LINGUIST List 30.3138

Thu Aug 15 2019

Support: Linguistic Theories; Morphology; Phonology; Typology: PhD, Leipzig University

Editor for this issue: Becca Morris <>

Date: 15-Aug-2019
From: Eva Zimmermann <>
Subject: Linguistic Theories; Morphology; Phonology; Typology: PhD, Leipzig University, Germany
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Institution/Organization: Leipzig University
Department: Lingustics
Web Address:

Level: PhD

Duties: Research,Project Work

Specialty Areas: Linguistic Theories; Morphology; Phonology; Typology


The department of linguistics at Leipzig University seeks to fill three
doctoral positions in the Emmy Noether Research Group “Grammatical Strength in
Prosodic Morphology: Typology and Theory”.

The positions are for three years (research assistant 65%, TVL-13) and the PhD
students have the option to be associated with the graduate school
“Interaction of grammatical building blocks”

The Emmy Noether junior research group “Grammatical Strength in Prosodic
Morphology: Typology and Theory” investigates the hypothesis that the
phonological grammar of human languages is based on elements with gradient
activity; elements can thus be ‘stronger’ or ‘weaker’ for phonological
processes. Different strength-based phenomena in phonology will be
- Competition in lexical accent systems,
- Under- and overapplication in tonal morphology (empirical focus:
- Morphologically distinct foot templates (empirical focus: Germanic).

- empirical investigation of typological data on grammatical strength in
Prosodic Morphology (focus on lexical accent systems, tonal morphology and
template morphology)
- theoretical analyses of grammatical strength phenomena in theoretical
phonology and morphology

- Master degree in linguistics or related fields
- background in phonology and theoretical linguistics
- interest in theoretical and typological work

Please send your application (German or English) with the usual documents (CV,
statement of purpose, two work samples (e.g. MA thesis or term paper), copies
of certificates) by September 16, 2019 as one PDF file to the application
email provided below. Two letters of recommendation should be send to this
address directly from the referees.

Application Deadline: 16-Sep-2019

Mailing Address for Applications:
Attn: Eva Zimmermann
Institut für Linguistik
Beethovenstr. 15
Leipzig 04107

Email Address for Applications:

Contact Information:
Eva Zimmermann

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