LINGUIST List 28.2432

Thu Jun 01 2017

Support: Psycholinguistics; Syntax; Semantics: PhD, University of Tuebingen

Editor for this issue: Clare Harshey <>

Date: 29-May-2017
From: Britta Stolterfoht <>
Subject: Psycholinguistics; Syntax; Semantics: PhD, University of Tuebingen, Germany
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Department: Collaborative Research Center (SFB 833)
Level: PhD

Institution/Organization: University of Tuebingen

Duties: Research

Specialty Areas: Psycholinguistics; Semantics; Syntax
Syntax, Semantics


The Tübingen Collaborative Research Center 833 “Constitution of Meaning” is looking to fill two PhD positions as part of Project B8 “Position and Interpretation: Syntactic, Semantic and Information Structural Constraints in Processing Adjuncts” (PI: Prof. Dr. Britta Stolterfoht). Earliest start date is August 1, 2017. Funding ends June 30, 2021, payment is according to E 13TV-L, 65%.

The project investigates adjuncts at the syntax-semantics interface from a processing perspective. The goal is to establish an elaborate model of adjunct processing. We will focus on (i) crosslinguistic variation, (ii) semantic modelling of position-dependent interpretation differences, and (iii) the role of context in the time course of processing adjuncts. Further information can be found here:

The ideal candidate has a relevant university degree (e.g., linguistics or psychology) and a solid background in syntax and semantics. Background in psycholinguistics as well as a genuine interest in crosslinguistic variation and in modelling semantic processing will be of advantage. Applicants should have good organizational skills and be able to work highly independently as well as in a team. The research center supports PhD students with a structured program and bi-weekly PhD student colloquia. This job does not have a teaching requirement but also offers the opportunity to gain teaching experience if desired.

Equally qualified applicants with disabilities will be given preference. The University seeks to raise the number of women in research and teaching and therefore urges qualified women academics to apply for these positions.

Applications should send a cover letter, a CV and a research statement as well as relevant documentation by mail or email in a single PDF file to Prof. Dr. Britta Stolterfoht, Wilhelmstraße 50, 72074 Tübingen, The employment will be carried out by the central administration of the University of Tübingen.

Applications Deadline: 15-Jun-2017

Mailing Address for Applications:
        Attn: Prof. Dr. Britta Stolterfoht
        Wilhelmstr. 50
        Tuebingen 72074

Contact Information:
        Britta Stolterfoht

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