27.3775, Jobs: Language Documentation; Morphology; Semantics; Seri; Spanish: Post Doc, University of Surrey

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Subject: 27.3775, Jobs: Language Documentation; Morphology; Semantics; Seri; Spanish: Post Doc, University of Surrey

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Date: Fri, 23 Sep 2016 11:40:59
From: Matthew Baerman [m.baerman at surrey.ac.uk]
Subject: Language Documentation; Morphology; Semantics; Seri; Spanish: Post Doc, University of Surrey, Guildford, UK

 
University or Organization: University of Surrey 
Department: Surrey Morphology Group
Job Location: Guildford, United Kingdom 
Web Address: smg.surrey.ac.uk
Job Title: Research Fellow
Job Rank: Post Doc

Specialty Areas: Language Documentation; Morphology; Semantics 

Required Language(s): Seri (sei)
                      Spanish (spa) 

Description:

The School of English and Languages is seeking to appoint a post-doctoral
Research Fellow for a three-year Arts and Humanities Research Council funded
project “Seri verbs: multiple complexities”. The project investigators are
Matthew Baerman (Surrey), Carolyn O’Meara (National Autonomous University of
Mexico) and Patricia Cabredo Hofherr (Centre national de la recherche
scientifique, France).

The project involves the study of Seri, a language isolate spoken by
approximately 900 people on the Sonoran coast in Mexico. In particular, we
will be investigating the verbal system, which is noteworthy for two reasons.
First, it is characterized by an extraordinary degree of morphological
complexity: by our estimate, there are over 500 morphologically distinct
inflection classes. Second, the categories underlying this system are
themselves typologically interesting, involving the parallel marking of
subject and event number whose interaction we seek to clarify. This project
thus offers the opportunity to explore the relationship between complex
morphology and a rich system of morphosyntactic and semantic properties.

The successful candidate should have experience in language description, and
the elicitation and analysis of spoken language data, and be willing to engage
in fieldwork in Mexico (which will also require a command of Spanish). A
background in morphology, typology or semantics would be a plus. Candidates
must have the ability to work independently while functioning as part of a
research team. The position is available from 01 February 2017.

Information about the Surrey Morphology Group and their current research
projects is available at http://www.smg.surrey.ac.uk/.

Applications should be submitted using the online form at the application
website listed below. Informal enquiries may be made to Dr Matthew Baerman at
the contact information below.



Application Deadline: 30-Oct-2016 
	  
Web Address for Applications: https://jobs.surrey.ac.uk/Vacancy.aspx?ref=071416 
Contact Information:
	Matthew Baerman 
	Email: m.baerman at surrey.ac.uk 
	Phone: +441483682843 


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