LINGUIST List 27.3072

Tue Jul 26 2016

Support: Multilingualism; Cognitive Science; General Linguistics, Neurolinguistics; Psycholinguistics, PhD, Multilingual Aphasia, University of Oslo

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Date: 17-Jul-2016
From: Elizabeth Lanza <elizabeth.lanzailn.uio.no>
Subject: Multilingualism; Cognitive Science; General Linguistics, Neurolinguistics; Psycholinguistics, PhD, Multilingual Aphasia, University of Oslo, Norway
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Department: MultiLing Center for Multilingualism in Society across the Lifespan
Web Address: http://www.hf.uio.no/multiling/english/

Level: PhD

Institution/Organization: University of Oslo

Duties: Research

Specialty Areas: Cognitive Science; General Linguistics; Neurolinguistics; Psycholinguistics
Multilingualism

Description:

One Postdoctoral Research Fellowship and one Doctoral Research Fellowship are available at the Center for Multilingualism in Society across the Lifespan (MultiLing) at the Department of Linguistics and Scandinavian Studies, University of Oslo, starting November 2016, for three years. The fellowships are funded by the University of Oslo’s investment in developing world-leading research communities and are part of one of MultiLing’s new research projects, “Language and Communication in Multilingual Speakers with Aphasia in Norway” (MultiLing Aphasia).

MultiLing is a Center of Excellence funded by the Research Council of Norway and opened on June 1, 2013. It aims to generate scientific knowledge on multilingualism across the lifespan, related to three themes: Individual multilingual competence, multilingual language practices, and management of multilingualism in society (for more information, see http://www.hf.uio.no/multiling/). The above-mentioned research project is part of MultiLing’s research theme “Multilingual Competence”.

MultiLing seeks strongly motivated, competent and internationally oriented candidates, with high-ranking academic qualifications in the relevant area of research to work on the new project. The project aims to study how converging and contrastive linguistic structures contribute to (1) the observed impairments in multilingual speakers with aphasia, and (2) cross-language effects following aphasia treatment. The project further aims to explore (3) the advantages and disadvantages of administering therapy in one language versus implementing the use of multiple languages when treating multilingual individuals with aphasia, and (4) what assessment measures can be used across languages to determine degree of impairment and recovery of language and communication in multilingual individuals with aphasia.

For the Doctoral position, the candidate must have an MA degree or equivalent in Linguistics, Communication, Psychology, Special Needs Education/ Speech and Language Therapy, or some other relevant discipline related to MultiLing’s work (note the requirement of a minimum 2 year MA or equivalent).

More information about the position can be found at the application web address below.

Applications Deadline: 01-Sep-2016

Web Address for Applications: http://uio.easycruit.com/vacancy/1646265/99933?iso=no

Contact Information:
        Professor Elizabeth Lanza
        Dept:MultiLing Center for Multilingualism in Society across the Lifespan
        Email:elizabeth.lanzailn.uio.no

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