LINGUIST List 26.3381

Wed Jul 22 2015

Support: Computational Linguistics; General Linguistics; Text/Corpus Linguistics / Switzerland

Editor for this issue: Erin Arnold <earnoldlinguistlist.org>


Date: 22-Jul-2015
From: Agnes Kolmer <infospur.uzh.ch>
Subject: Computational Linguistics; General Linguistics; Text/Corpus Linguistics, PhD, University of Zurich, Switzerland
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Department: URPP Language and Space
Web Address: http://www.spur.uzh.ch/index.html

Level: PhD

Institution/Organization: University of Zurich

Duties: Research,Project Work

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics; General Linguistics; Text/Corpus Linguistics


Description:

Open PhD position, CorpusLab, Language and Space

The University Research Priority Program (URPP) Language and Space focuses on communication as linked to physical, social and perceptual space. The URPP approaches relations between language and space with cutting-edge technology, combining insights from dialectology with language typology and interactional linguistics. Particular emphasis is placed on crossing traditional subdisciplinary boundaries: the URPP combines research in computational linguistics, geographic information science, general linguistics, Romance studies, German studies, Slavic studies, English studies, and Sinology.

The URPP is now seeking applicants for a PhD position which will focus specifically on issues of areal diffusion and non-standard language varieties, using quantitative corpus-based methodology. The PhD candidate will be expected to conduct interdisciplinary research, contributing to linguistic theory and advancing quantitative corpus methodology.

The PhD candidate will work in the CorpusLab, one of three research laboratories set up as part of the URPP (alongside the VideoLab and the GISLab). Additionally to excellent dissertation research, the successful candidate will also assist in delivering methodological and technical support to members of the URPP.

We are looking for a highly motivated original thinker with a desire to develop a career in research. Applicants are required to have completed a Master’s level degree. Applicants with their main background in linguistics will demonstrate their interest and experience in quantitative methods. Applicants with their main background in computational linguistics, geographic information science, computer science and related disciplines will demonstrate their interest and experience in linguistics. Basic programming skills are a prerequisite. Apart from English, applicants must have a good command of German or be ready to acquire this during the first six months after taking up the position.

We offer excellent working conditions, interdisciplinary supervision, a stimulating environment and Zurich’s high quality of life.

Send a curriculum vitae, a motivation statement (including an one-page outline of the planned research), academic transcripts, and contact details for two referees (including e-mail addresses) in a single PDF document, and with reference “CorpusLabPhD”, to infospur.uzh.ch by 20 September 2015. For further questions, please contact Tanja Samardžić at tanja.samardzicuzh.ch.

Applications Deadline: 20-Sep-2015

Web Address for Applications: infospur.uzh.ch

Contact Information:
        Dr Tanja Samardzic
        tanja.samardzicuzh.ch


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