LINGUIST List 29.740

Thu Feb 15 2018

Jobs: Australian Languages; Language Contact; Language Documentation: Post Doc, University of Queensland

Editor for this issue: Clare Harshey <>

Date: 12-Feb-2018
From: Felicity Meakins <>
Subject: Australian Languages; Language Contact; Language Documentation: Post Doc, University of Queensland, Australia
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University or Organization: University of Queensland
Department: Centre of Excellence for the Dynamics of Language
Job Location: Brisbane, Australia
Web Address:
Job Title: Postdoctoral research fellow

Job Rank: Post Doc

Specialty Areas: Language Documentation; Language Contact

Required Language(s): Australian


The University of Queensland is advertising for a new three-year postdoctoral research fellow. The appointee at the University of Queensland will work in close collaboration with Felicity Meakins on one of the following topics:

- Language contact or change in an Australian language
- Multiregional variation in an Australian language

- Description of a new Australian contact language

The appointee will also undertake limited teaching – approximately 10% of time (one course/year), with details subject to negotiation.

The application will involve clear and innovative plan (c. 2 pages) addressing what the applicant sees as an exciting and unexplored contact language or language contact/change question involving Australian languages. Any proposal that expands our knowledge of contact/change in Australian languages through a combination of fieldwork and other appropriate methods will be considered, and it may involve fieldwork in any region where Australian language contact/change is found, so applicants should feel free to make their own identification of site and question. Proposals will be ranked by the case they make for the relative importance of this as a vital next step in our understanding of Australian language contact, as well as the feasibility of the project within the time frame and resources.

Application Deadline: 14-Mar-2018

Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Felicity Meakins

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