Do you like language? As in: like-like? As in: would you like to spend all day poring over the minutiae of natural language, like why adverbs can sometimes take scope over embedded clauses or why Hofstade-based 3-year olds inflect their complementizers? Do you like solving puzzles and want to work in an intellectually stimulating and challenging environment? Do you have the stamina, grit, and determination to work on a single project for four years and give it your all, even when the Impostor Syndrome strikes so hard all you want to do is crawl under your desk and cry? If you've answered 'yes' to all of the above questions—even if only hesitantly to the last one—then, well, in the words of Jeff Buckley, I'm calling you: I'm looking for a PhD-student to work on a project for four years and write a dissertation in the process.
Here are some of the practicalities regarding this job offer. The project in question is this one. If, on the basis of this project description, you feel the urge to read more on the subject (which would be a good sign), may I recommend this paper, where I work out the proposed analysis in some more detail? And if at this point you're still with me, you might be interested in knowing that all applications for this position have to go through the official KU Leuven jobsite. Said site also contains some more info on the job and the precise profile I'm looking for, but in case of doubt or additional questions, don't hesitate to contact me.
What's in it for you, you ask? Well, apart from being able to do one of the best jobs imaginable for the next four years, you will be supervised by someone who will not only consistenly demand the absolute highest quality from you, he will also inundate you with quotes from The Big Lebowski, The Fast Show, and Star Wars. Now, I don't want to go all horse's-head-on-the-bed-sheets on you, but to me this sounds like an offer you can't refuse. I'm looking forward to hearing from you!