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Mon Mar 26 2007

Jobs: Grammaticalization: Researcher, Royal Museum for Central Africa

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        1.    Koen Bostoen, Bantu & African Languages, Grammaticalization: Researcher, Royal Museum for Central Africa, Belgium

Message 1: Bantu & African Languages, Grammaticalization: Researcher, Royal Museum for Central Africa, Belgium
Date: 26-Mar-2007
From: Koen Bostoen <koen.bostoenafricamuseum.be>
Subject: Bantu & African Languages, Grammaticalization: Researcher, Royal Museum for Central Africa, Belgium

University or Organization: Royal Museum for Central Africa
Department: Linguistics
Web Address: http://www.africamuseum.be

Job Rank: Researcher

Specialty Areas: Historical Linguistics; Semantics; Typology; African Languages,

Required Language(s): Bantu


The Royal Museum for Central Africa is looking for a researcher in its
Cultural Anthropology Departement, Linguistics Service.

As part of an "Interuniversity Attraction Pole" in partnership with four
Belgian universities and a German university and financed by the Belgian
Science Policy, the Royal Museum for Central Africa recruits for the
Linguistics Service a researcher under contract at the rank of assistant
for the duration of 2 years, renewable once. The recruited candidate should
start on July 1, 2007 and will undertake research on grammaticalization in
the Bantu languages (mood, modality and evidentiality).

- The candidate should have completed a PhD-thesis in African linguistics.
A good knowledge as well as publications on the Bantu languages and/or
other languages of the Niger-Congo family in fields such as the comparative
and historical linguistics, language description and language typology
(especially grammaticalization) will be particularly appreciated.
- The candidate should be capable of working in team and of integrating
him/herself into a collective research program;
- A good knowledge of English is indispensable. The command of French
and/or Dutch is an additional asset.

Applications, completed with a cover letter of motivation, a curriculum
vitae, a certified copy of the PhD diploma and a complete list of the
publications should be submitted no later than April 30, 2007 by post or
email to the address below, with reference: s/ling.

Further information concerning this job offer can be obtained on the same

Application Deadline: 30-Apr-2007

Mailing Address for Applications:
Director General Guido Gryseels
Royal Museum for Central Africa
Leuvensesteenweg 13
Tervuren 3080

Email Address for Applications: jobsafricamuseum.be

Contact Information
Email: jobsafricamuseum.be
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