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LINGUIST List 20.1217

Thu Apr 02 2009

Jobs: Data Bases: Post Doc, Radboud University Nijmegen

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        1.    Pieter Muysken, Data Bases: Post Doc, Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands

Message 1: Data Bases: Post Doc, Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands
Date: 01-Apr-2009
From: Pieter Muysken <p.muyskenlet.ru.nl>
Subject: Data Bases: Post Doc, Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands
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University or Organization: Radboud University Nijmegen
Department: Linguistics
Job Location: Nijmegen, Netherlands
Web Address: http://www.ru.nl.
Job Rank: Post Doc

Specialty Areas: Historical Linguistics; Typology; Data Bases


This project forms part of Traces of Contact, a large-scale project funded
by the European Research Council (ERC). The Traces of Contact project aims
to establish criteria by which results from language contact studies can be
used to strengthen the field of historical linguistics. To this end, the
scenario model for language contact studies is applied to a number of
concrete settings, which differ widely in their levels of aggregation and
time depth: the languages of the Amazonian fringe in South America, the
complex multilingual setting of the Republic of Suriname, the multilingual
interaction of immigrant groups in the Netherlands, and two groups of
multilingual individuals. New methods from structural phylogenetics are
employed, and the same linguistic variables (TMA and evidentiality marking,
argument realization) will be studied in various projects. The projects
make use of a shared questionnaire, which facilitates gathering comparable
data. By applying the scenario model at various levels of aggregation, a
more principled link between language contact studies and historical
linguistics can be established.

Currently, the project has a vacancy for a postdoctoral researcher, who
will help set up the databases, assist with statistical analyses, and
explore new techniques, partly from genetics research, for exploiting
extremely rich databases of linguistic variation. The postdoctoral
researcher will work closely and co-author with the individual members of
the project, and will also be coordinating the overall database.

You have:
- a Ph.D. degree in biology or the social sciences;
- a good grasp of multivariate statistics or phylogenetics;
- good writing and presentation skills and a good knowledge of English;
- demonstrable affinity with research on language and culture, and an
interest in interdisciplinary research, including ethnohistory, genetics,
archaeology, and anthropology;
- a good track record of working in teams.

Application Deadline: 20-Apr-2009

Email Address for Applications: vacatureslet.ru.nl
Contact Information:
Pieter Muysken
Email: p.muyskenlet.ru.nl

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