Job advert: Linguistic areas and convergence
y.matras at MAN.AC.UK
Mon Jun 9 13:54:03 UTC 2003
The University of Manchester
Faculty of Arts
School of English and Linguistics
AHRB Research Project 'Convergence and Linguistic Areas'
RESEARCH ASSISTANT (REF: 463/03)
Applications are invited for the above position on a three-year research
project on 'Convergence and Linguistic Areas', funded by the Arts and
Humanities Research Board, and coordinated by Dr Yaron Matras at the
Department of Linguistics.
This is a three-year fixed term contract commencing on 1 September 2003.
Starting salary: GBP 21,125 per annum
The aim of the project is to conduct a comparative investigation of
linguistic areas, to evaluate a sample of areas, and to assess the
relations between convergence, borrowing, and bilingualism.
The successful candidate will construct and manage the project's
cross-linguistic database on borrowing and convergence, contribute to the
project's output of publications on linguistic areas, borrowing,
convergence and bilingualism, and work in a research team and be expected
to accommodate to the team's working schedule and priorities.
Applicants must have a PhD specialising in linguistic typology / historical
linguistics, and/or language contact/bilingualism, an interest in
linguistic areas and areal typology, and ability and readiness to work in a
research team. A record of publications, experience with linguistic
databases, and expertise in one or more linguistic areas are advantages.
The Department of Linguistics at the University of Manchester offers a
supportive, reputable and internationally oriented research environment.
Information about the department can be found on http://ling.man.ac.uk
Informal enquiries are to be directed to Yaron Matras, <y.matras at man.ac.uk>
phone: (44) (0) 161 275 3975
Application forms and further particulars are available at
http://www.man.ac.uk/news/vacancies or from the Office of the Director of
Personnel, The University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9PL,
UK. Tel ++44 (0) 161 275 2028; fax: ++44 (0) 161 275 2471; minicom (for the
hearing impaired): +44 (0) 161 275 7889; email: personnel at man.ac.uk
Please quote reference no. 463/03.
The closing date for applications is 30 June 2003. Interviews are expected
to take place in the week between 5-11 July 2003.
AS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES EMPLOYER, THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER WELCOMES
APPLICATIONS FROM SUITABLY QUALIFIED PEOPLE FROM ALL SECTIONS OF THE
COMMUNITY REGARDLESS OF RACE, RELIGION, GENDER OR DISABILITY.
Department of Linguistics
University of Manchester
Manchester M13 9PL, UK
Phone 44 161 2753975
Fax 44 161 2753187
e-mail y.matras at man.ac.uk http://ling.man.ac.uk/Info/staff/YM/YMhome.html
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