[HPSG-L] Postdoctoral position in Paris

Anne Abeillé abeille at linguist.univ-paris-diderot.fr
Tue Feb 11 12:34:44 EST 2020

Postdoctoral Fellowship on Ellipsis
LABEX "Empirical Foundations of Linguistics"
http://www.labex-efl.org/ <http://www.labex-efl.org/>
Université Paris Sorbonne Cité
Laboratoire de Linguistique Formelle
http://www.llf.cnrs.fr/ <http://www.llf.cnrs.fr/>
CNRS-Université de Paris

Specialty Areas: morphology, lexical semantics, statistical modeling <>, experimental and/or computational linguistics
LabEx EFL (Empirical Foundations of Linguistics, http://www.labex-efl.org/ <http://www.labex-efl.org/>) is recruiting a postdoctoral researcher on ellipsis. The position is for 12 months (full time) and can be renewed for another 12 months. The position is provided by the research strand on « Experimental Grammar in a cross linguistic perspective» of the Labex EFL project (strand 2). The ideal profile combines a linguistic expertise in syntax, semantics and/or  pragmatics and with advanced skills in experimental linguistics and/or statistical modeling.
The postdoc will work within the context of the Ellipsis work package, more precisely on the empirical foundations of ellipsis, using corpus data and/or designing and running experiments. Phenomena currently being studied within Ellipsis include VP ellipsis, gapping, sluicing and Right Node Raising. Language(s) under study to be studies will be decided depend on taking into account the postdoc’s expertise.
There are no teaching requirements in this position. However, regular participation in collective scientific activities (e.g., seminars) will be expected.  Knowledge of French is helpful but not required.
Research Environment:
The postdoc will be affiliated with the Laboratoire de Linguistique Formelle (LLF http://www.llf.cnrs.fr/ <http://www.llf.cnrs.fr/>), located in the 13th arrondissement of Paris. The LLF is an interdisciplinary research laboratory linked to the Department of Linguistics (UFR de Linguistique) at the Université de Paris (https://u-paris.fr/), which brings together researchers from computational, experimental, theoretical, and descriptive linguistics. The lab has an sound attenuated chambers with experimental material (eyetracker, SMI glasses, portable EEG...), and houses  computing infrastructure for machine learning. Research will benefit from the support of an engineering team with competence on linguistics resources, experimentation and computing.
Starting date and salary:
The intended starting date of the position is Sept 7th, 2020. The applicant's PhD must have been defended and filed by the starting date. The position will pay 26.000 euros net per year.
Application details: Prospective applicants should send:
- A curriculum vitae including publications
- A description of the research project to be undertaken during the contract (up to 4 pages)
- A website address where the publications can be downloaded.
- Names of 3 professors for reference letters.
For full consideration, please send the application in a single email by March 15, 2019. All communication and materials should be addressed to the application emails address below. We intend to ask for reference letters in May and (videoconference) interview and select candidates in early April 2019.
Application Deadline: March 15, 2019
Contacts for applications: Anne Abeillé and Philip Miller
Email address for applications and/or questions: abeille at linguist.univ-paris-diderot.fr / philip.miller at univ-paris-diderot.fr

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