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LINGUIST List 19.3907

Fri Dec 19 2008

Jobs: Syntax & Typology: Post Doc, MPI

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        1.    Robert Van Valin, Syntax & Typology: Post Doc, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen, Netherlands

Message 1: Syntax & Typology: Post Doc, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen, Netherlands
Date: 19-Dec-2008
From: Robert Van Valin <nanjo.bogdanowiczmpi.nl>
Subject: Syntax & Typology: Post Doc, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen, Netherlands
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University or Organization: Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics
Department: Acquisition
Job Location: Netherlands
Web Address: http://www.mpi.nl

Job Rank: Post Doc

Specialty Areas: Syntax; Typology


A research position for a Postdoctoral Researcher is available in the
research group 'Information structure, syntax and typology', headed by Dr.
Robert Van Valin, at the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics
(Nijmegen, NL). The position is now open. The appointment is initially for
2 years, with possible extension for up to 3 additional years.

Research Focus: The research group 'Information structure, syntax and
typology' represents a collaboration between the Max Planck Institute for
Psycholinguistics and the Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf, supported
by a Max Plank Fellowship to Van Valin. The group will investigate the
interaction of information structure and syntax across languages of varying
structural types. Special emphasis will be placed on the role information
structure plays in the organization of grammatical constructions and in
core grammatical processes, and how it varies across languages. In
addition, the implications of this interaction for language acquisition, in
conjunction with the Information Structure project in the Language
Acquisition Group, and for sentence-processing will be explored.

Requirements: Applicants should have a PhD in Linguistics, and in-depth
research experience on a language or language family is highly desirable.

Review of applications will begin February 2, 2009, and the position will
remain open until filled.

The Max Planck Society is an equal opportunity employer.

Applicants should send a cover letter describing their research interests,
in particular with reference to Information structure, their CV, a sample
of their work, and the names and e-mail addresses of at least two potential
referees to the application email address listed below, and to (both hard
copy and electronic) Mrs. Nanjo Bogdanowicz: Nanjo dot Bogdanowicz at mpi
dot nl

Application Deadline: 02-Feb-2009
Mailing Address for Applications:
Nanjo Bogdanowicz
Wundtlaan 1
Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics
Language Acquisition Group
Nijmegen 6525 XD
Email Address for Applications: vanvalinling.uni-duesseldorf.de
Contact Information:
Prof. Dr. Robert Van Valin
Email: vanvalinling.uni-duesseldorf.de
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