LINGUIST List 31.1634

Fri May 15 2020

Jobs: French; Computational Linguistics; Morphology: Post Doc, Université de Paris

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Date: 15-May-2020
From: Olivier Bonami <>
Subject: French; Computational Linguistics; Morphology: Post Doc, Université de Paris, France
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University or Organization: Université de Paris
Department: Laboratoire de linguistique formelle
Job Location: Paris, France
Web Address:
Job Title: Postdoctoral Researcher in Quantitative Morphology

Job Rank: Post Doc

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics; Morphology

Required Language(s): French (fra)


Université de Paris is hiring a postdoctoral researcher in quantitative morphology for 12 monts full time, to work within the ANR-funded Démonext project. The intended starting date is between October 1st, 2020 and January 1st, 2021. The postdoc will work at Laboratoire de linguistique formelle.

Work will be conduced within task 4.1 of the project, which deals with quantitative analysis of data from a morphological database for French. The ideal candidate combines linguistic expertise in morphology and/or lexical semantics, advanced skills in statistical modelling and/or machine learning, and a good knowledge of French. Candidates exhibiting expertise in a subset of these domains will be considered.

The postdoc will work on rivalry between derivational processes in French morphology, based on data from the Démonette2 database, which is described in Namer et al. (2019, actes de TALN). The main goal is to develop and analyze statistical models of rivalry, building on works such as Lindsay & Aronoff (2013), in Morphologie in Toulouse, Lincom; Arndt-Lappe (2014), in English Language and Linguistics 18; Bonami & Thuilier (2019) in Word Structure 12.

No teaching is expected from the postdoc, but it is expected that they participate in the research unit's research activities (colloquia etc.)

Research environment:
The postdoc will be affiliated with the Laboratoire de Linguistique Formelle (LLF, located in the 13th arrondissement of Paris. The LLF is an interdisciplinary research laboratory linked to the Department of Linguistics (UFR de Linguistique) at Université de Paris (, which brings together researchers from computational, experimental, theoretical, and descriptive linguistics. The lab has an experimental room with experimental material (eyetracker, SMI glasses, portable EEG…), and houses a computing infrastructure for machine learning. Research will benefit from the support of an engineering team with competence on linguistics resources, experimentation and computing.

The postdoc will collaborate with other members of project Demonext in the following research groups:
- Analyse et Traitement Informatique de la Langue Française (ATILF
- Cognition, Langues, Langage, Ergonomie (CLLE
- Savoirs Textes, Langage (STL

Starting date and salary:
The intended starting date is between October 1st, 2020 and January 1st, 2021, to be adjusted depending on the helth situation and the candidate's constraints. The candidate needs to have been granted a PhD by the starting date. Net salary is 2200 € per month.

Application details:
Prospecting applicants should send:
- A CV, including a list of publications.
- A cover letter explaining how and why they think they can contribute to the project.
- A link to a website where publications can be downloaded.
- The name of two professors for reference letters.

For full consideration, please send the application in a single email by June 30, 2020 to both addresses below. Interviews will take place in early July.

Contacts : Olivier Bonami and Juliette Thuilier

Email addresses for questions and/or application : /

Application Deadline: 30-Jun-2020 (Open until filled)

Email Address for Applications:,
Contact Information:
Olivier Bonami

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