LINGUIST List 28.4684

Tue Nov 07 2017

Support: Cognitive Science; Neurolinguistics; Psycholinguistics: PhD or MA, Concordia University

Editor for this issue: Clare Harshey <>

Date: 07-Nov-2017
From: Roberto de Almeida <>
Subject: Cognitive Science; Neurolinguistics; Psycholinguistics: PhD or MA, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada
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Department: Psychology
Web Address:

Level: PhD,MA / MSc

Institution/Organization: Concordia University, Montreal

Duties: Research

Specialty Areas: Cognitive Science; Neurolinguistics; Psycholinguistics


There are two openings for MA/PhD students, in my lab, in the Department of Psychology at Concordia University, in Montreal, Canada.. The positions are funded by grants from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC). Funded projects include topics such as (1) The nature of semantic composition, involving psycholinguistic, and neuroimaging (fMRI) studies of sentence interpretation; (2) The nature of reference, at the interface between linguistic and visual processes, using techniques that involve the monitoring of eye movements in sentence processing with static and dynamic scenes; (3) Linguistic/conceptual deficits in patients with aphasia or Alzheimer’s disease. More details about projects, publications, and lab facilities can be found in the lab website (http;// or http// ).

The positions are for students with a background in cognitive psychology, linguistics, or other cognitive science area. A BA or MA in Psychology is not required for acceptance into the Psychology program (this is a change from previous years). Although usually students would be enrolled in the Psychology program, the Individualized Program in Cognitive Science is an alternative, specially if a more interdisciplinary coursework path is desired. Students at Concordia can also benefit from close proximity with the other three universities in Montreal, where students can also take courses for credit. The lab is also affiliated with a network of clinical settings (CRIR) which facilitates access to special populations.

Opportunities for research within the ''Words in the World'' major SSHRC Partnership Grant are also available—with focus on morphological and semantic processes involved in word recognition and lexical access, in collaboration with Gary Libben (Brock University) and Eva Kehayia (McGill University).

The Department of Psychology at Concordia University also guarantees a minimal support package (from research grants, TA-ships, awards, etc.) to all students during normal residency (usually 2 years for the MA, 3 for the PhD). Applicants are also highly encouraged to apply for external funding. See more details in the Department of Psychology page (

Potential applicants are encouraged to contact prior to applying. Please do not send application materials with your inquiry. All application materials should be uploaded to the Concordia platform (see instructions in the main Psychology page).

Applications Deadline: 15-Dec-2017

Mailing Address for Applications:
        Attn: Ms. Kim Breux
        7141 Sherbrooke St. West
        Department of Psychology
        Montreal Quebec H4B 1R6

Web Address for Applications:

Contact Information:
        Dr. Roberto G. de Almeida

Page Updated: 07-Nov-2017