[Corpora-List] job opening: PhD position in grammar development, Duesseldorf, Germany

Laura Kallmeyer kallmeyer at phil.uni-duesseldorf.de
Wed Feb 14 14:28:32 CET 2018

The Department for Computational Linguistics of the Heinrich Heine University Duesseldorf, Germany, invites applications for a PhD position in Linguistics/Computational Linguistics (German scale TV-L E13 65%).

The position starts in July 2018 and ends in June 2022. The candidate will pursue a PhD project on theoretical and implementational aspects of grammar development as part of the ERC project TreeGraSP (treegrasp.phil.hhu.de) lead by Prof. Dr. Laura Kallmeyer.

The TreeGraSP project aims at combining rich linguistic theory with data-driven approaches to large scale statistical grammar induction and to semantic parsing. The novelty of its approach consists in putting semantics at the center of grammar theory, putting an emphasis on multilinguality and typological diversity, and adopting a constructional approach to grammar by using tree-based grammar frameworks such as Tree Adjoining Grammars (TAG) and Role and Reference Grammar (RRG).

The PhD project will be primarily concerned with the formalization of Role and Reference Grammar and with the implementation of selected grammar fragments from typologically diverse languages. The project will be co-supervised by Robert D. Van Valin, Jr. (State University of New York at Buffalo/Heinrich Heine University Duesseldorf).

Job requirements and qualifications:

- Master’s degree in Linguistics or Computational Linguistics - Good background in grammar theory (morphology, syntax, semantics) - Familiarity with formal methods in linguistics - Proficiency of English (knowledge of German is not a prerequisite)

Not mandatory but a plus:

- Working knowledge of languages in addition to German or English - Programming skills

Applications should include:

- Cover letter outlining interest in the position - Names of two referees - Curriculum Vitae (CV) with publications (if applicable) - Copy of MA degree

For further questions, please send an email to kallmeyer at phil.hhu.de

Applications should be sent in electronic form to kallmeyer at phil.hhu.de To be fully considered, applications must be received by March, 2nd, 2018.

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