LINGUIST List 14.1834

Tue Jul 1 2003

Jobs: L2 Acquisition: Researcher, Universit�t Potsdam

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  1. ruben, Second Language Acquisition: Researcher, Universit�t Potsdam

Message 1: Second Language Acquisition: Researcher, Universit�t Potsdam

Date: Mon, 30 Jun 2003 07:35:16 +0000
From: ruben <>
Subject: Second Language Acquisition: Researcher, Universit�t Potsdam

University or Organization: Universit�t Potsdam
Department: English linguistics/linguistics
Specialty Areas: Applied Linguistics, General Linguistics, Language
 Acquisition, Phonetics, Phonology, Psycholinguistics,
 Syntax, Second Language Acquisition
Required Language(s): Dutch (Code = DUT); English (Code = ENG); German,
 Standard (Code = GER)


Research position in Second Language Acquisition (BAT-O IIa/2)

Who we are:
The research project "C4 - Prosody and information
structure as forms of 'input' in second language
acquisition" is part of the Sonderforschungsbereich 632
Informationsstruktur: Die sprachlichen Mittel der Gliederung von
�u�erung, Satz und Text recently approved by the Deutsche 
Forschungsgemeinschaft and located at the University of Potsdam 
(Potsdam Germany). Ours is an experimental psycholinguistic
study examining the relationship between information structure and
word learning in second language acquisition and will collect reaction
time and accuracy data from adult subjects responding to prepared
stimuli in the L1 (German) and the L2s (English and Dutch). 

The nature of the job:
We will have one (half) position, available as of July 1st 2003 for a
research assistant who will be responsible for the preparation of
German language stimuli, programming or phonetic analysis, will take
responsibility for the scheduling of subjects and data collection, and
provide assistance with other aspects of the collection and analysis
of data. The project is scheduled to run from 2003-2007.

What we are looking for: 
Minimal requirements for this position are native speaker competence
in German, a completed Magister (M.A.) in linguistics or language
studies dealing with a phonological or phonetic topic, and a
demonstrable background in psychology, psycholinguistics, first or
second language acquisition in the form of a major (Hauptfach), minor
(Nebenfach), study concentration, or experience as a student assistant
on research projects. A serious interest in both second language
acquisition research and theoretical linguistics is a sine qua non for
this job. It is expected that the candidate selected will do a
doctoral dissertation on a topic related to the project, possibly
extending the research to look at prosodic properties of a pitch
accent or tone language as one of the L1/L2 pair. 

For more information about Project C4, contact Prof. S.E. Carroll - <> or
Dr. Ruben van de Vijver - Applications
Electronic applications outlining relevant experience and research
interests, as well as names and full contact information of
individuals willing to provide letters of support should be sent to
the above e-mail address as soon as possible. The position will be
filled as soon as we find a suitable applicant. Written applications
may be sent to Prof. S.E. Carroll, Chair "English Studies/Applied
Linguistics", Institute for English & American Studies, University of
Potsdam, PF 601553, D-14415 Potsdam, Germany.

Address for Applications:

	Attn: Ruben van de Vijver
	Postfach 601553
	Potsdam, 14415
	Position is open until filled.

Contact Information:
	Prof Dr. Susanne Carroll
	Tel: 0049-331-9772525
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