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LINGUIST List 17.3726

Sat Dec 16 2006

Jobs: Germanic, Phonology: PhD Position, The Meertens Institute

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        1.    Ben Hermans, Germanic, Phonology: PhD Position, Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, Netherlands

Message 1: Germanic, Phonology: PhD Position, Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, Netherlands
Date: 14-Dec-2006
From: Ben Hermans <ben.hermansmeertens.knaw.nl>
Subject: Germanic, Phonology: PhD Position, Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, Netherlands

University or Organization: Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences
Department: Meertens Institute
Web Address: http://www.meertens.knaw.nl
Job Rank: PhD Position
Specialty Areas: Phonology
Required Language(s): Germanic


The Meertens Institute of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences invites
applications for a full time PhD position in phonology.

The succesful applicant receives a training within the Dutch LOT-system, participating in
the LOT Summer and Winter Schools. He/she will carry out research within the group
Variation Linguistics of the Meertens Institute. The research should lead to a

The contract will be for 2 years and 8 months, but can be extended 4 months if the
prospects for a thesis are favorable. The starting date is March 1, 2007, or as soon as
possible if that is convenient for the prospective candidate.

The research is to be carried out in the context of the NWO-funded program Tone and
Intrasegmental Structure in West-Germanic. This project aims to develop a typology of
processes in West-Germanic dialects where segments and tone interact, and to work out an
explanation of the attested phenomena in terms of formal phonology. Specifically it
investigates Limburg dialects, in the South East of the Netherlands, and the dialects
spoken in the adjacent areas in Germany and Belgium.
A description of this project can be found at:

The project is supervised by Ben Hermans, Marc van Oostendorp (both at the Meertens
Institute) and Paul Boersma (Institute of Phonetic Sciences at the University of
Amsterdam) .

The Meertens Institute is a research institute of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts
and Sciences. Linguistic research at the Meertens Institute concentrates on the study of
linguistic variation in the Netherlands from a variety of perspectives. For more
information on the Meertens Institute, and the Institute of Phonetic Sciences, please
refer to:

The ideal candidate holds a strong Master's degree in theoretical linguistics, or in
Germanic linguistics, with emphasis on phonology.
He or she should have thorough knowledge of German or Dutch.

The salary is determined by the Dutch scale CAO-OI and amounts appr. to: first year EUR
1903; second year EUR 2217; third year EUR 2322.

Applications are requested by January 20, 2007. They should include a cover letter, a CV
and two references. They should be addressed to Ben Hermans or Marc van Oostendorp at:

Please direct futher questions to either of these two addresses.

Application Deadline: 20-Jan-2007

Contact Information:
Ben Hermans
Email: ben.hermansmeertens.knaw.nl

Apply on-line at: http://meertens.knaw.nl
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