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Level: PhD
Duty: Research
Linguistic Field: Psycholinguistics
Specific Language: English
Application Deadline: 24-Jan-2014
Supporting Institution: Nottingham Trent University
Psychology Division
LL Issue: 24.4824
Posted: 29-Nov-2013
Support Description: Topic:
Planning scope in written language production.

PhD bursary (tuition fees plus annual stipend of around 13kGBP).

Please email mark.torrance Linguist List ntu.ac.uk directly for further information before applying. Please include a brief CV. This should be done immediately (and very well in advance of the deadline).

Research will contribute to understanding of planning scope and associated psycholinguistic mechanisms both in the controlled production of written phrases and sentences, and in the writing of spontaneous, multi-sentence texts (e.g., short essays).

Study in this area could draw on a range of methods used within experimental psycholinguistics. The student would be encouraged to explore methods that combine eye-tracking and keystroke logging. Cross-language comparison, with existing European collaborators, is also possible.

Candidates for this studentship will require a strong grounding in linguistics or psychology, ideally to masters level or equivalent. They will need to demonstrate an aptitude for learning methods for sophisticated data manipulation and statistical analysis.
Application Web Address: https://linguistlist.org/support/support-submit2.cfm
Contact Information: Mark Torrance mark.torrance@ntu.ac.uk