SOAS U London: Postdoc in East Asian Languages & Cultures (UK)

Postdocs
Postdoctoral Researcher in East Asian Languages and Cultures, SOAS University of London, London, UK. Deadline: 4 January 2023.

Under the leadership of Dr. Ernest Caldwell, the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures will be hosting a collaborative research project ‘Han phonology: when Chinese became Chinese’, which will produce a Handbook of Han Chinese Phonology intended to supersede the existing monograph length studies of Han phonology. The Handbook will synthesize the existing knowledge of sound change in this period, formalizing this synthesis with finite state transducers. In addition, by applying state-of-the-art network analysis to the linguistic data found in a robust corpus of texts that includes newly unearthed sources, we will pinpoint the time, place, and social milieu of known changes, adjudicate controversial proposal, and provide a rigorous treatment of dialectal and sociolectal variation.

The Post-Doctoral Researcher will work closely with the Principal Investigator, Dr. Caldwell and Co-Investigator, Dr. Nathan Hill. The role is for the primary researcher on the project, and the post holder will be responsible for collecting and processing data and preparing single and multi-authored research outputs. The appointee will have a high degree of self-motivation and a demonstrable pride in the quality of written work and research previously undertaken.

SOAS University of London is the leading Higher Education institution in Europe specialising in the study of Asia, Africa and the Near and Middle East.

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