LINGUIST List 21.938
Thu Feb 25 2010
Support: Morphology: PhD Student, University of Surrey, United Kingdom
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Morphology: PhD Student, University of Surrey, United Kingdom
Message 1: Morphology: PhD Student, University of Surrey, United Kingdom
From: Penny Everson <p.eversonsurrey.ac.uk>
Subject: Morphology: PhD Student, University of Surrey, United Kingdom
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Institution/Organization: University of Surrey
Department: Surrey Morphology Group
Web Address: http://www.morphology.surrey.ac.uk
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, visitwww.surrey.ac.uk/LIS/SMG/ERCPhD2furtherinformationSMG.doc.
Details of the Surrey Morphology Group can be found at:http://www.surrey.ac.uk/LIS/SMG/
Informal enquiries may be made to Dr Matthew Baerman (m.baermansurrey.ac.uk. 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: http://www.surrey.ac.uk/LIS/SMG/ERCPhD2furtherinformationSMG.doc
Mrs Penny Everson Surrey Morphology Group, University of Surrey (J1), Guildford, GU2 7XH p.eversonsurrey.ac.uk Phone:01483 68 6230