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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
Linguistic Field: Language Documentation
Cognitive Science
Anthropological Linguistics Knowledge Representation
Specific Language: Cree, Moose
Cree, Plains
Cree, Swampy
Cree, Woods
Ojibwa, Severn
Application Deadline: 06-Jul-2013
Supporting Institution: INCAS³
Cognitive Systems
LL Issue: 24.687
Posted: 06-Feb-2013
Support Description: INCAS³ has pre-doc opportunities for MA graduates interested in indigenous language, culture and knowledge representation. The ideal candidate has an interest in working with indigenous groups to document and codify expert knowledge as exercised by diverse communities of people, including Cree (Algic, Algonquian) among others. The chosen candidate will be hired to spend six months writing a doctoral proposal in close collaboration with INCAS³ scientists, postdoctoral researchers and external scholars. If the proposal meets expectations, the candidate will be offered a fully funded PhD position to perform the research. This position is open until filled.
Application Web Address: http://www.incas3.eu/about/working-at-incas3/predoctoral-researcher-13pr03/
Contact Information: Matt Coler mattcoler@incas3.eu