LINGUIST List 8.1661

Thu Nov 20 1997

Jobs: Grant, SLA, Spanish Ling

Editor for this issue: Elaine Halleck <>


  1. Eva Schlachter, Linguistics & Adjacent Fields Grant
  2. Patrick Farrell, SLA at UC Davis
  3. Claudia Borgonovo, Spanish linguistics

Message 1: Linguistics & Adjacent Fields Grant

Date: Wed, 19 Nov 97 12:20:28 MET
From: Eva Schlachter <>
Subject: Linguistics & Adjacent Fields Grant

The Humboldt-University in Berlin and the University of Potsdam are 

	one postgraduate stipend

(linguistics and adjacent fields), to start 1. April 1998.

The successful applicant will join the graduate study program "Economy and 
Complexity in Language" (Graduiertenkolleg "Oekonomie und Komplexitaet in 
der Sprache").

The study /research program is concerned with the organisation of the 
human language faculty, with special emphasis on economy, optimality and 
minimality in the principles and operations that make possible and 
constrain the highly complex structures of language.

The program is divided into 4 project areas:
-	the structure of the language faculty (Bierwisch, Eisenberg, 	
Fanselow, Kosta, Lang, Pompino-Marschall, Wilder)
-	language change (Donhauser, Kosta)
- 	development and disruption of the language faculty (de Bleser, 	
-	language processing (Dietrich, Doherty, Hassler, Kunze, 	

Information about the application procedure can be obtained from the 
address below. Applicants should have a PhD in contemporary linguistic 
theory, and speciality in one or more of the areas listed above. NB 
proficiency in German is required! Applications containing degree / 
diploma certificates, curriculum vitae, academic reference (at least one), 
and an outline for a research proposal, should be sent to:

	Prof. Dr. Rainer Dietrich
	Humboldt-Universitaet zu Berlin
	Institut fuer deutsche Sprache und Linguistik
	Unter den Linden 6
	10099 Berlin
	e-mail inquiries:

Deadline for receipt of applications: 19. December 1997
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Message 2: SLA at UC Davis

Date: Wed, 19 Nov 1997 11:05:45 -0700
From: Patrick Farrell <>
Subject: SLA at UC Davis

The Linguistics Program of the University of California, Davis, has a
one-year opening for an appointment in second-language acquisition for the
academic year 1998-1999. The candidate must hold a doctorate (at time of
application), be engaged in a strong research program in second language
acquisition and have experience teaching professional preparation courses
in teaching English as a second/foreign language. The candidate will be
expected to teach courses on theoretical and applied aspects of
second-language acquisition both on the undergraduate and the graduate
level. The possibility exists that the position will become a tenure-track
position as part of the establishment of a Second Language Institute at
Davis, in which case a search will be opened during the 1998-1999 year.
Rank open, salary commensurate with qualifications. If the candidate fills
the position as a Lecturer, the position will be covered by a collective
bargaining unit. The University of California does not discriminate in any
of its policies, procedures or practices. The University is an affirmative
action/equal opportunity employer. Consideration of applications will
begin on March 2, 1997 and will remain open until position is filled.
Interviews will be held at the AAAL meeting in Seattle in March. Send CV,
three reference letters (with phone and/or FAX numbers) and representative
publications or a writing sample to: SLA Search Committee, Program in
Linguistics, University of California, One Shields Avenue, Davis, CA 95616.
 916/752-1291. FAX: 916/752-3156. E-mail: (Lesley
Byrns, Office Manager).
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Message 3: Spanish linguistics

Date: Tue, 18 Nov 1997 11:52:59 -0500 (EST)
From: Claudia Borgonovo <>
Subject: Spanish linguistics

Position in Spanish Linguistics

The department of Languages and Linguistics invites applications for a
full time, tenure-track position in the Hispanic Studies Program,
starting June 1, 1998.

Requirements: PhD in Linguistics or in Hispanic Studies with a
specialization in Linguistics; primary research: Spanish Syntax and/or
Semantics. An M.A. in Latin American Literature and/or previous
experience teaching Literature are highly desirable. Good knowledge
of French.

Duties: The successful candidate will teach advanced Spanish grammar,
Semantics, composition, and will also be asked to teach introductory
(survey) courses in Latin American Literature and civilization. The
normal teaching load is two courses per semester.

Conditions and salary are set by the Collective Agreement signed by
the University and the Professors' Union. Laval is an Equal
Opportunity Employer. Following Canadian Immigration Laws, priority
will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

Please send a current CV (in French), samples of main publications and
three letters of recommendation before February 15, 1998 to: Annette
Paquot, Directrice Departement de langues et linguistique Faculte
des Lettres Universite Laval Ste-Foy, QC G1K 7P4

For any additional information, please write to
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