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LINGUIST List 20.1743

Wed May 06 2009

Jobs: Syntax typology and information structure: PhD scholarship, Max Planck Institute for Psycholi...

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        1.    Robert Van Valin, Syntax typology and information structure: PhD scholarship, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics

Message 1: Syntax typology and information structure: PhD scholarship, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics
Date: 04-May-2009
From: Robert Van Valin <vanvalinling.uni-duesseldorf.de>
Subject: Syntax typology and information structure: PhD scholarship, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics
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University or Organization: Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics
Department: Syntax, Typology and Information Structure group
Job Location: Nijmegen, Netherlands
Web Address: http://www.mpi.nl/research/research-projects/
Job Rank: PhD scholarship

Specialty Areas: Information Structure; Syntax; Typology


Description:

Two PhD scholarships are available in the Max Planck Research Group Syntax,
Typology and Information Structure at the Max Planck Institute for
Psycholinguistics, led by Prof. Robert D. Van Valin, Jr. (Heinrich Heine
University, Düsseldorf) and Dr. Dejan Matic. A description of the research
project can be found at
http://www.mpi.nl/research/research-projects/syntax-typology-and-information-structure.

The PhD students will be expected to conduct dissertation research in the
area of the project, and background in syntactic theory (especially
relevant are functional-typological models), in pragmatics/discourse
analysis/information structure, or in handling field data is desirable.
The successful applicants should already have an MA in Linguistics or an
equivalent qualification at the time of taking up the fellowships.

The PhD scholarships are funded for 3 years (2 year initial contract with a
1 year extension). The research group provides fully equipped research
facilities, technical support and research assistance, as well as a
generous conference and travel budget, and support for possible fieldwork.

As the MPI for Psycholinguistics is not a degree awarding body, PhD
fellowship holders will normally be enrolled either at HHU Düsseldorf or
Radboud University Nijmegen (where the International Max Planck Research
School for the Language Sciences offers special interdisciplinary training
opportunities).

The Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics is a vibrant research
environment in a charming university town. Nijmegen is situated 1.5 hours
from Amsterdam, and has easy access to Belgium and Germany. Except
forapproved absences (e.g. fieldwork, conferences, vacation), the place of
work is Nijmegen.

The Max Planck Society is an equal opportunity employer. The business of
the institute is conducted in English, and therefore good knowledge of
spoken and written English is required.

Applications should be made electronically. Applicants should send their
CV, a statement of research interests, a sample of their writing (such as
the M.A. thesis or a research article), as PDF files, and the names and
e-mail addresses of at least two potential referees to Prof. Van Valin
(contact information provided below).

Review of applications will begin June 15, 2009, and applications will be
accepted until the positions are filled. The fellowships are available
from October 1, 2009.

Application Deadline: 15-Jun-2009

Email Address for Applications: vanvalinling.uni-duesseldorf.de
Contact Information:
Prof. Dr. Robert Van Valin
Email: vanvalinling.uni-duesseldorf.de

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