LINGUIST List 30.1703

Fri Apr 19 2019

Support: Indo-European; Urdu; General Linguistics: PhD, University of Konstanz

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Date: 16-Apr-2019
From: Miriam Butt <>
Subject: Indo-European; Urdu; General Linguistics: PhD, University of Konstanz, Germany
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Institution/Organization: University of Konstanz
Department: Linguistics
Web Address:

Level: PhD

Duties: Project Work

Specialty Areas: General Linguistics

Required Language(s): Urdu (urd)



Applicants are invited for a three-year 65% doctoral position within the
Research Unit (RU) ''Questions at the Interfaces'' (second phase), funded by
the DFG (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft) at the University of Konstanz. The
RU is dedicated to investigating question formation and question meaning, with
aparticular emphasis on non-canonical questions. See

The successful candidate is expected to work in project P4 ''Information
structure and Questions in Urdu/HIndi''. The position is available as of June
1, 2019. Applicants should have some background in Hindi/Urdu or a South Asian
language. They should be interested in investigating the interplay of syntax,
prosody and pragmatics (information-structure) in question formation,
particularly with respect to non-canonical questions working with LFG as a
theoretical backdrop.

The linguistics department at the University of Konstanz offers a lively and
internationally well-connected research environment where students are
immediately integrated in scholarly life and research at all levels. The
research unit offers PhD students the opportunity to discuss their topics with
fellow students who work on similar issues; we also have funding for PhD
students to attend international workshops and conferences.

Applicants should have an M.A. degree (or equivalent) in linguistics or a
related field.

The deadline of application is May 15, 2019, but the search will continue
until the position is filled. Applicants should send a cover letter, a full CV
and one sample publication or paper to Miriam Butt at
the application email provided below. Please write ''Doctoral Position P4'' as
subject of your email.

The University of Konstanz encourages disabled persons to apply. They will be
given preference if appropriately qualified (contact + 49 (0) 7531 / 88 – 4016
and 88 - 2834).

The University of Konstanz is an equal opportunity employer that tries to
increase the number of women in research and teaching.

The University of Konstanz has been certified as a family-friendly institution
by the Hertie Foundation and is committed to further the compatibility of work
and family life.

The University of Konstanz offers a “Dual Career Couples Programme“.
Information is available at:

Application Deadline: 15-May-2019

Mailing Address for Applications:
Attn: Miriam Butt
Universitaetsstr. 10
FB Linguistik
Konstanz BW 78457

Email Address for Applications:

Contact Information:
Miriam Butt

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