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Thu Feb 25 2010

Support: Morphology: PhD Student, University of Surrey, United Kingdom

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        1.    Penny Everson, Morphology: PhD Student, University of Surrey, United Kingdom

Message 1: Morphology: PhD Student, University of Surrey, United Kingdom
Date: 25-Feb-2010
From: Penny Everson <>
Subject: Morphology: PhD Student, University of Surrey, United Kingdom
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Institution/Organization: University of Surrey Department: Surrey Morphology Group Web Address:

Level: PhD

Duties: Research

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics; Morphology; Syntax; Typology

University of SurreySurrey Morphology Group, English Department,Faculty of Arts and Human Sciences

PhD Research Studentship in the Surrey Morphology Group(for three years, subject to satisfactory progress)

£13,290 maintenance grant per annum(funded by the European Research Council)

The Surrey Morphology Group invites applications for a PhD Studentship funded bythe European Research Council as part of the MORPHOLOGY project.

Applications are invited for a Research Studentship leading to a PhD in theSurrey Morphology Group, for three years, starting either July 1 2010 or October1 2010. This post is part of a larger European Research Council-funded projecton morphological complexity (the MORPHOLOGY project) awarded to ProfessorGreville Corbett, Dr Matthew Baerman and Dr Dunstan Brown.

The project investigates morphological complexity, and in particular the roleplayed by autonomous morphological systems such as inflectional classes andparadigmatic syncretism -- in short, deviations from a simple one-to-onecorrespondence of meaning and form. These constitute a distinctly morphologicallayer of linguistic complexity. The current position is the second of two PhDstudentships on the project and it is dedicated to the study of what we term'form classes', namely autonomous morphological structures within paradigms, asseen in patterns of syncretism or stem alternations.

The studentship includes a maintenance grant of £13,290 per annum (subject tochange in line with RCUK rates). Applicants are expected to have a good firstdegree, and a grounding in linguistics. The post will be particularly appealingto applicants interested in any of the following areas: morphology; syntax;typology; computational linguistics. The successful applicant will pursue aspecific agreed topic related to stem classes within the overall project, andwill benefit from being part of a larger team, within a research group. Theability to work collaboratively and to meet deadlines is essential. For moreparticulars on this position,

Details of the Surrey Morphology Group can be found at:

Informal enquiries may be made to Dr Matthew Baerman ( Please include the reference MORPHOLOGY/PhDin your application and supply your postal address. The closing date forapplications is 19 April 2010. Interviews are expected to be held on 5 May 2010.The University is committed to an Equal Opportunities Policy

Applications Deadline: 19-Apr-2010

Mailing Address for Applications:
        Attn: Mrs Penny Everson        Surrey Morphology Group,        University of Surrey (J1)        Guildford Surrey GU2 7XH        United Kingdom

Web Address for Applications:

Contact Information:         Mrs Penny Everson        Surrey Morphology Group,        University of Surrey (J1), Guildford, GU2 7XH        Phone:01483 68 6230

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