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LINGUIST List 23.3359

Thu Aug 09 2012

Jobs: Morphology; Typology; Lexical Resources and Databases: Post Doc, Uni of Surrey

Editor for this issue: Svetlana Tchistiakova <svetlanalinguistlist.org>

Date: 09-Aug-2012
From: Rebbeca Varcoe <r.varcoesurrey.ac.uk>
Subject: Morphology; Typology; Lexical Resources and Databases: Post Doc, University of Surrey, Surrey, United Kingdom
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University or Organization: University of Surrey
Department: Surrey Morphology Group
Job Location: Surrey, United Kingdom
Web Address: http://www.surrey.ac.uk/englishandlanguages/research/smg//
Job Rank: Post Doc

Specialty Areas: Morphology; Typology; Lexical Resources and Databases


Research Fellow (Ref 8924)

Salary from £29,249 to £38,140 per annum
(subject to experience)

Applications are invited for a research post in the Surrey Morphology
Group, for a period of two and a half years, available from 1 October
2012. This post is for the project 'Endangered complexity: Inflectional
classes in Oto-Manguean languages', co-funded by the Economic
and Social Research Council and the Arts and Humanities Research
Council. The project directors are Prof. Greville G. Corbett, Dr
Matthew Baerman, Prof. Dunstan Brown and Dr Enrique L. Palancar.

The job will involve (i) working collaboratively in the construction and
maintenance of a large lexical and morphological database of
different Oto-Manguean languages together with the creation and
maintenance of a website dedicated to these languages; (ii)
elaborating an annotated bibliography on inflectional classes; and
(iii) contributing to joint papers.

Applicants should hold a PhD or expect to complete all requirements
for the PhD prior to appointment. Applicants should have a solid
background in one or both of the following areas: linguistic typology
and morphological theory. Knowledge of Oto-Manguean languages
is not required, though it would be a distinct advantage as will be
having experience in the creation of linguistic databases. The ability
to understand written Spanish is desirable. Candidates must have
the ability to work independently while functioning as part of a
research team.

Details of the Surrey Morphology Group can be found at:

Informal enquiries may be made to Prof Greville G. Corbett
(g.corbettsurrey.ac.uk) or to Dr Enrique L. Palancar (e.palancar

Please attach/include a covering letter explaining your interest in the
project, a CV and the names of two referees with your application. To
apply on line, please visit www.surrey.ac.uk/vacancies. If you are
unable to apply online please contact Rebecca Varcoe via e-mail at
the address below or by telephone on 01483 686255 quoting
reference number 8924.

Closing date for applications: 3rd September 2012
Provisional date for Interview board: 19th September 2012

(The University of Surrey is committed to an Equal Opportunities

Application Deadline: 03-Sep-2012

Web Address for Applications: http://www.surrey.ac.uk/vacancies
Contact Information:
Mrs. Rebbeca Varcoe
Email: r.varcoesurrey.ac.uk

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