: h.w.cappelenifikk.uio.no



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