LINGUIST List 12.1334

Tue May 15 2001

Jobs: PostDoc in Phonological Acquisition, Brown U

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  1. Katherine Demuth, Post-Doctoral Research Associate in Phonological Acquisition, Brown University

Message 1: Post-Doctoral Research Associate in Phonological Acquisition, Brown University

Date: Mon, 14 May 2001 12:30:00 -0400
From: Katherine Demuth <Katherine_DemuthBrown.edu>
Subject: Post-Doctoral Research Associate in Phonological Acquisition, Brown University

BROWN UNIVERSITY. 
Post-doctoral Research Associate in PHONOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENT.

The Department of Cognitive and Linguistic Sciences seeks a full-time
postdoctoral researcher for a newly funded 5-year NIMH grant to
examine children's early phonological and morphological development.
The study will collect and analyze longitudinal and cross-sectional
data from children aged 1-3, examining the prosodic development of
syllable and phonological word structures and exploring statistical
effects of the input on learners' developing grammars in both English
and French. Primary responsibilities will include administering the
laboratory, training and supervising research assistants, overseeing
longitudinal and cross-sectional experimental data collection,
supervising IPA data transcription, coding, conducting phonological
and morphological analysis and preparing research results for
presentation and publication. The ideal candidate should have a
Ph. D. in Linguistics, Psychology or Speech Sciences, demonstrable
prior experience in conducting experimental language research with
young children, good phonological background (including Optimality
Theory), acoustic and statistical analysis skills, familiarity with
databases and computers, and good professional/interpersonal
communication skills.


Anticipated start date is August 1, 2001. Preference will be given to
candidates who can make an initial 2-3-year commitment. Salary and
benefits are competitive and will vary depending on qualifications and
experience. Brown's Department of Cognitive and Linguistic Sciences
supports a range of interdisciplinary research activities in the areas
of computational linguistics, language acquisition, infant speech
perception, and psycholinguistics. Brown University is an Equal
Opportunity Employer.


Interested applicants should send a cover letter, CV and three letters
of recommendation to:

Professor Katherine Demuth 
Department of Cognitive and Linguistic Sciences 
Brown University 
Box 1978 
Providence, RI 02912

or send email to Katherine_Demuthbrown.edu for further information.
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