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Pragmatics, Typology, Neurolinguistics, Psycholinguistics: PhD Student, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Germany
Message 1: Pragmatics, Typology, Neurolinguistics, Psycholinguistics: PhD Student, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Germany
From: Petra Schumacher <petra.schumacheruni-mainz.de>
Subject: Pragmatics, Typology, Neurolinguistics, Psycholinguistics: PhD Student, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Germany
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Institution/Organization: Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz
Web Address: http://www.linguistik.uni-mainz.de/schlesewsky/neurolab/
Job Rank: PhD
Specialty Areas: Neurolinguistics; Pragmatics; Psycholinguistics; Typology
Four doctoral positions in Linguistics (Experimental Pragmatics) at the
Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Germany.
The graduate group "Pragmatic Enrichment: Theoretical and experimental
approaches" offers 4 doctoral positions to work in a stimulating working
environment in theoretical and psycho/neurolinguistic research. The positions
are available from October 1, 2009 or shortly thereafter. The graduate group
has been established as part of the university's initiative "Pro Geistes- und
Sozialwissenschaften" and brings together researchers from the Department
of English and Linguistics and the German Institute to work on different
aspects of enriched composition. The speaker of the group is Prof. Joerg
We offer 4 doctoral positions for 2 years each, with a possible extension for
another year contingent on future funding. Each doctoral position has a
particular focus on theoretical, typological or experimental approaches to
enriched composition. The members of the graduate group will work together
closely and are expected to actively participate in workshops and international
conferences. They are also expected to assume teaching responsibilities
within the participating institutions (1 course/2 hours per week).
1 doctoral position each is available
- to focus on theoretical aspects of enriched composition
(semantics/pragmatics distinction, implicature theory), with the aim of
formulating specific hypotheses for future experimentation (supervised by
Joerg Meibauer). Prior experience in theoretical linguistics with a focus on
pragmatics and knowledge of German is desired.
- to conduct ERP research on different phenomena of enriched composition at
the semantics/pragmatics interface with a main focus on German (supervised
by Petra Schumacher). Prior experience in linguistic theory with a focus on
pragmatics and/or ERP research is desired.
- to carry out research on enrichment in one or more East Asian language(s)
from a typological-comparative perspective (supervised by Walter Bisang).
Experience with linguistic typology and knowledge of one (or more) East
- to approach typological investigations of enriched composition through ERP
studies with a main focus on East Asian and/or South East Asian languages
(supervised by Matthias Schlesewsky). Prior experience in Chinese,
Vietnamese and/or related languages as well as interest in ERP research is
Ideal candidates should have a degree in linguistics or a related discipline.
They should have a keen interest in pragmatic theory, as well as in
experimental work. The successful candidates will work towards a PhD in
Linguistics on a topic related to the graduate group. Each position is granted
a stipend of 1000 Euro/month.
Interested candidates are invited to send their application materials
electronically to spahn(at)uni-mainz(dot)de. Pdf files are preferred.
Applications can be written in German or English and should include
(i) a curriculum vitae
(ii) copies of diplomas
(iii) contact information for at least two referees
(iv) a cover letter describing research interests
Please also submit a hard copy to the address listed below.
Applications received by September 10, 2009 will receive full consideration,
however, the search continues until the positions have been filled.
For more information about our lab, please visit the website.
For specific information about the graduate group, you can contact the
Applications Deadline: 10-Sep-2009
Mailing Address for Applications:
Attn: Mrs. Beatrix Spahn
Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Department of English and Linguistics
Web Address for Applications: http://www.linguistik.uni-mainz.de/schlesewsky/neurolab/Expragma/
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