LINGUIST List 32.2457

Thu Jul 22 2021

Support: Morphology: PhD, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Editor for this issue: Becca Morris <>

Date: 21-Jul-2021
From: Artemis Alexiadou <>
Subject: Morphology: PhD, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany
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Department: LeibnizDream
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Level: PhD

Institution/Organization: Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Duties: Project Work

Specialty Areas: Morphology


We invite applications for two three-year PhD positions in the ERC research project LeibnizDream, Compressor Group, PI Artemis Alexiadou, starting in the fall of 2021, ( Pay is at 65% of E13 TV-L HU payment scale.

You are expected to carry out research in one of the following areas of morpho-syntax/semantics:
- The expression of causation and agency
- Of motion events
- The binary connectives
- Negative concepts such as exclusion, antonyms, and negation
- Quantificational concepts including genericity and distributivity
- Dependencies most frequently analyzed as variable binding (wh-questions, relative clauses, degree clauses)

You are expected to work with experts on morpho-syntax, language acquisition and semantics, which aim to design and evaluate cross-linguistic acquisition studies to test the Meaning First view of grammar the project is based on. The comparative experiments are carried out across up to 50 different languages in collaboration with partners across the globe following the specification of the project grant.

- Completed University degree (M.A.) in Linguistics
- Expertise in morphosyntactic crosslinguistic investigations
- Expertise in bilingualism or sign languages

Please send you application (including a letter of intent specifying research experience and intended contributions to the project, the curriculum vitae including list of publications, electronic copy of one representative writing and the names and email addresses of at least two scholars to be contacted for letters of recommendation), and quoting the reference number DR/111/21 to Prof. Artemis Alexiadou, in electronic form as one PDF file to

HU is seeking to increase the proportion of women in research and teaching, and specifically encourages qualified female scholars to apply. Severely disabled applicants with equivalent qualifications will be given preferential consideration. People with an immigration background are specifically encouraged to apply. Since we will not return your documents, please submit copies in the application only.

Please visit our website, which gives you access to the legally binding German version.

Contact Information:
        Professor Artemis Alexiadou

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