LINGUIST List 27.883

Thu Feb 18 2016

Support: English; French; Cognitive Science; Language Acquisition; Neurolinguistics; Psycholinguistics / France

Editor for this issue: Andrew Lamont <>

Date: 17-Feb-2016
From: Christian Puech <>
Subject: English; French; Cognitive Science; Language Acquisition; Neurolinguistics; Psycholinguistics, Labex EFL, France
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Level: PhD

Institution/Organization: Labex EFL

Duties: Research

Specialty Areas: Cognitive Science; Language Acquisition; Neurolinguistics; Psycholinguistics

Required Language(s): English (eng)
                            French (fra)


The Speech Team of the Laboratoire Psychologie de la Perception (LPP) in Paris invites applications for PhD position in developmental psychology/cognitive neuropsychology/linguistics within the framework of the LABEX Empirical Foundations of Linguistics.

The objective of the research project is to study cognitive and neurophysiological mechanisms of attention associated with word learning and word recognition in monolingual French learning and bilingual young children. Both eye-tracking and event-related potential (ERP) techniques will be used in the project. The research will be conducted at the LPP under the supervision of Dr. Pia Rämä.

The position is available for 36 months starting September 2016. Salary will be in accordance with the French PhD regulations (“contrat doctoral”).

Candidates should have a background in psychology, cognitive science, neuropsychology, linguistics, or related fields. Other requirements include excellent communication skills, experience with experimental methods and statistical analyses, and willingness to learn new techniques. Previous experience in collecting and analysing developmental data is desirable. The working languages are French and English. Applicants from outside France are encouraged to apply, but some knowledge of French is required in order to be able to conduct the experimental work.

Please send your application to Pia Rämä ( by March 15th 2016. Candidates should provide a CV, documents indicating the courses taken and grades obtained during their BA and Masters, together with a letter of motivation clearly indicating why they believe themselves to be suitable for the position. In addition, we ask that two academic references are sent separately to the same email address by March 2016. Interviews will be done with preselected candidates. Decision will occur in April.

For further information please visit our website (

Applications Deadline: 15-Mar-2016

Mailing Address for Applications:
        Attn: Pia Rama

Contact Information:
        Pia Rama

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