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LINGUIST List 22.3055

Fri Jul 29 2011

Internships: Summer and Year Long Psycho Ling and CompLing Internships

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Message 1: Summer- and Year-Long Psycholinguistics and Computational Linguistics Internships
Date: 29-Jul-2011
From: Valian <little.linguisthunter.cuny.edu>
Subject: Summer- and Year-Long Psycholinguistics and Computational Linguistics Internships
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University or Organization: Language Acquisition Research Center
Web Address: http://www.hunter.cuny.edu/littlelinguist/index.html

Type of Work: Transcription

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics
                            Language Acquisition
                            Psycholinguistics

Duration: 02-August-2011 to 03-August-2012
Voluntary
Internship Location: New York, New York, USA
Minimum Education Level: BA
Special Qualifications: Special Qualifications: - BA or MA preferred but college students will be considered - Native-like fluency in English is a must; all additional languages welcomed - Preferred major: psychology, cognitive science, or linguistics - Preferred coursework: cognitive psychology, experimental psychology, statistics, developmental psychology, basic syntax, cognitive science, language acquisition - Preferred research experience: previous laboratory research, if possible including transcribing speech; work with two-year-olds; psycholinguistics - Preferred computer skills: basic word-processing skills, database management, graph and slide presentation, modeling, website maintenance; ability to program in E-prime or similar experimental design packages - Preferred computational skills: knowledge of Python or other programming languages - Preferred statistical skills: knowledge of Excel and of computer packages such as SPSS - Preferred other skills: videotaping and incorporation of videos into slides and other formats

Description:
Internship positions at The Language Acquisition Research Center are a great opportunity for those taking time between undergraduate and graduate work to gain more experience. LARC investigates first and second language acquisition in young children and adults, as well as artificial language learning, computer modeling of acquisition, and language use. We use a wide variety of techniques and materials to answer basic questions about syntactic competence and performance. For more information about LARC, see our website. Interns on the projects at LARC assist in:
- the recording, transcribing, and analyzing of child and adult learners' spontaneous speech
- the development of materials for use in production and comprehension tasks
- performing studies with child and adult participants
- analyzing spontaneous speech data and experimental data
- recruiting child and adult participants

Application Deadline: Open until filled.

Contact Information:
Syelle Graves
Email: little.linguisthunter.cuny.edu
Phone: 212-772-5557


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