LINGUIST List 32.3538

Mon Nov 08 2021

Jobs: Morphology; Semantics; Syntax; Typology: Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Manchester

Editor for this issue: Lauren Perkins <>

Date: 08-Nov-2021
From: Andrew Koontz-Garboden <>
Subject: Morphology; Semantics; Syntax; Typology: Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom
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University or Organization: University of Manchester
Department: Linguistics & English Language
Job Location: Manchester, United Kingdom
Web Address:
Job Title: Postdoctoral Research Associate

Job Rank: Post Doc

Specialty Areas: Morphology; Semantics; Syntax; Typology; Fieldwork


The Department of Linguistics and English Language at The University of Manchester seeks to appoint a postdoctoral research associate through August, 2023 working on the European Research Council Consolidator Project “The lexical semantics of lexical categories” (PI, Andrew Koontz-Garboden). You will form part of a team whose goal is to elucidate through the study of property concept lexemes (see Dixon 1982, Thompson 1989) and constructions in which they appear, the meaning of nounhood, verbhood, and adjectivehood. The project will do this through broad typological study and detailed semantic and morphosyntactic fieldwork on individual languages.

In collaboration with the PI and two other postdoctoral research associates, the post holder will undertake broad typological study extracting data from descriptive grammars with the goal of determining the kinds of meanings that property concept words have when nouns, adjectives, and verbs. You will also undertake detailed fieldwork on individual languages with the goal of better understanding their behaviour, and their bearing on our understanding of the lexical semantics of categoryhood. You will publish results tied to this work and carry out organizational duties tied to the administration of the project. Project funds will cover expenses of associated fieldwork, conference presentations, open access publication, and other costs tied to work on the project.

The University invites applications for the above post, which is tenable from January 2022, or as soon as possible thereafter.

As an equal opportunities employer we welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of age, sex, gender (or gender identity), ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation and transgender status. All appointments are made on merit.

For more information and to apply, please visit the application link below.

Application Deadline: 06-Dec-2021

Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Professor Andrew Koontz-Garboden

Page Updated: 08-Nov-2021