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Research Fellow in Technical Language and Semantic Shift in Middle English
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Salary: £40,173 - £44,615 per annum (Incl.LWA)

Department: School of Humanities

Location: Central London

This post is Fixed Term until 31 July 2020 

The School of Humanities is seeking to employ a Post-Doctoral Researcher with expertise in Middle English, historical semantics, and lexicology. The post arises since Professor Louise Sylvester was awarded funding by Leverhulme Trust for the research project "Technical language and semantic shift in Middle English" to research patterns of borrowing at different levels of the lexical hierarchy and the links to semantic shift. The research project is approximately half-way through its three year duration and the postholder, as a member of the project team, will be a key contributor to the successful completion of the project aims and objectives.

In the UK Government’s REF 2014 assessment of research activity, English at Westminster was ranked 28th out of 89 departments in Britain, with 79% of its work judged to be of world leading or internationally excellent quality. In terms of research publications, Westminster was ranked in the top 20 UK departments, with particular mention of work in historical linguistics.

The main duties and responsibilities will be using electronic lexicographical resources to identify terms for two semantic domains associated with life in medieval England and to analyse patterns of borrowing, semantic shift and word replacement.

Candidates will be expected to have a PhD and research experience in relevant fields including Middle English, lexicography and lexicology. The job description and person specification sets out fuller information about the accountabilities and requirements of this post.

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Closing Date: midnight on 9 November 2018

Interviews are likely to be held on: W/C 26 November 2018

Administrative contact (for queries only): Recruitment@westminster.ac.uk

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