ERC funded PhD Research Studentship in the Surrey Morphology

Dunstan Brown d.brown at SURREY.AC.UK
Thu Mar 19 15:53:48 UTC 2009

[with apologies for cross postings]

University of Surrey
Surrey Morphology Group
English Dept.
 Faculty of Arts and Human Sciences
PhD Research Studentship in the Surrey Morphology
(for three years, subject to satisfactory progress)
£13,290 maintenance grant per annum
(funded by the European Research Council)
The Surrey Morphology Group invites applications for a PhD Studentship
funded by the European Research Council as part of the MORPHOLOGY project.
Applications are invited for a Research Studentship leading to a PhD in the
Surrey Morphology Group, for three years, starting either July 1 2009 or
October 1 2009. This post is part of a larger European Research
Council-funded project on morphological complexity (the morphology project)
awarded to Professor Greville Corbett, Dr Matthew Baerman and Dr Dunstan
The MORPHOLOGY project investigates the contribution of inflectional
morphology to linguistic complexity, and in particular the role of
autonomous morphological systems, such as inflection classes and many-to-one
correspondences, which constitute a level of structure distinct from the
functional categories they express. The current position is the first of two
PhD studentships on the project and it is dedicated to the study of
inflectional classes.
The studentship includes a maintenance grant of £13,290 per annum.
Applicants are expected to have a good first degree and a grounding in
linguistics. The post will be particularly appealing to applicants
interested any of the following areas: morphology; syntax; typology;
computational linguistics. The successful applicant will pursue a specific
agreed topic related to inflectional classes within the overall project, and
will benefit from being part of a larger team, within a research group. The
ability to work collaboratively and to meet deadlines is essential.
Details of the Surrey Morphology Group can be found at:
Informal enquiries may be made to Dr Matthew Baerman
(m.baerman at
To apply, please send: a covering letter explaining how you meet the
criteria specified on the 'further intormation sheet'; one page outlining
why you are interested in morphological complexity; and a CV including the
names of two referees. These should be sent to Melanie Mullally, Surrey
Morphology Group, University of Surrey, Guildford, GU2 7XH or emailed to
l.mack at Please include the reference MORPHOLOGY/PhD in your
application and supply your postal address.  The closing date for
applications is May 13 2009. Interviews are expected to be held on June 4
The University is committed to an Equal Opportunities Policy

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