LINGUIST List 28.2228

Tue May 16 2017

Support: Language Acquisition: PhD, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics

Editor for this issue: Clare Harshey <>

Date: 15-May-2017
From: Angela Heuts <>
Subject: Language Acquisition: PhD, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen, Netherlands
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Department: Language Development
Level: PhD

Institution/Organization: Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics

Duties: Research

Specialty Areas: Language Acquisition


Applications are invited for a PhD studentship position on children’s early language development to start in autumn 2017.

This position provides the opportunity for studying at the new Language Development Department at the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, which is dedicated to research on how children acquire their first language.

Position: Exploring language development in the brain

This project will examine the way that neural correlates of language acquisition develop over infancy using a combination of behavioural methods, EEG, and fNIRS. Studies for this project will adopt a contemporary approach to studying language development, using linguistic stimuli created to closely match the distributional properties of the native language of the infants tested, as indicated by corpus analysis. This project will require testing infants at different ages, with the possibility to test a cohort of infants longitudinally for some studies.

Candidates should have, or be willing to develop, knowledge of EEG/fNIRS. An interest in distributional learning is also desirable for this post.

Applications Deadline: 16-Jun-2017

Web Address for Applications:

Contact Information:
        Rebecca Frost

Page Updated: 16-May-2017