LINGUIST List 28.819
Mon Feb 13 2017
Support: Multiple Languages; Computational Linguistics; General Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Typology / Switzerland
Editor for this issue: Amanda Foster <amandalinguistlist.org>
Sabine Stoll <sabine.stoll
Multiple Languages; Computational Linguistics; General Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Typology: PhD, University of Zurich, Switzerland E-mail this message to a friend
Department: Department of Comparative Linguistics
Web Address: http://www.ivs.uzh.ch
Institution/Organization: University of Zurich
Duties: Research,Project Work
Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics; General Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Typology
PhD position in first language acquisition at UZH
The Psycholinguistics Laboratory (Department of Comparative Linguistics) and the Research Unit Developmental Psychology: Infancy and Childhood (Department of Psychology) at the University of Zurich invite applications for a PhD student position embedded into the research project "The role of causality in early verb learning: language-specific factors vs. universal strategies" funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation.
The goal of this project is to explore the relation between language and cognition from a developmental perspective with a focus on the processing of causality and its role in early verb learning. The project combines a large-scale cross-linguistic corpus study (involving longitudinal data from 10 typologically diverse languages) with experimental psychological studies (comparing Turkish and Swiss German). It collaborates closely with partners at Koç University, Istanbul, Turkey.
The project involves altogether three PhD positions. The position advertized here is located in the corpus subproject. The goal will be to investigate the influence of linguistic variation on the acquisition of causatives in the 10 languages of the ACQDIV corpus (http://www.acqdiv.uzh.ch/en.html
). The PhD candidate will work as part of a large team of computational linguists, psycholinguists and data scientists.
MA in Linguistics with a focus on typology and/or quantitative methods. Strong interest in language acquisition, typology and corpus linguistics. Solid background in one scripting language is required (preferred languages: R or Python). The successful candidate should have excellent teamwork skills, and be interested to go beyond disciplinary boundaries.
We offer work in an interdisciplinary and international team located at the University of Zurich and Koç University in Istanbul. The position advertized here will be affiliated with the Department of Comparative Linguistics and will lead to a PhD in Linguistics.
The position starts on 1 October, 2017, and lasts for three years.
Applications should include
- a cover letter that relates the applicants’ experience and interests to the project
- a comprehensive CV
- a copy of the MA thesis
- the names and contact information of at least two references
- a code sample (URL or attachment).
Please send the documents combined into one PDF file to sabine.stoll
uzh.ch and daum
psychologie.uzh.ch, both of whom may be contacted for further information.
Applications Deadline: 31-Mar-2017
Mailing Address for Applications:
Attn: Prof. Dr. Sabine Stoll
Prof. Dr. Sabine Stoll
Page Updated: 13-Feb-2017