* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
LINGUIST List logo Eastern Michigan University Wayne State University *
* People & Organizations * Jobs * Calls & Conferences * Publications * Language Resources * Text & Computer Tools * Teaching & Learning * Mailing Lists * Search *
* *
LINGUIST List 19.1212

Wed Apr 09 2008

Support: Dutch & Phonology of Aphasia: PhD Student, Leiden University

Editor for this issue: Bethany Townsend <bethanylinguistlist.org>


To post to LINGUIST, use our convenient web form at http://linguistlist.org/LL/posttolinguist.html.
Directory
        1.    Jeroen van de Weijer, Dutch & Phonology of Aphasia: PhD Student, Leiden University, Netherlands


Message 1: Dutch & Phonology of Aphasia: PhD Student, Leiden University, Netherlands
Date: 09-Apr-2008
From: Jeroen van de Weijer <j.m.van.de.weijerlet.leidenuniv.nl>
Subject: Dutch & Phonology of Aphasia: PhD Student, Leiden University, Netherlands
E-mail this message to a friend

Institution/Organization: Leiden University
Department: LUCL
Web Address: http://www.lucl.leidenuniv.nl

Level: PhD

Duties: Research

Job Rank: PhD

Specialty Areas: Phonology; Psycholinguistics

Required Language(s): Dutch (nld)

Description:

One PhD Position / promotieplaats full time

Vacancy number: 8-096

Project description:

Studying the phonology of aphasia in a research project on 'Child language,
aphasia and general sound laws revisited.'

Most of the recent research into sound structure in aphasia has been conducted
within the area of psycholinguistics. Phonological errors have been studied,
plus the functional loci of these errors, but much less the phonological
representations or the phonological grammars that could give a theoretical
account of these errors. This project will contribute to working out a model of
aphasia which is inspired by phonological theory as well as psycholinguistic
modeling, by studying the linguistic principles that could govern the structure
of consonant and vowel inventories in the speech of people with aphasia, while
talking into account findings from psycholinguistic and neurolinguistic studies.
The focus will be on data from Dutch. Since the amount of reliable phonological
data of aphasics is not very large, the candidate will have to invest a
substantial amount of time collecting relevant data, both from production and
from perception. Patients will be recruited from a Rotterdam revalidation
centre, which will also make available to us a relatively large sample of
recorded data. All these different types of data will have to be interpreted in
collaboration with a PhD student working on segment inventories in child
language acquisition, and with a postdoc working on the typology of segment
inventories, in a research project which has as its main goal reexamining Roman
Jakobson's famous claims about the role of a phonological feature in child
language, aphasia and general sound laws.

Tasks:
- performing repetition and naming experiments and collecting of spontaneous
speech samples with aphasics;
- performing phoneme detection studies using mismatch negativity tests,
measured in an EEG;
- giving a theoretical interpretation of the data, in collaboration with
colleagues and supervisors;
- reporting the results in international journals and a dissertation;
- presenting the results in national and international conferences;
- following graduate courses offered at the LUCL graduate school.

Requirements:
- an MA or MPHil degree in general linguistics, theoretical or
patholinguistics, or a comparable field;
- demonstrable interest in both phonological theory and experimental research;
- good working knowledge of Dutch and English;
- good organisational and contactual skills;
- independence of mind.

More information about the position and project is available at
http://www.lucl.leidenuniv.nl/index.php3?m=&c=571 and

Conditions of employment:
The successful applicant will be appointed at the department TUCL for one year
and after a positive evaluation, followed by a fixed- term period of three years.

Gross salary will be € 2000,- per month in the first year, gradually rising,
also depending upon the evaluation, to € 2612,- per month in the final year
conform the Collective Labour Agreement Dutch Universities.

Applications:
Please send your letter (in Dutch or English) within two weeks after the
publication of these vacancy, with your curriculum vitae, marks and motivation
under indication of the vacancy number on letter and envelop to: De afdeling
P&O, t.a.v. mw. E.M. Bakker.

Reference application number 8-096.

Applications Deadline: 15-May-2008

Mailing Address for Applications:
        Attn: Ms E.M. Bakker
        Faculteit der Letteren
        Postbus 9515
        Leiden 2300 RA
        Netherlands

Contact Information:
        Prof.Dr. Marc van Oostendorp
        marc.van.oostendorpmeertens.knaw.nl





This Year the LINGUIST List hopes to raise $60,000. This money will go to help keep 
the List running by supporting all of our Student Editors for the coming year.

See below for donation instructions, and don't forget to check out our Fund Drive 
2008 LINGUIST List Circus and join us on our many shows!

http://linguistlist.org/fund-drive/2008/

There are many ways to donate to LINGUIST!

You can donate right now using our secure credit card form at  
https://linguistlist.org/donation/donate/donate1.cfm

Alternatively you can also pledge right now and pay later. To do so, go to:
https://linguistlist.org/donation/pledge/pledge1.cfm

For all information on donating and pledging, including information on how to 
donate by check, money order, or wire transfer, please visit:
http://linguistlist.org/donate.html

The LINGUIST List is under the umbrella of Eastern Michigan University and as such 
can receive donations through the EMU Foundation, which is a registered 501(c) 
Non Profit organization. Our Federal Tax number is 38-6005986. These donations 
can be offset against your federal and sometimes your state tax return (U.S. tax 
payers only). For more information visit the IRS Web-Site, or contact your 
financial advisor.

Many companies also offer a gift matching program, such that they will match any 
gift you make to a non-profit organization. Normally this entails your contacting 
your human resources department and sending us a form that the EMU Foundation fills 
in and returns to your employer. This is generally a simple administrative procedure 
that doubles the value of your gift to LINGUIST, without costing you an extra penny. 
Please take a moment to check if your company operates such a program.

Thank you very much for your support of LINGUIST!


-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------



Read more issues|LINGUIST home page|Top of issue




Please report any bad links or misclassified data

LINGUIST Homepage | Read LINGUIST | Contact us

NSF Logo

While the LINGUIST List makes every effort to ensure the linguistic relevance of sites listed
on its pages, it cannot vouch for their contents.