LINGUIST List 29.273
Wed Jan 17 2018
Jobs: Pragmatics; Syntax; Text/Corpus Linguistics: Post Doc, University of Cologne
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Aria Adli <aria.adli
Pragmatics; Syntax; Text/Corpus Linguistics: Post Doc, University of Cologne,
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University or Organization: University of
Department: Collaborative Research Centre "Prominence in Language"
Job Location: Cologne, Germany
Web Address: http://sfb1252.uni-koeln.de/c01.html
Job Title: Postdoctoral Researcher
Job Rank: Post Doc
Areas: Pragmatics; Syntax; Text/Corpus Linguistics; Information Structure
The Institute of Romance Studies at the Faculty of Arts and
Humanities at the University of Cologne is looking to fill the position of Postdoc
in the Collaborative Research Centre: SFB 1252 "Prominence in Language".
project C01 "Prominence and information structure" (PI: Prof Dr Aria Adli) studies
the relation between prominence and information structure, in particular: 1) the
role of prominent syntactic positions in non-canonical word order, 2) the
competition between various prominent topic candidates in canonical word order.
of employment is scheduled for 15th of April 2018. The postdoc position offered is
fulltime with weekly working time of 39,83 hours (100%) and is a fixed-term work
contract ending on 31st of December 2020.
If pay scale requirements are met, the
position will be remunerated in accordance with pay grade 13 TV-L.
- coordinate project work, advise other project members (PhD and
student annotators) and support the PI in project-related day-to-day business
investigate non-canonical word order phenomena (sentence periphery, postverbal
subjects, clefts) using corpus-based, cross-linguistic methods and statistical
inference; publication of results
- develop a theoretical model of the
interaction of syntactic prominence and information structure (e.g., rule-based vs.
- refine the annotation structure in the multilingual corpus of
spontaneous speech sgscorpus.com (incl. information structure,
definiteness/specificity) and supervise student annotators
information please consult: http://www.sfb1252.uni-koeln.de
- PhD in Linguistics
- flawless command of spoken and
written English, high proficiency in French or Spanish as well as sufficient
structural knowledge to perform corpus-based work in one of the other languages
examined in the project (i.e., French, Spanish, Catalan, Persian).
of German; candidates without prior knowledge must be willing to gain a good command
of the language within the first six months
- international research experience
in the field of syntax and information structure, as documented via publications
- sound knowledge of corpus linguistics and quantitative analysis of corpus data
- full-time presence in Cologne upon recruitment
The University of
Cologne welcomes diversity, is an equal opportunity employer and supports positive
action in cases of candidates with equivalent qualifications. Applications by women,
persons with migrational backround and persons with disabilities are strongly
Applications should include a statement of interest (letter of
motivation, addressed to Professor Aria Adli), a CV including a list of
publications, a copy of the most important publications (max. 5), a copy of the
relevant degrees/certificates, the names and addresses of two referees.
should be sent to the application email below in a single PDF file with the subject
"Postdoc C01". The application deadline is 5th of February 2018.
Application Deadline: 05-Feb-2018
Email Address for Applications:
Professor Aria Adli
Page Updated: 17-Jan-2018