LINGUIST List 30.1629
Mon Apr 15 2019
Support: Phonology: PhD, Universität Leipzig
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Eva Zimmermann <Eva.Zimmermann
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Web Address: https://www.uni-leipzig.de/en/university/working-at-leipzig-university/job-opportunities/
Institution/Organization: Universität Leipzig
Specialty Areas: Phonology
The University of Leipzig, Germany, offers full funding for 3 PhD candidates within the Emmy Noether Junior Research Group “Grammatical Strength in Prosodic Morphology: Typology and Theory”, funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG).
Each research assistant (PhD) position is funded for 3 years, with social benefits (payscale: 0.65 TVL-E13).
The Emmy Noether Junior Research Group “Grammatical Strength in Prosodic Morphology: Typology and Theory” investigates the hypothesis that grammar is sensitive to gradient distinctions and not based on categorical linguistic elements. Different strength-based phenomena in phonology will be investigated: 1) competition in lexical accent systems; 2) under- and overapplication in tonal morphology (empirical focus: Otomanguean); and 3) morphologically distinct foot templates (empirical focus: Germanic).
The PhD students will have the option to be associated with the graduate program “Interaction of Grammatical Building Blocks” at Leipzig University and profit from its course-work (with courses taught by Leipzig faculty and by internationally renowned guest scholars from elsewhere).
Starting date: August 01, 2019
- Empirical investigation of typological data on grammatical strength in prosodic morphology (focus on lexical accent systems, tonal morphology and template morphology)
- Theoretical analyses of grammatical strength phenomena in theoretical phonology and morphology
- Master’s degree in linguistics or related fields
- Interest in theoretical phonology and typology
Please send your application (in German or English), with the usual documents (including a statement of motivation and two work samples), quoting reference number 93/2019, in electronic form (preferably in PDF format) to
Faculty of Philology
Dean Professor Dr. Beat Siebenhaar
Beethovenstraße 15, 04107 Leipzig
by no later than June 11, 2019.
Two letters of recommendation should be sent to this address directly by referees.
For any questions regarding the Emmy Noether junior research group or the positions please contact Dr. Eva Zimmermann (Eva.Zimmermann
Severely disabled persons are encouraged to apply and will be given preference in the case of equal suitability.
Applications Deadline: 11-Jun-2019
Mailing Address for Applications:
Attn: Dean Professor Dr. Beat Siebenhaar
Dr. Eva Zimmermann
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