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Support: General Linguistics, Syntax, Semantics, Phonology, Morphology: PhD Student, Goethe University Frankfurt

Editor for this issue: Everett Green <>

Date: 18-Feb-2020
From: Derya Nuhbalaoglu <>
Subject: General Linguistics, Syntax, Semantics, Phonology, Morphology: PhD Student, Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany
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Department: Modern Languages
Web Address:

Level: PhD

Institution/Organization: Goethe University Frankfurt

Duties: Research

Specialty Areas: General Linguistics; Morphology; Phonology; Semantics; Syntax
Syntax, Semantics, Phonology, Morphology, Language Acquisition, Psycholinguistics, Typology


Doctoral Researcher
(E13 TV-GU, 65%-part-time)
funded for 3 years. The salary grade based on the job characteristics of the collective agreement applicable to Goethe-University (TV-G-U).
These positions are part of the Research Training School (RTG) ''Nominal Modification'', funded by the German Science Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, DFG). The starting date is October 1, 2020. Each position will be funded for 3 years including social benefits.

Expectations and tasks:

The students are expected to write a dissertation based on independent research and to actively participate in the courses, workshops, and events offered by the RTG. They will be encouraged and financially supported to participate in international conferences and summer schools, and to conduct empirical research or field work. The students will also be supported in short term stays at an international university. Internationally renowned scholars will be invited for talks and seminars relevant to the research topics of the graduate students.

Detailed information about the aims of the research program, a list of potential dissertation topics, and a list of the faculty involved in the program can be found at

The dissertation should address the overarching topic of nominal modification; the focus can be on any of the linguistic sub-disciplines represented by the participating researchers at Goethe University.

The Research Training Group cooperates closely with the Grade Center ''Language“ of the Goethe Graduate Academy of Goethe-University (GRADE), which allows students to profit from their well-structured doctoral program, which offers a variety of further events and workshops regarding support and networking

Application Requirements:

Applicants should hold an M.A. in linguistics, or equivalent, with the degree completed by October 1, 2020.

Please add the following documents to your application:

- proposal (1-3 pages) in English describing the research topic the candidate plans to work on in his/her doctoral thesis and the candidate’s research interests. The research topic has to be related to nominal modification.
- representative sample of research work (e.g., the M.A. thesis or an advanced seminar paper);
- two names of referees who may be contacted by the search committee by mail;
- Curriculum Vitae (CV);
- transcripts of BA and MA courses (English or German version)
- BA degree
- MA degree (if not already available by the date of application to be handed in the latest by October 1, 2020).

All required documents for the application should be emailed as a pdf file (preferably as one pdf document) to the spokesperson of the graduate school Prof. Dr. Esther Rinke ( Please add as the subject line: nominal modification. Application deadline is March 31 2020. Further inquiries should be directed to the coordinator of the graduate school Dr. Derya Nuhbalaoglu (

Applications Deadline: 31-Mar-2020

Mailing Address for Applications:
        Attn: Prof. Dr. Esther Rinke
        Goethe Universität
        Norbert-Wollheim-Platz 1
        Frankfurt am Main Hessen 60629

Web Address for Applications:

Contact Information:
        Dr. Derya Nuhbalaoglu
        Prof. Dr. Esther Rinke

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