postdoc in syntactic typology (MPI-EVA Leipzig)

Martin Haspelmath haspelmath at EVA.MPG.DE
Tue Jan 10 14:33:30 UTC 2006

The Department of Linguistics at the Max Planck Institute for 
Evolutionary Anthropology invites applications for the position of a 
post-doctoral researcher in syntactic typology starting as soon as 
possible (subject to final approval of funding).

The salary will be according to the German BAT-O IIa (or equivalent 
TVÖD) scale. This is a non-permanent position terminating after three 

The successful applicant will work with Bernard Comrie and Martin 
Haspelmath on a cross-linguistic project on ditransitive constructions, 
within the framework of a Forschergruppe on the grammar of verb 
arguments funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft. The project 
includes the setting up of a typological database on ditransitive 
constructions in a sample of 200 languages. The complete project 
description is available (only in German) under

The working language of the project is English, but at least a passive 
knowledge of German would be an asset (given that meetings of the whole 
Forschergruppe will sometimes be held in German).

Applicants should send a full CV and a one-page cover letter (explaining 
why they would be qualified and interested in collaborating with us on 
this project) to:

Martin Haspelmath
Abteilung für Linguistik
Max-Planck-Institut für evolutionäre Anthropologie
Deutscher Platz 6
04103 Leipzig
haspelmath at

(Applications by e-mail are preferred, ideally in a single PDF or text 

We will start reviewing applications on 25 January 2006, but 
applications will be considered until the available position is filled.

Martin Haspelmath (haspelmath at
Max-Planck-Institut fuer evolutionaere Anthropologie, Deutscher Platz 6	
D-04103 Leipzig      
Tel. (MPI) +49-341-3550 307, (priv.) +49-341-980 1616

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