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Job Announcement: University of Luxembourg

German; Luxembourgish; Historical Linguistics; Morphology; Text/Corpus Linguistics: Post Doc, University of Luxembourg, Walferdange, Luxembourg


Employer: University of Luxembourg
Institute for Luxembourgish linguistics and literature
http://lux.ipse.uni.lu
Job Location: Walferdange, Luxembourg
Rank: Post Doc
Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Morphology
Text/Corpus Linguistics
Language Specialty: German
Luxembourgish
LL Issue: 24.4127
Date Submitted: 21-Oct-2013
Job Description: The University of Luxembourg invites applications for its Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Education

Post-doctoral researcher in linguistics (M/F)

Fixed term contract: 31,5 months
Starting date: 15 February 2014 – 30 September 2016
F3R-IPS-PUL-13WBL2
Employee status

The researcher will be a member of the IPSE research unit within the Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Education at the University of Luxembourg. He/she will work in the research project ‘Die Wortbildung des Luxemburgischen. Historische Voraussetzun¬gen und kontrastive Analyse (WBLUX2)’ under the supervision of Peter Gilles and Heinz Sieburg.

According to the work plan of the project WBLUX2, the candidate's tasks comprise the conduct of specific morphological investigations:
- Word-formation analyses in historical and systematic perspectives (predominantly for morphological derivations in semantic and structural perspectives);
- Analysis of the impact of language contact on word-formation;
- Active participation in international conferences;
- Publication of project results in peer-reviewed journals, conference proceedings and a final summarizing monograph;
- Project management of WBLUX2.

Your Profile:
- PhD in German linguistics, preferably in historical linguistics and/or language contact
- Profound skills in morphology and corpus linguistics
- Required languages: German, English. Knowledge in Luxembourgish is necessary and has to be acquired during the project.

Interested candidates are invited to send their complete application including motivation letter, CV and copies of diploma by November 30th, 2013.
Application Deadline: 30-Nov-2013
Application URL: http://emea3.mrted.ly/993r
Contact Information: Prof. Dr. Peter  Gilles
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