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LINGUIST List 19.739

Thu Mar 06 2008

Jobs: General Linguistics: PhD candidate, University of Amsterdam

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        1.    Els Verheugd, General Linguistics: PhD Candidate, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands


Message 1: General Linguistics: PhD Candidate, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
Date: 06-Mar-2008
From: Els Verheugd <els.verheugduva.nl>
Subject: General Linguistics: PhD Candidate, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
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University or Organization: University of Amsterdam
Department: Faculty of Humanities
Job Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Web Address: http://www.hum.uva.nl/aclc
Job Rank: PhD Candidate

Specialty Areas: General Linguistics


Description:

The Amsterdam Centre for Language and Communication (ACLC) focuses on the
description and explanations for variation in languages and language use.
Despite their enormous variety, languages show a remarkable degree of
similarity, which can be described in terms of a set of language
universals. A key feature of the ACLC approach is that these universals are
studied from the widest possible variety of perspectives, both descriptive
and theoretical, in order to ensure that the findings are not accidental,
but are truly representative of the basic parameters that govern the
organization of natural languages. The ACLC includes both functional and
formal approaches to language description and encourages dialogue between
these approaches. Studies cover all aspects of speech and languages:
phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics and pragmatics - in a
search for the Language Blueprint. Language typology, including that of
creole and signed languages, plays an important part in the ACLC programme.
Language variation in terms of time, space and context is also a
specialisation. The study of variation in the different types of language
user - from the child learning her first language to the adult second
language learner including also different types of language pathology - is
a clear focus.

There are 4 PhD positions with a duration of 3 years available as of
September 1st, 2008. See the ACLC website (listed above) under Vacancies
for the details w.r.t. the 4 positions. For 3 of these positions the
deadline of submission is March 16, for the 4th position it is April 12.
See our website for all details.

Application Deadline: 16-Mar-2008

Email Address for Applications: aclc-fgwuva.nl
Contact Information:
dr Els Verheugd
Email: els.verheugduva.nl
Phone: +31205252543



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