LINGUIST List 32.2940

Wed Sep 15 2021

Support: General Linguistics; Slavic; Polish: PhD, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Editor for this issue: Lauren Perkins <>

Date: 15-Sep-2021
From: Roland Meyer <>
Subject: General Linguistics; Slavic; Polish: PhD, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany
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Department: Slavic and Hungarian Studies
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Level: PhD

Institution/Organization: Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany

Specialty Areas: General Linguistics

Required Language(s): Polish (pol)


Researcher in project "Modelling the question-statement opposition in Slavic languages (QueSlav)"

Funding: 65% E13 TV-L (2488-3694€, depending on experience) fixed-term 36 months.

Tasks include research and scientific services within the cooperative project QueSlav (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin/Charles University, Prague), funded by the German and the Czech Research Foundations (DFG/GAČR) – cf. – with a focus on Polish. Further qualification (publications, partly joint; work towards the completion of a PhD thesis) is explicitly supported and expected.

The project investigates strategies of marking polar (“yes/no”-) questions (syntax, particles, prosody) with and without bias in Czech, Polish and Russian. Empirical (corpus) linguistic studies and psycholinguistic experiments (rating, eye-tracking), independently and in cooperation with primary investigators (Berlin: Roland Meyer, Prague: Radek Šimík). The position is based in Berlin.

- M.A. (or equivalent) in Slavic Linguistics, General Linguistics or a related discipline;
- Excellent knowledge of Polish (C1 or native);
- Basic knowledge of Czech and/or Russian or willingness to acquire it;
- Interest in comparative work on Polish/Czech/Russian;
- Solid understanding of linguistic theories, ideally with a focus on semantics and/or pragmatics;
- Experience with corpus linguistic and/or experimental work is desirable.

Applications (including cover letter, CV, relevant reports, M.A. thesis or a sample publication, statement of research interests) should be sent in a single pdf file to and, mentioning the reference number DR/112/21, by Sep 22, 2021. The call remains open until the position is filled.

To foster equal opportunities, we especially welcome applications by qualified women. Handicapped applicants will be given preference if equally qualified. Applications by persons with a migration background are explicitly appreciated.

Contact Information:
        Prof. Dr. Roland Meyer

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