LINGUIST List 24.4400

Tue Nov 05 2013

Support: Pragmatics/Netherlands

Editor for this issue: Uliana Kazagasheva <>

Date: 05-Nov-2013
From: Robert van Rooij <>
Subject: PhD Student, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
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Department: Institute for Logic, Language and Computation (ILLC) Web Address:

Level: PhD

Institution/Organization: University of Amsterdam

Duties: Research

Specialty Areas: Pragmatics

The Institute for Logic, Language and Computation (ILLC) has two PhD positions available as part of the larger European Research Council (ERC) interdisciplinary ESSENCE project on the grounding of a shared semantics, which is one of the Marie Curie Initial Training Networks. Prof. Dr. Robert van Rooij is the principle investigator of this project in Amsterdam, and will also be the supervisor of both PhD candidates. One successful candidate is expected to work on (the evolution of) Categorization, the other on Pragmatics (in particular on social constraints on successful communication).

The candidates have to fulfill the rules that apply to Marie Curie ITN fellows:
- No more than 12 months spent in the last 3 years in the Netherlands, counting from date of recruitment (1st of February 2014). The fellow can be from any country in the world, including a national from the Netherlands itself (as long as they have been mostly away in the last three years);
- No PhD and within at most 4 years from the diploma that gives the rights to embark in a doctoral degree, counting from date of recruitment.

For more information on the project and how to apply, please visit the application website address below.

Applications Deadline: 15-Dec-2013

Mailing Address for Applications:
        Attn: Prof Robert van Rooij Science Park 107 Amsterdam 1098 XG Netherlands

Web Address for Applications:

Contact Information:         Prof Robert van Rooij

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