The University of Antwerp (Prof. Dr. Peter Petré) and Leiden University (Dr. Lauren Fonteyn) are looking for a full-time doctoral scholarship holder in the field of historical linguistics (of English) for an FWO-funded project entitled ‘Complexity in complementation: understanding long-term change in verb complementation in terms of inter- and intra-individual variation’. The project consists of an innovative data-oriented examination of stable variation in the English complementation system from about 1700 to the early 20th century (e.g. I remember a detective coming in vs. that a detective came in). The focus is on cognitive mechanisms motivating complementation choices that are different between individuals and therefore cannot easily be averaged over, yet may feed into long-term communal change. More information can be found here.
The full vacancy text, including instruction for application, can be found at the University of Antwerp’s vacancies website. If you have any questions about the PhD position itself, please contact Prof. Dr. Peter Petré, who is the project supervisor (email@example.com; +32 3 265 40 12).
You can apply for this vacancy through the University of Antwerp’s online job application platform up to and including 12 July 2021 (by midnight Brussels time).