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LINGUIST List 19.3154

Fri Oct 17 2008

Support: Indo-European & Hist Ling, Comp Ling: PhD Student, U of Oslo

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        1.    Dag Haug, Indo-European & Historical Linguistics, Computation Linguistics: PhD Student, University of Oslo, Norway

Message 1: Indo-European & Historical Linguistics, Computation Linguistics: PhD Student, University of Oslo, Norway
Date: 17-Oct-2008
From: Dag Haug <daghaugifikk.uio.no>
Subject: Indo-European & Historical Linguistics, Computation Linguistics: PhD Student, University of Oslo, Norway
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Institution/Organization: University of Oslo
Web Address: http://www.hf.uio.no/ifikk/proiel

Level: PhD

Duties: Research

Job Rank: PhD

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics; Historical Linguistics; Pragmatics



Position as Ph.D. fellow (Doctoral scholarship, duration 3 years - SKO 1017)
available in the project PROIEL - Pragmatic Resources in Old Indo-European
Languages, Department of Philosophy, Classics, History of Art and Ideas,
University of Oslo.

PROIEL is a project funded by the Norwegian Research Council's YFF program.
Activities started officially on January 1st, 2008. Its principal goal is to
achieve a better understanding of the way information is structured by means the
grammar makes available ('pragmatic resources') in the old Indo-European
languages Greek, Latin, Classical Armenian, Gothic and Old Church Slavonic. To
this end we are developing a parallel treebank of the New Testament texts in
these languages.

More information about the project is available on our website.

We are looking for a Ph.D. fellow to participate in the project. The candidate
will write a dissertation relevant to the project, either adopting a
computational approach to the PROIEL corpus or performing an empirical and
theoretical investigation of the syntactic and pragmatic systems of one or more
of the involved languages. Those interested in applying should contact the
project leader to discuss possible subprojects.

The candidate will be expected to have his/her work place in Oslo and to
participate in the various workshops and conferences organized as part of the
PROIEL team. An important part of the project is the establishment of an
electronic parallel corpus of the relevant Bible translations. The candidate
will be expected to devote some of his/her time to this work.

The ideal candidate should have knowledge of Greek and at least one of the
involved languages and be interested in applying modern computational and/or
theoretical approaches to ancient languages. In choosing the candidate we will
also try to balance the linguistic competence in the team. A Master's degree is
necessary to be enrolled in the Ph.D. program at the Faculty of Arts.

The University of Oslo wishes to employ more women and also people with an
ethnic background in academic posts. We encourage applications from women and
people from ethnic minorities.

The University of Oslo has an agreement for all employees, aiming to secure
rights to i.a. research results.

Guidelines for appointments to research fellowships at the University of Oslo
may be obtained at http://www.hf.uio.no/english/research/doctor/index.html

For further information please contact project leader Associate Professor Dag
Haug (see contact information below).

Pay grade: 45-50 (depending on seniority/qualifications, NOK 353 200 - NOK 384

Please mark application with reference number 2008/18074 and e-mail to

An application should consist of 4 documents, with the applicant's name on

1. A c.v. with a complete record of education, and publications if any.
2. A research proposal (of up to 2.500 words in English), which gives
information about what questions the applicant hopes to answer in his/her
doctoral dissertation, and explains how these questions fit into PROIEL.
3. One piece of sample work (of up to 5.000 words).
4. Names and addresses of up to two references.

Applications must be written in English.

Candidates may be invited for an interview at the University of Oslo.

Applications Deadline: 10-Nov-2008

Web Address for Applications: stillingerhf.uio.no

Contact Information:
        Dag Haug

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