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LINGUIST List 20.971

Thu Mar 19 2009

Jobs: Dutch & Sign Language Phonetics: Post Doc, Radboud U Nijmegen

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        1.    Onno Crasborn, Dutch & Sign Language Phonetics: Post Doc, Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands

Message 1: Dutch & Sign Language Phonetics: Post Doc, Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands
Date: 19-Mar-2009
From: Onno Crasborn <o.crasbornlet.ru.nl>
Subject: Dutch & Sign Language Phonetics: Post Doc, Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands
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University or Organization: Radboud University Nijmegen
Department: Centre for Language Studies
Job Location: Nijmegen, Netherlands
Web Address: http://www.let.ru.nl/sign-lang/
Job Rank: Post Doc

Specialty Areas: Phonetics; Signed languages

Required Language(s): Dutch Sign Language (dse)
                            Deaf Sign Language


This project forms part of SignSpeak, a European collaborative effort
towards automatic recognition of sign language from video. The goal of this
project is to investigate aspects of the phonetics of sign language
production that relate to boundaries between signs. The central theme to be
addressed is the sequential patterning of manual movements, including broad
questions such as what kinds of coarticulation can be found in signed
languages and what the nature is of the transitional movements between
signs. A large corpus of 72 hours of dialogues by deaf signers from the
Netherlands is available for analysis. Depending on the background of the
candidate, it is also possible to perform experimental kinematic studies
using motion tracking equipment.
In addition to carrying out phonetic research, the researcher is charged
with the day-to-day supervision of two (deaf and hearing) assistants who
annotate video recordings for the SignSpeak project.

The successful candidate has:
- a Ph.D. degree in sign language phonetics, spoken language phonetics,
movement sciences, or a closely related discipline
- good writing and presentation skills
- a good knowledge of English
- at least basic signing skills in one signed language or is willing to
acquire these skills
- a good track record of working in teams.

The Centre for Language Studies is one of the two research institutes at
the Faculty of Arts, Radboud University Nijmegen. It has a staff of around
70 FTEs, including some 35 PhD students and postdoctoral researchers. About
45% of our research projects are externally funded, three of which have
been granted prestigious EURYI/ERC awards. CLS received an outstanding
research assessment in 2006. Focused on broadly theoretically based
empirical research and affiliated with the on-campus Max Planck Institute
for Psycholinguistics and the Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and
Behaviour, it provides a stimulating research climate and excellent
opportunities for graduate training.

The present project is part of the European SignSpeak project, a joint
effort of four research institutes, the European Union of the Deaf, and
Telefónica, a Spanish telecommunication company. The project will be
carried out in the research group on Signed Languages within the Grammar &
Cognition programme of the Centre for Language Studies, in close
collaboration with the other (deaf and hearing) team members. The research
will be conducted within the Department of Linguistics in collaboration
with Dr O.A. Crasborn, the SignSpeak coordinator for Radboud University.
The proposed research will result in several scientific articles to be
published in high-quality journals.

Conditions of employment
The total duration of the contract is three years. The researcher will be
offered an initial contract for one year with the possibility of
prolongation for another two years.
He/she will receive a salary dependent on qualifications and work
experience between a minimum of €3,195 up to a maximum of €4,374 gross per
month for a fulltime position.

Additional information and a summary of the research proposal can be
obtained from Dr O.A. Crasborn (see contact information below).

Application Deadline: 10-Apr-2009

Email Address for Applications: vacatureslet.ru.nl
Contact Information:
Dr. Onno Crasborn
Email: o.crasbornlet.ru.nl

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