LINGUIST List 21.4764

Sat Nov 27 2010

Jobs: Functional and Formal Linguistics: PhD Candidates, U of Amsterdam

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        1.     Els Verheugd-Daatzelaar , General Functional and Formal Linguistics: PhD Candidates, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands

Message 1: General Functional and Formal Linguistics: PhD Candidates, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
Date: 25-Nov-2010
From: Els Verheugd-Daatzelaar <>
Subject: General Functional and Formal Linguistics: PhD Candidates, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
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University or Organization: University of Amsterdam Department: Faculty of Humanities Job Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands Web Address:
Job Rank: PhD candidates

Specialty Areas: General Linguistics; Functional and Formal Linguistics


The Amsterdam Center for Language and Communication (ACLC) has twofour-year PhD positions available for excellent candidates with anexcellent research proposal, starting September 2011.

The ACLC focuses on the description and explanation of variation inlanguage and language use. A key feature of the ACLC approach is thatlinguistic phenomena are studied from the widest possible variety ofperspectives, both descriptive and theoretical, in order to ensure that thefindings are not accidental, but are truly representative of the basicparameters that govern the organization of natural languages. The ACLCincludes both functional and formal approaches to language description andencourages dialogue between these approaches. Studies cover all aspects ofspeech and languages: phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semanticsand pragmatics. Language typology, including that of creole and signedlanguages, plays an important part in the ACLC programme. Languagevariation in terms of time, space and context is another specialisation.The study of variation in the different types of language user - from thechild learning her first language to the adult second language learnerincluding also different types of language pathology - is also a clear focus.

The PhD proposal should fit within the ACLC research programme The LanguageBlueprint, preferably also witin the research focus area Learnability.Proposals futhermore focusing on foreign languages taught at the Universityof Amsterdam are specifically invited. Your research proposal should followthe guidelines available at the ACLC website, URL below, under Vacancies.

RequirementsMA in linguistics (or equivalent), obtained no longer than five years ago.

The PhD student will be appointed for a period of 4 years (80%) or 3.3years (full time) at the Faculty of Humanities of the University ofAmsterdam under the terms of employment currently valid for the Faculty. Acontract will be given in the first instance for one year, with anextension for the following years on the basis of an evaluation of, amongstother things, a written piece of work. The salary (on a full time base)will be EUR 2042 during the first year (gross per month) and will reach EUR2612 during the fourth year, in accordance with the CAO for Dutch universities.

Application Deadline: 24-Jan-2011 Email Address for Applications: Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
dr Els Verheugd-Daatzelaar Email: Phone: 0031205252543

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