LINGUIST List 31.654

Sat Feb 15 2020

Jobs: Pragmatics; Semantics; Syntax: Post Doc, Labex EFL

Editor for this issue: Everett Green <>

Date: 12-Feb-2020
From: Christel Préterre <>
Subject: Pragmatics; Semantics; Syntax: Post Doc, Labex EFL, Paris, France
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University or Organization: Labex EFL
Job Location: Paris, France
Web Address:
Job Title: Postdoctoral Fellowship on Ellipsis

Job Rank: Post Doc

Specialty Areas: Pragmatics; Semantics; Syntax


LabEx EFL (Empirical Foundations of Linguistics, is recruiting a postdoctoral researcher on ellipsis. The position is for 12 months (full time) and can be renewed for another 12 months. The position is provided by the research strand on « Experimental Grammar in a cross linguistic perspective » of the Labex EFL project. The ideal profile combines linguistic expertise in syntax, semantics and/or pragmatics with advanced skills in experimental linguistics and/or statistical modeling.

The postdoc will work within the context of the Ellipsis work package, more precisely on the empirical foundations of ellipsis, using corpus data and/or designing and running experiments. Phenomena currently being studied within Ellipsis include VP ellipsis, gapping, sluicing and Right Node Raising. Language(s) to be studied will depend the postdoc’s expertise.

There are no teaching requirements in this position. However, regular participation in collective scientific activities (e.g., seminars) will be expected. Knowledge of French is helpful but not required.

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 the Université de Paris (, which brings together researchers from computational, experimental, theoretical, and descriptive linguistics. The lab has a sound attenuated chambers with experimental material (eyetracker, SMI glasses, portable EEG...), and houses computing infrastructure for machine learning. Research will benefit from the support of an engineering team with competence on linguistics resources, experimentation and computing.

Starting date and salary:

The intended starting date of the position is Sept 7, 2020. The applicant's PhD must have been defended and filed by the starting date. The position will pay 26.000 euros net per year.

Application details: Prospective applicants should send:

- A curriculum vitae including publications
- A description of the research project to be undertaken during the contract (up to 4 pages)
- A website address where the publications can be downloaded.
- Names of 3 professors for reference letters.

For full consideration, please send the application in a single email by March 15, 2020. All communication and materials should be addressed to the application emails address below. We intend to ask for reference letters in May and (videoconference) interview and select candidates in early April 2020.

Application Deadline: March 15, 2020

Contacts for applications: Anne Abeillé and Philip Miller

Send questions to the Email address for applications listed below.

Application Deadline: 15-Mar-2020

Email Address for Applications: / philip.milleruniv-paris-dide
Contact Information:
Anne Abeille

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