LINGUIST List 21.3302

Mon Aug 16 2010

Jobs: Pragmatics; Semantics: Post Doc/Ph.D., U of Konstanz

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        1.    Bettina Braun-Spengler, Pragmatics; Semantics: Post Doc/Ph.D., University of Konstanz, Germany

Message 1: Pragmatics; Semantics: Post Doc/Ph.D., University of Konstanz, Germany
Date: 16-Aug-2010
From: Bettina Braun-Spengler <>
Subject: Pragmatics; Semantics: Post Doc/Ph.D., University of Konstanz, Germany
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University or Organization: University of Konstanz Department: Linguistics Job Location: Konstanz, Germany Web Address:
Job Rank: Post Doc

Specialty Areas: Pragmatics; Semantics


This position has been filled.

The University of Konstanz is one of the nine Universities of Excellence inthe Federal Republic of Germany.

The Department of Linguistics invites applications for a Postdoc/Ph.D.Position in Semantics (Salary Scale 13 TV-L).

The positions are available for 3 years starting October 1st, 2010 or assoon as possible thereafter.

The appointments for the Postdoc position is at 100% of Salary Scale 13TV-L (in principle, this position can be divided into two half-timepositions), for the Ph.D. position at 50% of Salary Scale 13 TV-L.

The research positions are available within the project 'Decomposition ofcomparative and superlative quantificational noun phrases at thesyntax/semantics interface' funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG).The aim of the project is to develop a fully compositional analysis of nounphrases involving comparative or superlative morphology. It applies methodsfrom formal semantics, syntax and pragmatics, as well as empirical methodsin corpus linguistics. The research project is based at the Department ofLinguistics and the Zukunftskolleg of the University of Konstanz.

The successful candidate will have an appropriate degree (Master for PhDposition or PhD for Post Doc position) in Linguistics as well as abackground in formal semantics, and ideally in syntax and/or pragmatics.Good command of English is required.

Candidates are requested to apply with the following documents:- motivation letter describing research interests- CV- one copy of a publication or thesis (Master/PhD)- letters of recommendation or names and addresses of people we could contact

The University of Konstanz encourages disabled persons to apply. They willbe given preference if appropriately qualified (contact +49(0)7531/88-4895).

The University of Konstanz has been certified by the Hertie Foundation tobe a family-friendly institution. The University is committed to furtherthe compatibility of work and family life.

The University of Konstanz is an equal opportunity employer and tries toincrease the number of women in research and teaching.

E-mail applications using pdf-documents are welcome.Please send your applications or further inquiries to Dr. Doris Penka.

Applications received by September 15th, 2010 will receive fullconsideration. However, later applications may be considered as well untilthe positions have been filled.

Application Deadline: This position has been filled.
Mailing Address for Applications:
Dr. Doris Penka Zukunftskolleg und Fachbereich Sprachwissenschaft Box 216, University of Konstanz Konstanz DE 78457 Germany Email Address for Applications: Contact Information:
Dr. Doris Penka Email:

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