PhD Student at University of Ghent

University of Ghent has an opening PhD position. All students regardless of citizenship are eligible to apply. The deadline for applying is October 26, 2018.

Applicants are invited to apply for a full-time, four-year fellowship to study communicative variation in the area of multilingualism. Roman/Late Antique Egypt formed a multi-lingual environment: speakers/writers could choose between four languages (Greek, Latin, Coptic, and at a later stage Arabic), corresponding to four different scripts. Moreover, speakers/writers could use multiple languages at one and the same time ('code-switching'), or write one and the same language in multiple scripts (e.g. Greek words/phrases in the Latin alphabet). As a PhD candidate, you will make an inventory of such practices, studying the social motivation that lies behind them.

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- Applicants are expected to hold a master's degree in Classics or in a related discipline (e.g. Ancient History or Linguistics).
- In order to be eligible, applicants must have obtained their degree at the time of application or demonstrate convincingly that they will have that degree in hand by the end of 2018.
- Applicants should be fluent in English, and have good reading skills of the other languages relevant to the field (German, French, Italian).
- two letters of recommendation, and

Applicants are invited to submit these documents (preferably one pdf-file) to Klaas.Bentein@UGent.Be.

The deadline for submission is October 26, 2018. A selected number of applicants will be invited for an interview in Ghent on November 19, 2018.

The starting date is January 7, 2018, or soon after.

For inquiries, please contact prof. dr. Klaas Bentein at the above-mentioned e-mail address.


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