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LINGUIST List 20.2009

Thu May 28 2009

Support: Various Langs & Frequency Effects in Language: PhD Student, Un...

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        1.    Oliver Ehmer, Various Langs & Frequency Effects in Language: PhD Student, University of Freiburg, Germany

Message 1: Various Langs & Frequency Effects in Language: PhD Student, University of Freiburg, Germany
Date: 26-May-2009
From: Oliver Ehmer <grk-frequenzhpsl.uni-freiburg.de>
Subject: Various Langs & Frequency Effects in Language: PhD Student, University of Freiburg, Germany
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Institution/Organization: University of Freiburg
Department: Research training group GRK DFG 1624/1
Web Address: http://www.hpsl.uni-freiburg.de/grk-frequenz

Level: PhD

Duties: Research

Job Rank: PhD

Specialty Areas: General Linguistics
                            New English
                            Slavic Subgroup


The University of Freiburg, one of Germany's nine Universities of Excellence,
invites applications for 10 fully-funded Ph.D. scholarships in linguistics,
beginning no earlier than October 1, 2009, and no later than March 1, 2010.
Successful applicants will be members of the Research Training Group on
"Frequency effects in language" (Graduiertenkolleg GRK 1624/1) funded by the
German Research Foundation (DFG).

Frequency is assumed to be a possible determinant in usage-based models of
language change, language acquisition and language processing. In the Ph.D.
projects this determinant will be investigated with a view both to its
explanatory potential and its limitations. The envisaged research integrates
descriptive-linguistic and cognitivist-psycholinguistic approaches and is
empirically based on corpora for standard and non-standard varieties of European

We offer a high-profile research environment, an interdisciplinary teaching
programme, a full grant of 13,200 € per annum for a period of up to 3
years, and
additional grants covering travel and research expenses.

For more information on the Research Training Group, envisaged Ph.D. projects,
and application details, please visit our website:

Please see job contact information below.

Applications Deadline: 22-Jun-2009

Web Address for Applications: http://www.hpsl.uni-freiburg.de/grk-frequenz

Contact Information:
        Oliver Ehmer

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