Salary: £34,804 to £40,322
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 18th December 2019
Closes: 19th January 2020
Job Ref: 405769
To promote a flexible workforce, the University will consider applications from individuals seeking full time, part time, job share, or term time only working arrangements.
The project, which has been running in Aberystwyth since 2003, is a comprehensive revision of the Anglo-Norman Dictionary (London: MHRA, 1977- 1992; = AND#l),to produce an online, freely-accessible dictionary (AND#2): http://www.anglo-norman.net). The current AHRC grant (2017-2021) centres on the revision of the R-S entries.
AND#2 radically expands the coverage of medieval French into non-literary domains and thus presents a much more comprehensive picture of medieval language than many traditional, literature-based dictionaries. It is a vital part of the exploration of Britain in the Middle Ages, and a British counterpart to important research projects in France and Germany which are concerned with linguistic variation, dialectology, language contact, and non-literary language. Collectively, these projects will transform our understanding of the history of this period of French. The project also works closely together with the Oxford English Dictionary, the Dictionary of Medieval Latin from British Sources and the Middle English Dictionary, mapping the multilingual reality of medieval British society.
The posts thus represent an opportunity to become part of a well-established project that contributes to exciting international developments in medieval French scholarship, English language history and medieval culture.
PDRAs engaged on this project will need a Ph.D. in a relevant subject (such as medieval French, English or History) and (ideally) a high level of computer literacy.
To make an informal enquiry, please contact Dr Geert De Wilde ar firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are a Bilingual Institution which complies with the Welsh Language Standards and is committed to Equal Opportunities. You are welcome to apply for any vacancy in Welsh or English and any application submitted will be treated equally.