20.2760, Support: Various Fields: PhD Student, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz

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Date: 12-Aug-2009
From: Petra Schumacher < petra.schumacher at uni-mainz.de >
Subject: Pragmatics, Typology, Neurolinguistics, Psycholinguistics: PhD Student, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Germany

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Date: Thu, 13 Aug 2009 12:12:43
From: Petra Schumacher [petra.schumacher at uni-mainz.de]
Subject: Pragmatics, Typology, Neurolinguistics, Psycholinguistics: PhD Student, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Germany

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Institution/Organization: Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz 
Web Address: http://www.linguistik.uni-mainz.de/schlesewsky/neurolab/ 

Level: PhD 

Duties: Research
Specialty Areas: Neurolinguistics; Pragmatics; Psycholinguistics; Typology 


Four doctoral positions in Linguistics (Experimental Pragmatics) at the 
Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Germany.

The graduate group "Pragmatic Enrichment: Theoretical and experimental 
approaches" offers 4 doctoral positions to work in a stimulating working 
environment in theoretical and psycho/neurolinguistic research. The positions 
are available from October 1, 2009 or shortly thereafter. The graduate group 
has been established as part of the university's initiative "Pro Geistes- und 
Sozialwissenschaften" and brings together researchers from the Department 
of English and Linguistics and the German Institute to work on different 
aspects of enriched composition. The speaker of the group is Prof. Joerg 

We offer 4 doctoral positions for 2 years each, with a possible extension for 
another year contingent on future funding. Each doctoral position has a 
particular focus on theoretical, typological or experimental approaches to 
enriched composition. The members of the graduate group will work together 
closely and are expected to actively participate in workshops and international 
conferences. They are also expected to assume teaching responsibilities 
within the participating institutions (1 course/2 hours per week).

1 doctoral position each is available 

- to focus on theoretical aspects of enriched composition 
(semantics/pragmatics distinction, implicature theory), with the aim of 
formulating specific hypotheses for future experimentation (supervised by 
Joerg Meibauer). Prior experience in theoretical linguistics with a focus on 
pragmatics and knowledge of German is desired.

- to conduct ERP research on different phenomena of enriched composition at 
the semantics/pragmatics interface with a main focus on German (supervised 
by Petra Schumacher). Prior experience in linguistic theory with a focus on 
pragmatics and/or ERP research is desired.

- to carry out research on enrichment in one or more East Asian language(s) 
from a typological-comparative perspective (supervised by Walter Bisang). 
Experience with linguistic typology and knowledge of one (or more) East 
Asian languages.

- to approach typological investigations of enriched composition through ERP 
studies with a main focus on East Asian and/or South East Asian languages 
(supervised by Matthias Schlesewsky). Prior experience in Chinese, 
Vietnamese and/or related languages as well as interest in ERP research is 

Ideal candidates should have a degree in linguistics or a related discipline. 
They should have a keen interest in pragmatic theory, as well as in 
experimental work. The successful candidates will work towards a PhD in 
Linguistics on a topic related to the graduate group. Each position is granted 
a stipend of 1000 Euro/month.

Interested candidates are invited to send their application materials 
electronically to spahn(at)uni-mainz(dot)de. Pdf files are preferred. 
Applications can be written in German or English and should include 

(i) a curriculum vitae
(ii) copies of diplomas
(iii) contact information for at least two referees
(iv) a cover letter describing research interests

Please also submit a hard copy to the address listed below.

Applications received by September 10, 2009 will receive full consideration, 
however, the search continues until the positions have been filled.

For more information about our lab, please visit the website.

For specific information about the graduate group, you can contact the 
individual supervisors. 

Application Deadline: 10-Sep-2009 

Mailing Address for Applications:
	Attn: Mrs. Beatrix Spahn 
	Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Department of English and Linguistics 
	Jakob-Welder-Weg 18 
	Mainz 55099 
Web Address for Applications: http://www.linguistik.uni-mainz.de/schlesewsky/neurolab/Expragma/ 

Contact Information: 
	Petra Schumacher 
	petra.schumacher at uni-mainz.de 

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