Ph.D. fellowship creole linguistics

Martin Haspelmath haspelmath at
Mon Oct 4 10:54:54 UTC 2004

Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology

Doctoral fellowship in linguistics: creole languages

The Department of Linguistics at the Max Planck Institute for
Evolutionary Anthropology (Leipzig, Germany) seeks candidates for a
doctoral fellowship in linguistics. The followship is for two years.
Candidates should be interested in working in the interdisciplinary
context of the Max Planck Institute.

The dissertation research should be in the area of creole language
structure, with particular emphasis on the role of the substrate

The fellow should already have an MA in Linguistics or an equivalent
qualification, and be either registered or qualified to register in a
recognized doctoral program at a university or equivalent
degree-awarding institution. Applicants should have previous experience
in creole linguistics, in a substrate language, or in field linguistics.
Good knowledge of English is required.

Except for approved absences (e.g. fieldwork, conferences, vacation),
the place of work is Leipzig. The fellowship is available from 1
February 2005.

Applicants should send a CV, a statement of research interests (a
concrete proposal for a dissertation topic would be welcome), two
letters of recommendation, and a sample of written work to:

Julia Cissewski
Department of Linguistics
Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology
Deutscher Platz 6
D-04103 Leipzig

Contact person:
Dr. Susanne Michaelis, michaelis at
Deadline for receipt of application: 15 November 2004
The Institute's URL is:

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