Universiteit van Amsterdam

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PhD position at ILLC

Call for Applications

The ILLC/Department of Philosophy of the Universiteit van Amsterdam offers a PhD position with the project "The Economics of Language. Language Use and the Evolution of Linguistic Conventions", which is an NWO funded Vidi project, with Dr. Robert van Rooij as the principal investigator. The PhD position will be mainly about the evolution of linguistic conventions. A short description of the project can be found below.

We sollicit applications for this position from candidates with a master degree (now, or soon) in formal linguistics (e.g. semantics, but also philosophy of language), learning and dynamical systems, and/or game theory, and with proven expertise in the areas covered by the project. (See the project description.)

The application should comprise:

  • a curriculum vitae
  • reference(s) for recommendation
  • a sample of written work
  • a short statement of research interest

Submissions packages should be here in Amsterdam before January 20, 2005

Applications should be sent to:

Dr. Robert van Rooij
ILLC/Department of Humanities
Nieuwe Doelenstraat 15
NL 1012 CP, Amsterdam
The Netherlands

or by email to ""

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