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LINGUIST List 21.2439

Wed Jun 02 2010

Jobs: Lang Acq; Lang Attrition: PhD/Post Doc Positions, U of Groningen

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        1.    Wyke van der Meer, Language Acquisition; Language Attrition: PhD/Post Doc Positions, University of Groningen, Netherlands

Message 1: Language Acquisition; Language Attrition: PhD/Post Doc Positions, University of Groningen, Netherlands
Date: 02-Jun-2010
From: Wyke van der Meer <w.a.van.der.meerrug.nl>
Subject: Language Acquisition; Language Attrition: PhD/Post Doc Positions, University of Groningen, Netherlands
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University or Organization: University of Groningen
Department: Center for Language and Cognition
Job Location: Groningen, Netherlands
Web Address: http://www.rug.nl/let/onderzoek/onderzoekinstituten/clcg/index
Job Rank: PhD/Post Doc Positions

Specialty Areas: Applied Linguistics; Cognitive Science; Language Acquisition; Neurolinguistics; Language Attrition; Grammatical Gender

Required Language(s): Dutch (nld)
                            German, Standard (deu)

Description:

PhD/Post Doc Positions: L2 Acquisition and L1 Attrition of Dutch and German

The PhD/Post Doc positions are part of the NWO-funded Vici research project
'The age effect in bilingual development: grammatical gender in second
language acquisition and first language attrition', awarded to Dr. Monika
S. Schmid. The program examines to what extent second language learners can
attain fully native-like representations of grammatical gender, and what
the role of their own language background and the age at which they started
acquiring the L2 is in this respect. In order to shed more light on this
question, migrants who have lived in an environment where a non-gender
language is spoken are also investigated. The project will employ
neurocognitive experimental techniques (ERPs and eyetracking) as well as
more traditional behavioral measures (grammaticality judgments and free
speech).

Additional information as well as a complete description of the project and
the PhD/Postdoc subprojects, can be obtained from the principal
investigator or secretary CLGC.

Requirements
- Master's degree (preferably a Research Master) in (Neuro-/Psycho-/
Applied/ General) Linguistics, Psychology, or a related field for the PhD
positions/PhD in one of these disciplines for a postdoc position
- excellent record of undergraduate and Master's level study
- native or near-native speaker of Dutch or German and excellent command
of English
- ability to work in a research team
- ability or willingness to learn to apply experimental methods is an
advantage.

Start date: 1 January 2011.
For more information and application details, visit the application URL below.

Application Deadline: 01-Aug-2010

Web Address for Applications: http://www.academictransfer.com/4730
Contact Information:
Wyke van der Meer
Email: w.a.van.der.meerrug.nl

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