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LINGUIST List 25.2445

Thu Jun 05 2014

Support: English, German, Pragmatics, Semantics / Germany

Editor for this issue: Danuta Allen <danutalinguistlist.org>

Date: 05-Jun-2014
From: Sophie Repp <sophie.repprz.hu-berlin.de>
Subject: English, German, Pragmatics, Semantics: PhD Student, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany
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Department: Department of English and American Studies
Web Address: https://www.angl.hu-berlin.de/

Level: PhD

Institution/Organization: Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Duties: Research,Project Work

Specialty Areas: Pragmatics; Semantics


The department of English and American Studies at the Humboldt-Universitaet zu Berlin, Germany, has a doctoral research position (E 13 TV-L, 65%) to fill in the project 'Affirmative and rejective responses to assertions and polar questions' (PIs Manfred Krifka & Sophie Repp). The project is part of the German Research Council Priority Program 'XPrag: New Pragmatic Theories'. The position will start in September 2014, running for 36 months.

Duties and Responsibilities:
The applicant is expected to undertake a PhD degree within the context of the project. In collaboration with other project members she/he will design and implement experiments, analyse the data, and publish the results.

- The applicant must have a Master's degree in Linguistics, Psycholinguistics, or a related discipline. A specialization in Semantics and/or Pragmatics is an advantage.
- The applicant is required to have excellent command of both English and German. Native knowledge of one of the two languages is desired.
- We welcome experience with conducting experiments (acceptability studies, reading time studies, and/or eye tracking studies).

How to apply:
Candidates should submit their applications via email to Prof. Dr. Sophie Repp at
All applications must include electronic copies (pdf files) of the following documents:
- curriculum vitae (CV);
- Master's certificate and Master's thesis;
- publications (if any);
- names of two referees.

For full consideration, please submit your application by 26 June 2014.

The Humboldt-Universität is an equal opportunity employer. Applications of women are thus especially encouraged. Applications from persons with disabilities will be given preferential treatment to those from other candidates with equal qualifications.

Applications Deadline: 26-Jun-2014

Mailing Address for Applications:
        Attn: Prof. Dr. Sophie Repp Deptartment of English and American Studies, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin Unter den Linden 6 Berlin 10099 Germany

Contact Information:
        Prof. Dr. Sophie Repp sophie.repprz.hu-berlin.de Phone:+49 30 20932277 Fax:+49 30 20932244

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