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"Buenos dias", "buenas noches" -- this was the first words in a foreign language I heard in my life, as a three-year old boy growing up in developing post-war Western Germany, where the first gastarbeiters had arrived from Spain. Fascinated by the strange sounds, I tried to get to know some more languages, the only opportunity being TV courses of English and French -- there was no foreign language education for pre-teen school children in Germany yet in those days. Read more



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Level: PhD
Duty: Research,Teaching,Project Work
Linguistic Field: General Linguistics
Cognitive Science Comparative Linguistics
Specific Family: Germanic
Slavic Subgroup
Application Deadline: 04-Jan-2013
Supporting Institution: McMaster University
Linguistics and Languages
LL Issue: 23.5074
Posted: 04-Dec-2012
Support Description: Support is provided for two graduate positions in the program of Cognitive Science of Language at McMaster University. The support is preferably for PhD students, however, applicants interested in MSc degree are encouraged to apply as well. The support is part of a research project on the relationship between scrambling and definiteness systems in Germanic and Slavic. The actual thesis project can be either in syntax (scrambling) or in semantics (definiteness systems) or in the syntax-semantics interface in these two language families. Since the project is situated within the Cognitive Science of Language program at McMaster University -- a new interdisciplinary program with a strong emphasis on psycholinguistics -- applicants interested in the psycholinguistics aspects of the syntax-semantics interface are especially encouraged to apply.
Application Web Address: http://graduate.mcmaster.ca/prospective-students/application-procedure
Contact Information: Dr. Ivona Kucerova kucerov@mcmaster.ca Phone:905-525-9140, x23456