Overview

The Department of Computational Linguistics at the
Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf, Germany, invites applications for
a three-year PhD position in Linguistics/Computational Linguistics
(federal German pay scale TV-L E13 65%). The position is to be filled as
soon as possible.

The candidate will pursue a PhD project as part of the research project
“Coercion and Copredication as Flexible Frame Composition” lead by Prof.
Dr. Laura Kallmeyer and Dr. Rainer Osswald. The project is funded by the
German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, DFG); see
https://gepris.dfg.de/gepris/projekt/440934416?language=en for a short
summary of the project.

Possible topics for a PhD thesis include the corpus-based analysis of
inherent polysemy and coercion and copredication constructions, the
interplay between inherent polysemy and quantification, and the
frame-semantic modeling and implementation of coercion and copredication
phenomena.

Qualifications:

– Master’s degree in Linguistics or Computational Linguistics
– Familiarity with methods of formal and computational semantics
– Good programming skill

Language requirements:

– Proficiency of English (knowledge of German is not a prerequisite)

Educational level:

Master Degree

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