half-time research position in syntactic typology at U Leipzig

Balthasar Bickel autotype at UNI-LEIPZIG.DE
Tue Jan 24 18:53:22 UTC 2006

The Department of Linguistics at the University of Leipzig invites 
applications for a half-time position in syntactic typology, starting 
April 1 or later. The salary is based on the German BAT-O IIa/2 
payscale and the position is especially (but not exclusively) suitable 
for a student who wishes to persue a doctoral degree in typology in 
Leipzig. The position is limited to three years but continuation beyond 
that is possible in follow-up projects. 

The successful applicant will work with a research team headed by 
Balthasar Bickel (U Leipzig) and Ina Bornkessel (MPI for Cognitive and 
Brain Sciences, Leipzig) in an interdisciplinary project on the 
processing of grammatical relations during comprehension in 
typologically distinct languages. The main task of the successful 
applicant will be detailed comparative research into the grammatical 
relations of Hindi, Chechen and Mandarin Chinese, the fine-tuning of 
typological variables for comparing grammatical relations in general, 
and help in the preparation of stimulus material for neuropsychological 
experiments in collaboration with other team members.

The project is part of a new DFG research unit 'Grammar and Processing 
of Verbal Arguments' (Forschergruppe 742; www.uni-leipzig.de/~va), of 
the AUTOTYP research program on typological databases 
(www.uni-leipzig.de/~autotyp), and of the MPI Junior Research Group on 
Neurotypology (http://www.cbs.mpg.de).

The working language of the project is English, but at least a passive 
knowledge of German would be an asset. Skills in database technology 
and corpus research are additional assets. Applicants should have at 
least an MA in (general) linguistics in hand.

Applicants should send an e-mail to Balthasar Bickel 
(bickel at uni-leipzig.de) by February 15. The e-mail should briefly 
explain why the applicant would be qualified for this project and 
should contain a full CV as a pdf attachment.

Review of applications begins February 15 but will continue until the 
position is filled.

Prof. Dr. Balthasar Bickel
Institut für Linguistik
Universität Leipzig
Beethovenstrasse 15
04107 Leipzig
phone	+49-341-973 7604
fax		+49-341-973 7609
web		www.uni-leipzig.de/~bickel

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