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        1.    Wyke van der Meer, General Linguistics: PhD Student, University of Groningen, Netherlands

Message 1: General Linguistics: PhD Student, University of Groningen, Netherlands
Date: 09-Feb-2010
From: Wyke van der Meer <>
Subject: General Linguistics: PhD Student, University of Groningen, Netherlands
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Institution/Organization: University of Groningen Department: Graduate School for the Humanities CLCG Web Address:

Level: PhD

Duties: Research

Specialty Areas: General Linguistics

3 PhD research positions in Linguistics at the Graduate School for theHumanities, University of Groningen

The positions in Linguistics at the Graduate School for the Humanities will bealigned with the research of the Center for Language and Cognition Groningen(CLCG). The current structure of research groups within the center is as follows:Syntax and Semantics, Discourse and Communication, Language Variation andLanguage Change, Computational Linguistics, Language and LiteracyDevelopment across the Life Span, Neurolinguistics.

See also:

Secondary- PhD-positions are for four years on a full-time basis (contract for 18 months, withan extension of 30 months after a positive evaluation). The PhD will follow a tailormade research training programme of 20 ECTS and will write a doctoraldissertation. The successful candidates maybe asked to do some teaching.- The University of Groningen offers a salary with a minimum of €2042 gross permonth for a full-time position in the first year and a maximum of €2612 in thelast year of the appointment.- The appointment starts preferably 1 September 2010.

Guidelines for applications:

These guidelines should be used for writing your application for a researchposition leading to a PhD in our Graduate School. All positions are for a period offour years, on the condition of a positive evaluation after 18 months.The goal of the application format is twofold:1. It will enable us to judge the merit of the topic which you wish to study inrelation to the goals of the specific research programme within the field oflinguistics.2. It will enable us to compare the relative merits of the applicants efficiently andwith a minimum of bias.Please respect these guidelines. Applications that do not follow this format will berejected.

Your application should consist of the following elements in the following order:1. A letter of application2. A curriculum vitae, including date and place of birth, the name of yoursecondary school, and (if applicable) list of academic publications3. A certified copy of your diploma ('doctorandus' or MA degree, or an equivalent)and your academic record and grades4. Two academic references5. A research project proposal of no more than three pages (plus figures andreferences).

Our most important question in evaluating project sketches is always: will thisproject contribute to our scientific understanding of language? To determine thiswe want to know whether an important question is addressed, and whether thereis a reasonable strategy for finding an answer. See for more requirementsregarding the sketch:

On the website of the CLCG, you can find more information on what we expectfrom our PhD students:

You can only apply for positions that are advertised. Please see additional Application and Contact information below.

Applications Deadline: 15-Mar-2010

Mailing Address for Applications:
        Attn: Prof. dr. C.L.J. de Bot        Graduate School for the Humanities, Faculty of Arts        P.O. Box 716        Groningen 9700 AS        Netherlands

Contact Information:         Ms. Wyke van der Meer

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