LINGUIST List 24.5328

Thu Dec 19 2013

Support: Dutch; Frisian: PhD Student, Frisian Academy (Fryske Akademy)/ Netherlands

Editor for this issue: Sarah Fox <>

Date: 19-Dec-2013
From: Willem Visser <>
Subject: Dutch; Frisian: PhD Student, Frisian Academy (Fryske Akademy), Netherlands
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Department: Linguistics Web Address:

Level: PhD

Institution/Organization: Frisian Academy (Fryske Akademy)

Duties: Research

Specialty Areas: Text/Corpus Linguistics Required Language(s): Dutch (nld)
                            Frisian, Western (fry)

Within the framework of the network program University Campus Fryslân the Frisian Academy is looking for a PhD student research into changes in the conjugation of Frisian verbs

This project is a part of a partnership with the ACLC (Amsterdam Centre for Language and Communication) of the University of Amsterdam.

Function Information:
The purpose of this study is twofold. The (more) recent changes in the conjugation of Frisian verbs should be inventoried and accounted for. Within this complex system the ratio between external and internal forces: the great pressure that Dutch exerts on Frisian on the one hand, and the analogical restructuring of the verb paradigm to maintain a transparent relationship between form and function on the other hand, should also be investigated.

Job Requirements:
- a master’s degree with excellent grades in linguistics or in linguistics of an individual language;
- experience in and affinity with empirical research involving language-corpora and digital data collections;
- experience in and affinity with the analysis of large digital data collections using existing software (databases, spreadsheets and mapping software);
- working knowledge of Frisian at (near-)native level;
- good academic writing and presentation skills;
- good interpersonal and organizational skills;
- strong interest in a scientific career

For additional information, please contact Prof. Dr. Arjen Versloot (University of Amsterdam: by January 15th 2014. Please use 'PhD change verb conjugation’ as the subject line.
The interviews are scheduled in the last week of January 2014 (27th – 31st).

Applications Deadline: 15-Jan-2014

Web Address for Applications:

Contact Information:         Dr Willem Visser Phone:0031-58-2131414 Fax:0031-58-2131409

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