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Level: PhD
Duty: Research,Project Work
Linguistic Field: Discourse Analysis
Text/Corpus Linguistics Discourse Pragmatics
Specific Language: English
Application Deadline: 27-Oct-2013
Supporting Institution: Université Paris Diderot
LL Issue: 24.3951
Posted: 08-Oct-2013
Support Description: A PhD position at Université Paris Diderot: Verbal ellipsis in Portuguese and English.

The Université Paris Diderot (Paris 7) is offering a fully funded three year PhD grant in linguistics on the topic of "Post-verbal ellipsis in Portuguese and English". Research is to be conducted at Paris Diderot, under the joint supervision of Philip Miller (Université Paris Diderot, Paris 7) and Sonia Cyrino (Unicamp, Universidade estadual de Campinas). The position is expected to open in January 2014, subject to final confirmation of funding, with a salary of at least 1400 euros per month. A detailed description of the project is included at the end of the document.

Candidates must have excellent command of Portuguese (Brazilian or European) and English. They must hold a master's degree in linguistics (or in a related field), and have research experience in one or more of the following specialties: syntax and semantics of Portuguese, syntax and semantics of English, ellipsis and anaphora, discourse pragmatics, corpus linguistics, psycholinguistics.

Candidates should send a CV, a PDF copy of their Master's thesis, a statement of interest, and the names of three references (with their contact information) to Philip Miller (philip.miller Linguist List univ-paris-diderot.fr) and Sonia Cyrino (cyrino Linguist List iel.unicamp.br) by October 27 2013. Please do not send applications by post. Only email should be used.

Description of the project:
Download the following document for a complete description of the project:
Application Mailing Address: Philip Miller Université Paris Diderot, Bat Olympe de Gouge Case 7046 5, rue Thomas Mann Paris cedex 13 75205 France
Contact Information: Philip Miller philip.miller@univ-paris-diderot.fr