LINGUIST List 28.2433

Thu Jun 01 2017

Support: General Linguistics; Linguistic Theories; Psycholinguistics; Semantics; Typology: PhD, Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen

Editor for this issue: Clare Harshey <>

Date: 29-May-2017
From: Vera Hohaus <>
Subject: General Linguistics; Linguistic Theories; Psycholinguistics; Semantics; Typology: PhD, Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen, Germany
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Department: Sonderforschungsbereich 833
Web Address:

Level: PhD

Institution/Organization: Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen

Duties: Research,Project Work

Specialty Areas: General Linguistics; Linguistic Theories; Psycholinguistics; Semantics; Typology


The Tübingen Collaborative Research Center 833 “Constitution of Meaning” is looking to fill a four-year PhD position as part of Project B1 “Incrementality in Semantic Processing” (PIs: Dr. Vera Hohaus, Prof. Dr. Britta Stolterfoht, Prof. Dr. Rolf Ulrich). Earliest start date is August 1, 2017, later start dates are negotiable. Funding ends June 30, 2021, payment is according to E13 TV-L, 65%.

The project investigates the incremental composition of meaning. More specifically, we investigate context dependency and crosslinguistic variation as two potential triggers of variability in semantic processing strategies. Our empirical focus are nominal and temporal quantifiers. A more detailed project proposal is available upon request.

The ideal candidate has a M.A. degree in a psychology or linguistics and a solid background in formal generative semantics paired with a genuine interest in crosslinguistic variation and in modelling semantic processing. Applicants should have good organizational skills and be able to work highly independently as well as in a team. Some initial experience with semantic fieldwork and reading time, eye tracking or EEG studies will be of advantage. 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.

Applications should include a cover letter, a CV and a research statement as well as relevant documentation in a single PDF file. Please send a single PDF file to Dr. Vera Hohaus no later than June 15, 2017. Dr. Hohaus is also available for questions about the position. Tübingen University seeks to raise the number of women in research and teaching and therefore urges qualified women to apply for these positions. Equally qualified applicants with disabilities will be given preference. The employment contract will be issued by the central administration of the university.

Applications Deadline: 15-Jun-2017

Mailing Address for Applications:
        Attn: Dr. Vera Hohaus
        Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen, Dept. of Englisch
        Wilhelmstr. 50
        Tübingen BW 72074

Contact Information:
        Dr. Vera Hohaus

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