LINGUIST List 26.3427

Wed Jul 29 2015

Internships: UQ Summer Research Program / Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Editor for this issue: Ashley Parker <ashleylinguistlist.org>


Date: 28-Jul-2015
From: Felicity Meakins <f.meakinsuq.edu.au>
Subject: UQ Summer Research Program / Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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University or Organization: University Of Queensland
Type of Work: Corpus Development

Linguistic Field(s): Language Documentation
Text/Corpus Linguistics

Duration: 23-Nov-2015 to 05-Feb-2016
Compensation: Paid $300/wk
Internship Location: Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Minimum Education Level: BA
Description:
The University of Queensland is again seeking good advanced undergraduate and Honours students in Linguistics for the Summer Research Program in the following projects:

Gurindji Kriol across the generations
http://languages-cultures.uq.edu.au/index.html?page=178428&pid=19244#Gurindji_Kriol_
Project duration: 10 weeks
Description:

This project will form a part of an ARC project examining changes in Gurindji Kriol across two generations of Gurindji people. It will compare the speech of 10 year old Gurindji children with the linguistic input they received as babies. The Summer Research scholar will be trained in linguistic annotation, transcription of Gurindji Kriol and will code transcribed recordings in preparation for statistical analysis. The focus will be on changes in the use of ergative marking in Gurindji Kriol. The Summer Research scholar will work with other scholars building Gurindji and Mudburra corpora and can potentially development an Honours thesis from the project.

Building a Mudburra corpus:
http://languages-cultures.uq.edu.au/index.html?page=178428&pid=19244#Building_a_Mudburra_corpus
Project duration: 10 weeks

Description:

This project will form a part of an ARC project examining a trilingual Indigenous community, Elliott (NT). It examines how people at Elliott manage multiple languages and how these languages have changed through mixing processes such as creolisation and code-switching. Summer Research scholars will be a part of a team including PhD students Claire Gourlay and David Osgarby trained in corpus development. They will key in transcribed recordings of Mudburra and sound-link the corpus. Summer Research scholars will work with other scholars building the Gurindji corpus. If students are interested in potential Honours topics on Mudburra at UQ, a day a week can be allocated to background research.

Building a Gurindji corpus:
http://languages-cultures.uq.edu.au/index.html?page=178428&pid=19244#Building_a_Gurindji_corpus
Project duration: 10 weeks

Description:

This project will form a part of the Centre of Excellence in the Dynamics of Language building a corpus of Gurindji recordings for the language community and linguistic research. Gurindji is spoken in the Northern Territory (Australia). Summer Research scholars will be a part of a team trained in corpus development. They will key in transcribed recordings of Gurindji and sound-link the corpus. Summer Research scholars will work with other scholars building the Mudburra corpus.

The projects will run full-time for 9 weeks from 23 November- 5 February (with a break 21 Dec - 1 Jan).

Summer Research scholars will be paid $300/wk with an additional $500 towards travel costs for non–UQ domestic students or $1000 for international students.

These projects is open to applications from advanced students with a background in Linguistics and an interest in fieldwork, Australian languages, and language contact.

For more information and the application:
http://www.uq.edu.au/uqadvantage/info-for-applicants

Applications are due 31 August.

Or contact Felicity directly: f.meakinsuq.edu.au

Application Deadline: 31-Aug-2015

Web Address for Applications:http://www.uq.edu.au/uqadvantage/info-for-applicants
Contact Information:
Felicity Meakins
Email: f.meakinsuq.edu.au

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