LINGUIST List 32.3441

Mon Nov 01 2021

Jobs: English; Historical Linguistics; Psycholinguistics; Syntax; Text/Corpus Linguistics: Postdoctoral Researcher in Language Contact and Change, University of Konstanz

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Date: 01-Nov-2021
From: George Walkden <george.walkdenuni-konstanz.de>
Subject: English; Historical Linguistics; Psycholinguistics; Syntax; Text/Corpus Linguistics: Postdoctoral Researcher in Language Contact and Change, University of Konstanz, Baden-W├╝rttemberg, Germany
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University or Organization: University of Konstanz
Department: Linguistics
Job Location: Baden-W├╝rttemberg, Germany
Web Address: https://www.ling.uni-konstanz.de/en/
Job Title: Postdoctoral Researcher in Language Contact and Change

Job Rank: Post Doc

Specialty Areas: Historical Linguistics; Psycholinguistics; Syntax; Text/Corpus Linguistics

Required Language(s): English (eng)

Description:

This position is part of the brand new DFG-funded Research Unit SILPAC (Structuring the Input in Language Processing, Acquisition and Change), which aims to build bridges between psycholinguistics and historical linguistics. For more background, see https://silpac.uni-mannheim.de/. The position is situated in project H4, "Modelling lexical diffusion in syntax: non-finite complementation in Modern English". The starting date is between January 2022 and April 2022, by agreement. The position is available for two and a half years (30 months).

The candidate will be expected to conduct original research, using historical corpora of Early Modern English and child language corpora, on the development of patterns of non-finite complementation in English. Candidates are expected to have:
- a strong PhD in a relevant field (language acquisition, language contact, historical linguistics),
- excellent academic writing skills and fluency in English, and
- experience in at least two of the following areas: historical linguistics, syntax, corpus linguistics.

Also desirable are:
- experience with predictive quantitative models of acquisition
- experience working with Early Modern English.

Please apply via the application email below. The required application documents include:
- a cover letter outlining your research background and suitability for the role,
- a CV with contact details of two academic referees,
- a list of publications (including work under review or accepted but not yet published),
- a description of relevant research experience,
- scans of degree certificates and transcripts of records.

Please note that an incomplete application will not be considered.

Application Deadline: 19-Nov-2021

Email Address for Applications: george.walkdenuni-konstanz.de
Contact Information:
Professor George Walkden
Email: george.walkdenuni-konstanz.de


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