LINGUIST List 30.4727

Tue Dec 17 2019

Support: English; Computational Linguistics; Discourse Analysis; Historical Linguistics; Sociolinguistics; Text/Corpus Linguistics: PhD, University of Cologne

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Date: 17-Dec-2019
From: Ruth Moehlig-Falke <ruth.moehlig-falkeuni-koeln.de>
Subject: English; Computational Linguistics; Discourse Analysis; Historical Linguistics; Sociolinguistics; Text/Corpus Linguistics: PhD, University of Cologne, Germany
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Department: English Department
Web Address: http://www.uni-koeln.de/

Level: PhD

Institution/Organization: University of Cologne

Duties: Research

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics; Discourse Analysis; Historical Linguistics; Sociolinguistics; Text/Corpus Linguistics

Required Language(s): English (eng)

Description:

The University of Cologne is seeking to hire 2 postgraduate research assistants on a part-time basis (65%) for a research project funded by the German Academic Research Foundation (DFG) for a time period of 3 years. The position will give you the opportunity to pursue a project-related PhD. The project is lead and supervised by Prof. Dr. Beatrix Busse, Vice-Rector for Student Affairs and Teaching at the University of Cologne.

The project called "HeidelGram – Corpus and Network Analysis of the Discourses of English Grammars from 1550 to 1900" has the aim of building a systematic and representative XML-annotated 10-million-word corpus of English grammars dating from 1550 to 1900. The project innovatively combines corpus-linguistic and network-analytic methods for examining, assessing and visualizing the evaluative discursive practices in historical English grammars. The corpus will thus enable the investigation of research questions beyond the purely grammatical, including pragmatic and sociolinguistic practices, the development of thought-styles as well as grammar authors’ discursively construed metalinguistic attitudes to the relationship between linguistic norming and language usage.

We are seeking 2 postgraduate researchers with prior knowledge in corpus or computational linguistics and English historical linguistics who are interested in doing a project-related PhD. Being one of the largest and most research-intensive universities in Germany, the University of Cologne offers unique opportunities to study in a lively and inspiring multi-disciplinary academic environment.

Further information about the job advertisement and requested applicants' profiles can be found under:
https://www.stellenwerk-koeln.de/sites/default/files/pdf/university/wiss1912-10prof.busse_2promo.pdf

Web Address for Applications: https://jobportal.uni-koeln.de/bewerben/59

Contact Information:
        Dr. Ruth Moehlig-Falke
        ruth.moehlig-falkeuni-koeln.de



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