LINGUIST List 22.2087|
Mon May 16 2011
Jobs: Dutch/Swedish; Korean/Chinese; Lang Acq; Prosody, PhD, U Utrecht
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1. Aoju Chen ,
Dutch/Swedish; Korean/Chinese; Language Acquisition; Prosody: PhD, University Utrecht, Netherlands
Message 1: Dutch/Swedish; Korean/Chinese; Language Acquisition; Prosody: PhD, University Utrecht, Netherlands
From: Aoju Chen <aoju.chenuu.nl>
Subject: Dutch/Swedish; Korean/Chinese; Language Acquisition; Prosody: PhD, University Utrecht, Netherlands
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University or Organization: University Utrecht
Department: UiL OTS
Job Location: Utrecht, Netherlands
Web Address: http://www.uu.nl/NL/INFORMATIE/SOLLICITANTEN/Pages/Vacatures.aspx
Job Rank: PhD
Specialty Areas: Language Acquisition; Prosody
Required Language(s): Chinese, Mandarin (cmn)
Two PhD positions on the acquisition of prosodic encoding of focus across
languages (full-time - 1,0 fte each)
The job description can be found at the ULR above.
The two PhD projects will examine the cross-linguistic similarities and
differences in the acquisition of prosodic focus-marking, addressing the
following research questions:
- How does the employment of a prosodic parameter for lexical purposes
affect the acquisition of the use of the same parameter in marking focus?
- How does the relation between the focus-marking pitch gesture and the
focused word affect the acquisition of the focus-marking pitch gesture?
- How do children acquire the prosodic adjustment in the post-focus sequence?
PhD project 1 (vacancy number 681125) focuses on the comparison between
Dutch- and Swedish-speaking children, and will include a two to three week
research visit to the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm.
PhD project 2 (vacancy number 681126) focuses on the comparison between
Korean- and Mandarin Chinese-speaking children, and will include two to
three-week research visits to Hanyang University in Seoul and Beijing
The PhD projects aim at a dissertation within a maximum of 3.5 years. They
also involve graduate courses offered by the National Graduate School in
Applicants should have:
- a Master's degree (or equivalent) in linguistics, psycholinguistics or a
- demonstrable knowledge in at least one of the following areas: prosody,
phonetics, phonology, first language acquisition, and pragmatics;
- excellent command of English
- high proficiency in at least one of the languages targeted in the project;
- the ability to quickly learn the use of new software and methods;
- the willingness to work in a closely collaborating team;
- the ambition to pursue an academic career in an internationally oriented
Prior experience with testing children and conducting phonetic analysis
using Praat is considered an advantage.
For both projects, we offer a full-time PhD position to a maximum of 3,5
years, with a gross monthly salary starting at EUR 2.042,- in the first
year to EUR 2.612,- in the fourth year of appointment. The successful
candidates will be offered an initial contract as a PhD student for 18
Applications (by e-mail) should include:
- CV (including contact and personal details;
- a letter of motivation;
- academic transcript;
- a sample of written work (e.g. a copy of the MA thesis, a term paper, or
a published article);
- contact details of two referees (names, affiliations, phone numbers, and
- two reference letters (optional).
Interested candidates can apply by sending their applications by email to
the application email address below.
Please specify your name and the vacancy number (681125 and/or 681126) in
the subject line as well as in the message. Include a list of attachments
in the message, and specify your name in the filename and the text of each
Job interviews are expected to take place in the last two weeks of August
Closing date: 6 June 2011, 9 a.m. CESN.
Application Deadline: 06-Jun-2011
Email Address for Applications: Humanitiesjobs.gwuu.nl
Dr. Aoju Chen
Phone: +31 30 253 6006
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