LINGUIST List 28.983

Thu Feb 23 2017

Jobs: Cognitive Science; Language Acquisition; Psycholinguistics; Syntax; Typology: Post Doc, University of Edinburgh

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Date: 23-Feb-2017
From: Jennifer Culbertson <>
Subject: Cognitive Science; Language Acquisition; Psycholinguistics; Syntax; Typology: Post Doc, University of Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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University or Organization: University of Edinburgh
Department: Centre for Language Evolution
Job Location: Scotland, United Kingdom
Web Address:
Job Title: Postdoc in experimental linguistics

Job Rank: Post Doc

Specialty Areas: Cognitive Science; Language Acquisition; Psycholinguistics; Syntax; Typology


A full time postdoctoral position in the experimental study of language is available in the Centre for Language Evolution, School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences.

This is an exciting opportunity for an ambitious researcher to join an ESRC-funded project “Connecting cognitive biases and typological universals in syntax” (Principal Investigator: Dr Jennifer Culbertson; Co-investigators: Prof David Adger, and Dr Klaus Abels). We aim to explore how properties of the human cognitive system impact language learning, and shape linguistic typology. The post holder will be responsible for key research-related activities, including designing, running, analysing and writing up a series of experiments (with adult participants) involving artificial language learning. The post requires substantial travel to field sites outside the UK for data collection.

Applications are invited from those with PhD in psychology, cognitive science, linguistics, or a related discipline, and a strong track record of research and publication in relevant areas.

This full-time position is available from the 1st May 2017 for a fixed-term period of 35 months. Note that the start date may be negotiated.

Please see the full posting for additional details: see application URL below.

Application Deadline: 21-Mar-2017

Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Dr. Jennifer Culbertson

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