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LINGUIST List 20.415

Tue Feb 10 2009

Support: Historical Linguistics: PhD Student, Freie Universität Berlin

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        1.    Henrike Simon, Historical Linguistics: PhD Student, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany


Message 1: Historical Linguistics: PhD Student, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
Date: 09-Feb-2009
From: Henrike Simon <hsimonzedat.fu-berlin.de>
Subject: Historical Linguistics: PhD Student, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
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Institution/Organization: Freie Universität Berlin
Department: Excellenzcluster 264 TOPOI
Web Address: http://www.topoi.org

Level: PhD

Duties: Research

Job Rank: PhD

Specialty Areas: Historical Linguistics
Ancient Languages
Required Language(s): Greek, Ancient (grc)
                            Latin (lat)

Description:

3 Doctoral Stipends in Language Studies and/or Archaeologists, Egyptologists or
Art Historians
Research Group C-I-1 and/or C-II

In Research Area C "Perception and Representation of Space", Research Group
C-I-1 "The Conception of Spaces in Language" and/or Research Group C-II „Images"
three doctoral or postdoctoral stipends are being offered for Linguists
(preferably with an expertise in Ancient Greek and/or Latin) and/or
Archaeologists, Egyptologists or Art Historians (specialized in the study of
images and visual representation).

The core of Research Group C-I-1 is a graduate group consisting of young
scholars who work on the representation of space and spatial configurations in
language. At present projects on Akkadian, Egyptian, Hittite, and Hurritic are
included. It is expected that the applicants show a strong interest and
competence not only in individual language data but also in more general and
theoretical aspects of linguistics of space (e.g., diachronic semantics,
language typology, Cognitive Linguistics, Psycholinguistics). The successful
candidate(s) will conduct research focussing, e.g., on the diachronic analysis
of how spatial relations and dimensions are encoded in a particular language or
its sub-corpora, how the respective means of expression may be transferred to
indicate other (e.g., temporal, social) relations. A project dealing with
Ancient Greek in a methodologically advanced and transdisciplinary perspective
will be especially welcome.

Research Group C-II is investigating the representation of space in
two-dimensional depictions and covers Greece and Rome from Early Greek to Late
Antique times, the Ancient Near East and Pharaonic Egypt. It is linked with
Research Group C-I-1 by projects on the interrelationship between linguistic and
pictorial representations of spatial configurations in ancient cultures.
Candidates who intend to study the specific manners of depicting
three-dimensional objects, the emergence and development of perspective drawing
or the combination of images and writing in the above mentioned cultures are
encouraged to apply.

Requirements:
- A Masters degree or equivalent in Greek Philology (with emphasis on
linguistics), in Linguistics, in Classical Archaeology, in Egyptology, or in Art
History - the grade should be significantly above the average
- Fluency in German or English
- Willingness and ability to collaborate within the respective research group

It is expected that the prospective holder of a doctoral stipend will finish
her/his Ph.D. at Freie Universität or Humboldt-Universität under the supervision
of one of the senior members of the respective research group. This, however,
does not exclude applications from candidates who have already started working
on her/his Ph.D. thesis at another institution. The present supervisor may
accompany the project as an external supervisor and examiner.

The grants are initially offered for 2 years and can be extended for one
additional year. The doctoral stipend consists of - 1,300. An additional
children's supplement can be granted.

Applicants shall submit a CV, copies of transcripts, a list of publications
where applicable, a short description of what they intend to contribute to the
respective research group, and the code number. Applications shall be submitted
in English or German.

Code number: DS/C-I-1,C-II/01/09
Beginning of stipends: June 1, 2009

Applications Deadline: 31-Mar-2009

Mailing Address for Applications:
        Attn: M.A. Henrike Simon
        Hittorfstr. 18
        Code number: DS/C-I-1,C-II/01/09
        Berlin 14195
        Germany

Contact Information:
        M.A. Henrike Simon
        hsimonzedat.fu-berlin.de
        Fax:0049.30.838 53770


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