LINGUIST List 23.5044

Mon Dec 03 2012

Jobs: German; Lang Acq; Semantics; Syntax: Post Doc, Frankfurt University

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Date: 03-Dec-2012
From: Petra Schulz <>
Subject: German; Language Acquisition; Semantics; Syntax: Post Doc, Frankfurt University, Frankfurt, Germany
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University or Organization: Frankfurt UniversityJob Location: Frankfurt, GermanyWeb Address: Rank: Post Doc

Specialty Areas: Language Acquisition; Semantics; Syntax

Required Language(s): German (deu)


Language Acquisition; Semantics; Syntax: Post Doc position (100%), GoetheUniversity Frankfurt, Germany

Goethe University of Frankfurt, Institute of Psycholinguistics and Didacticsof German, offers a full-time post-doc research position (100% TV-G-U E13)within the project

"Child acquisition of (non)restrictive relative clauses in German" (CARU)PI: Prof. Dr. Petra Schulz.

The project is part of the research group "Relative clauses", funded by theGerman Research Foundation (DFG) and currently consisting of eight projectsthat investigate relative clauses from different perspectives. For moreinformation visit:

Applications should be submitted by January 4, 2013. Interviews will be heldin the second half of January. The desired starting date is March 1, 2013, orbefore and the position is initially limited until September 30, 2014.Depending on evaluation results, the project can be extended for three moreyears.

In CARU we investigate the acquisition of central semantic and syntacticproperties of relative clauses in German speaking children by studyingchildren’s production and comprehension abilities across differentexperimental tasks. The successful applicant is responsible for the furtherdevelopment and implementation of psycholinguistic offline-methods suitablefor monolingual children aged 3 to 7 years, and statistical data analysis, aswell as international presentation and publication of results. The candidateis expected to work closely with team members and to collaborate with otherprojects in the research group.

Candidates should have an advanced degree (PhD., M.A., Diploma) in the fieldof linguistics or a related discipline and have proven ability to carry outexcellent scientific work. We seek candidates with the followingqualifications:- Outstanding degree in general linguistics, Germanic linguistics,psycholinguistics, theoretical linguistics, psychology, or a related field- Team spirit, flexibility, and organizational experience and skills- Ability to communicate effectively with team members and colleagues as wellas with participating day care institutions- Familiarity with quantitative experimental research methods- Extensive knowledge in at least one of the following areas: semantics,syntax, language acquisition, experience with statistical evaluation programs

Candidates without working knowledge of German are expected to learn Germanwithin the first year of employment.

Candidates who are interested in a half time position will also be considered;if suitable candidates apply, the position can be split.

Applications, preferably via E-mail, should be sent to the address below andshould include a cover letter, CV, list of potential referees, degree copiesand transcripts if available (all as a single pdf document), and 1 – 3publications that are representative for your research.

For further information please contact Prof. Dr. Petra Schulz at the emailaddress below.

Application Deadline: 04-Jan-2013The mailing address for applicants is below.

Application Deadline: 04-Jan-2013Mailing Address for Applications: Prof. Dr. Petra Schulz Goethe University Frankfurt am Main Institut für Psycholinguistik und Didaktik der dt. Sprache Grüneburgplatz 1 Frankfurt 60323 GermanyEmail Address for Applications: Phone: +49 69 798 32561 Fax: +49 69 798 32564

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