LINGUIST List 33.190

Thu Jan 20 2022

Support: Kwa; Typology: PhD, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS)

Editor for this issue: Lauren Perkins <>

Date: 20-Jan-2022
From: Martine Vanhove <>
Subject: Kwa; Typology: PhD, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), Paris, France
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Department: LLACAN
Web Address:

Level: PhD

Institution/Organization: Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), Paris, France

Duties: Research

Specialty Areas: Typology
Complex Predicates
Required Language(s): Kwa (kwb)


Applications are sought for a 3-year PhD position in linguistic description and typology,
with a focus on complex predicates in Kru and/or Kwa languages, particularly in Côte d'Ivoire.

This PhD position is part of the “ComPLETE” project (“Complex Predicates in Languages: Emergence, Typology, Evolution”), a French-German project jointly funded by French ANR and German DFG for 3 years (2022–25), around the typology of Verb-based Complex Predicates (e.g. serial verb constructions; auxiliaries; converbs; light verb constructions).

The ComPLETE project involves a consortium of 32 linguists and engineers from both countries; it is led by Martine Vanhove (CNRS–LLACAN) and Alexandre François (CNRS–LATTICE) in France, and by Walter Bisang and Andrej Malchukov (Universität Mainz) in Germany.

The PhD position will be based at CNRS–LLACAN, a world-leading department in the study of African languages.

Starting date of contract: 15 April 2022.

Please submit your application in English, including the following:
- Cover letter, explaining research experience and reason for interest in this project, along
with a proposed research project (max. two pages).
- Your CV and copies of degree certificates (Bachelor’s/Master’s diplomas and/or
- Names and contact information (including e-mail and phone) for 1-2 referees.
- For queries, please write to
- Please send your application to:

Deadline for application: 31 January 2022
If you are selected, interviews will be online via zoom a few days after the deadline.

Applications Deadline: 31-Jan-2022

Contact Information:
        Martine Vanhove

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