PhD research grants in the research project “Lexico-grammatical variation in advanced learner varieties”

We are inviting applications for 1-2 positions for PhD students (E 13 TV-L on the German salary scale) in the research project “Lexico-grammatical variation in advanced learner varieties” ( now funded for three years by the University of Bremen, one of eleven “Universities of Excellence” in Germany that compete internationally in top-level research.

Applicants should have an MA degree in English (Applied) Linguistics and a strong background and interest in (learner) corpus research and Second Language Acquisition. Successful applicants are expected to work on the compilation and annotation of an electronic text corpus of academic learner English, the Corpus of Academic Learner English
(CALE) and carry out research on a project-related dissertation. For further enquiries write to the e-mail address specified below.

Non-native speakers of German should have at least a working knowledge of German. Opportunities for part-time employment are available.
Detailed information about the German salary scale can be found here:

Applications Deadline: 15 October 2013

Mailing address for applications (e-mail applications with letter of motivation, CV, diplomas etc. attached are preferred):

Prof. Dr. Marcus Callies
University of Bremen, Faculty of Linguistics and Literary Studies English-Speaking Cultures Bibliothekstraße 1, GW 2
D-28359 Bremen