24.2234, Support: English, Historical Ling, Socioling, Writing Systems, Text/Corpus Ling: PhD Student, University of Stavanger, Norway

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Subject: 24.2234, Support: English, Historical Ling, Socioling, Writing Systems, Text/Corpus Ling: PhD Student, University of Stavanger, Norway

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Date: Thu, 30 May 2013 09:21:57
From: Linn Andersen [linn at frantz.no]
Subject: English, Historical Ling, Socioling, Writing Systems, Text/Corpus Ling: PhD Student, University of Stavanger, Norway

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 Institution/Organization: University of Stavanger 
Department: Department of Cultural Studies and Languages 
Web Address: http://www.uis.no 

Level: PhD 

Duties: Research
 
Specialty Areas: Historical Linguistics; Sociolinguistics; Text/Corpus Linguistics; Writing Systems 
 
Required Language(s): English (eng)

Description:

The University of Stavanger invites applications for a three-year PhD
scholarship in Middle English/Literacy Studies at the Faculty of Arts and
Education in the Department of Cultural Studies and Languages, beginning
autumn 2013.

This is a trainee position with the aim to complete a doctoral degree.

The area of the project is ‘Late Medieval English local documents’.

The position is funded by the University of Stavanger as part of the project
‘The Language and Geography of Middle English documentary texts’, financed
jointly by the Norwegian Research Council and by the University. The project
studies linguistic variation in English fifteenth-century local documents
(legal and business documents, inventories, etc.).  It will result in a corpus
of Middle English Local Documents (MELD) and two book volumes. The project
group consists of 8-9 researchers, including colleagues in Glasgow and
Helsinki.

For more information about the project, go to: http://www.uis.no/mest

The thesis will be a self-contained study, but will contribute directly to the
aims of the larger project. It will focus on a pre-defined group of documents.
This could be defined geographically or in terms of format or function; for
example, the thesis could focus on the documents of a given area (such as
Norfolk) or on particular kinds of document such as wills, guild ordinances,
letters or land documents. The study may deal with geographical variation in
vocabulary, orthography, morphology, syntax and/or text-type features. It
should include a contextualization in terms of geographical, historical and
cultural background, text production and/or discourse communities, and it may
pose research questions relating to topics such as standardisation,
domain-specific language and literacy practices. The precise research
questions and directions of enquiry will be defined by the fellow/applicant in
consultation with the supervisor, but should fit generally within the aims of
the project.

The fellow will be part of a team with established researchers.  The project
is to be carried out mainly at the University of Stavanger, but the fellow is
expected to travel to British archives and take part in relevant international
conferences.

Applicants must have earned a Masters degree with specialisation in a suitable
subject, or possess corresponding qualifications which provide a basis for
successfully completing a doctorate. They must have studied the History of
English, including Middle English, and should preferably have some experience
of reading and transcribing medieval English texts in manuscript/facsimile.
The ideal appointee would also be familiar with research methods within
historical dialectology and/or sociolinguistics. Other meriting areas/skills
are: manuscript studies, paleography, Latin, digital corpora, historical
literacy studies and pragmatics. The appointee must be able to work
independently and as part of a team. (S)he must have an excellent command of
both oral and written English.

For more information about the position and the application procedure, go to:
http://www.uis.no/job-opportunities

The application should be marked st.id. 30050389
 

Application Deadline: 09-Jun-2013 

Mailing Address for Applications:
	Attn: Merja Stenroos 
University of Stavanger 
Faculty of Arts and Education 
Stavanger 4036 
Norway 
	
Contact Information: 
	Merja Stenroos 
merja.stenroos at uis.no 
Phone:0047 51 83 13 65  





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