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Thu Feb 10 2011

Jobs: General Ling, Phonetics: Phd Positions, U. Groningen, Netherlands

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        1.     Wyke van der Meer , General Linguistics, Phonetics: Phd Positions, University of Groningen, Netherlands

Message 1: General Linguistics, Phonetics: Phd Positions, University of Groningen, Netherlands
Date: 09-Feb-2011
From: Wyke van der Meer <w.a.van.der.meerrug.nl>
Subject: General Linguistics, Phonetics: Phd Positions, University of Groningen, Netherlands
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University or Organization: University of Groningen
Department: Graduate School of the Humanities
Job Location: , Netherlands
Web Address: http://www.rug.nl/gradschoolHumanities/index
Job Rank: PhD students

Specialty Areas: General Linguistics; Phonetics


Description:

3 PhD positions General Linguistics/Phonetics (3,0 fte) (211031-33)

Job description

Applications are invited for three PhD students at the Graduate School for
the Humanities, Center for Language and Cognition Groningen
(http://www.rug.nl/let/onderzoek/onderzoekinstituten/clcg/index).
Successful applicants will join the project Mutual intelligibility of
closely related languages in Europe: linguistic and non-linguistic
determinants which is funded by the Netherlands Organization for Scientific
Research (NWO). The aim of the project is to investigate the mutual
intelligibility of related languages within the Germanic, Slavic and
Romance language families. The results will be correlated with linguistic
factors, such as phonetic and lexical distances, as well as
extra-linguistic factors, such as language attitudes towards and
familiarity with the languages concerned. Tests will also be carried out
with English as a Lingua Franca (ELF) to compare the (mutual)
intelligibility of related languages with the (mutual) intelligibility of
ELF as spoken by the same groups of speakers. Each PhD student will
cover one of the language areas (Germanic, Slavic or Romance) but they will
work together methodologically and cooperate with senior researchers. The
full project description can be downloaded from:
http://www.let.rug.nl/~gooskens/VC

Qualifications

Preference will be given to candidates who can offer the following:
. university graduate
. Master's degree in phonetics, linguistics (or related field)
. good knowledge of languages and the language situation in the relevant
language area (Germanic, Slavic or Romance)
. an interest in experimental research, language planning,
sociolinguistics, computational linguistics
. statistical knowledge
. experience with speech manipulation and speech processing programmes
(e.g. PRAAT)
. strong motivation to complete a PhD dissertation in four years
. proven research abilities
. publication skills and desire to publish
. fluency in written and spoken English (TOEFL 620, IELTS 7,5, Cambridge
Advanced CAE)
. ability to work collaboratively
. an accurate way of working
. self motivation.

How to apply

For the full advert details and for the application procedure go to:
http://www.rug.nl/gradschoolHumanities/admissions/phdPositions/PhDpositio
nGeneralLinguistics-Phonetics2011?lang=en

Application Deadline: 15-Mar-2011

Web Address for Applications: http://www.rug.nl/gradschoolHumanities/admissions/phdPositions/PhDpositionGeneralLinguistics-Phonetics2011?lang=en
Contact Information:
Ms Wyke van der Meer
Email: w.a.van.der.meerrug.nl

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