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LINGUIST List 22.4364

Thu Nov 03 2011

Jobs: Semantics; Countability & Pluralization: Post Doc, Laboratory EFL

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        1.     Carmen Dobrovie-Sorin , The Semantics of Countability and Pluralization: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Laboratory Empirical Foundations of Linguistics, Paris, France

Message 1: The Semantics of Countability and Pluralization: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Laboratory Empirical Foundations of Linguistics, Paris, France
Date: 02-Nov-2011
From: Carmen Dobrovie-Sorin <carmen.sorinlinguist.jussieu.fr>
Subject: The Semantics of Countability and Pluralization: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Laboratory Empirical Foundations of Linguistics, Paris, France
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University or Organization: Laboratory Empirical Foundations of Linguistics
Job Location: Paris, France
Web Address: http://www.labex-efl.org/
Job Rank: Post Doc

Specialty Areas: Semantics; The Semantics of Countability and Pluralization


Contact: Carmen Dobrovie-Sorin, LLF
Contact email: carmen.sorinlinguist.jussieu.fr
University: University Paris 7
Job rank: Postdoctoral researcher
Duration: 12 months, from dec. 2011/jan. 2012
Salary: 24,000 EUR net income a year
Keywords: Syntax-Semantics interface, Formal Semantics, pluralities and
Application deadline: 2011/11/10
Application email: marandinlinguist.jussieu.fr
Application reference: EFL-PLU

Applicants are invited to work in a 10-year project 'Empirical foundations of
linguistics'. The candidate will work in Strand 2 : "Experimental Grammar in a
cross linguistic perspective". This a full time position.

The successful applicant will have to document qualifications in linguistics/
psycholinguistics at the PhD level. S/he should have defended his/her PhD
before December 1st, 2011. Applicants will be assessed by an expert
committee. The main emphasis of the assessment will be on the applicant's
potential for research, as evident from: PhD thesis, other scholarly works and
project description.

Application form will include: updated CV; the reference of two referents (with
email address); web address with publications.

The candidate will work on the analysis of the mass/count distinction,
pluralities and quantification in several languages (Romance, with special
emphasis on French, Italian, Romanian and Brazilian Portuguese), as well as
typologically unrelated languages, such as Mandarin Chinese, Somali or
Karitiana. His/her task will be: to help establishing and validate empirical
generalizations in the test languages; to contribute to designing experiments
that are meant to (i) ascertain the data (by testing grammaticality judgments
in an online fashion) and (ii) to evaluate competing theories; to integrate the
results of the (independently driven) psycholinguistic experiments within the
theory that will be elaborated in the project. The ideal candidate should
demonstrate previous experience on the subject, and an in-depth knowledge
of formal semantics and the syntax-semantics interface. Knowledge of one or
more of the languages involved in the project will be a plus.

Application Deadline: 10-Nov-2011

Email Address for Applications: marandinlinguist.jussieu.fr
Contact Information:
Carmen Dobrovie-Sorin
Email: carmen.sorinlinguist.jussieu.fr

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