Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Early Irish

Maynooth, Ireland
04 Jul 2018
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15 Jul 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

The Role 

The position is available in the research project Chronologicum Hibernicum – A Probabilistic Chrono­logical Framework for Dating Early Irish Language Developments and Literature (ChronHib), funded by a Con­soli­dator Grant from the European Research Council and led by Professor David Stifter. ChronHib aims at making progress in establishing a finely-tuned chronology of Early Irish lan­guage develop­ments and litera­ture, by closely studying and mapping linguistic change and vari­ation in the literature from the period. We expect to make a significant contribution to the description and the understanding of the development of the Early Irish language.Work is carried out primarily within the discipline of historical linguistics, but other aspects of linguistics such as syntactic theory, sociolinguistics, and the philology of Early Irish texts play a role as well. In the second half of the project, a greater emphasis will be put on computational aspects of Old Irish linguistics.
The post-doctoral research position will contribute to the technical progress of the project work, in close collaboration with the technical and statistical staff members and, if such possibilities should arise, with external projects. Part of the work will be to contribute to the development of project-related software, in particular software that facilitates close PoS-tagging of Old Irish texts and the statistical analysis of the linguistic data, but the position also involves maintaining, improving and making publicly available the existing project databases.