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Wed Oct 13 2010

Jobs: Generative Linguistics: PhD Students, U of Groningen

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        1.     Mark de Vries , Generative Linguistics: PhD Students, University of Groningen, Netherlands

Message 1: Generative Linguistics: PhD Students, University of Groningen, Netherlands
Date: 12-Oct-2010
From: Mark de Vries <>
Subject: Generative Linguistics: PhD Students, University of Groningen, Netherlands
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University or Organization: University of Groningen Department: Linguistics Job Location: Groningen, Netherlands Web Address:
Job Rank: PhD Students

Specialty Areas: Phonology; Syntax; Generative Linguistics


The Center for Language and Cognition Groningen announces two PhD studentpositions in generative linguistics (syntax and phonology).

These 4-year PhD positions are part of a larger research project called"Incomplete Parenthesis", funded by the European Research Council. Thegeneral program investigates the relation between ellipsis phenomena andparenthesis from a theoretical and cross-linguistic perspective. Theprincipal investigator is Dr. Mark de Vries. Furthermore, there are twoPostdocs (1 vacancy), two PhD students (vacancies), supporting staff, andthere is an international board of advisors. Each researcher will carry outhis or her own sub-project, as well as contribute to the overall aims.The provisional titles of the relevant PhD projects are: (i) "Reporting andcomment clauses cross-linguistically, and the issue of discontinuousanaphora" and (ii) "Prosodic features of incomplete parentheses". Thecomplete project proposal can be downloaded from the following deep link:

Requirements- An MA degree in theoretical linguistics or a related field;- Commitment to the general project; willingness to cooperate;- Affinity with generative syntax, and a broad linguistic interest,including typology, information structure, and prosody;- Full proficiency in English; motivation to learn Dutch (if applicable).

Conditions of employmentThe University of Groningen offers a salary of EUR 2,042 gross per month inthe first year to EUR 2,612 gross per month in the fourth year (figuresbased on full employment).

Starting date: 1 Feb. 2011Duration of the contract: 4 yearsAppointment: 1.0 fte (employee status)

The position requires residence in Groningen, 38 hours/week research andresearch training, and must result in a PhD dissertation. After the firstyear there will be an assessment of the candidates' results and theprogress of the project to decide whether the employment will be continued.

AffiliationThe candidates will be affiliated with the 'Syntax and Semantics' group ofthe Center for Language and Cognition Groningen (CLCG) at the Faculty ofArts of the University of Groningen. This institute embraces all theLinguistics research in the faculty. The PhD candidate will be enrolled inthe research training program of the Graduate School for the Humanities.PhD Students will also participate in the Netherlands Graduate School ofLinguistics (LOT).

The University provides a career advisory service for partners of new staffwho move to Groningen. The University of Groningen is an equalopportunities employer. As women are still underrepresented in a number offields, they are particularly encouraged to apply.

ApplicationsYou can apply for this vacancy until the closing date of 8 November 2010 byaccessing the online application form at the URL below. The relevant itemis called 'PhD/Postdoc positions Generative syntax and phonology (3,0fte)', vacancy number 210306-08.

When applying, please include:- An extensive letter of motivation in which you describe why you areinterested in this project, and why you think you are a good candidate;- Your curriculum vitae (including a list of publications, if any);- If possible, a copy of your diploma and a list of grades;- A copy of an article, paper or thesis (which shows some of your talent);- The names and email addresses of two referees.

Interviews will be held on Nov. 19th and 22nd.

Application Deadline: 08-Nov-2010 Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Dr. Mark de Vries Email: Phone: 00-31-50-3633688

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