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Date: 26-Apr-2019
From: Cornelia Ebert <>
Subject: Semantics: PhD, Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany
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Department: Fb 10, Modern Languages, Linguistics
Web Address:ür_Linguistik

Level: MA / MSc

Institution/Organization: Goethe University Frankfurt

Duties: Research

Specialty Areas: Semantics


The Faculty of Modern Languages (FB 10), Goethe University Frankfurt, Linguistics/Semantics invites applications for 1 PhD position (E13 TV-G-U, 65% part-time) starting from June 1st 2019 (a later start is possible). The position is initially limited until November 30th 2019 and can be extended until September 30th 2020 (and, subject to funding, beyond that) as a 50% (E13 TV-G-U) part-time position. It is part of the project The Pragmatic Status of Iconic Meaning in Spoken Communication: Gestures, Ideophones, Prosodic Modulations (PSIMS) ( of the Priority Program

The position involves participation in the research activities of the project, which investigates the pragmatic status of iconic meanings in the three dimensions gesture, ideophones, and prosodic modulations. The main aim of the project lies in the development of formal semantic theories and empirical evaluations of those by experiments and corpus work.
Responsibilities include particularly research on formal gesture semantics and the conception, execution, and evaluation of psycholinguistic experiments. Close cooperation with the other part of the research team at the Leibniz-Zentrum Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft in Berlin, including a PhD student working on phonetic/phonological aspects of iconicity, is required.

Application Requirements:
Applicants are expected to have an excellent academic degree (Master/Diploma) in linguistics or a related field. A good command of written and spoken English is mandatory, and German would be an advantage. They should have experience in formal semantics and pragmatics and experience with psycholinguistic methods is desirable. The candidate should enjoy working in an independent and pro-active manner.

Required documents (in English or German):
- Letter of motivation;
- Curriculum Vitae (CV);
- Certificates;
- Name of two references.

All required documents for the application should be emailed as one single pdf file to Cornelia Ebert ( Applications will be considered as they arrive. The final deadline for applications is May 15th 2019.

Applications Deadline: 15-May-2019

Contact Information:
        Prof. Cornelia Ebert

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