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LINGUIST List 20.1639

Wed Apr 29 2009

Jobs: Typology, Text/Corpus Ling: PhD Student, University of Leipzig

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        1.    Balthasar Bickel, Typology, Text/Corpus Linguistics: PhD Student, University of Leipzig, Germany

Message 1: Typology, Text/Corpus Linguistics: PhD Student, University of Leipzig, Germany
Date: 29-Apr-2009
From: Balthasar Bickel <bickeluni-leipzig.de>
Subject: Typology, Text/Corpus Linguistics: PhD Student, University of Leipzig, Germany
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University or Organization: University of Leipzig
Department: Linguistics
Job Location: Leipzig, Germany
Web Address: http://www.uni-leipzig.de/~asw
Job Rank: PhD Student

Specialty Areas: Text/Corpus Linguistics; Typology; Field Linguistics


Description:

The Department of Linguistics at the University of Leipzig offers a Ph.D.
student position (German pay-scale TVL-E13/2, for three years, subject to
statisfactory progress).

The successful candidate will work on his or her doctoral dissertation
within a research project on differential object marking and optional
object agreement in two languages of Nepal, Chintang (Sino-Tibetan,
Kiranti) and Nepali (Indo-Aryan), as part of a newly funded EuroBABEL
project on 'Referential Hierarchies in Morphosyntax'
(http://www.esf.org/activities/eurocores/programmes/eurobabel/). More
information on the project can be found at
http://www.uni-leipzig.de/~typology/differential/.

The student is expected to do fieldwork in Nepal and to work with existing
electronic corpora (additional tagging, statistical analysis).

The ideal candidate has
- a thorough training in general linguistics, with particular emphasis on
field methods, typology and semantics
- at least basic knowledge of computational tools in corpus work and
statistics, ideally some basic programming skills
- excellent social skills and aptitude to collaborate with colleagues in a
large and multi-ethnic research team
- good competence in spoken and written English (which is the lingua franca
in the project)

Knowledge of Nepali is essential. It can be acquired in an intensive course
at the beginning of the project (and paid by the project), but if a
candidate is already familiar with the language, this is an additional asset.

Applicants must have an M.A. in linguistics.

Please send your application (CV, abstract of M.A. thesis (max. 2 pages),
and a list of courses taken) to Prof. Dr. Balthasar Bickel at the e-mail
address provided below (attachments as PDF or plain text only).

The starting date of the position is August 1, 2009, but under special
circumstances this may be negotiable.

Application Deadline: Open until filled.

Email Address for Applications: bickeluni-leipzig.de
Contact Information:
Prof. Dr. Balthasar Bickel
Email: bickeluni-leipzig.de

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