LINGUIST List 29.4257

Thu Nov 01 2018

Support: General Linguistics; Language Documentation; Language Description: PhD, The Australian National University

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Date: 28-Oct-2018
From: Bethwyn Evans <bethwyn.evansanu.edu.au>
Subject: General Linguistics; Language Documentation; Language Description: PhD, The Australian National University, Australia
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Department: Linguistics, ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
Web Address: http://chl.anu.edu.au/disciplines/linguistics

Level: PhD

Institution/Organization: The Australian National University

Duties: Research

Specialty Areas: General Linguistics; Language Documentation
Language Description

Description:

A PhD Scholarship is offered by the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific, which is to conduct research on the Austronesian language Kara, spoken in New Ireland, Papua New Guinea. The position is affiliated to the project: Where does grammar come from? The cognitive basis of transitivity and grammatical relations, funded by the Norwegian Research Council (see project web page here: http://www.hf.uio.no/iln/english/research/projects/Where%20does%20grammar%20come%20from/index.html).

The successful applicant will produce a fieldwork-based grammatical description of the Kara language, from a usage-based and discourse-oriented perspective. The PhD project will be part of a research group consisting of a researcher at ANU, as well as the project leader, a postdoc and a PhD candidate at the University of Oslo (UiO) in Norway. There will be opportunities for a research visit to UiO, as well as participation in other project activities such as workshops and project team meetings on specific themes relevant to the overall project goals. The project funding includes funds for fieldwork as well as other relevant travel.

For further details on the nature and scope of the project and to apply please contact Bethwyn Evans, at the contact information below, who is the ANU researcher on the Where does grammar come from? Project.

Applications Deadline: 01-Dec-2018

Mailing Address for Applications:
        Attn: Dr Bethwyn Evans
        Linguistics, School of Culture, History and Language, College of Asia and the Pacific
        The Australian National University
        Canberra ACT 2601
        Australia

Contact Information:
        Dr Bethwyn Evans
        bethwyn.evansanu.edu.au



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