Appel pour trois postes de postdoctorants

Three postdoctoral positions are available to work intensively on the project "The hybrid syntactic typology of Sinitic languages", funded by the European Research Council (SINOTYPE, PROJECT No. 230388). These positions each have a tenure of up to four years in duration.

The Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales is the designated host institution for this project.
The project director is Hilary Chappell, Chair Professor in “Linguistic typology of East Asia" at the EHESS (Paris).

The primary objective of this project is to elucidate the reasons for why Sinitic languages possess a  contradictory mixture of word order correlations, some of which tally with VO while others tally with OV. Various hypotheses will be addressed including those which suggest that this hybrid nature could be due to ongoing change in language type and thus explicable either in terms of language-internal  development involving reanalysis (grammaticalization, analogy etc) or due to external change involving language contact and areal diffusion.

An international team of seven researchers and doctoral students will be established to carry out this project in which each member will be responsible for the grammatical description of one representative Sinitic language.

Deadline for applications: March 15, 2009

For detailed information see PDF attachment  Annonce post-doc.

  • le mercredi 1er avril 2009
  • CHAPPELL Hilary (
    Centre de Recherches Linguistiques sur l’Asie Orientale
    54, boulevard Raspail
    75270 Paris cedex 06

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