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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: Phonology Prosody
Application Deadline: 03-Jan-2014
Supporting Institution: Ben-Gurion University
Foreign Literatures & Linguistics
LL Issue: 24.3180
Posted: 07-Aug-2013
Support Description: Applications are invited for a postdoctoral research fellowship in the Department of Foreign Literatures and LInguistics, as part of a research project entitled Prosody - A Source of Word Order Micro-Parameters funded by the Israel Science Foundation and led by Nomi Erteschik-Shir. The project seeks to provide evidence for a cross-linguistic correlation between the existence of a tone distinction and the optionality of object shift in Mainland Scandinavian languages and dialects. This is a one year position starting November 1, 2013. The grant holder will receive a monthly grant of 5140 Israeli Shekels.
Candidates are expected to hold a Ph.D. degree in linguistics (ABD will be considered) and have a research focus on prosody and expertise in the use of PRAAT and ToBI.

To apply, please send a CV, a short cover letter outlining your qualifications, and a brief overview of your research interests as a single pdf file with the subject Postdoc to Prof. Erteschik-Shir: shir Linguist List exchange.bgu.ac.il. Please include the names of three referees.
Application Mailing Address: Nomi Erteschik-Shir Department of Foreign Literatures and Linguistics Ben-Gurion University, POBox 653 Beer Sheva 8410501 Israel
Contact Information: Nomi Erteschik-Shir shir@exchange.bgu.ac.il