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Tue Aug 10 2004

Support: Phonology/Psycholing: PhD position,U of Potsdam

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  1. darcy, Jobs: Phonology, Psycholing: 2 Ph.D. positions, University of Potsdam, Germany

Message 1: Jobs: Phonology, Psycholing: 2 Ph.D. positions, University of Potsdam, Germany

Date: Mon, 9 Aug 2004 07:28:05 -0400 (EDT)
From: darcy <>
Subject: Jobs: Phonology, Psycholing: 2 Ph.D. positions, University of Potsdam, Germany

University or Organization: University of Potsdam
Department: Linguistics
Rank of Job: 2 Ph.D. positions
Specialty Areas: Phonology, Psycholinguistics


Two salaried Ph.D. positions in Linguistics are available as of this
fall at the University of Potsdam (Germany), at the Department of
Linguistics. The salary is for 2 years, according to German BAT-O
IIa/2 (around 1500 Euro/month gross, depending on marital status and

The positions are funded by the Lise-Meitner-Programm for equal
opportunities for women in research and teaching, which implies that
only female applicants will be considered.

Applicants should already have a degree in Linguistics (alternatively
in Psychology with a strong interest in Language), or an equivalent
qualification, and be either registered or qualified to register in a
recognized doctoral program at a university or equivalent
degree-awarding institution.

The doctoral students will be part of a newly established junior
research group headed by Isabelle Darcy, and should be motivated in
working at the intersection of theoretical phonology and
psycholinguistics, in collaboration with Caroline Fery and the
research group SFB ''information structure'' as well as the infant
research lab. ( ).

Several research directions may be investigated concerning the
development and representation of phonological knowledge:

1) Early stages of acquisition of phonological processes: behavioral
studies in infants and young children. Background in infant studies

2) Perception and production in late second language learners:
experimental studies of the learning and use of foreign contrasts and
phonological processes.

3) The phonetic reality of phonological assimilation rules: data
collection in German and description of existing corpora in English
and French. Background in experimental phonetics recommended.

However, other proposals in the lines of research described above are
also welcomed.

Completion of PhD is expected by end of 2006.

Good knowledge of English is required. Some knowledge of German would
be of advantage.

Closing date for applications is 30 September 2004, starting date is
as soon as possible thereafter. The job offer is contingent on
approval of funding.

Applicants are requested to send or e-mail a CV, a brief project
description and/or a short statement of research interests, as well as
at least one letter of recommendation to:

Address for Applications:

	Attn: Dr. Isabelle Darcy
	Department of Linguistics, Potsdam University
	Box 601553
	Potsdam, 14415

Contact Information:
	Dr. Isabelle Darcy.
	Tel: +49 331 977 2401
	Fax: +49 331 977 2087

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