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Research Associate in Linguistics & English Language
Oxford Road, Manchester

Job reference: HUM-017806

Location: Oxford Road, Manchester

Closing date (DD/MM/YYYY): 06/12/2021

Salary: £33,309 to £40,927 per annum (depending on experience)

Employment type: Fixed Term

Faculty/Organisation: Humanities

Division: Linguistics and English Language

Hours per week: full time

Contract Duration: starting as soon as possible until 31 August 2023

School / Directorate: School of Arts, Languages and Cultures

The Department of Linguistics and English Language at The University of Manchester seeks to appoint a postdoctoral research associate through August, 2023 working on the European Research Council Consolidator Project “The lexical semantics of lexical categories” (PI, Andrew Koontz-Garboden).  You will form part of a team whose goal is to elucidate through the study of property concept lexemes (see Dixon 1982, Thompson 1989) and constructions in which they appear, the meaning of nounhood, verbhood, and adjectivehood.  The project will do this through broad typological study and detailed semantic and morphosyntactic fieldwork on individual languages.

In collaboration with the PI and two other postdoctoral research associates, the post holder will undertake broad typological study extracting data from descriptive grammars with the goal of determining the kinds of meanings that property concept words have when nouns, adjectives, and verbs. You will also undertake detailed fieldwork on individual languages with the goal of better understanding their behaviour, and their bearing on our understanding of the lexical semantics of categoryhood.  You will publish results tied to this work and carry out organizational duties tied to the administration of the project.  Project funds will cover expenses of associated fieldwork, conference presentations, open access publication, and other costs tied to work on the project.

The University invites applications for the above post, which is tenable from January 2022, or as soon as possible thereafter.

As an equal opportunities employer we welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of age, sex, gender (or gender identity), ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation and transgender status.  All appointments are made on merit.

Our University is positive about flexible working – you can find out more here

Blended working arrangements may be considered    

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies.

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Name: Prof. Andrew Koontz-Garboden


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Please see the link below for the Further Particulars document which contains the person specification criteria.


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