LINGUIST List 26.2945

Thu Jun 18 2015

Support: Language Acquisition; Syntax / Spain

Editor for this issue: Erin Arnold <>

Date: 17-Jun-2015
From: Cristina Real <>
Subject: Language Acquisition; Syntax, PhD, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain
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Department: Centre de Lingüística Teòrica
Web Address:

Level: PhD

Institution/Organization: Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

Duties: Research

Specialty Areas: Language Acquisition; Syntax


The Centre de Lingüística Teòrica (CLT) announces one PhD position in syntax and/or language acquisition.

The successful applicants will carry out research, resulting in a PhD dissertation, within the recently awarded project FFI2014-56968-C4-1-P, La variación en la interfaz léxico-sintaxis, (PIs: Jaume Mateu and Anna Gavarró). The research lines of this project are: (i) the syntax-lexicon interface and/or (ii) language acquisition.

What we offer:

The selected candidate will join our research group, the Centre de Lingüística Teòrica. The Center for Theoretical Linguistics (Centre de Lingüística Teòrica CLT) is a research group which was founded at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona in the early 1980s. The focus of research at the CLT is grammatical theory in a broad sense of the term, and the linguists who make up our group come from experimental and theoretical research backgrounds in diverse fields including phonology, morphology, lexicology, syntax, and semantics. The goal of the CLT is to contribute to a fuller understanding of how natural languages are structured and how they are processed by human beings. Our research activity basically revolves around the study of the universal properties of language and the identification of patterns of microvariation among natural languages.

See, for more information about our activities.


The position has a duration of 4 years starting on the academic year 2015-2016. The position requires residence near Barcelona, 37.5 hours/week of research, and must result in a PhD dissertation. Gross salary is € 16.422 per year. There is an additional stipend of € 4.750 for research stays in other centers. If the candidate obtains the PhD at the beginning of the last year of the scholarship, he/she can be hired as a postdoctorate researcher for the rest of that year, with an stipend of € 19.000 (gross salary) per year.


An MA degree in Linguistics is required. Excellent record in the undergraduate and Master's degrees and affinity with the research lines outlined above is also expected. Knowledge of Catalan and Spanish will be taken into consideration. Applicants will enroll at the Cognitive Science and Language PhD Program at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona.

For the general conditions of this position see the following link:

How to Apply:

Application is open from June 15 until June 29, 2015.

After registering at, applicants should apply electronically at, by submitting:

- Application form, linked to the project reference FFI2014-56968-C4-1-P.
- CV (in Spanish or English).
- Copy of the passport (only for non-Spanish nationals).
- Academic certificate (with full details: courses, qualifications, dates) of degrees obtained so far, plus official translation into Spanish or English (if the original is in a third language).

For more information:

For further information, please contact:
Cristina Real
phone: +34 935812372
fax: +34 935812782

Applications Deadline: 29-Jun-2015

Mailing Address for Applications:
        Attn: Cristina Real Puigdollers
        Centre de Lingüística Teòrica, Departament de Filologia Catalana
        Edifici B, Campus de la UAB
        Bellaterra (Cerdanyola del Vallès) 08193

Web Address for Applications:

Contact Information:
        Cristina Real Puigdollers

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