LINGUIST List 32.895

Thu Mar 11 2021

Jobs: Pragmatics; Psycholinguistics; Semantics: Post Doc, University College London

Editor for this issue: Becca Morris <>

Date: 11-Mar-2021
From: Yasutada Sudo <>
Subject: Pragmatics; Psycholinguistics; Semantics: Post Doc, University College London, UK
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University or Organization: University College London
Department: Linguistics
Job Location: London, United Kingdom
Web Address:
Job Title: Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Semantics/Pragmatics

Job Rank: Post Doc

Specialty Areas: Pragmatics; Psycholinguistics; Semantics


‘Interactions between Dynamic Effects and Alternative-Based Inferences in the Study of Meaning’ (, jointly funded by AHRC and DFG. The post will be based in the Department of Linguistics at UCL for the first half (18 months) therefore the contract with UCL will be 18 months. Thereafter it will be based in the Institute for Linguistics at the University of Frankfurt for the second half (18 months).

The research team is led by Dr. Clemens Steiner-Mayr (Göttingen, Co-PI) and Dr. Yasutada Sudo (UCL, Co-PI) together with four Co-Investigators, Professor Richard Breheny (UCL), Professor Cornelia Ebert (Frankfurt), Dr. Jacopo Romoli (Bergen), and Professor Markus Steinbach (Göttingen).

The post holder will work with the team on the aims of developing a formal theory of the interaction between dynamic effects and alternative-based inferences by identifying new theoretical possibilities and exploring ways to test them against experimental data as well as data from gesture and sign languages.

The appointee will take up their post on 1st July 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter. Funds are available for three years in the first instance.

In order to apply, please fill in the online application form at the specified application URL below.

You will need to include the following in your application:
- Statement of Purpose (use the text box under the tab “Statement In Support Of Your Application” in the application form; or upload a separate file)
- CV
- At least one research sample (upload the file(s) under “Supporting Documents”)
- The contact information of at least one referee

Application Deadline: 31-Mar-2021

Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Yasutada Sudo

Page Updated: 11-Mar-2021