LINGUIST List 30.1959

Wed May 08 2019

Support: Pragmatics; Psycholinguistics; Semantics: PhD, Humboldt University of Berlin

Editor for this issue: Yiwen Zhang <>

Date: 06-May-2019
From: Mingya Liu <>
Subject: Pragmatics; Psycholinguistics; Semantics: PhD, Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany
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Department: Department of English and American Studies
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Level: PhD

Institution/Organization: Humboldt University of Berlin

Specialty Areas: Pragmatics; Psycholinguistics; Semantics


Job description: The Research Group of Prof. Dr. Mingya Liu at the Department of English and American Studies invites applications for 1 Ph.D. position (Reference number: DR/087/19) to be filled as soon as possible on a fixed-term basis of 3 years.

The candidate is to participate in the research activities within the DFG-funded research project “The Semantics and Pragmatics of Conditional Connectives: Cross-Linguistic and Experimental Perspectives”, one of the participating projects in the Priority Program ( Responsibilities include particularly the investigation of conditional sentences in natural languages and the publication of the results. The candidate is expected to pursue a PhD in linguistics.

The position will be part-time (65%); salary and social benefits are determined by the German public service pay scale (E13 TV-L).

 Applicants should have an excellent academic degree (Master/Diploma) in linguistics, cognitive science, psychology or related fields. Ph.D. holders are not eligible for this position.

Knowledge of formal semantic- and pragmatic theories, as well as psycholinguistic methods (experimental design, data analysis) is mandatory, as well as an excellent command of English and German. The candidate should have skills of taking initiative, collaboration and time management. Experience with EEG- and eye-tracking methods is not required, but a plus.

Application Deadline: 14.05.19

Please send your application with the following documents by e-mail in a single PDF-file to
- motivation letter
- CV
- certificates
- names of 2 references

Further information can be obtained from Prof. Dr. Mingya Liu ( Please visit our website, which gives you access to the legally binding German version.

Applications Deadline: 14-May-2019

Contact Information:
        Prof. Dr. Mingya Liu

Page Updated: 08-May-2019