LINGUIST List 27.3663

Fri Sep 16 2016

Support: Language Documentation / Sweden

Editor for this issue: Amanda Foster <>

Date: 16-Sep-2016
From: Ljuba Veselinova <>
Subject: Language Documentation, PhD, Stockholm University, Sweden
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Department: Linguistics
Web Address:

Level: PhD

Institution/Organization: Stockholm University

Duties: Research,Teaching

Specialty Areas: Language Documentation; Typology


PhD positions in Linguistics

The Department of Linguistics announces 2 PhD student positions within the fields of Child Language Development and Linguistic Typology and Language Documentation. SU FV-2638-16.
Application deadline: 2016-10-15

Linguistic typology and language documentation:

This position is associated with the department’s strong research profile in linguistic typology, language documentation and related aspects in the study of linguistic diversity. The dissertation should therefore be theoretically and methodologically linked to one of those focal areas of research, and be based on empirical material derived from one or more languages, preferably with a cross-linguistic or diachronic perspective. This could, for instance, take the shape of a cross-linguistic and systematic comparison of a particular phenomenon or a grammatical construction, by means of a sample, either with an areal, world-wide or a language-family scope. It could also be in the form of a fieldwork-based and typologically informed treatment of an individual undocumented or lesser studied language, alternatively focusing on a particular aspect of the language system. (For our policy on funding of fieldwork, please see separate documentation.)

In addition to courses and dissertation work, the applicant is expected to participate in departmental activities, such as seminars and regular meetings held with the research group, and in that way contribute to a positive research environment.

Application is made through the electronic application interface. Admission requirements and selection criteria are stated in the announcement.

Applications Deadline: 15-Oct-2016

Web Address for Applications:

Contact Information:
        Dr. Sofia Gustafson-Capkova
        Phone:+46 8 16 34 88

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