A fully funded four-year PhD position is offered as part of the project »Making the invisible uninvisible: the role of analogy in language change ». The project seeks to use corpus evidence to gain better insight into the workings of analogy as a mechanism of grammatical change. To this end, it will focus specifically on the history of a small subsystem of the grammar of English, adnumeral markers. The project will be supervised by Prof. Hendrik De Smet, in collaboration with Graeme Trousdale (University of Edinburgh) and Peter Petré (University of Antwerp). The project is to be carried out within the Leuven-based research group ‘Functional and Cognitive Linguistics: Grammar & Typology’ (FunC), which is part of the Department of Linguistics. More information on the project and eligibility requirements can be found through the link below.
Applications Deadline: 01-Jul-2018
Web Address for Applications: http://www.kuleuven.be/personeel/jobsite/jobs/54676146
Prof. Hendrik De Smet
Phone:+32 16 32 47 72