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20 September 2016, PhD position Linguistics/Philosophy (Groningen)

Date: Tuesday 20 September 2016
Location: Groningen

We offer a fully funded PhD position in the NWO-funded project "The Language of Fiction and Imagination" led by Dr. Emar Maier (Groningen). The aim of this project is to develop a formally explicit account of the interpretation of fiction as "imagination updates", exploiting existing frameworks in semantics (e.g. Discourse Representation Theory, Mental Spaces), and philosophy (e.g. Mental Files, pretense theories of fiction). The position advertised is for a subproject centered on the linguistic questions raised by the project: How does a reader even know that a given text is fiction? Are there linguistic clues an author can leave to mark a text is to be interpreted as an imagination update? The goal is to give a formal semantic analysis of putatie fiction markers (e.g. free indirect discourse), building on the semantic machinery developed in the other subprojects, and engaging with existing work in both formal/cognitive linguistics and literary studies/narratology.

You may apply for this position until Tuesday 20 September (23:59 local Dutch time) by means of the application form at the RuG vacancies website.

The preferred starting date is 1 January 2017, or earlier. You may apply for this position until Tuesday 20 September (23:59 local Dutch time) by means of the application form. For submission details and required documents, see the full advertisement at the RuG vacancies website at http://www.rug.nl/about-us/work-with-us/job-opportunities/ or the project website at https://sites.google.com/site/emarmaier/vidi, or contact Dr Emar Maier at .

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