LINGUIST List 29.104
Fri Jan 05 2018
Jobs: Historical Linguistics; Syntax: Post Doc, University of Oslo
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Ida Larsson <ida.larsson
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University or Organization: University of Oslo
Department: The Department of Linguistics and Scandinavian Studies
Location: Oslo, Norway
Web Address: http://www.hf.uio.no/iln/english/
Job Title: Post-Doctoral Research Fellow and/or PhD candidate
Specialty Areas: Historical Linguistics; Syntax; Scandinavian
Required Language(s): North Germanic
Two positions are now available at the Department of
Linguistics and Scandinavian Studies, University of Oslo. The positions are part of
the project «Variation and Change in the Scandinavian Verb Phrase» funded by the
Research Council of Norway. The first is for a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow (SKO
1352), while the second position is for a Doctoral Fellow (SKO 1017) or a
Post-Doctoral Research Fellow (SKO 1352).
The Scandinavian languages have a
long joint history, and they often show parallel historical developments. However,
there are cases where they show divergence, and in interesting ways. Little is known
about these diverging developments. The project Variation and Change in the
Scandinavian Verb Phrase wants to remedy this by looking at all of the Scandinavian
languages from the end of the 17th century to the present. The general aim of the
project is to contribute to the theoretical understanding of linguistic categories
and how they can vary and change.
The project is organized into four
subprojects, which investigate the properties of particles, double objects,
resultatives, and reflexives in older and present-day varieties of Scandinavian, how
they relate to each other, and to other aspects of the grammatical system.
Methodologically, the project uses corpora for modern and older Scandinavian, but
also experimental methods are used. Pilot studies have already been carried out in
Norway, Sweden and the Faroe Islands, collecting data on word order variation (e.g.
with respect to the placement of particles and reflexives). The project group
includes researchers from several Nordic countries, USA and Canada.
Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship is available for a period of two years. The main
purpose of postdoctoral research fellowships is to qualify researchers for work in
higher academic positions within their disciplines.
We seek strongly
motivated, competent and internationally oriented candidates, with high-ranking
academic qualifications in the relevant areas of research. The successful candidate
is expected to strengthen the relevant research areas addressed in the project,
participate in the various workshops, conferences and activities organized by the
project. The candidate will furthermore become part of the research
environment/network of the department and contribute to its development.
- PhD with a specialization in general or Scandinavian
- A research project closely connected to «Variation and Change in
the Scandinavian Verb Phrase»
- Candidates should have expertise in one or
several of the areas: Scandinavian syntax, Syntactic microvariation, Prosodic
analysis, Historical linguistics, Modelling language change or Experimental
- Fluent oral and written communication skills in English
Personal suitability and motivation for the position
To apply please follow
the link in the job announcement.
See the announcements here: https://www.jobbnorge.no/ledige-stillinger/stilling/144791/phd-candidate-or-a-post-doctoral-research-fellow-connected-to-the-project-variation-and-change-in-the-scandinavian-verb-phrase
and here: https://www.jobbnorge.no/ledige-stillinger/stilling/144796/postdoctoral-fellow-connected-to-the-project-variation-and-change-in-the-scandinavian-verb-phrase
Application Deadline: 04-Feb-2018
Professor Ida Larsson
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