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LINGUIST List 24.648

Mon Feb 04 2013

Jobs: Pragmatics; Semantics: Post Doc, Cooperative Research Center 991, Heinrich-Heine-University

Editor for this issue: Uliana Kazagasheva <ulianalinguistlist.org>

Date: 04-Feb-2013
From: Daniel Altshuler <daltshulgmail.com>
Subject: Pragmatics; Semantics: Post Doc, Cooperative Research Center 991, Heinrich-Heine-University, Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf, Germany
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University or Organization: CRC 991, The Heinrich-Heine-University, Düsseldorf
Job Location: Düsseldorf, Germany
Job Rank: Post Doc

Specialty Areas: Pragmatics; Semantics


Description:

The Cooperative Research Center (CRC) 991 'The Structures of Representation in Language, Science and Cognition', which is funded by the German Science Foundation at the Heinrich-Heine-University, Düsseldorf seeks a postdoctoral researcher. The CRC brings together faculty and students from the departments of General Linguistics, Computational Linguistics, Philosophy, Romance and German Departments. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to this interdisciplinary community.

The successful candidate will contribute to a research project whose goal is to better understand how compositional semantics interacts with discourse structure and discourse coherence. The focus of the project is context dependence of temporal expressions (e.g. tense, aspect, temporal adverbials) with the aim of proposing semantic constraints imposed by temporal expressions on anaphora resolution. Prior research on temporality and discourse dynamics is not required.

The appointment will be for two years, starting October 1, 2013, with the possibility of renewal for four more years thereafter (until 2019). Applicants must have completed their PhD degrees by the time of the appointment. The department welcomes international applications.

Applications should be sent in pdf format via email (subject line “Job application – Post Doc”) to: Daniel Altshuler at the application email address below. Dossiers should include a CV, one representative publication, and a short letter summarizing: (a) your research activity and (b) your interest in context dependence of temporal expressions. Candidates should also arrange for three letters of reference to be sent directly to the email above. Applications should be received by April 1 for full consideration.

The Heinrich-Heine-University is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from women, minorities and handicapped applicants, who will be given preference in case of equal qualifications.

The availability of this position is subject to budgetary approval.

Application Deadline: 01-Apr-2013
Mailing Address for Applications:
Daniel Altshuler

Email Address for Applications: daltshulgmail.com
Contact Information:
Daniel Altshuler
Email: daltshulgmail.com

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