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LINGUIST List 27.487

Mon Jan 25 2016

Support: Pragmatics; Psycholinguistics; Semantics / Germany

Editor for this issue: Andrew Lamont <alamontlinguistlist.org>

Date: 24-Jan-2016
From: Uli Sauerland <ulialum.mit.edu>
Subject: Pragmatics; Psycholinguistics; Semantics, Open, Zentrum für Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft, Germany
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Department: SPP XPrag.de
Web Address: http://www.xprag.de

Level: Open

Institution/Organization: Zentrum für Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft

Duties: Research

Specialty Areas: Pragmatics; Psycholinguistics; Semantics


German/Japanese research projects in Crosslinguistic Experimental Pragmatics

We invite 12 early stage researchers based in Japan or Germany to join a research project on crosslinguistic experimental pragmatics. The research is funded by the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) and the JSPS (Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science). We understand early stage researchers (ERSs) as being currently studying towards a Ph.D. or having completed the Ph.D. in 2008 or later and not holding a permanent position. ESRs with a biography not in line with this understanding should contact us by email before applying and explain their reasons for being considered as ESRs.

The project involves seven senior scientists (Yoichi Miyamoto (PI) of Osaka U, Masa Koizumi of Tohoku U, Hajime Ono of Tsudo Coll., and Hiromu Sakai of Waseda U in Japan, Uli Sauerland (PI) of ZAS, Sigrid Beck of Tuebingen U and Kazuko Yatsushiro of ZAS in Germany). In addition, there'll be 12 early stage researchers (ESRs) funded (6 from each country). The 19 researchers will work in subgroups on about 8 different topics in cross-linguistic experimental pragmatics with a focus on German-Japanese comparison. The exact topics and teams will be narrowed down at the first meeting. The goal for each subgroup is to complete research in crosslinguistic experimental pragmatics, resulting in a publication each. We consider both applications from German-Japanese teams who have already identified a topic they want to work on, as well as individual researchers who want to collaborate with researchers from the other country including the senior scientists involved.

The senior scientist provide facilities for different methods: Online methods - ERP, Mouse-tracking, Eye-tracking, Offline methods - experimental methods used in the language acquisition research.

Meetings generally consist of three days of joint discussion and the remaining days, used for discussion within the subgroups. The approximate dates of the meetings are as follows:

Starting January 2016: selection of the ESRs
May 2-6, 2016: kick-off meeting in Berlin, Germany
November 2016: six-day meeting in Japan
April/May 2017: eight-day meeting in Germany
November 2017: six-day meeting in Japan

Applications should be sent in PDF format to xpragdojogmail.com. Please include the following:

- A short curriculum vitae (up to two pages) including a list of relevant publications
- A statement of interest (up to two pages)

Applications Deadline: 29-Feb-2016

Mailing Address for Applications:
        Attn: Uli Sauerland
        Schützenstr. 18
        Berlin 10117

Contact Information:
        Uli Sauerland

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