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"Buenos dias", "buenas noches" -- this was the first words in a foreign language I heard in my life, as a three-year old boy growing up in developing post-war Western Germany, where the first gastarbeiters had arrived from Spain. Fascinated by the strange sounds, I tried to get to know some more languages, the only opportunity being TV courses of English and French -- there was no foreign language education for pre-teen school children in Germany yet in those days. Read more



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Level: PhD
Duty: Research
Linguistic Field: General Linguistics
Application Deadline: 15-Jun-2013
Supporting Institution: LMU
Graduate School Language & Literature
LL Issue: 24.2066
Posted: 15-May-2013
Support Description: The Class of Language of the new Graduate School Language & Literature Munich at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität is offering two doctoral student positions in the doctoral program „Theory of Language and Applied Linguistics“ (TV-L E13, 50%, 2,5 years with evaluation after the first year; start of employment October 2013) for excellent candidates to work on a linguistic research project in one of the program's research fields: 'Phenomenology of Language', 'Empirical study of natural languages and its methodology' 'Language and Society', 'Language Theory and Language Modelling'. Doctoral students enjoy excellent conditions in an interdisciplinary environment with around 50 participants working on a broad variety of linguistic topics. The program is research oriented and has a systematically structured interdisciplinary curriculum. It offers an individual and intensive advisory program for doctoral candidates, an international guest-speaker program, financial support for international research projects as well as a variety of courses to strengthen personal and analytical skills. Double-degrees within the framework of 'Cotutelle de Thèse' are supported. Application requirements are a university degree with a grade above average (Magister Artium, diploma, state board examination, Master of Arts ('with thesis'), Maîtrise, Laurea, etc.) in a linguistic subject, very good knowledge of German (courses are held in German), working knowledge of English and at least one other language. We especially welcome students with degrees from outside of Germany. Students are expected to participate actively in the program and to have a good ability to work in teams.
Application Web Address: http://www.lipp.lmu.de/Bewerbung
Contact Information: Dr. Caroline Trautmann trautmann@lipp.lmu.de