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LINGUIST List 19.2266

Wed Jul 16 2008

Jobs: Japanese & Hist Ling, Syntax: Post Doc, University of Oxford

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        1.    Robert Green, Japanese & Historical Linguistics, Syntax: Post Doc, University of Oxford, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom


Message 1: Japanese & Historical Linguistics, Syntax: Post Doc, University of Oxford, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
Date: 15-Jul-2008
From: Robert Green <bob.greenadmin.ox.ac.uk>
Subject: Japanese & Historical Linguistics, Syntax: Post Doc, University of Oxford, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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University or Organization: University of Oxford
Department: Faculty of Oriental Studies
Job Location: Oxford, United Kingdom
Web Address: http://www.orinst.ox.ac.uk
Job Rank: Post Doc

Specialty Areas: Historical Linguistics; Lexicography; Semantics; Syntax

Required Language(s): Japanese (jpn)

Description:

Fixed-term Post-doctoral Researcher
Japanese linguistics
Grade 7 (£27,466-£33,780 per annum)

The University proposes to appoint a Post-doctoral Researcher in Japanese
linguistics to join a research project on 'Verb semantics and argument
realization in pre-modern Japanese: a comprehensive study of the basic
syntax of pre-modern Japanese' funded by the AHRC, and directed by Dr B
Frellesvig. The appointment will run from l October 2008 or as soon as
possible thereafter, for four and a half years, with no possibility of
renewal thereafter.

Applicants should have a doctorate in a relevant field (Japanese and/or
linguistics), and be competent in one or more forms of pre-modern Japanese.
Applicants must obtain details of the research project.

Details of the research project and further particulars, including details
of how to apply, should be obtained from the University website
(www.admin.ox.ac.uk/fp/) or the office of The Faculty Board Secretary,
Oriental Institute, Pusey Lane, Oxford, OX1 2LE, tel. +44 1865 288200; fax
no. +44-(0)1865-278190; e-mail (listed below), to whom applications and
references should be sent not later than midday Tuesday 29 July 2008.
Interviews will be held as soon as possible thereafter.

The University is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

1. The appointment

The Researcher will take a full part in the empirical and analytical parts
of the project, including construction of a database of pre-modern Japanese
texts, and syntactic and semantic analysis of the material. The Researcher
will work as part of the core research team along with Dr B Frellesvig, Dr
J Wrona, Prof P Sells. and Prof M Dalrymple, complementing their skills;
consulting members of the team include Prof S Kinsui, Prof S.-Y. Kuroda,
Prof M Shibatani and Prof J Whitman. Detaisl of the research project are
appended as Appendix 2.

All appointments are subject to the relevant provisions of the Statutes and
Regulations of the University in force from time to time; a collected
volume of these is published as occasion requires.

The post holder will be eligible to become a member of the East Asian
Subfaculty in the Faculty of Oriental Studies. The holder would have shared
office space in the Oriental Institute or its dependencies in central Oxford.

2. Duties

The Researcher will be required to perform the following duties to the
satisfaction of the faculty board: to take a full part in the empirical and
analytical parts of the research project, including construction of a
database of pre-modern Japanese texts, and syntactic and semantic analysis
of the material. Applicants should have a doctorate in a relevant field
(Japanese and/or linguistics), and be competent in one or more forms of
pre-modern Japanese. It is expected that the research involved will lead to
joint publications with other members of the team, possibly as well as
single-authored publications by the Researcher.

3. Selection criteria

Applicants must hold, or expect to hold by the start of the appointment, a
doctorate in a relevant field (Japanese and/or Linguistics), and be
competent in one or more stages of pre-modern Japanese language. Experience
in working with computerization of data and a good knowledge of syntax,
semantics and/or historical linguistics in general are also desirable.

Application Deadline: 29-Jul-2008
Mailing Address for Applications:
Secretary to the Faculty Board Robert Green
Oriental Institute
Pusey Lane
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 2LE
United Kingdom
Email Address for Applications: orientorinst.ox.ac.uk
Contact Information:
Robert Green
Email: bob.greenadmin.ox.ac.uk
Phone: 441865278210
Fax: 441865278190
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