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MSCA-PF: Joint application at the University of Granada. Department of Spanish Language

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    01/09/2021 18:30 - Europe/Brussels
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    Spain, Granada
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Professor Antonio Manjón-Cabeza Cruz from the Department of Spanish Language at the University of Granada, welcomes postdoctoral candidates interested in applying for a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellowships (MSCA-PF) in 2021 at this University. Please note that applicants must comply with the MobilityJulio SantiagoJulio SantiagoRule (more information about the 2020 call: http://sl.ugr.es/0aNV, the 2021 call is not yet open).

Brief description of the institution:

The University of Granada (UGR), founded in 1531, is one of the largest and most important universities in Spain. With over 60.000 undergraduate and postgraduate students and 6.000 staff. UGR offers a total of 89 degrees, 110 master’s degrees and 28 doctoral programmes through its 123 departments and 27 centers. Consequently, the UGR offers one of the most extensive and diverse ranges of higher education programmes in Spain.

The UGR has awarded with the "Human Resources Excellence in Research (HRS4R)", which reflects the UGR’s commitment to continuously improve its human resource policies in line with the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers. UGR is also a leading institution in research, located in the top of Spanish universities by a variety of ranking criteria, such as national R&D projects, fellowships awarded, publications, or international funding. UGR is one of the few Spanish Universities listed in the Shanghai Top 500 ranking - Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) (http://sl.ugr.es/0bsW). The UGR is amongst the 201-300 first universities of the world, between 2nd-5th position of Spanish universities and number 1 in the Andalusian Region in the Shanghai Top 500 ranking. Specialties at UGR that stand out are Library & Information Science (position 32) and Food Science & Technology (position 36). Moreover, the UGR is also situated amongst the first 100 universities in Mining & Mineral Engineering between (76th-100th position), in Mathematics (between 76th-100th position) and in Hospitality & Tourism Management (between 76th-100th position). The edition of the ARWU places the UGR in 201-300th position in the world and as the 4th highest ranked University in Spain, reaffirming its position as an institution at the forefront of national and international research.

Additionally, the UGR has 8 researchers at the top of the Highly Cited Researchers (HCR) list in Computer Sciences & Engineering (position 101-150). It is also well recognized for its web presence (http://sl.ugr.es/0a6i), being positioned at 43th place in the top 200 Universities in Europe.

Internationally, we bet decidedly by our participation in the calls of the Framework Programme of the European Union. For the duration of the last two Framework Programmes, the UGR has obtained a total of 67 projects, with total funding of 18.029 million euros, and for H2020, 118 projects with total funding around 29.115 million euros.

Brief description of the Centre/Research Group:


Estudios de español actual (HUM430) is a consolidated group since 1995. Throughout its history it has carried out research in various fields, but the most important is sociolinguistics, as evidenced by the seven research projects awarded with official funding.

Its members include five permanent professors, two non-permanent professors and two FPU scholarship holders.

They have twelve six-year research fellowships officially recognised by ANECA. The members of the group have supervised numerous doctoral theses, bachelor's and master's degree dissertations. All members have published in prestigious indexed journals in their field of knowledge.

The group's publications number in the hundreds. Some of the most recent ones are:

Malaver Arguinzones, I. y Paredes García. F. (2020). Convergences and divergences in the use of the diminutive in Medellin, Caracas and Madrid. Spanish in Context, 17(2), 318-338.

Montoro del Arco, E. (2020). La fijación flexiva de los fraseologismos: corpus frente a diccionarios. Círculo de Lingüística Aplicada a la Comunicación, 82, 41-54.

Moya Corral, J.A. y Tejada Giráldez, M.S. (2020). Patterns of the linguistic change in Andalusia. Spanish in Context, 17(2), 201-221.

Sosinski, M. y Manjón-Cabeza Cruz, A. (2021). Moroccan immigrants learning Spanish writing (compared with L1 children). Journal of Second Language Writing, 51(1) 22-36.

Project description:

The candidate will be involved in two projects:

1. Project for the linguistic study of the suitability of emigrants residing in Granada (PALER-GR) 2020-2022 (in force), with autonomous funding-FEDER.

2. Agenda 2050. The Spanish of Granada: processes of spatial and social variation and change 2020-2024 (in force), with national funding.

One of the objectives of both projects is to study the mechanisms of linguistic adaptation or accommodation to Spanish of groups of emigrants in the City of Granada.

We offer the study of Latin American emigrants (Venezuelans, Colombians, Peruvians, Argentinians).

The new Andalusians will be immersed in a situation of conflict between the linguistic characteristics of the Andalusian variety and the linguistic characteristics of the central-peninsular variety, since one will be dominant in their basic relationships (neighbourhoods, work) and the other is dominant in the mass media (state-wide television, dubbing of films and series, etc.) and in formal communication situations.

The project has two specific objectives:

a) Collection, transliteration and codification of oral corpora in Spanish of migrants.

b) Studies of the linguistic characteristics where there is a conflict between the Andalusian variety and the Central-Peninsular variety. These studies will be subdivided into phonetic phenomena (sibilants (seseo, lisp, heheo, distinction); phoneme /x/ or /h/, treatment of /-d-/ and treatment of phonemes in implosive position) and pragmatic phenomena (attenuation and intensification strategies, use of markers, phraseology and clitics).

Research Area:

  • Social Sciences and Humanities (SOC)

For a correct evaluation of your candidature, please send the documents below to Professor Antonio Manjón-Cabeza Cruz (amanjoncabeza@ugr.es):

  • CV
  • Letter of recommendation (optional)


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