LINGUIST List 26.3254

Fri Jul 10 2015

Support: French; Spanish; Germanic; Romance; General Linguistics; Historical Linguistics; Syntax; Text/Corpus Linguistics; Typology / Belgium

Editor for this issue: Erin Arnold <>

Date: 10-Jul-2015
From: Peter Lauwers <>
Subject: Germanic; Romance; French; Spanish; General Linguistics; Historical Linguistics; Syntax; Text/Corpus Linguistics; Typology, PhD, Ghent University, Belgium
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Department: Department of Linguistics, GLIMS
Web Address:

Level: PhD

Institution/Organization: Ghent University

Duties: Research,Project Work

Specialty Areas: General Linguistics; Historical Linguistics; Syntax; Text/Corpus Linguistics; Typology

Required Language(s): French (fra)
                            Spanish (spa)


Doctoral fellow at Ghent University, Department of Linguistics

The research group GLIMS (Ghent Research Team on Linguistic Meaning and Structure) is looking for a full-time doctoral fellow for the period of four years, to work on a project funded by the UGent Special Research Fund (BOF) (see the summary below):

In search of the analytical resultative construction :
A microtypological comparison of Romance and Germanic languages

Degree requirements: Master of (historical) linguistics (or an equivalent degree).
The candidate should have an excellent knowledge of French and Spanish, in addition to a third (Romance or Germanic) language.

The candidate is expected to have a great interest in linguistic research, as evidenced in, preferably, a Master paper in the area of linguistics with a focus on (at least) one of the languages mentioned above.

Ghent University offers a four-year contract starting on 1 December 2015. In this time a PhD dissertation has to be completed. Information about salary can be found on:

The deadline for applications is 15 September 2015. Applications should be submitted to and should consist of: a detailed CV (including degree grades), a letter of motivation in French or Spanish.

Contact one of the project supervisors for more information: peter.lauwersugent,,,

Brief Summary of the Project:

This project is looking for (traces of) the resultative verbal construction (e.g. Ed hammers the metal flat; flat = the result of the hammering) in a number of Romance (French, Spanish) and one Germanic (e.g. Dutch) language. The aim is to capture the microtypological variation w.r.t. the lexical scope (what categories are allowed in this construction: adjectives? prepositional phrases? nominals?) and productivity of the construction (is the construction limited to a specific verb class, or is it open?), against the background of other typological properties of the languages studied.

Applications Deadline: 15-Sep-2015

Mailing Address for Applications:
        Attn: Peter Lauwers

Contact Information:
        Peter Lauwers
        Dept:Department of Linguistics, GLIMS

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