[Corpora-List] Position open / learner corpus research / German as a Foreign Language

Anke Lüdeling Anke.Luedeling at rz.hu-berlin.de
Tue Apr 28 14:54:08 CEST 2009


Position open to be filled on a collaborative project between Humboldt University, Berlin and Bangor University, titled "What's Hard? Structural Learning Difficulties in German". The position is located at Humboldt-University, Berlin.

The project involves the further development of a learner corpus (Falko, http://www.linguistik.hu-berlin.de/institut/professuren/korpuslinguistik/forschung/falko) and the quantitative and qualitative evaluation of German learner corpus data. The goal of the project is to discover what structural difficulties in the acquisition of German as a foreign language can be detected through corpus studies. We are looking for a candidate who share the avid interest in research found in our institute and complement the existing research community.

0.5 Researcher Position, BAT II a, 36 months starting July 2009

This position is concerned with the annotation and evaluation of the learner data. The learner data will be annotated on multiple linguistic levels and evaluated using qualitative and statistical methods. Of particular interest are linguistic structures which are underused by all learners, independent of their native language. The position will also deal with the conception of corpus content and the technical maintenance of the corpus.

Concurrent doctoral studies are possible. Qualified women and disabled people will be preferred for the position.

Requirements o Degree in Linguistics, German Studies, Computational Linguistics, German as a Foreign Language or a related field o Experience with empirical methods (corpus methodology) and basic statistical skills o Very good English and native/near-native German o Team spirit o Knowledge in the area of German as a Foreign Language is advantageous

For enquiries please contact anke.luedeling at rz.hu-berlin.de.

Applications -- preferably in electronic form -- should be sent with all relevant documents by May, 08, 2009 to Prof. Anke Lüdeling, Institut für deutsche Sprache und Linguistik, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Unter den Linden 6, 10099 Berlin, Germany anke.luedeling at rz.hu-berlin.de

-- Prof. Dr. Anke Lüdeling Institut für deutsche Sprache und Linguistik, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin Postadresse/postal address: Unter den Linden 6, 10099 Berlin Besuchsadresse/visiting address: Hegelplatz 2, Zimmer/Room 3.342 phone: +49-(0)30-20939799 fax: +49-(0)30-20939729 email: anke.luedeling at rz.hu-berlin.de homepage: http://www.linguistik.hu-berlin.de/institut/professuren/korpuslinguistik/



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