LINGUIST List 27.3662

Fri Sep 16 2016

Support: Language Acquisition / Sweden

Editor for this issue: Amanda Foster <>

Date: 16-Sep-2016
From: Ljuba Veselinova <>
Subject: Language Acquisition, PhD, Stockholm University, Sweden
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Department: Linguistics
Web Address:

Level: PhD

Institution/Organization: Stockholm University

Duties: Research,Teaching

Specialty Areas: Language Acquisition


2 PhD positions in Linguistics

The Department of Linguistics announces 2 PhD student positions within the fields of Child Language Development and Linguistic Typology and Language Documentation. SU FV-2638-16.

Application deadline: 2016-10-15

Child Language Development:

The PhD student position in Child Language Development/Child Language Acquisition is associated to the child language acquisition research group in the Department of Linguistics at Stockholm University.

The child language acquisition research competence at the Department encompasses different research approaches to child language acquisition as well as different theoretical and methodological aspects. This creates a unique knowledge centre to which the successful doctoral candidate is expected to contribute actively. The research group aims to describe how children acquire language in interaction with the environment. Which modalities are used? How are these used? Can we model the process? Current research questions are on multimodal parent-child communication, features of child-directed speech, and the relationship between perception and production. The Department’s Phonetic Laboratory considers a broad range of perspectives on child language acquisition and is equipped with facilities for EEG-measurement, eye-tracking measurement, tracking of articulatory movements and audio and video recordings.

The child language research group meets regularly, reviews their research products together and collaborates actively in various studies in-house as well as with the international research field. The focus of the doctoral student’s thesis work is expected to be in line with current research and to use, at least partially, existing material of different research projects.

In addition to courses and dissertation work, the applicant is expected to participate in departmental activities, such as seminars and regular meetings held with the research group, and in that way contribute to a positive research environment.

Application is made through the electronic application interface. Admission requirements and selection criteria are stated in the announcement.

Applications Deadline: 15-Oct-2016

Web Address for Applications:

Contact Information:
        Dr Sofia Gustafson-Capkova
        Phone:+46 8 16 34 88

Page Updated: 16-Sep-2016