LINGUIST List 23.2931

Thu Jul 05 2012

Jobs: German; English; Acquisition of Connectors: Researcher/PhD Position, Centre for General Linguistics Berlin

Editor for this issue: Sarah Fox <>

Date: 05-Jul-2012
From: Dagmar Bittner <>
Subject: German; English; Acquisition of Connectors: Researcher/PhD Position, Centre for General Linguistics Berlin, Berlin, Germany
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University or Organization: Centre for General Linguistics Berlin Job Location: Berlin, Germany Web Address:
Job Rank: Researcher, PhD Position

Specialty Areas: Language Acquisition; Semantics; Syntax; Acquisition of Connectors

Required Language(s): English (eng)
                            German (deu)

We invite applications for a part time PhD research position (50%) infirst language acquisition starting October the 1st, 2012. The positionis part of a two year DFG-grant on the acquisition of connectives(and/but) in German, English, and Bulgarian at the Centre forGeneral Linguistics (ZAS), Berlin. Funding for additional 12 months islikely.

The position is remunerated according to E13 of the German TVOeDpayscale. The required research concerns mainly experimentalinvestigations in the development of semantic connotations and thesyntactic embedding of but in English- and partly German-learningchildren in the age range from 2:0 to 6;0. Applicants must havecompleted their university degree by the time of appointment, andmust have a strong research interest and, ideally, some experiencein language acquisition research, specifically discourse relatedsyntactic development and experimental work. Fluent competence inGerman and English is required.

Please, submit applications until August, 31st 2012 via electronicmail to Dagmar Bittner at the contact email address below andinclude the following four items:1) A curriculum vitae including a list of publications;2) Electronic copies of three representative publications in pdf-format;3) A letter of intent specifying research experience in detail;4) The names of at least two scholars to be contacted for letters ofrecommendation.

Overall academic promise and accomplishment are the primaryselection criteria.

The ZAS is a research institute of the State of Berlin receiving majorfinancial support from the German Federal Government. Its five maindivisions currently focus on the general research programEmbedding, linkage and constituent boundaries in speech, grammarand discourse. Duties are primarily research-oriented, which caninclude some administration and acquisition of external funding.

Application Deadline: 31-Aug-2012 Mailing Address for Applications:
Dagmar Bittner Centre for General Linguistics Schuetzenstr. 18 Berlin, Berlin 10117 Germany Email Address for Applications: Contact Information:
Dagmar Bittner Email: Phone: +49 30 20192562

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