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Internship Announcement: Language Acquisition Research Center

Summer- and Year-Long Psycholinguistics and Computational Linguistics Internships

Organization Language Acquisition Research Center
http://www.hunter.cuny.edu/littlelinguist/index.html
Type of Work: Transcription
Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics
Psycholinguistics
Language Acquisition
Duration: 01-APR-2013  to  01-APR-2063
Compensation: Volunteer
Internship Location: New York, New York, USA View Map
Minimum Education Level: BA
Special Qualifications: Special Qualifications: - BA or MA preferred but college students will be considered - Native-like fluency in English is a must; all additional languages welcomed - Preferred major: psychology, cognitive science, or linguistics - Preferred coursework: cognitive psychology, experimental psychology, statistics, developmental psychology, basic syntax, cognitive science, language acquisition - Preferred research experience: previous laboratory research, if possible including transcribing speech; work with two-year-olds; psycholinguistics - Preferred computer skills: basic word-processing skills, database management, graph and slide presentation, modeling, website maintenance; ability to program in E-prime or similar experimental design packages - Preferred computational skills: knowledge of Python or other programming languages - Preferred statistical skills: knowledge of Excel and of computer packages such as SPSS - Preferred other skills: videotaping and incorporation of videos into slides and other formats
Internship Description: Internship positions at The Language Acquisition Research Center are a great opportunity for those taking time between undergraduate and graduate work to gain more experience. LARC investigates first and second language acquisition in young children and adults, as well as artificial language learning, computer modeling of acquisition, and language use. We use a wide variety of techniques and materials to answer basic questions about syntactic competence and performance. For more information about LARC, see our website. Interns on the projects at LARC assist in:
- the recording, transcribing, and analyzing of child and adult learners' spontaneous speech
- the development of materials for use in production and comprehension tasks
- performing studies with child and adult participants
- analyzing spontaneous speech data and experimental data
- recruiting child and adult participants
Application Deadline: (Open until filled)
Application Instructions: Review of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled. Please submit by e-mail: - A cover letter addressing why you are interested in the position, and your qualifications - A resumé or CV (please include computer and research skills) - A copy of your SAT or GRE scores (unofficial is acceptable) - A transcript (unofficial is acceptable), with relevant courses and grades highlighted, if possible - The name of one instructor who will send a recommendation letter that addresses your research skills or promise (ask the recommender to e-mail the letter directly to us) - The anticipated length of time and start date for which you will be available
Apply By Email: little.linguisthunter.cuny.edu
For More Information, Contact: Dr. Virginia Valian
PH: 212-772-5557
little.linguisthunter.cuny.edu



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