LINGUIST List 16.917

Fri Mar 25 2005

Jobs: Language Acquisition: Research Assistant, Brown U

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        1.    Katherine Demuth, Language Acquisition: Research Assistant, Brown University, RI, USA

Message 1: Language Acquisition: Research Assistant, Brown University, RI, USA

Date: 25-Mar-2005
From: Katherine Demuth <>
Subject: Language Acquisition: Research Assistant, Brown University, RI, USA

University or Organization: Brown University
Department: Department of Cognitive & Linguistic Sciences
Job Rank: Research Assistant
Specialty Areas: Language Acquisition; Phonology, English/French


Child Language Laboratory, Brown University

We are currently hiring a full-time Research Assistant work on an NIH-funded grant
investigating phonological and morphological development in English- and
French-speaking children between the ages of 1-3. Candidates with a BA in
linguistics, psychology to or related areas, who have good interpersonal,
computer and analytic skills, are especially encouraged to apply. This is an
ideal research position for someone interested in early language development,
and/or planning to go on to graduate school.

Duties include conducting and supervising IPA transcription of child speech,
linguistic data analysis, assistance with subject recruiting and experiments,
and assistance with preparation of research for presentation and publication.

The ideal candidate would have some combination of the following skills:
linguistics background, knowledge of basic phonology and/or phonetics;
experimental background, knowledge of basic statistics; good spoken or written
French; good computer skills, with knowledge of Excel, CHILDES. Programming
skills a plus.

Start date: June /July 1, 2005, with a 1-year commitment.

Please send cover letter expressing interest and qualifications, CV, and contact
information for 3 letters of reference to, position

For more information, contact Katherine Demuth at the address, email address or
phone number listed below.

Address for Applications:

Katherine Demuth
Deparment of Cognitive and Linguistic Sciences
Box 1978
Providence, RI 02912
United States of America

Application Deadline: Open until filled.

Contact Information:

Katherine Demuth
Phone: (401)863-1053

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