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LINGUIST List 20.1810

Sun May 10 2009

Support: Yucatec&Mayan & Postdoc/Grad Student Field-based Psycholinguis...

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        1.    Florian Jaeger, Yucatec&Mayan & Postdoc/Grad Student Field-based Psycholinguistics: Open Student, University of Rochester, NY, USA

Message 1: Yucatec&Mayan & Postdoc/Grad Student Field-based Psycholinguistics: Open Student, University of Rochester, NY, USA
Date: 09-May-2009
From: Florian Jaeger <hlplab-yucatecbcs.rochester.edu>
Subject: Yucatec&Mayan & Postdoc/Grad Student Field-based Psycholinguistics: Open Student, University of Rochester, NY, USA
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Institution/Organization: University of Rochester
Department: HLP Lab, Brain and Cognitive Sciences
Web Address: http://www.hlp.rochester.edu

Level: Open

Duties: Research,Project Work

Job Rank: Open

Specialty Areas: Cognitive Science; Language Documentation; Psycholinguistics; Syntax
Fieldwork
Required Language(s): Maya, Yucatán (yua)
                            Mayan

Description:

Florian Jaeger, Brain and Cognitive Science, University of Rochester
Jürgen Bohnemeyer, Linguistics, University of Buffalo

We are looking for a graduate student or post-doctoral researcher who is
interested in conducting psycholinguistic studies on Yucatec Maya (and possibly
additional psycholinguistically understudied languages). We are anticipating two
years of NSF funding for a project on language production in Yucatec Maya,
starting this Fall (Fall 2009). The researcher would help with the analysis of
already existing pilot data and on the basis of this design and carry out a
series of studies in the field in collaborations with the PIs.

The ideal candidate would have:

* solid background in syntactic theory
* familiarity with the structure of Mayan languages
* knowledge of Yucatec Maya or willingness to learn it (and possibly other field
languages)
* interest in language processing research
* expertise in collecting and analyzing linguistic and language processing data
* the ability to work under field conditions and willingness to do so

What we provide: The researcher will receive training in psycholinguistic theory
and psycholinguistic and field work methodologies. He or she will participate in
the academic communities at both the Center for Language Science at Rochester
(with a strong focus on language processing, http://www.bcs.rochester.edu/cls/)
and the Department of Linguistics at Buffalo (with a strong focus on linguistic
typology and field linguistics), thereby further strengthening the collaboration
between the two institutions. The researcher would be primarily situated at the
Human Language Processing Lab, Brain and Cognitive Science department,
University of Rochester (http://www.hlp.rochester.edu/), with access to all
resources of that lab, but also collaborate closely with Jürgen Bohnemeyer, who
will provide further training in field methods and Yucatec Maya (Linguistics
Department, University of Buffalo). We have already established contacts with
field sites in Mexico (including a university campus, where we have run some of
our pilot studies).

Where to apply: For application info and contact information, please see blow.
Applications should be sent with detailed CV and a statement of interest.

Applications Deadline: 20-Jun-2009

Web Address for Applications: http://www.hlp.rochester.edu/jobs/fieldwork.html

Contact Information:
        Assistant Professor Florian Jaeger
        hlplab-yucatecbcs.rochester.edu
        Phone:5852763611


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