LINGUIST List 21.1135

Mon Mar 08 2010

Support: Semantics;Syntax;Pragmatics: PhD Student, U. of Konstanz, Germany

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        1.    Doris Penka, Semantics, Syntax, Pragmatics: PhD Student, University of Konstanz, Germany

Message 1: Semantics, Syntax, Pragmatics: PhD Student, University of Konstanz, Germany
Date: 08-Mar-2010
From: Doris Penka <>
Subject: Semantics, Syntax, Pragmatics: PhD Student, University of Konstanz, Germany
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Institution/Organization: University of Konstanz Department: Department of Linguistics Web Address:

Level: PhD

Duties: Research

Specialty Areas: Semantics; Syntax; Pragmatics

The Department of Linguistics at the University of Konstanz invites applicationsfor two PhD Positions in linguistics.

The positions are available from 1 June 2010, for a period of three years.

The research positions are part of the project "Decomposition of comparative andsuperlative quantificational noun phrases at the syntax/semantics interface"funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG). The aim of the project is todevelop a fully compositional analysis of the syntax/semantics interface of nounphrases involving comparative or superlative morphology. It applies methods fromformal semantics, syntax and pragmatics, as well as empirical methods and corpusstudies.

We invite applications for two positions (TV-L E13, 50%, according to the Germanpublic service pay scale, corresponding to 1514 EUR - 1681 EUR per month), to befilled by two doctoral students for a period of 3 years. The successfulapplicants are expected to enroll in the PhD programme in linguistics at theUniversity of Konstanz and to prepare a PhD dissertation on a topic related tothe project.

The ideal candidate will have prior experience in formal semantics, and ideallyin syntax and/or pragmatics. Applicants need to have a master's degree orequivalent in linguistics or a closely related field. Good command of English isrequired.

Candidates are requested to apply with the following documents:- cover letter describing research interests- CV- a writing sample- letters of recommendation or names and addresses of people we could contactE-mail applications using pdf-documents are welcome.

Applications received by April 15, 2010 will receive full consideration.However, later applications may be considered as well until the positions havebeen filled.

Applications Deadline: 15-Apr-2010

Mailing Address for Applications:
        Attn: Dr Doris Penka        Zukunftskolleg, Box 216        Universitaet Konstanz        Konstanz 78457        Germany

Web Address for Applications:

Contact Information:         Dr Doris Penka

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