LINGUIST List 27.1241

Thu Mar 10 2016

Support: General Linguistics; Typology / Sweden

Editor for this issue: Andrew Lamont <>

Date: 09-Mar-2016
From: Michael Dunn <>
Subject: General Linguistics; Typology, PhD, Uppsala University, Sweden
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Department: Department of Linguistics and Philology
Web Address:

Level: PhD

Institution/Organization: Uppsala University

Duties: Research,Project Work

Specialty Areas: General Linguistics; Typology


The Department of Linguistics and Philology is currently developing its research and postgraduate teaching profile in general linguistics. Uppsala University has a focus on language and linguistics, and the general linguistics subject area benefits from contact with other linguists in the Department of Linguistics and Philology (from the Computational Linguistics subject areas, as well as subject areas focussed on specific languages and language families, including Swahili, Indic and Iranian languages, Semitic, Turkic, and ancient languages), as well linguists from the Nordic Department (Scandinavian languages), the English Department (English and Celtic), and Modern Languages Department (other Indo-European subgroups, Finno-Ugric languages). Researchers in General Linguistics have a broadly empirical approach, and study topics ranging from language description and conversation analysis to areal typology and phylogenetic linguistics.

Project: We are interested in empirical projects which which investigate linguistic diversity. Projects dealing with a single language would only be considered if they contained a major descriptive or typological component, and if the language is not a focal language of another department in the Faculty of Languages. The final form of the dissertation project will be determined in collaboration with the advisor. Applicants should discuss their proposed research with the section chair, Michael Dunn, before submission.

Qualifications: We are seeking a candidate with a strong background in linguistics, who is highly motivated and interested in linguistic diversity. To qualify for a doctoral position in Linguistics a candidate should hold a master’s degree in Linguistics or equivalent.

Conditions: Doctoral studies extend over a 4-year period during which the PhD-student will receive a salary as an employee of the department. Doctoral students are expected to engage in full-time study and research, and to participate actively in the department’s activities. Students are encouraged to combine the position with teaching responsibilities up to a maximum of 20%, which is carried out against an appropriate prolongation of the contract.

Applications Deadline: 11-Apr-2016

Mailing Address for Applications:
        Attn: Michael Dunn

Contact Information:
        Michael Dunn
        Dept:Department of Linguistics and Philology

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