[Lingtyp] PhD position in fieldwork-based language documentation and description

Åshild Næss ashild.nass at iln.uio.no
Thu Jun 21 12:19:10 UTC 2018

The Department of Linguistics and Scandinavian Studies at the University of Oslo has a 3-year PhD position available within the research project 'Where does grammar come from? The cognitive basis of transitivity and grammatical relations' (link to project web page: http://www.hf.uio.no/iln/english/research/projects/Where%20does%20grammar%20come%20from/index.html). The successful candidate will produce a grammatical description of a language of the South Halmahera-West New Guinea group in eastern Indonesia, from a usage-based and discourse-oriented perspective, and based on original fieldwork. The position will be part of a research group consisting of the project leader and a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Oslo, as well as a partner researcher and a PhD candidate at the Australian National University in Canberra, Australia. There will be opportunities for a research visit to the ANU as well as participation in other project activities such as workshops and project team meetings on specific themes relevant to the overall project goals. The project funding includes funds for conducting fieldwork as well as other relevant travel. PhD candidates in Norway  are employees of the university and get a salary (NOK 442 400-497 000 per annum depending on qualifications) as well as pension and social security rights.
Qualification requirements: 
- A Master's degree or equivalent in Linguistics. The Master's degree must have been obtained and the final evaluation must be available by the application deadline.
- Previous fieldwork experience is an advantage.
- Fluent oral and written communication skills in English.
- Knowledge of Indonesian or Malay is desirable.
- Personal suitability and motivation for the position.

More  information and link to online application form: https://www.jobbnorge.no/en/available-jobs/job/154548/doctoral-research-fellowship-in-general-linguistics

For questions please contact Prof. Åshild Næss, ashild.nass at iln.uio.no. 


Åshild Næss

Professor i lingvistikk/Professor of Linguistics
Email: ashild.nass at iln.uio.no
Tel. (+47) 22 84 40 93
Kontor/Office: HW531

Institutt for lingvistiske og nordiske studier
Postboks 1102 Blindern
0317 Oslo

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