LINGUIST List 29.4960

Thu Dec 13 2018

Support: Japanese; Pragmatics; Semantics: PhD, University of Konstanz

Editor for this issue: Yiwen Zhang <>

Date: 13-Dec-2018
From: Regine Eckardt <>
Subject: Japanese; Pragmatics; Semantics: PhD, University of Konstanz, Germany
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Department: Linguistics
Web Address:

Level: PhD

Institution/Organization: University of Konstanz

Duties: Research,Project Work

Specialty Areas: Pragmatics
Required Language(s): Japanese (jpn)


The project Self-Addressed Questions offers a 3-year PhD position in linguistics/semantics at the University of Konstanz, starting by April 2019 or earlier. The project is part of the research unit Nonstandard Questions at the Interfaces hosted by the linguistics department at Konstanz University.

The project investigates the syntax, meaning and pragmatics of questions that do not explicitly ask for an answer. Special focus will be on Japanese and the project work program anticipates a field trip to Japan (Aoyama Gakuin University) to collect data. The project proposal will be sent to you on request.
The linguistic department at the University of Konstanz offers a lively and internationally well-connected research environment. Students are integrated in academic life and research at all levels. The research unit offers PhD students a panel to discuss their topics with fellow students; we offer funding for PhD students to attend international workshops and conferences in order to present their results. The region with lake Constance, the Alps and medieval town offers an attractive habitat for life and research.

As an ideal candidate you
- hold an MA in linguistics or related fields (philosophy, logic, mathematics)
- are acquainted with some core area of formal linguistics
- are willing to learn the basics of formal semantic theory
- are open to explore Japanese or other new languages
Basic knowledge of Japanese or formal semantics is not mandatory but will be considered a plus.

The envisaged starting date is April 2019 (pending on final approval). You are welcome to contact me if you have further questions.

Please send your application and CV and one written piece of work (MA-thesis, paper or PhD expose) by January 20, 2019 to Dr. Regine Eckardt:

Applications Deadline: 20-Jan-2019

Mailing Address for Applications:
        Attn: Dr. Regine Eckardt
        Universit√§tsstr. 10
        Konstanz 78464

Contact Information:
        Dr. Regine Eckardt

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