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Fri Aug 03 2018

Jobs: Pragmatics; Psycholinguistics; Semantics: Post Doc, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

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Date: 03-Aug-2018
From: Nora Boneh <>
Subject: Pragmatics; Psycholinguistics; Semantics: Post Doc, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
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University or Organization: The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Department: The Language, Logic and Cognition Center
Job Location: Jerusalem, Israel
Web Address:
Job Title: Post-Doctoral Researcher

Job Rank: Post Doc

Specialty Areas: Pragmatics; Psycholinguistics; Semantics


The Language, Logic and Cognition Center (LLCC) at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (, is an interdisciplinary research center engaged in issues pertaining to language, crossing boundaries of linguistics, philosophy, psychology, and computer science. We are recruiting a postdoctoral researcher for a period of 12 months, beginning in October, 2018, with possible renewal for another 12 months, in the following research areas:
- Linguistics: semantics, pragmatics
- Psycholinguistics

The position is funded by the Niedersachsen-Israel Grant "Talking about causation: linguistic and psychological perspectives" awarded to Elitzur Bar-Asher Siegal, (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem), Nora Boneh (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem) and York Hagmayer (Universität Göttingen).

Causation is a central concept in human experience and is therefore studied from various perspectives in many different disciplines, among them philosophy, linguistics and cognitive psychology. Philosophical accounts of causation have strongly influenced theoretical models in linguistics and psychology. Therefore, it is quite surprising that there is hardly any collaborative research between psychologists and linguists on causation. In the current project, we aim to investigate the notion or the notions of causation jointly by combining methodologies from both fields.

Our research is based on findings in cognitive psychology, which indicate that people have a pluralistic conception of causation in which different representations of causality co-exist in people's mind. We plan to experimentally study the different notions of causation that people entertain when they use different causative constructions to describe causal relations in the world. This project takes linguistic analysis as the starting point for empirical research.

The postdoctoral fellow will be expected to conduct research related to the project, to be in charge of the experiments to be carried out in Israel, and to be responsible for minor organizational tasks. The successful candidate will be expected to integrate in the LLCC academic community.

The starting date is October 2018. We will, however, consider candidates who can start only on January 2019.

Applicants should provide:
- A Curriculum Vitae
- List of publications
- Research statement, indicating how it is related to the above mentioned project (2 pages)
- 2 reference letters, to be sent directly to the email indicated below

For inquiries and submission of applications please contact Elitzur Bar-Asher Siegal:

Candidates must be awarded a PhD prior to the beginning of the postdoctoral fellowship

Application Deadline: (Open until filled)

Email Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Elitzur Bar-Asher Siegal

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