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LINGUIST List 19.3327

Mon Nov 03 2008

Support: Dutch; French & Bilingualism: PhD Student, Radboud University

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        1.    Marianne Gullberg, Dutch; French & Bilingualism: PhD Student, Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands

Message 1: Dutch; French & Bilingualism: PhD Student, Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands
Date: 03-Nov-2008
From: Marianne Gullberg <marianne.gullbergmpi.nl>
Subject: Dutch; French & Bilingualism: PhD Student, Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands
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Institution/Organization: Radboud University Nijmegen
Department: Linguistics
Web Address: http://www.ru.nl/taalwetenschap/

Level: PhD

Duties: Research

Job Rank: PhD

Specialty Areas: Language Acquisition
Bilingualism, Gesture
Required Language(s): Dutch (nld)
                            French (fra)


Vacancy number: 23.42.08

Job description:
This project, funded by KNAW, aims to investigate what kind of event
representations functional bilinguals operate with, that is, what meanings they
select and how they organise them for expression as they describe events.
Specifically, it seeks to examine the nature of event representations underlying
code-switching. To explore these issues, the project will examine bilingual and
code-switched speech and speech-associated gesture production and compare it to
monolingual production in the domain of voluntary and caused motion in Dutch and
French. The project is related to ongoing research in Nijmegen on event
representations in speech and gesture in second language acquisition as well as
on bilingual processing more generally.

The successful applicant has
- a Master's degree in linguistics and/or psychology with a particular emphasis
on language acquisition and bilingualism (experience with processing and
experimental work is a bonus);
- experience with gesture analysis;
- good knowledge of statistics;
- native or good working knowledge of Dutch and French;
- is fluent in English;
- has been authorised to work within the EU.

The Faculty of Arts consists of eleven departments in the areas of language and
culture, history, history of arts, linguistics and business communication, which
together cater for about 2,800 students and collaborate closely in teaching and
research. This project is part of the research programme 'Communicative
competences' conducted at the Centre for Language Studies, a research institute
that is part of the national Graduate School in Linguistics (LOT), a KNAW
acknowledged research school. The project is also linked to the Max Planck
Institute for Psycholinguistics and the Nijmegen Gesture Centre. The research
will be conducted within the Department of Linguistics under the supervision of
Dr. Marianne Gullberg and Prof. P.C. Muysken. The proposed research will result
in a Ph.D .thesis which may consist of scientific articles published in
high-quality journals.

Conditions of employment:
Maximum employment: 1,0 fte. Initial contract for 18 months with possible
extension for two years.

The starting gross salary is € 2,000 per month based on full-time employment.

Additional Information can be obtained through Dr. M. Gullberg. E-mail:

Application letters, including CV, master thesis or other publications, names of
two referents, and vacancy number (23.42.08) should be sent by email before Nov.
15 to: vacatureslet.ru.nl

Applications Deadline: 15-Nov-2008

Mailing Address for Applications:
        Attn: Dr Peter Stunnenberg
        Personnel dept., Faculty of Arts, Radboud University Nijmegen
        PO Box 9103
        Nijmegen 6500 HD

Web Address for Applications: http://www.ru.nl/vacatures

Contact Information:
        Dr Marianne Gullberg

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