[Lingtyp] JOB: A full position of a principal investigator for the period Jan. 2016—Feb. 2017, TriMCo, JGU Mainz, Germany

Ilja Seržant ilja.serzants at uni-mainz.de
Thu Jul 16 16:43:15 UTC 2015

_Position announcement_

The project “Triangulation Approach for Modelling Convergence with a 
High Zoom-In Factor” (TriMCo) has to offer a full position of a 
principal investigator for the period Jan. 2016—Feb. 2017. The 
DFG-financed project is hosted at Mainz University under the guidance of 
Björn Wiemer.

payscale: TVL-EG 13, 100%, January 2016 – February 2017 (13 months)

JGU Mainz, project TriMCo (see 

The project aims at methodological triangulation of factors that 
contribute to structural convergence in a small-scale area among (for 
the most part) closely related varieties, namely the Baltic-Slavic 
contact zone situated at the intersection of East Slavic and Baltic 
dialects (Lithuania, Belarus, Latgalia/Latvia). In connection with this 
the project also pursues the aim of profiling this small area by mapping 
it onto the background of increasingly larger concentric areas. Among 
other issues, we are inquiring into the following type of questions: 
Which features can really claim to have arisen as exclusive innovations 
(or archaisms)? How are particular features “inserted” into larger 
clines? How do different clines intersect in the chosen small area? How 
can features of different complexity be weighed against each other as 
for their significance in constituting a ‘contact superposition zone’? 
How can we account for less spectacular features in order to profile the 
region on the background of larger clines?

In parallel, a corpus of dialectal speech for East Slavic and Baltic 
dialects involved in that area is being built up, and it will be 
enhanced further.

_Applicants are required to have:_

·PhD in Slavic, Baltic or General Linguistics (but with a research focus 
on Slavic and/or Baltic).

·good knowledge of Russian and at least one of the Baltic languages 
(Latvian (Latgalian), Lithuanian); additional knowledge of Belarusian 
and/or Polish is a plus.

·fluent command of English (written and spoken).

Preference will be given to candidates with the following skills:

·experience in corpus linguistics (the project’s corpus is run on ELAN)

·experience with related computer tools

·at least basic skills in statistics is a plus

·research experience in the following linguistic areas: areal 
linguistics, dialect geography and dialectometry, language variation

·knowledge in diachronic linguistics (in particular of the Baltic-Slavic 

·communicative competence and ability to work in a team

·knowledge of German is another plus

The successful applicant will be given a chance to develop her/his own 
agenda. This should be done in tight connection with the agenda of the 
project, which is research on language contact phenomena between Baltic 
and East Slavic including regional Polish. The research should be based 
on the TriMCo Dialect Corpus that is being created within the project.

More information about the project may be found on www.trimco.uni-mainz.de

Applications (CV, publication list, diploma, letter of motivation) 
should be sent to

Björn Wiemer

Johannes-Gutenberg-Universität Mainz

Institut für Slavistik

Jakob-Welder-Weg 18

D- 55128 Mainz

Requests can be sent to

<mailto:wiemerb at uni-mainz.de>wiemerb at uni-mainz.de

Deadline of application:

Sept., 20, 2015.

Ilja A. Seržant, postdoc
Johannes-Gutenberg-University of Mainz
TriMCo Project / FB 05 / Institut für Slavistik
Saarstraße 21, 55099 Mainz, Germany

URL: http://www.staff.uni-mainz.de/iserzan/

Tel.: + 49 6131 39-26503
Room: 02-444

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