[Lingtyp] PhD position – Complex predicates in Kru/Kwa languages – LLACAN, Paris – deadline: 31.1.2022

Alex Francois alex.francois.cnrs at gmail.com
Sun Jan 16 13:53:11 UTC 2022

~ *PhD position in linguistic description and typology, African
linguistics *~

Applications are sought for a 3-year PhD position in linguistic description
and typology,
with a focus on *complex predicates in Kru and/or Kwa languages*,
particularly in Côte d'Ivoire.

This PhD position is part of the *“ComPLETE” project* (“*Complex Predicates
in Languages: Emergence, Typology, Evolution*”), a French-German project
jointly funded by French ANR and German DFG for 3 years (2022–25), around
the typology of Verb-based Complex Predicates (e.g. serial verb
constructions; auxiliaries; converbs; light verb constructions).
The ComPLETE project involves a consortium of 32 linguists and engineers
from both countries; it is led by Martine Vanhove (CNRS–LLACAN) and
Alexandre François (CNRS–LATTICE) in France, and by Walter Bisang and
Andrej Malchukov (Universität Mainz) in Germany.

The PhD position will be based at CNRS–LLACAN, a world-leading department
in the study of African languages.
Starting date of contract: 15 April 2022.

*Research topic*
*Verbal complex predicates in Kwa and/or Kru languages *
*in a typological perspective*

As a PhD researcher in the ComPLETE project, you will explore verbal
complex predicates in Kwa and/or Kru languages. In parallel, you will
participate in the elaboration of the project’s typological questionnaire
and database, in close cooperation with the ComPLETE team members.  The PhD
will include fieldwork in southern Côte d’Ivoire (or with the diaspora in
France in case the pandemic lasts), as well as information mining from
available grammars and dictionaries. The fieldwork component will give
priority to the languages where information on verbal complex predicates is
lacking, or needs to be complemented on the basis of the questionnaire.

For more information on this PhD position (“contrat doctoral”), you may
consult this detailed description of the position
<https://llacan.cnrs.fr/fichiers/new_call_PhD_ComPLETE.pdf> on LLACAN's

*Your application*
Please submit your application in English, including the following:

   - Cover letter, explaining research experience and reason for interest
   in this project, along with a proposed research project (max. two pages).
   - Your CV and copies of degree certificates (Bachelor’s/Master’s
   diplomas and/or transcripts).
   - Names and contact information (including email and phone) for 1-2

Queries and applications should be sent to Martine Vanhove:
martine.vanhove at cnrs.fr

*Deadline for application*:     31 January 2022

Please feel free to forward this message to potential candidates.

Alex François,
on behalf of the “ComPLETE” team.


Alex François
LaTTiCe <http://www.lattice.cnrs.fr/en/alexandre-francois/> — CNRS–
–Sorbonne nouvelle
Australian National University
Personal homepage <http://alex.francois.online.fr/>
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