LINGUIST List 32.580

Tue Feb 16 2021

Jobs: Semantics: Post Doc, University of Edinburgh

Editor for this issue: Becca Morris <>

Date: 16-Feb-2021
From: Wataru Uegaki <>
Subject: Semantics: Post Doc, University of Edinburgh, UK
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University or Organization: University of Edinburgh
Department: School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences
Job Location: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Web Address:
Job Title: Postdoctoral Researcher

Job Rank: Post Doc

Specialty Areas: Semantics; Experimental Methodology; Fieldwork


Applicants are invited for a 30-month 100% postdoctoral position in the project “A cross-linguistic investigation of meaning-driven combinatorial restrictions in clausal embedding”, jointly funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG). The position is available as of July 1st, 2021.

The project investigates the combinatorial and semantic properties of clause-embedding predicates in 14 different languages, collecting novel data, developing cross-linguistically valid hypotheses and quantitatively evaluating these hypotheses based on psycholinguistic experiments. It will run concurrently in Edinburgh (co-Principal Investigator: Dr. Wataru Uegaki + 1 Postdoctoral Researcher), in Konstanz (co-Principal Investigator Prof. Maribel Romero + 1 Postdoctoral Researcher), and Amsterdam (Co-Investigator Dr. Floris Roelofsen). See for details of the project.

The tasks of the selected candidate include:
- Carrying out semantic fieldwork,
- Designing and conducting experimental studies and
- Theoretically modelling semantic phenomena.

The selected candidate is expected to be able to work independently and as a part of a large international team.

The two postdoctoral positions in the project are being advertised simultaneously. For the position at the University of Edinburgh, keep reading this ad. For the position at the University of Konstanz, see Applicants can apply to either position if they only want to be considered for that position, or to both if they want to be considered for both. (You can submit the same application materials to both.)

The deadline for applications is March 15, 2021. Applicants should submit the following to the application link provided below:
- A full CV,
- A 1-page cover letter explaining their motivation for applying for this position,
- Contact details for three potential referees and
- Two sample publications, such as a journal article, a dissertation chapter or a proceedings paper

Application Deadline: 15-Mar-2021

Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Dr. Wataru Uegaki

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