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LINGUIST List 21.16

Mon Jan 04 2010

Jobs: General Linguistics: Phd Candidate, UvA, Netherlands, Amsterdam

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        1.    Els Verheugd, General Linguistics: Phd Candidate, UvA, Netherlands, Amsterdam

Message 1: General Linguistics: Phd Candidate, UvA, Netherlands, Amsterdam
Date: 24-Dec-2009
From: Els Verheugd <els.verheugduva.nl>
Subject: General Linguistics: Phd Candidate, UvA, Netherlands, Amsterdam
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University or Organization: University of Amsterdam
Department: Amsterdam Center for Language and Communication
Job Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Web Address: http://www.hum.uva.nl/aclc
Job Rank: PhD candidate

Specialty Areas: General Linguistics


Description:

The Amsterdam Center for Language and Communication (ACLC) has two
four-year PhD positions available for excellent candidates with an
excellent research proposal, starting September 2010. The availability of
the second position is pending final approval of funding.

Research direction:
The Amsterdam Center for Language and Communication focuses on the
description and explanation of variation in language and language use. A
key feature of the ACLC approach is that linguistic phenomena are studied
from the widest possible variety of perspectives, both descriptive and
theoretical, in order to ensure that the findings are not accidental, but
are truly representative of the basic parameters that govern the
organization of natural languages. The ACLC includes both functional and
formal approaches to language description and encourages dialogue between
these approaches. Studies cover all aspects of speech and languages:
phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics and pragmatics.
Language typology, including that of creole and signed languages, plays an
important part in the ACLC programme. Language variation in terms of time,
space and context is another specialisation. The study of variation in the
different types of language user - from the child learning her first
language to the adult second language learner including also different
types of language pathology - is also a clear focus.

Types of application:
You can apply for one of the PhD positions to be filled per September 1st
2010, by submitting your own proposal before February 18th 2010. The ACLC
website provides further information on how to submit your proposal
(www.hum.uva.nl/aclc under PhD candidates > How to become a PhD candidate
at the ACLC > Submit your own proposal).

Tasks:
The PhD student needs to carry out the research and write a dissertation
within the contract period.

Requirements:
MA in linguistics (or equivalent), obtained no longer than five years ago.

Information:
Further information can be obtained from the managing director of the
research institute dr. Els Verheugd, phone +31.20.525.2543, e-mail:
E.A.B.M.Verheugd-Daatzelaaruva.nl .

Position:
The PhD student will be appointed for a period of 4 years (80%) or 3.3
years (full time) at the Faculty of Humanities of the University of
Amsterdam under the terms of employment currently valid for the Faculty. A
contract will be given in the first instance for one year, with an
extension for the following years on the basis of an evaluation of, amongst
other things, a written piece of work. The salary (on a full time base)
will be 2042 Euro during the first year (gross per month) and will reach
2612 Euro during the fourth year, in accordance with the CAO for Dutch
universities.

Submissions:
Submissions of a proposal should be sent before February 18th, 2010 to the
director of the ACLC, prof. dr P.C. Hengeveld. They should be submitted
electronically to the address aclc-fgwuva.nl. Applications received after
this date or those that are incomplete will not be taken into consideration.

Application Deadline: 18-Feb-2010

Email Address for Applications: aclc-fgwuva.nl
Contact Information:
Els Verheugd
Email: els.verheugduva.nl
Phone: 31205252543

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