LINGUIST List 30.2566
Wed Jun 26 2019
Support: Semitic; General Linguistics; Morphophonology: PhD, CNRS
Editor for this issue: Yiwen Zhang <yiwenlinguistlist.org>
Sabrina Bendjaballah <sabrina.bendjaballah
Semitic; General Linguistics; Morphophonology: PhD, CNRS, France E-mail this message to a friend
Department: Laboratoire de Linguistique de Nantes
Web Address: https://emploi.cnrs.fr/Offres/Doctorant/UMR6310-SABBEN1-001/Default.aspx?lang=EN
Specialty Areas: General Linguistics
The Modern South Arabian languages (Mehri, Jibbāli, Hōbyōt, Soqoṭri, Ḥarsūsi, Baṭħari) belong to the Semitic language family. They are spoken in Yemen, the Sultanate of Oman, and in the diaspora populations in Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates. They are minority languages with an oral tradition, and to varying degrees, they are considered to be endangered. In spite of a recent increased interest by the research community, they remain understudied. The main goal of the proposed dissertation project is to fill this gap by providing the first comprehensive description of the nominal system of the Modern South Arabian languages, and to give a linguistic analysis of the relevant phenomena, taking into account their phonetic, phonological and morphosyntactic manifestations.
As of today, the study of the nominal system of Modern South Arabian languages cannot count on a reliable and complete empirical foundation.
The selected candidate will therefore create a structured database of all attested nominal forms, together with their linguistic properties. Tasks include providing an exhaustive list of nominal templates and classifying the main properties of the nominal categories: number, gender, definiteness, and possession. The dissertation shall furthermore elucidate the status of adjectives in Modern South Arabian languages, aiming at a general understanding of the grammar of noun phrases.
The selected candidate shall combine the established methodology of linguistic fieldwork with elicitation and linguistic modeling. S/he will receive training in the respective methods, as required.
Applications Deadline: 31-Jul-2019
Web Address for Applications: https://emploi.cnrs.fr/Offres/Doctorant/UMR6310-SABBEN1-001/Default.aspx?lang=EN
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