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LINGUIST List 17.1136

Sun Apr 16 2006

Support: Various Specializations: PhD Student, U Groningen

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        1.    John Nerbonne, Modified: Various Specializations: PhD Student, University of Groningen, Netherlands

Message 1: Modified: Various Specializations: PhD Student, University of Groningen, Netherlands
Date: 16-Apr-2006
From: John Nerbonne <j.nerbonnerug.nl>
Subject: Modified: Various Specializations: PhD Student, University of Groningen, Netherlands

Institution/Organization: University of Groningen
Department: Center for Language and Cognition, Groningen
Level: PhD
Duties: Research
Specialty Areas: Applied Linguistics; Computational Linguistics; Discourse
Analysis; Historical Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Semantics;
Sociolinguistics; Syntax


The Center for Language and Cognition Groningen (CLCG) announces the
following positions:

- Three Ubbo Emmius Ph.D. Fellowships in Linguistics (various topics, see
- One Ph.D. Fellowship in Linguistics for work in the project 'Linguistic
determinants of mutual intelligibility in Scandinavia'

The Ubbo Emmius positions (all the PhD positions) are open only to foreign
applicants. Dutch citizens are not eligible due to tax restrictions.

Three open positions may be filled in any of the following research groups:

- computational linguistics
- discourse structure
- second language development
- syntax and semantics
- language variation and language change

There is also a fellowship available for a researcher (Ph.D. student)
interested in 'Linguistic determinants of mutual intelligibility in
Scandinavia'. Specifics about this project are available at web site (see


- The 'open' positions should begin Sept. 1, 2006, and the position on
intelligibility in Jan., 2007. They all require residence in Groningen, 38
hours/week research, and the stipends must result in a PhD dissertation.
- Fellowship Stipends: Graduate students receive stipends of gross 1399 per
month, normally with slight cost-of-living increases in later years.
Graduate student fellows receive a contract for one year extendible for
three further years subject to evaluation after the first year.

Your profile:

- a MA degree in Linguistics or a related field such as Computer Science,
Psychology, etc (depending on the project)
- preferably research experience in the relevant field
- able to work independently
- interest in interdisciplinary research
- excellent record of undergraduate and Master's level study
- willing to learn Dutch
- see specific projects for additional desiderata, differing per project

Application Procedure

Please include in your application letter remarks about how this position
fits in your career goals and how you hope to contribute scientifically. In
total we would like to receive:

- a letter of application (see above)
- a project proposal or reaction to existing project plans
- your curriculum vitae
- a copy of your diploma together with a list of grades
- a list of publications (if any)
- the names and e-mail addresses of two referees

For more details, see http://www.let.rug.nl/nerbonne/clcg/phd-2006/

Web Address for Applications:

Mailing Address for Applications:

Attn: Dr. Anna Hausdorf
CLCG (Postions), Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
Postbus 716
Groningen NL 9700 AS

Applications are due by: 15-May-2006

Contact Information:

Prof. John Nerbonne
Phone:+31 50 363 58 15
Fax:+31 50 363 68 55

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