LINGUIST List 29.409

Wed Jan 24 2018

Jobs: Romance; Historical Linguistics: Post Doc, University of Graz

Editor for this issue: Clare Harshey <>

Date: 24-Jan-2018
From: Martin Hummel <>
Subject: Romance; Historical Linguistics: Post Doc, University of Graz, Austria
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University or Organization: University of Graz
Department: Department of Romance
Job Location: Graz, Austria
Web Address:
Job Title: Romance Linguistics

Job Rank: Post Doc; Researcher

Specialty Areas: Historical Linguistics; Romance

Required Language(s): French (fra)
                            Italian (ita)
                            Portuguese (por)
                            Romanian (ron)
                            Spanish (spa)


The Department of Romance at the University of Graz offers 3 Prae-Doc or Post-Doc Research Positions in Romance linguistics within the FWF-Project „The third way: Prepositional Adverbials from Latin to Romance“ (Prae-Doc 75 percent/week or Post-Doc 55 percent, for 3 years, to be occupied during the next months).

Your profile: MA or PhD or equivalent degree in Romance linguistics.

Your tasks:
- The project deals with constructions such as Cat. a les bones, Fr. à la légère, Friaul. dal ciert, It. di sicuro, Pt. às cegas, Rum. în clar, Sp. a la fija, etc. The methodology includes diachronic corpus analyses and diachronic reconstruction from synchronic variation.
- The three collaborators divide labor in order to cover the pan-Romanic vision of the project. This concerns in first place the domains of Latin-Romance transition, Italian-Romanian, Spanish-Portuguese, and French. The competence may concern one Romance language only, especially if the Latin-Romance transition is included.
- Field research of present-day varieties are planned in Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Andalusia, Romania, Southern Italy.
- You may ask for a copy of the project proposal (see contact below)

We offer:
- The research topics may be used for your scientific career (PhD, post-doc Habilitation)
- Exciting team-work
- Nice department
- Good quality of life

Please submit your applications (CV, photo, and copies of earned university degrees) and a letter of motivation by February 28th 2018 at the latest in one digital document (pdf) per email to Martin Hummel.

For information on the application procedure, please contact

Application Deadline: 28-Feb-2018
Mailing Address for Applications:
Martin Hummel
Merangasse 70
Graz 8010
Email Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Martin Hummel

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