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LINGUIST List 23.5044

Mon Dec 03 2012

Jobs: German; Lang Acq; Semantics; Syntax: Post Doc, Frankfurt University

Editor for this issue: Amy Brunett <brunettlinguistlist.org>

Date: 03-Dec-2012
From: Petra Schulz <P.Schulzem.uni-frankfurt.de>
Subject: German; Language Acquisition; Semantics; Syntax: Post Doc, Frankfurt University, Frankfurt, Germany
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University or Organization: Frankfurt University
Job Location: Frankfurt, Germany
Web Address: http://www.uni-frankfurt.de/fb/fb10/inst_psychling/DaZ/index.html
Job Rank: Post Doc

Specialty Areas: Language Acquisition; Semantics; Syntax

Required Language(s): German (deu)


Language Acquisition; Semantics; Syntax: Post Doc position (100%), Goethe
University Frankfurt, Germany

Goethe University of Frankfurt, Institute of Psycholinguistics and Didactics
of German, offers a full-time post-doc research position (100% TV-G-U E13)
within the project

"Child acquisition of (non)restrictive relative clauses in German" (CARU)
PI: Prof. Dr. Petra Schulz.

The project is part of the research group "Relative clauses", funded by the
German Research Foundation (DFG) and currently consisting of eight projects
that investigate relative clauses from different perspectives. For more
information visit:

Applications should be submitted by January 4, 2013. Interviews will be held
in the second half of January. The desired starting date is March 1, 2013, or
before and the position is initially limited until September 30, 2014.
Depending on evaluation results, the project can be extended for three more

In CARU we investigate the acquisition of central semantic and syntactic
properties of relative clauses in German speaking children by studying
children’s production and comprehension abilities across different
experimental tasks. The successful applicant is responsible for the further
development and implementation of psycholinguistic offline-methods suitable
for monolingual children aged 3 to 7 years, and statistical data analysis, as
well as international presentation and publication of results. The candidate
is expected to work closely with team members and to collaborate with other
projects in the research group.

Candidates should have an advanced degree (PhD., M.A., Diploma) in the field
of linguistics or a related discipline and have proven ability to carry out
excellent scientific work. We seek candidates with the following
- Outstanding degree in general linguistics, Germanic linguistics,
psycholinguistics, theoretical linguistics, psychology, or a related field
- Team spirit, flexibility, and organizational experience and skills
- Ability to communicate effectively with team members and colleagues as well
as with participating day care institutions
- Familiarity with quantitative experimental research methods
- Extensive knowledge in at least one of the following areas: semantics,
syntax, language acquisition, experience with statistical evaluation programs

Candidates without working knowledge of German are expected to learn German
within the first year of employment.

Candidates who are interested in a half time position will also be considered;
if suitable candidates apply, the position can be split.

Applications, preferably via E-mail, should be sent to the address below and
should include a cover letter, CV, list of potential referees, degree copies
and transcripts if available (all as a single pdf document), and 1 – 3
publications that are representative for your research.

For further information please contact Prof. Dr. Petra Schulz at the email
address below.

Application Deadline: 04-Jan-2013
The mailing address for applicants is below.

Application Deadline: 04-Jan-2013
Mailing Address for Applications:
Prof. Dr. Petra Schulz
Goethe University Frankfurt am Main
Institut für Psycholinguistik und Didaktik der dt. Sprache
Grüneburgplatz 1
Frankfurt 60323
Email Address for Applications: P.Schulzem.uni-frankfurt.de
Contact Information:
Prof. Dr. Petra Schulz
Email: P.Schulzem.uni-frankfurt.de
Phone: +49 69 798 32561
Fax: +49 69 798 32564
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