half-time research position in syntactic typology at U Leipzig
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
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
phone +49-341-973 7604
fax +49-341-973 7609
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