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Thu Mar 15 2001

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  1. Rene Kager, Two PhD Studentships, University of Nijmegen/University of Utrecht, Netherlands

Message 1: Two PhD Studentships, University of Nijmegen/University of Utrecht, Netherlands

Date: Thu, 15 Mar 2001 17:18:27 +0100
From: Rene Kager <kagerlet.uu.nl>
Subject: Two PhD Studentships, University of Nijmegen/University of Utrecht, Netherlands



TWO PHD STUDENTSHIPS, NIJMEGEN/UTRECHT (THE NETHERLANDS)

Applications are invited for the above positions, funded by a Dutch
Research Council (NWO) program grant. The program investigates the
acquisition of phonological representations in the lexicon and the role of
these representations in perception and production. It aims at tracking the
development of the phonology of voicing (including its morphological
alternations) in Dutch children ranging from infancy to the age of 5 years.
The research involves perception and production experiments, and analyses
of corpora of both children's speech and infant-directed speech. The
program includes three subprojects, each focusing on one developmental
stage: a postdoc (PROJECT I, not advertised here but, but see under 'Jobs'
in The Linguist), and two PhD studentships. The senior researchers involved
in the project are Rene Kager (Utrecht) and Paula Fikkert, Anne Cutler and
Daniel Swingley (Nijmegen).

PROJECT II: a 4-year position funding study towards a PhD at Nijmegen
University, investigating development of phonological contrasts in the
lexicon by Dutch children aged between 1 and 3 years. The project involves
perception and production experiments with young children, and acoustic and
phonological analyses of children's speech. 

PROJECT III: a 4-year position funding study towards a PhD at Utrecht
University, focussing on acquisition of morphophological alternations in
Dutch children of ages 2;6 until early school age. Methods will include
experimental elicitation of plurals, perception tests, and database research. 

Applicants for either of the two PhD positions must have native or
near-native competence in Dutch, and must have completed undergraduate
study in phonetics, phonology or psycholinguistics. Salary: minimally NLG
3055 (monthly) in the first year up to maximally NLG 4362 in the fourth year.

The closing date for applications is April 15, 2001. The starting date is
as soon as possible within 2001. Applicants should send a full CV and
arrange for two letters of reference to be sent to:

For project II:
Dr. Paula Fikkert
Dutch Department
Katholieke Universiteit Nijmegen
Postbus 9103
6500 HD Nijmegen
The Netherlands

Refer to vacaturenummer 04.50.02

For project III:
Dhr. Toon van Fulpen
Faculteit der Letteren
Kromme Nieuwegracht 46
3512 HJ Utrecht
The Netherlands

Refer to vacaturenummer 68105

Further information from:
Rene Kager (kagerlet.uu.nl) or Paula Fikkert (p.fikkertlet.kun.nl)



Ren´┐Ż Kager

Utrecht Institute of Linguistics/OTS
Trans 10
3512 JK Utrecht
The Netherlands

phone: +31-30-2538064
fax: +31-30-2536000

http://www-uilots.let.uu.nl/~Rene.Kager/personal/
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