LINGUIST List 30.1740

Tue Apr 23 2019

Jobs: Anthropological Linguistics; Language Documentation: Post Doc, ZAS Leibniz-Zentrum Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft

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Date: 23-Apr-2019
From: Krifka <>
Subject: Anthropological Linguistics; Language Documentation: Post Doc, ZAS Leibniz-Zentrum Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft, Berlin, Germany
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University or Organization: ZAS (Leibniz-Zentrum Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft)
Job Location: Berlin, Germany
Web Address:
Job Title: Researcher (50%)

Job Rank: Post Doc; TdöV 13, 50%

Specialty Areas: Anthropological Linguistics; Language Documentation; Linked Data Methods


Pending on final approval by the Ministery of Education and Research (BMBF), the Leibniz-Zentrum Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft (ZAS) in Berlin invites applications for a three year postdoc position, 50%, in the areas of language documentation and linked data methods.

In collaboration with partners at the Universität Hamburg, the Universität zu Köln, the Institut für Deutsche Sprache (Mannheim) and the Endangered Languages Documentation Programme (ELDP, London), the applicant will develop ways to make annotated language data, typically of small languages, accessible to potential users. This includes linking to cultural collections based on the CIDOC Conceptual Reference Model, and the creation of suitable access portals for the documented language communities.

The applicant will also develop ways to enrich linguistic annotations with information concerning place, time, and participants. We are looking for a person with experience in language archiving and linked data methods. A working knowledge of German is a plus.

Please apply until May 12, 2019, with one single pdf file, subject “QUEST application”, to both Manfred Krifka (, Frank Seifart ( and Mandana Seyfeddinipur (

Your application should contain:
- A letter of intent that states in particular the nature of your interest in the project and your expertise that you would contribute
- Your CV with a list of your publications,
- The names and e-mail addresses of two persons that would provide reference letters if so asked.

ZAS is an equal opportunity employer.

Application Deadline: 12-May-2019

Email Address for Applications:,,
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