LINGUIST List 32.2110

Fri Jun 18 2021

Jobs: Syntax: Post Doc, University of Potsdam

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Date: 18-Jun-2021
From: Gisbert Fanselow <>
Subject: Syntax: Post Doc, University of Potsdam, Brandenburg, Germany
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University or Organization: University of Potsdam
Department: Department Linguistics
Job Location: Brandenburg, Germany
Web Address:
Job Title: Postdoctoral Researcher in the Field of Syntax/Language Comparison

Job Rank: Post Doc

Specialty Areas: Syntax


The researcher will work in project C08 of the Collaborative Research Center 1287 "Limits of Variability of Language" at the University of Potsdam.

The project investigates which syntactic properties beyond the well-known word order correlations are associated with the distinction between VO and OV base order/normal order. To this end, data on approx. 20 grammatical parameters will be collected for a representative sample of the world's languages. In addition, further studies are planned on language families whose members have non-uniform rules with regard to verb-object position. The results will be interpreted within the framework of current grammar theories. An extensive excerpt of the project proposal is available at:

Applicants must have a doctorate and a research focus on syntax. Experience in systematic language comparison, generative syntax, and expertise in one of the language families that show variable object-verb position between languages are desirable.

Funding for the position is available until June 30 2025. For m ire information on the Collaboratiove Research Center and on the formal aspects of the position, see

Please send you application together with a CV to the application email provided below.

Application Deadline: 06-Jul-2021

Email Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Prof Dr Gisbert Fanselow

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