LINGUIST List 30.554

Sun Feb 03 2019

Support: Language Acquisition; Phonetics; Phonology: PhD, IDEALAB Consortium

Editor for this issue: Yiwen Zhang <>

Date: 01-Feb-2019
From: Ghada Khattab <>
Subject: Language Acquisition; Phonetics; Phonology: PhD, IDEALAB Consortium, Germany
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Level: PhD

Institution/Organization: IDEALAB Consortium

Duties: Research

Specialty Areas: Language Acquisition; Phonetics; Phonology

Required Language(s): English (eng)
                            German (deu)


The International Doctorate for Experimental Approaches to Language And Brain (IDEALAB) offers 3-year PhD positions in the area of psycho-/neurolinguistics from September 2019. The PhD program has been established as an outstanding 3-year doctoral training to its candidates to study structure, processing and foundations of human language integrating interdisciplinary approaches.
For this purpose, three European universities (Potsdam (GER), Groningen (NL), Newcastle- upon-Tyne (GB),) and one non-European university (Macquarie University Sydney (AU)) provide an intellectual environment for original and independent research on experimental and clinical aspects of language and the brain. The program is jointly offered by this transnational consortium with an integrated study program along with required mobility between the participating institutions. The mobility plan of each individual young researcher is tailored according to the particular specialities required by the thesis topic.

We are currently seeking a candidate with a strong laboratory phonology and/or child development background to develop a project on the acquisition of laterals by monolingual and bilingual Arabic children in Germany, the UK and Australia using ultrasound tongue imaging techniques. The chosen applicant would be co-supervised by experts in the 3 sites and would spend time at each of Newcastle (UK), Potsdam and Macquarie.

More info about the project:
The application period ends on February 28, 2019.

Further information on the application process can be found at our website:
Best wishes,
Dr Ghada Khattab
Senior Lecturer in Phonetics and Phonology, Speech and Language Sciences Section
NINEDTP and Northern Bridge Academic Pathway Leader for Linguistics
PGR director, School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences
Convenor, Cross-Faculty Phonetics and Phonology Research Group
Degree Program Director, IPhD in Phonetics and Phonology
Associate Editor, Phonetica
T: 0191 208 6583 | E:
A: School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences| Newcastle University | King George VI Building | Queen Victoria Road | Newcastle upon Tyne | NE1 7RU

Applications Deadline: 28-Feb-2019

Mailing Address for Applications:
        Attn: Anja Papke
        Karl-Liebknecht-Str. 24-25
        Potsdam 14476

Web Address for Applications:

Contact Information:
        Ghada Khattab

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