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Support Announcement:

Level: PhD
Duty: Research,Project Work
Linguistic Field: Pragmatics
Psycholinguistics
Neurolinguistics
Language Acquisition
Application Deadline: 30-Jun-2014
Supporting Institution: University of Potsdam
Linguistics
LL Issue: 25.2507
Posted: 11-Jun-2014
Support Description: Linguistics Department at the University of Potsdam, Germany, is searching for candidates (PhD students) with a background in Linguistics or Psychology with a focus on Psycho- and/or Neurolinguistics.

The offered position is within the framework of a research project entitled “Ich sehe was was du nicht siehst – Common ground and contrastive information in children’s and adults’ reference resolution” funded by the DFG as part of the Priority Programme “XPrag.de: New Pragmatic Theories based on Experimental Evidence.” The objective of the project is to study processes underlying reference resolution in children and adults as a contribution to further develop and sharpen theories on Pragmatics in language acquisition and on the integration of pragmatic information during language processing. Experimental methods to be used include eye-tracking and ERPs.

Requirements:
Previous experience in experimental research with children and/or in collecting and analyzing EEG and/or eye-tracking data is desirable.

How to apply:
- Please send your application with the usual documents in electronic form as a single pdf-file by June
30th, 2014 to Anja Papke at apapke Linguist List uni-potsdam.de
- Candidates should clearly indicate that they apply for a PhD-position.
- In addition, two academic references should be sent separately to the same email address.

Review of applications will continue until the positions are filled. Expected starting date is September 1st 2014. Appointments will be made for 3 years. Successful candidates can apply for the PhD program “Experimental and Clinical Linguistics” and can be members of the Potsdam Graduate School.

The University of Potsdam is an equal opportunities employer and due to their underrepresentation in this field, qualified men are strongly encouraged to apply. The working language of the groups is English and applicants from outside Germany are especially welcome.
Application Mailing Address: Anja Papke Universität Potsdam, Department Linguistik Karl-Liebknecht-Straße 24-25 Potsdam 14476 Germany
Contact Information: Anja Papke apapke@uni-potsdam.de