LINGUIST List 28.2228
Tue May 16 2017
Support: Language Acquisition: PhD, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics
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Angela Heuts <heuts
Language Acquisition: PhD, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen, Netherlands E-mail this message to a friend
Department: Language Development
Institution/Organization: Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics
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: https://goo.gl/9hxOQo
Page Updated: 16-May-2017