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LINGUIST List 16.2074

Tue Jul 05 2005

Jobs: French/L2 Acquisition: Researcher, U Newcastle

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        1.    Florence Myles, French/L2 Acquisition: Researcher, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK


Message 1: French/L2 Acquisition: Researcher, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
Date: 04-Jul-2005
From: Florence Myles <Florence.Mylesncl.ac.uk>
Subject: French/L2 Acquisition: Researcher, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK


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University or Organization: University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
Department: School of Modern Languages
Job Rank: Researcher
Specialty Areas: Second Language Acquisition
Required Language(s): French (FRN)


Description:

Research Associate, French SLA
University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
£19,460 - £22,507

Based in the French Section of the School of Modern Languages, you will be
part of a 3-year AHRC-funded project entitled "The Structure of French
Interlanguage: A corpus-based study", starting in October 2005, and
directed by Professors Florence Myles (Newcastle) and Rosamond Mitchell
(Southampton).

The aims of the project are:

- To carry out a substantive programme of research on an extensive
electronic database of oral learner French (www.flloc.soton.ac.uk), in
order to (a) document and analyse learner French from beginners to final
year undergraduates (syntax, morphology, discourse, formulaic language),
and (b) answer questions of current theoretical interest about the nature
and development of learner languages.

- To collect a corpus of AS/A level oral learner French, as well as a small
control sample of native French, for inclusion in the above-mentioned
web-based database which will then contain oral French learner data for all
levels, from beginners to undergraduates.

You will contribute to all aspects of the project; in particular, you will
play a major role in researching one (or more) areas of French syntax,
morphology or discourse in order to contribute to the substantive agenda
summarised above, and will be responsible for leading all aspects of the
fieldwork. You will hold a PhD in French Linguistics or French Applied
Linguistics, and will have some research expertise in language acquisition.
Additionally, you will have some experience of fieldwork, and will have
excellent organisational and communication skills, and native or
near-native competence in French.

To apply for this position, you should submit your written application,
giving full details of your qualifications and experience to Professor
Florence Myles, School of Modern Languages, University of Newcastle upon
Tyne, Old Library Building, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 7RU.

Address for Applications:

Professor Florence Myles
School of Modern Languages
Old Library Building
Newcastle upon Tyn NE1 7RU
United Kingdom

Application Deadline: 31-Jul-2005

Contact Information:

Professor Florence Myles
Email: Florence.Mylesncl.ac.uk
Phone: 44(0)2380581268
Website: http://www.ncl.ac.uk/sml/


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