Post-doc position at MPI Nijmegen

Robert Van Valin vanvalin at BUFFALO.EDU
Mon Nov 17 12:41:35 UTC 2008

A research position for a Postdoctoral Researcher is available in the  
research group ‘Information structure, syntax and typology’, headed by  
Dr. Robert Van Valin, at the Max Planck Institute for  
Psycholinguistics (Nijmegen, NL).  The position is now open.  The  
appointment is initially for 2 years, with possible extension for up  
to 3 additional years.

Research Focus: The research group ‘Information structure, syntax and  
typology’ represents a collaboration between the Max Planck Institute  
for Psycholinguistics and the Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf,  
supported by a Max Plank Fellowship to Van Valin.  The group will  
investigate the interaction of information structure and syntax across  
languages of varying structural types.  Special emphasis will be  
placed on the role information structure plays in the organization of  
grammatical constructions and in core grammatical processes, and how  
it varies across languages.  In addition, the implications of this  
interaction for language acquisition, in conjunction with the  
Information Structure project in the Language Acquisition Group,  and   
for sentence-processing will be explored.

Requirements: Applicants should have a PhD in Linguistics, and in- 
depth research experience on a language or language family is highly  

Review of applications will begin January 15, 2009, and the position  
will remain open until filled.

The Max Planck Society is an equal opportunity employer.

Applicants should send their CV, a sample of their work, and the names  
and e-mail addresses of at least two potential referees to

vanvalin at

and to (both hard copy and electronic)

Mrs. Nanjo Bogdanowicz

Language Acquisition Group

Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics

Wundtlaan 1, 6525 XD  NIJMEGEN

The Netherlands

Nanjo.Bogdanowicz at
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