LINGUIST List 30.1476

Thu Apr 04 2019

Support: Dutch; French; Semantics; Syntax; Text/Corpus Linguistics: PhD, Ghent University

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Date: 04-Apr-2019
From: Peter Lauwers <>
Subject: Dutch; French; Semantics; Syntax; Text/Corpus Linguistics: PhD, Ghent University, Belgium
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Level: PhD

Institution/Organization: Ghent University

Duties: Research

Specialty Areas: Semantics; Syntax; Text/Corpus Linguistics

Required Language(s): Dutch (nld)
                            French (fra)


Doctoral fellow in French and Dutch Linguistics at Ghent University, project “Language productivitywork”

In the framework of an interdisciplinary project on productivity in syntax, we are currently hiring several full-time doctoral fellows (four years), among which one Master in linguistics (or an equivalent degree), for a PhD on intensifying constructions in Dutch and French negation.

The candidates are expected to have a great interest in linguistic research, as evidenced in, preferably, a Master paper in the area of linguistics with a focus on at least one of the languages involved (i.e. Dutch or French). Experience in corpus linguistics and some familiarity with quantitative methods are certainly a plus. Since the successful candidate will be working in a team on a common topic, team-playership and collaborative skills are particularly welcome. In addition, all candidates should have an excellent knowledge of English.

More information about this Phd can be found at

Ghent University offers a four-year contract starting on 1 October 2019. In this time a PhD dissertation has to be completed. Successful candidates will be employed as research staff member (with regular health insurance, etc.). Information about salary and employee benefits for incoming international staff can be found at

How to apply ?
The deadline for applications is 8 May 2019. Applications should be submitted to and should consist of: a detailed CV, including degree grades and title of Master Thesis, and a letter of motivation in English. Please mention PhD2 in the subject field.
More information about the project and each of the profiles we are looking for can be found at

Contact one of the project supervisors for more information (see

Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed on the 22nd or the 27th of May. They will be notified by the 15th of May at the latest.

Promoters: Peter Lauwers, Jóhanna Barðdal, Timothy Colleman, Renata Enghels, Rob Hartsuiker, Miriam Taverniers.
Co-promoters: Ludovic De Cuypere, Alice Foucart, Anne-Sophie Ghyselen.

Applications Deadline: 08-May-2019

Web Address for Applications:

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        Peter Lauwers

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