LINGUIST List 29.2257

Fri May 25 2018

Jobs: Computational Linguistics; Phonetics; Psycholinguistics; Text/Corpus Linguistics: Post Doc, Saarland University

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Date: 24-May-2018
From: Elke Teich <e.teichmx.uni-saarland.de>
Subject: Computational Linguistics; Phonetics; Psycholinguistics; Text/Corpus Linguistics: Post Doc, Saarland University, Germany
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University or Organization: Saarland University
Department: Collaborative Research Center (SFB) 1102 "Information Density and Linguistic Encoding”
Job Location: Saarbrücken, Germany
Web Address: http://www.sfb1102.uni-saarland.de
Job Title: 7 Post-doctoral positions

Job Rank: Post Doc

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics; Phonetics; Psycholinguistics; Text/Corpus Linguistics


Description:

The CRC Information Density and Linguistic Encoding (SFB 1102) is pleased to invite applications for a range of post-doctoral positions available for its second funding phase (7/2018-6/2022). The CRC’s research projects jointly address the hypothesis that language variation and language use can be better understood in terms of a speaker’s desire to rationally distribute information across the linguistic signal. More specifically, a wide range of linguistic, psycholinguistic and computational methods will be brought to bear in explaining the multitude of choices speakers make when they encode their messages – from the choice of words, structuring of syntactic elements, and arranging sentences in discourse.

Processing linguistic material has been shown to be correlated with its contextually determined predictability and may be appropriately indexed by Shannon’s notion of information. The CRC investigates the hypothesis that (i) processing complexity is indexed by Surprisal across linguistic levels, and (ii) that variation in language use may be characterized by the optimal distribution of information across the linguistic signal.

The CRC includes 16 research projects drawing upon computational linguistics, psycholinguistics, sociolinguistics, diachronic linguistics, phonetics, discourse linguistics, contrastive linguistics and translatology. We are seeking to recruit 7 Postdocs and 15 PhD students.

Dates:
- Application deadline: June 20, 2018
- Starting date: flexible

Employment requirements are a PhD for Postdoc position. Note that we are happy to receive applications by people who have not yet finished their PhD by the time of application but will have submitted their thesis by the starting date or shortly thereafter. Applicants are requested to submit their application, together with an academic CV, a list of academic publications, copies of academic degree certificates and two potential references.

For details on the individual projects and positions see: www.sfb1102.uni-saarland.de Applications must be sent directly to the application email provided below. You may apply to more than one project/position - please indicate this in each of your applications by stating the relevant project and position number(s) and specifying an order of preference.

Saarland University offers a lively academic environment that is famous for its interdisciplinary research in language, translation, computation and cognition. In CRC 1102, we entertain active collaborative links with the Department of Computer Science, the Max Planck Institute for Informatics, the Max Planck Institute for Software Systems, the German Institute for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) as well as the Cluster of Excellence Multimodal Computing and Interaction (M2CI: http://www.mmci.uni-saarland.de/).

Saarland University is an equal opportunity employer. Applications of women are strongly encouraged; applications of disabled persons will be given preferential treatment to those of other candidates with equal qualifications.

Application Deadline: 20-Jun-2018

Email Address for Applications: sfb1102uni-saarland.de
Contact Information:
Prof. Dr. Elke Teich
Email: sfb1102uni-saarland.de
Phone: +49/681-302-4611

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