The Center for Language and Cognition of the Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
will offer a 4-year PhD position starting September 2019. This position is
part of the NWO-funded Vrije Competitie project ?Framing situations in the
Dutch language?, a collaboration between the Center for Language and
Cognition of the Rijksuniversiteit Groningen and the Computational
Lexicology & Terminology Lab of the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.
The aim of this project is a better understanding of how different
perspectives over the same ?stories? are encoded in language. The project?s
objectives are 1) to create a unique data set where similar situations are
framed by many different sources and texts using a newly developed
data-to-text method, 2) to capture the variation in framing these
situations in Dutch and other languages, 3) to capture semantic-pragmatic
factors underlying the usage of different frames for similar situations,
and 4) to develop semantic frame and role annotation software.
The current vacancy is for a PhD student who will work on frame validation
and cross-lingual frame projection. This PhD project will investigate the
issue cross-linguistically, starting from already developed English
FrameNet resources and mapping these to (primarily) Dutch and (secondarily)
Italian. The two main outcomes of this project will be (1) an automatic
statistical frame-labeller for Dutch, and (2) an annotated parallel corpus
of sentences with frame semantics for the three languages.
Level of experience (years):
Mid Career (2+ years of experience)