23.1910, Jobs: English; Historical Ling; Text/Corpus Ling: PhD Fellowship, U of Leuven

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Subject: 23.1910, Jobs: English; Historical Ling; Text/Corpus Ling: PhD Fellowship, U of Leuven

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Date: Tue, 17 Apr 2012 10:31:56
From: Liesbet Heyvaert [liesbet.heyvaert at arts.kuleuven.be]
Subject: English; Historical Linguistics; Text/Corpus Linguistics: PhD Fellowship, University of Leuven, Belgium

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University or Organization: University of Leuven 
Department: Linguistics
Job Location: , Belgium 
Job Rank: PhD Fellowship  

Specialty Areas: Historical Linguistics; Text/Corpus Linguistics 

Required Language(s): English (eng)


The Research group Cognitive and Functional Linguistics: English, 
Spanish and Typology of the KU Leuven Department of Linguistics is 
looking for applicants for a fully-funded four-year PhD-fellowship in 
English Linguistics (1 October 2012 - 30 September 2016).

The PhD project entitled 'The development of nominal and verbal 
gerunds from Middle to Late Modern English: towards a semantic 
and discourse-functional analysis' is funded by the Research 
Foundation-Flanders (FWO) and will be supervised by Liesbet 
Heyvaert, Hendrik De Smet, Hubert Cuyckens (University of Leuven) 
and Teresa Fanego (University of Santiago de Compostela). The 
project wants to trace the development of nominal and verbal 
gerunds with a focus on their semantic and discourse-functional 
behavior from Middle (1100-1500) to Late Modern English (1700-
1900) on the basis of corpus data. A more detailed description of the 
research project can be obtained by contacting Liesbet Heyvaert 
(liesbet.heyvaert at kuleuven-kulak.be).

The successful candidate will have:
-  strong analytical skills and the motivation to pursue creative work in 
cognitive-functional linguistics;
-  a profound interest in authentic corpus data, syntax and discourse-
functional analysis;
-  an MA (or equivalent) in Linguistics or Philology (at the time when 
the appointment starts) and academic distinction;
-  an excellent command of English (proficiency in or willingness to 
learn Dutch is an asset);
-  good communication skills (both written and oral) and strong 
interpersonal skills.

The candidate will be asked to: 
-  play an active role in the research group and the KU Leuven 
campus in Kortrijk;
-  present research results at conferences, and publish in peer-
reviewed journals.

The successful candidate will be based at the KU Leuven campus in 
Kortrijk and receive a salary of approximately 1700 EUR/month net 
for a period of four years and all regular provisions for K.U.Leuven 
research fellows. In addition, s/he will be allocated office space and a 
laptop, and receive funding for research activities such as attending 
conferences abroad. S/he will join a dynamic team (among which six 
faculty members, five postdoctoral fellows and many other PhD 

Interested candidates are invited to apply online at the application 
URL below. Click the apply online button and fill out the necessary 
information on the site. Please include a cover letter, a CV, the 
names of two referees whom we might approach prior to 
appointment, and a sample piece of scientific writing. The deadline 
for application is 22 June 2012. Interviews will be held with 
shortlisted candidates (in person or online) and the final decision will 
be communicated by mid-July.

For further information, please contact the project's main supervisors, 
Prof. dr. Liesbet Heyvaert (liesbet.heyvaert at kuleuven-kulak.be) or 
Dr. Hendrik De Smet (hendrik.desmet at arts.kuleuven.be).

The KU Leuven is an equal opportunity employer.

Application Deadline: 22-Jun-2012 
Web Address for Applications: http://www.kuleuven.be/personeel/jobsite/vacancies_aapbap/phd_humanities.html#linguistics 
Contact Information:
	Liesbet Heyvaert 
	Email: liesbet.heyvaert at arts.kuleuven.be 

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