Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Fellowship posted by Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research: Historical linguistics, Indo-European linguistitics, Syntax, Language typology

The project involves research on historical linguistics, devoted in particular to syntactic change. The field of inquiry will concern Ancient Indo-European languages at the earliest stages of attestation, and their development into late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages. The study of syntactic change will be framed with knowledge from research on language typology. While the project will center on a specific branch of the Indo-European language family, comparative aspects relating to other branches will also be investigated. The latter part of the project will aim both to syntactic reconstruction, and to the discovery of common or diverging patterns of development.

Research Fields

Language sciences

Eligibility criteria

The public call with detailed attendance and selection rules (Art 4 and 6) can be found at: http://www.unipv.eu/on-line/Home/Ricerca/Assegnidiricerca.html.

Main requirements are:1) university degree awarded by Italian or foreign Universities recognized as equivalent - for the purposes of establishing the equivalence, candidates must provide the necessary documentation to enable the evaluating board to proceed with the qualification assessment; 2) scientific or professional curriculum suitable for conducting the research activity; 3) any Ph.D. title (Art 2- par. 1).

Further specific assessable qualifications (see Art. 6 - paragraph 6):
1)University career concerning the research theme
2)Possibly PhD thesis
3)Brief illustration of research activities planned by applicants within the research program

Selection process

The application form, signed in original, have to be: 1) submitted by means of the standard template that can be found at the above address; 2) supplied with the scientific-professional curriculum and proof of identity; 3) supplied with the list of publications and copies of them; 4) supplied with any further documents / certificates / self-certification foreseen by Art. 4; 5) sent by post service (no e-mail, no website) in original paper copy to the Department of interest (see Art. 4). The candidate selection will take place on the basis of the documented qualifications and a personal interview, completed by a test concerning the knowledge of one or more foreign languages (Art. 6 - par. 1)

Programme Description
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Fellowship's Details
Career Stage Experienced researcher or 4-10 yrs (Post-Doc)
Research Profile Not defined

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Funding organisation / Contacts
Università degli studi di Pavia
Public research
Pavia - Italy

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Application details
Application deadline 05/02/2013