|Salary:||£34,308 to £42,155 per annum (Grade 7)|
|Placed On:||6th February 2023|
|Closes:||24th February 2023|
Location: Clarendon Institute, Walton Street, Oxford
University of Oxford Faculty of Linguistics
Research Fellow on the Leverhulme Trust-funded project Vernacular mathematics in the Italian dialects: a history
Fixed term for 17 months
The Faculty of Linguistics, Philology, and Phonetics at the University of Oxford is seeking to employ a Research Fellow to work on the Leverhulme Trust-funded project Vernacular mathematics in the Italian dialects: a history, directed by Professor Martin Maiden, with effect from 1st March 2023 or as soon as possible thereafter, for a period of seventeen months until the end of the project. This appointment follows the departure of the current Research Fellow to other employment. Details of the project may be found at:
Briefly, the project examines the shaping of the language of vernacular mathematics in Italy between the fourteenth and the sixteenth centuries, exploring how the transfer of knowledge between registers, dialects, languages and cultures came about by linguistic means.
The successful candidate will provide evidence of excellent knowledge of the history of the Italian language and of the Italian dialects, and of the general principles of language change. They will be able to undertake linguistic and philological analysis of a corpus of manuscript texts from the relevant historical period, with a particular view to co-authoring with Professor Maiden one or more research articles on the lexicon of geometry and algebra and on mathematical rhetoric as well as a critical edition and linguistic and philological analysis of a book based on a northern Italian abbaco text (The Language of Practical Mathematics in Renaissance Italy: A Fifteenth Century Vernacular Didactic Treatise), already provisionally accepted for publication.
For further details, please contact Professor Martin Maiden: email@example.com
The closing date is the 24th February 2023 at 12:00pm, applications should be made online through the link.
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