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Sat Aug 05 2006

Support: Corpus Linguistics: PhD Student, University of Leuven

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        1.    Yves Peirsman, Corpus Linguistics: PhD Student, University of Leuven, Belgium

Message 1: Corpus Linguistics: PhD Student, University of Leuven, Belgium
Date: 05-Aug-2006
From: Yves Peirsman <yves.peirsmanarts.kuleuven.be>
Subject: Corpus Linguistics: PhD Student, University of Leuven, Belgium

Institution/Organization: University of Leuven
Department: Department of Linguistics
Level: PhD
Duties: Research
Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics; Sociolinguistics; Text/Corpus


The research unit Quantitative Lexicology and Variational Linguistics
(http://wwwling.arts.kuleuven.be/qlvl/) at the University of Leuven invites
applications from well-qualified candidates to pursue a PhD (01.10.2006 -
30.09.2010) in the research project 'Sociolectometry and lexical variation' (OT
3H051085). This project wishes to contribute to the development of a
quantitative, corpus-based lexical sociolectometry. It compares, on the basis of
available Dutch corpora, three types of variation: formal onomasiological
variation, conceptual onomasiological variation, and speaker and situation
related variation among subcorpora. An important part of the project consists of
the incorporation of methods of automatic semantic analysis into the lectometric
framework developed earlier by the research unit.


Candidates must have completed all requirements for their MA degree in
linguistics by the time of appointment. The ideal candidate should have a strong
research interest, with demonstrable familiarity with either of the following
fields: sociolinguistics, language variation, stylometric and lectometric
research, lexicology and lexical semantics, corpus linguistics.

Computational skills will be considered an asset.

Because the successful candidate will work as a member of a project group, team
spirit is indispensable.

Knowledge of Dutch is not required at the time of application, but non-native
candidates will be asked to acquire a working knowledge of Dutch in the first
year of their employment.


A full description of the project and additional information about the vacancy
can be obtained from Dirk Geeraerts or Dirk Speelman, who will supervise the

Funding is guaranteed as of October 1, 2006, but according to the availability
of the candidate, employment may start between October 1, 2006 and January 1, 2007.

Dirk Geeraerts
E-mail: dirk.geeraertsarts.kuleuven.be
Phone: ++32 16 32 48 15
Fax: ++32 16 32 47 67
Surface mail: Department of Linguistics,
Blijde-Inkomststraat 21,
B-3000 Leuven, Belgium

Dirk Speelman
E-mail: dirk.speelmanarts.kuleuven.be
Phone: ++32 16 32 48 07
Fax: ++32 16 32 47 67
Surface mail: Department of Linguistics,
Blijde-Inkomststraat 21,
B-3000 Leuven, Belgium


Please send applications to both Dirk Geeraerts and Dirk Speelman. E-mail
applications should be sent in pdf format. Please include:
- a statement of your research interests
- a full CV
- the names and e-mail addresses of two referees

Closing date: 1st September 2006
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