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LINGUIST List 19.3651

Fri Nov 28 2008

Jobs: Khoisan & Language Documentation: Post Doc, MPI EVA

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        1.    Brigitte Pakendorf, Khoisan & Language Documentation: Post Doc, MPI for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany

Message 1: Khoisan & Language Documentation: Post Doc, MPI for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany
Date: 28-Nov-2008
From: Brigitte Pakendorf <pakendorfeva.mpg.de>
Subject: Khoisan & Language Documentation: Post Doc, MPI for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany
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University or Organization: MPI for Evolutionary Anthropology
Department: Research Group Comparative Population Linguistics
Job Location: Leipzig, Germany
Web Address: http://www.eva.mpg.de/cpl/
Job Rank: Post Doc

Specialty Areas: Language Documentation; Language Contact

Required Language(s): Khoisan

Post-doctoral position in 'Khoisan' Contact Linguistics

One post-doctoral position is available in the interdisciplinary Max Planck
Research Group on Comparative Population Linguistics at the Max Planck
Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany. The successful
applicant will be expected to work on language contact in the Kalahari
Basin with a particular focus on the underdocumented language ǂHoan; this
will potentially involve close collaboration with a molecular
anthropological project dealing with 'Khoisan' peoples. The project is
planned as part of a broader collaborative interdisciplinary project on the
'Kalahari Basin Area: A 'Sprachbund' on the verge of extinction', for which
a funding application is still pending; however, the ǂHoan contact project
will be pursued regardless of the outcome of that application.

Applicants are required to hold a Ph.D. degree or at least to have
submitted their Ph.D. thesis at the time the project starts. Prior
experience with linguistic fieldwork is imperative, familiarity with
'Khoisan' languages is highly desirable, and an interest in
interdisciplinary research is important. The position will be available for
an initial period of two years, with a possibility of extension for up to
12 more months.

The Max Planck Research Group on Comparative Population Linguistics is an
interdisciplinary group consisting of linguists, molecular anthropologists,
and a social anthropologist devoted to the study of prehistoric language
and population contact. Additional information can be found at our webpage
listed above.
The group is tied in with the Department of Linguistics at the MPI for
Evolutionary Anthropology, which has a strong focus on
functional-typological research as well as on fieldwork-based language
description; see http://www.eva.mpg.de/lingua/. The ǂHoan contact project
will be conducted in close collaboration with two other projects on
'Khoisan' languages carried out at the MPI-EVA; see
http://www.mpi.nl/DOBES/projects/taa/project and

Interested individuals should send a letter of application, curriculum
vitae, a sample of their writing, and the names and e-mail addresses of two
referees to Brigitte Pakendorf by e-mail (see contact information below).
In addition, they should arrange for the letters of reference to be sent
directly to Brigitte Pakendorf. The deadline for applications is December
31st, 2008, and the position will ideally be filled soon after that;
however, the exact starting date is negotiable. For further information,
please contact Brigitte Pakendorf.

The Max Planck Society is an equal opportunity employer.

Application Deadline: 31-Dec-2008

Email Address for Applications: pakendorfeva.mpg.de
Contact Information:
Dr. Brigitte Pakendorf
Email: pakendorfeva.mpg.de

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