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LINGUIST List 20.406

Mon Feb 09 2009

Jobs: Romance Linguistics: Researcher, University of Oxford

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        1.     Rennie, Romance Linguistics: Researcher, University of Oxford, United Kingdom


Message 1: Romance Linguistics: Researcher, University of Oxford, United Kingdom
Date: 09-Feb-2009
From: Rennie <helen.renniemod-langs.ox.ac.uk>
Subject: Romance Linguistics: Researcher, University of Oxford, United Kingdom
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University or Organization: University of Oxford
Department: Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages
Job Location: Oxford, United Kingdom
Web Address: http://www.mod-langs.ox.ac.uk
Job Rank: Researcher

Specialty Areas: General Linguistics; Morphology; Romance Linguistics


Description:

Research Assistantship for AHRC-funded project on Romance historical
morphology.

Academic-related research-staff grade 7: salary £28,839-35,469

The Faculty seeks a Research Assistant to work on the current AHRC-funded
project entitled 'Autonomous Morphology in Diachrony: comparative evidence
from the Romance languages'. This fixed-term post is available from 1 April
2009 until 31 December 2010.

Responsibilities of the Research assistant
The successful candidate will:
— help identify and evaluate the project's corpus of Romance inflectional
data, establishing how these can be consulted if unavailable in Oxford
— be responsible for the entry of data onto the project's database
— help oversee presentation of the database on the project's website
— familiarize him/herself with developments in morphological theory
— familiarize him/herself with developments in Romance linguistics
— assist in presentations and discussions
— help co-ordinate arrangements for international Workshops connected to
the project
— participate regularly in various classes and meetings in connection with
the project

Candidates should have general knowledge of morphological theory, and of
the Romance languages and Romance linguistics, and a detailed knowledge of
at least two Romance languages. The successful candidates should possess a
higher degree (normally Ph.D.), and research experience in linguistics. The
candidates should have good IT skills, and preferably some experience of
databases.

The Research Assistant will be provided with workspace and IT equipment in
the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages, which will be their normal
place of work.

The closing date for applications is noon on Friday 20 February. Interviews
will be held on Friday 27 February. Applications (4 copies) consisting of a
curriculum vitae, a covering letter indicating how your research experience
relates to the project, and the names and addresses of two referees, should
be sent to Professor Martin Maiden at the address provided below (tel:
01865 270488). Applicants should ask their referees to write directly
Professor Maiden by the same deadline. E-mail applications will be
considered. Further particulars may be obtained from the above address or
downloaded from www.mod-langs.ox.ac.uk

Application Deadline: 20-Feb-2009
Mailing Address for Applications:
Professor Martin Maiden
Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages
41 Wellington Square
Oxford OX1 2JF
United Kingdom
Email Address for Applications: martin.maidenmod-langs.ox.ac.uk
Contact Information:
Rennie
Email: helen.renniemod-langs.ox.ac.uk

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