LINGUIST List 21.3933

Tue Oct 05 2010

Jobs: Lang Acq; Syntax; Jamaican Creole: PhD Position, U of Geneva

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        1.    Stephanie Durrleman, Language Acquisition; Syntax; Jamaican Creole: PhD Position, University of Geneva, Switzerland

Message 1: Language Acquisition; Syntax; Jamaican Creole: PhD Position, University of Geneva, Switzerland
Date: 04-Oct-2010
From: Stephanie Durrleman <stephanie.durrlemanunige.ch>
Subject: Language Acquisition; Syntax; Jamaican Creole: PhD Position, University of Geneva, Switzerland
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University or Organization: University of Geneva Department: Department of Linguistics Job Location: Geneva, Switzerland Web Address: http://www.unige.ch/lettres/linguistique/
Job Rank: PhD Position

Specialty Areas: Language Acquisition; Syntax

Required Language(s): Jamaican Creole English (jam)

Description:

The Department of Linguistics at the University of Geneva is seeking a3-year doctoral candidate in the context of a research project on the earlyacquisition of Jamaican Creole. The doctoral candidate will benefit from aSwiss National Fund fellowship (40'000 to 46'000 Swiss Francs a year).

We are looking for a native or near-native speaker of Jamaican or otherEnglish-based creole interested in pursuing research under the supervisionof Stephanie Durrleman, Luigi Rizzi and Ur Shlonsky in collaboration withthe University of the West Indies and the University of Amsterdam.

The successful candidate must meet conditions for admission to Geneva'sPh.D Program. In particular, she or he must have an MA in Linguistics withgood knowledge of Syntax and Language Acquisition. Knowledge of French ishighly desirable.

The doctoral candidate will be expected to spend approximately 18 monthscollecting and analyzing data in Jamaica, work that will include frequenttravel to and stays in Geneva. The last 18 months of the fellowship will bespent in Geneva.

Application: Cover letter, CV and the names of 3 references sent by emailto stephanie.durrlemanunige.ch. Applications will be considered in theorder received. The fellowship could start as early as Feb. 1, 2011.

Application Deadline: Open until filled.
Email Address for Applications: stephanie.durrlemanunige.ch Contact Information:
Dr. Stephanie Durrleman Email: stephanie.durrlemanunige.ch

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