LINGUIST List 29.2557

Fri Jun 15 2018

Support: English; Historical Linguistics: PhD Student, KU Leuven

Editor for this issue: Sarah Robinson <>

Date: 15-Jun-2018
From: Hendrik De Smet <>
Subject: English; Historical Linguistics: PhD Student, KU Leuven, Belgium
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Department: Linguistics - Functional and Cognitive Linguistics
Level: PhD

Institution/Organization: KU Leuven

Duties: Research,Project Work

Specialty Areas: Historical Linguistics

Required Language(s): English (eng)


A fully funded four-year PhD position is offered as part of the project ''Making the invisible uninvisible: the role of analogy in language change''. The project seeks to use corpus evidence to gain better insight into the workings of analogy as a mechanism of grammatical change. To this end, it will focus specifically on the history of a small subsystem of the grammar of English, adnumeral markers. The project will be supervised by Prof. Hendrik De Smet, in collaboration with Graeme Trousdale (University of Edinburgh) and Peter Petré (University of Antwerp). The project is to be carried out within the Leuven-based research group 'Functional and Cognitive Linguistics: Grammar & Typology' (FunC), which is part of the Department of Linguistics. More information on the project and eligibility requirements can be found through the link below.

Applications Deadline: 01-Jul-2018

Web Address for Applications:

Contact Information:
        Prof. Hendrik De Smet
        Phone:+32 16 32 47 72

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