PhD Scholarship in Historical Sociolinguistics at University of Ghent

University of Ghent, Belgium is offering PhD position in linguistics. Eligible candidates should submit the applications before May 26, 2019.

The Research Group for Diachronic and Diatopic linguistics (DiaLing) at Ghent University invites applications for a full-time 4-year position as doctoral researcher. The PhD student will be working on the project "Greetings from the past: on the use of interjections in foreign language textbooks from Early modern Flanders". This project focuses on interjections in spoken 16th-century Dutch, contrasted with other Germanic and Romance languages. The semantic-pragmatic functions of interjections will be investigated based on multilingual textbooks (Colloquia, et dictionariolum, 1536-1700).

The aims of the project consist in

We offer a 4-year full-time PhD position at Ghent University (Research Group DiaLing & Department of Linguistics/Dutch Linguistics). Starting date is 1/10/2019 (or earlier).

Candidates are invited to apply (in English) by submitting two types of documents by e-mail to Prof. Ulrike Vogl (ulrike. vogl@ugent.

2) one written piece of work (e.g. BA-thesis, MA-thesis, a paper/manuscript submitted for a publication or a PhD expos)

On the basis of these documents, candidates will be selected for an interview (if necessary, interviews can be held via Skype if the applicants live abroad). The interviews are expected to take place in June 2019.

You are welcome to contact Prof. Ulrike Vogl if you have any further questions ( Please send your application by email by May 26th, 2019 to Prof. Dr. Ulrike Vogl:


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