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LINGUIST List 21.1961

Sat Apr 24 2010

Jobs: Comp Ling; S American Langs: Post Doc/PhD Student, LMU München

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        1.    Michael Cysouw, Computational Linguistics; Genetic Classification; Historical Linguistics; South American Languages: Post Doc/Doctoral Student, LMU München, Germany

Message 1: Computational Linguistics; Genetic Classification; Historical Linguistics; South American Languages: Post Doc/Doctoral Student, LMU München, Germany
Date: 23-Apr-2010
From: Michael Cysouw <cysouwlmu.de>
Subject: Computational Linguistics; Genetic Classification; Historical Linguistics; South American Languages: Post Doc/Doctoral Student, LMU München, Germany
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University or Organization: LMU München
Department: Faculty of Languages and Literatures
Job Location: München (Bavaria), Germany
Web Address: http://www.lmu.de
Job Rank: Post Doc/Doctoral Student

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics; Genetic Classification; Historical Linguistics; South American Languages


The Research Unit 'Quantitative Language Comparison' at the
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (Germany) seeks candidates for
postdoctoral and doctoral fellowships. The fellowships are for the duration
of two years with possible extension up to four years, starting 1 June 2010
or soon thereafter.

The positions are available in the research project 'Quantitative modeling
of historical-comparative linguistics: Unraveling the phylogeny of native
South American languages'. In this project computational approaches are
used to assist the traditional historical-comparative reconstruction of
languages. You will work in a multidisciplinary team to prepare large
amounts of lexical data for automatic processing, and formulate, test and
evaluate possible options of automatic analysis. More information about the
project can be found online at http://web.me.com/cysouw/projects/. For
further questions, please contact Dr. Cysouw at cysouwlmu.de.

You should have a background in either (or various) of the following
fields: bioinformatics, computer linguistics, historical linguistics,
and/or the description of South American languages. Also required is an
interest to invest in learning about those aspects in which you do not have
any competence yet.

As a postdoctoral fellow you should have finished your PhD in Linguistics
or Computer Science. As a doctoral fellow you should have an MA in
Linguistics of Computer Science (or an equivalent qualification) and you
are expected to propose a thesis/dissertation research topic in which
mathematical/statistical methods are applied to historical linguistics.
Doctoral students are expected to participate in the Doctoral Program
'Empirical Language and Speech Processing' (ESP). Further information about
this program is available at http://www.esp.phonetik.uni-muenchen.de/

Applicants are requested to send a C.V., statement of research interests, a
sample of written work on a relevant topic and two names (with contact
addresses) of potential recommenders either electronically (preferred) to
cysouwlmu.de or by regular post to the address given below.

The deadline for applications is 1 June 2010, though the positions remain
available until filled. We will only return the application documents when
a post-paid return envelope is included.

Application Deadline: 01-Jun-2010
Mailing Address for Applications:
Dr. Michael Cysouw
Geschwister Scholl Platz 1
München 80539
Email Address for Applications: cysouwlmu.de
Web Address for Applications: http://web.me.com/cysouw/projects/quanthistling.html
Contact Information:
Dr. Michael Cysouw
Email: cysouwlmu.de

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