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LINGUIST List 23.2931

Thu Jul 05 2012

Jobs: German; English; Acquisition of Connectors: Researcher/PhD Position, Centre for General Linguistics Berlin

Editor for this issue: Sarah Fox <sarahlinguistlist.org>

Date: 05-Jul-2012
From: Dagmar Bittner <bittnerzas.gwz-berlin.de>
Subject: German; English; Acquisition of Connectors: Researcher/PhD Position, Centre for General Linguistics Berlin, Berlin, Germany
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University or Organization: Centre for General Linguistics Berlin
Job Location: Berlin, Germany
Web Address: http://www.zas.gwz-berlin.de
Job Rank: Researcher, PhD Position

Specialty Areas: Language Acquisition; Semantics; Syntax; Acquisition of Connectors

Required Language(s): English (eng)
                            German (deu)

Description:

We invite applications for a part time PhD research position (50%) in
first language acquisition starting October the 1st, 2012. The position
is part of a two year DFG-grant on the acquisition of connectives
(and/but) in German, English, and Bulgarian at the Centre for
General Linguistics (ZAS), Berlin. Funding for additional 12 months is
likely.

The position is remunerated according to E13 of the German TVOeD
payscale. The required research concerns mainly experimental
investigations in the development of semantic connotations and the
syntactic embedding of but in English- and partly German-learning
children in the age range from 2:0 to 6;0. Applicants must have
completed their university degree by the time of appointment, and
must have a strong research interest and, ideally, some experience
in language acquisition research, specifically discourse related
syntactic development and experimental work. Fluent competence in
German and English is required.

Please, submit applications until August, 31st 2012 via electronic
mail to Dagmar Bittner at the contact email address below and
include the following four items:
1) A curriculum vitae including a list of publications;
2) Electronic copies of three representative publications in pdf-
format;
3) A letter of intent specifying research experience in detail;
4) The names of at least two scholars to be contacted for letters of
recommendation.

Overall academic promise and accomplishment are the primary
selection criteria.

The ZAS is a research institute of the State of Berlin receiving major
financial support from the German Federal Government. Its five main
divisions currently focus on the general research program
Embedding, linkage and constituent boundaries in speech, grammar
and discourse. Duties are primarily research-oriented, which can
include some administration and acquisition of external funding.

Application Deadline: 31-Aug-2012
Mailing Address for Applications:
Dagmar Bittner
Centre for General Linguistics
Schuetzenstr. 18
Berlin, Berlin 10117
Germany
Email Address for Applications: bittnerzas.gwz-berlin.de
Contact Information:
Dagmar Bittner
Email: bittnerzas.gwz-berlin.de
Phone: +49 30 20192562

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