LINGUIST List 26.5522

Fri Dec 11 2015

Support: Indo-European, Computational Linguistics, General Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Text/Corpus Linguistics, Typology / Switzerland

Editor for this issue: Andrew Lamont <>

Date: 10-Dec-2015
From: Truessel <>
Subject: Indo-European, Computational Linguistics, General Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Text/Corpus Linguistics, Typology, PhD, University of Zurich, Switzerland
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Department: Department of Comparative Linguistics
Level: PhD

Institution/Organization: University of Zurich

Duties: Research

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



The Department of Comparative Linguistics at the University of Zurich invites applications for a PhD student position in Diachronic Typology/Historical Linguistics. The position is placed in a shared research track in Indo-European Linguistics (Prof. Widmer) and General Linguistics (Prof. Bickel). The successful applicant will work towards a PhD dissertation on some or all branches of Indo-European in a typological, historical and/or areal perspective. The position is particularly well suited to students who like to benefit from collaborations with dynamic and highly motivated research groups.

Applicants must have both substantial philological expertise in at least one branch of Indo-European and training in linguistic typology and areal/historical linguistics. Additional qualifications in computational typological/phylogenetic, and/or corpus-linguistic methods are particularly welcome.

Candidates are requested to submit a proposal for a possible PhD project (max 2 pages) describing the topic, the methods, and the approach they intend to take.

We offer this position for an initial period of one year, extendable up to 4 years. The position should ideally be filled by April 1, 2016.

Applications are expected to reach us by February 1, 2016, and should include a CV, a copy of the Master's thesis, and the proposal. Please send the documents in PDF format to and, both of which may be contacted for further information.

Applications Deadline: 01-Feb-2016

Mailing Address for Applications:
        Attn: Bickel/Widmer

Contact Information:
        Department of Comparative Linguistics,

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