Sujet de These: PhD position in pragmatics and corpus linguistics at U. of Geneva

Thierry Hamon thierry.hamon at UNIV-PARIS13.FR
Tue Nov 10 21:15:30 UTC 2009

Date: Tue, 10 Nov 2009 20:48:07 +0100 (CET)
From: <sandrine.zufferey at>
Message-ID: <sympa.1257882274.27606.209 at>

PhD studentship in pragmatics and corpus linguistics
Department of Linguistics, University of Geneva

The Department of Linguistics at the University of Geneva,
Switzerland, invites applications for a doctoral research assistant
position in pragmatics. The successful candidate will be part of a
group whose research focuses on machine translation of pragmatic
phenomena. The candidate will participate in a Swiss-funded project on
the modeling of inter-sentential dependencies (connectives, anaphora,
verbal tenses. etc) to improve the output of machine translation
systems for the English / French pair.

Applicants will have received a Master's degree or equivalent in
Linguistics.  Good knowledge of empirical methods in linguistics is
highly desirable.  Excellent knowledge of both French and English is
required. Previous experience in natural language processing and
translation is a plus.

Funding is guaranteed for 3 years through a Swiss National Science
Foundation PhD studentship, with a possible extension for a fourth
year.  Review of the applications will start immediately and will
continue until the position is filled. The appointment will start as
soon as the necessary work permits and documents are obtained,
preferably on March 1st, 2010.

How to apply
Applicants should send a curriculum vitae indicating all classes and
grades, a short statement of interest, and names and email addresses
of at least two references. Electronic applications are strongly
preferred. Please send your application to both email addresses listed
below with CANDOC as the subject line. If electronic application is
not possible, please send your application package to the address

Contact information
Informal inquiries can be addressed to Dr. Sandrine Zufferey
(sandrine.zufferey at or to Prof. Jacques Moeschler
(Jacques.moeschler at
Department of Linguistics – Faculty of Arts and Humanities
University of Geneva 
CH-1211 Geneva 4 – Switzerland

About the institution

The University of Geneva is one of the leading research universities
in Europe and offers excellent working conditions, as well as a
stimulating scientific environment.  More information about the
Department of Linguistics can be found at The University of Geneva
wishes to increase the proportion of female academic staff and, for
this reason, especially welcomes applications from women.

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