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Sun May 12 1996

FYI: Research studentships in Speech Science, U. of Sheffield

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  1. mmalcolm crawford, PG positions in Speech Science, University of Sheffield

Message 1: PG positions in Speech Science, University of Sheffield

Date: Sun, 12 May 1996 21:28:34 BST
From: mmalcolm crawford <>
Subject: PG positions in Speech Science, University of Sheffield

Research studentships are available in the neurobiology of human
language, and other areas of linguistic communication, in the
Department of Human Communication Sciences at the University of
Sheffield commencing September of 1996.

The first studentship, available through the Medical Research Council,
closely relates to the Department's programme of developmental
neuroscience research. The goal of this research is to characterize
more precisely the neural bases of developmental language disorders.
The student will analyze, and attempt to inter-relate, the linguistic,
cognitive, and neural functions of selected patients. This research
is expected to involve analysis of magnetic resonance images.

The second studentship, offered jointly with Sheffield Hallam
University, involves detailed evaluations of children and adolescents
with a history of serious social, linguistic, and cognitive
deprivation. Most of these children will have been raised in
Romanian, Chinese, or similarly depriving orphanages and adopted into
normal homes at various ages. One goal of this research, among
others, is to delimit an optimal developmental period for language.

Other studentships that may be available in the Department address
linguistic communication from a variety of perspectives. These
projects may include the development of neurolinguistic capacity;
neural and cognitive processing of language; developmental and
acquired language disorders; computational analysis of disordered
language; and phonetics and phonology.

The Department of Human Communication Sciences (formerly Speech
Science) is a rapidly expanding research department with a cognitive
neuroscience approach to the development, applications, and
impairments of human language in all modalities. Primary research
supervisors include the new Head of Department, Professor John Locke
(recently of Harvard Medical School), Professor Jill Boucher, Dr
Patricia Cowell, Dr Peter Cudd, Dr Ian Peers, Dr Mick Perkins, Dr
Rosemary Varley, and Dr Sandra Whiteside. The Department enjoys close
working relationships with investigators in the emerging Cognitive
Neuroscience Research Centre and the Institute of Language, Speech,
and Hearing, and has excellent clinical research opportunities in the
Department's own Communications Clinic.

Preference will be given to those whose applications are received by
15 May 1996. Interviews will be held the week beginning 10 June 1996.

Interested students are urged to send a letter and c.v. to Mrs Pat
Millington, 18 Claremont Crescent, Sheffield, S10 2TA; Tel: 0114
2824819; Fax: 0114 273 0547; E-mail:

Dr. Peter Cudd - Department of Human Communication Sciences
			 (Speech Science)

31, Claremont Crescent; Tel. +44 114 2721124
			Fax. +44 1142730547
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