* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
LINGUIST List logo Eastern Michigan University Wayne State University *
* People & Organizations * Jobs * Calls & Conferences * Publications * Language Resources * Text & Computer Tools * Teaching & Learning * Mailing Lists * Search *
* *
LINGUIST List 21.938

Thu Feb 25 2010

Support: Morphology: PhD Student, University of Surrey, United Kingdom

Editor for this issue: Matthew Lahrman <mattlinguistlist.org>

To post to LINGUIST, use our convenient web form at http://linguistlist.org/LL/posttolinguist.html.
        1.    Penny Everson, Morphology: PhD Student, University of Surrey, United Kingdom

Message 1: Morphology: PhD Student, University of Surrey, United Kingdom
Date: 25-Feb-2010
From: Penny Everson <p.eversonsurrey.ac.uk>
Subject: Morphology: PhD Student, University of Surrey, United Kingdom
E-mail this message to a friend

Institution/Organization: University of Surrey
Department: Surrey Morphology Group
Web Address: http://www.morphology.surrey.ac.uk

Level: PhD

Duties: Research

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics; Morphology; Syntax; Typology


University of Surrey
Surrey Morphology Group, English Department,
Faculty of Arts and Human Sciences

PhD Research Studentship in the Surrey Morphology Group
(for three years, subject to satisfactory progress)

£13,290 maintenance grant per annum
(funded by the European Research Council)

The Surrey Morphology Group invites applications for a PhD Studentship funded by
the European Research Council as part of the MORPHOLOGY project.

Applications are invited for a Research Studentship leading to a PhD in the
Surrey Morphology Group, for three years, starting either July 1 2010 or October
1 2010. This post is part of a larger European Research Council-funded project
on morphological complexity (the MORPHOLOGY project) awarded to Professor
Greville Corbett, Dr Matthew Baerman and Dr Dunstan Brown.

The project investigates morphological complexity, and in particular the role
played by autonomous morphological systems such as inflectional classes and
paradigmatic syncretism -- in short, deviations from a simple one-to-one
correspondence of meaning and form. These constitute a distinctly morphological
layer of linguistic complexity. The current position is the second of two PhD
studentships on the project and it is dedicated to the study of what we term
'form classes', namely autonomous morphological structures within paradigms, as
seen in patterns of syncretism or stem alternations.

The studentship includes a maintenance grant of £13,290 per annum (subject to
change in line with RCUK rates). Applicants are expected to have a good first
degree, and a grounding in linguistics. The post will be particularly appealing
to applicants interested in any of the following areas: morphology; syntax;
typology; computational linguistics. The successful applicant will pursue a
specific agreed topic related to stem classes within the overall project, and
will benefit from being part of a larger team, within a research group. The
ability to work collaboratively and to meet deadlines is essential. For more
particulars on this position, visit

Details of the Surrey Morphology Group can be found at:

Informal enquiries may be made to Dr Matthew Baerman (m.baermansurrey.ac.uk).

To apply, please send: a covering letter explaining how you meet the criteria
specified on the 'further information sheet'; one page outlining why you are
interested in morphological complexity; and a CV including the names of two
referees. These should be sent to Penny Everson (see contact address below) or
emailed to p.eversonsurrey.ac.uk. Please include the reference MORPHOLOGY/PhD
in your application and supply your postal address. The closing date for
applications is 19 April 2010. Interviews are expected to be held on 5 May 2010.
The University is committed to an Equal Opportunities Policy

Applications Deadline: 19-Apr-2010

Mailing Address for Applications:
        Attn: Mrs Penny Everson
        Surrey Morphology Group,
        University of Surrey (J1)
        Guildford Surrey GU2 7XH
        United Kingdom

Web Address for Applications: http://www.surrey.ac.uk/LIS/SMG/ERCPhD2furtherinformationSMG.doc

Contact Information:
        Mrs Penny Everson
        Surrey Morphology Group,
        University of Surrey (J1), Guildford, GU2 7XH
        Phone:01483 68 6230

Read more issues|LINGUIST home page|Top of issue

Please report any bad links or misclassified data

LINGUIST Homepage | Read LINGUIST | Contact us

NSF Logo

While the LINGUIST List makes every effort to ensure the linguistic relevance of sites listed
on its pages, it cannot vouch for their contents.