LINGUIST List 31.2975

Thu Oct 01 2020

Support: Language Acquisition; Psycholinguistics: PhD, MultiLing/University of Oslo

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Date: 01-Oct-2020
From: Elizabeth Lanza <>
Subject: Language Acquisition; Psycholinguistics: PhD, MultiLing/University of Oslo, Norway
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Department: Linguistics and Scandinavian Studies
Web Address:

Level: PhD

Institution/Organization: MultiLing Center for Multilingualism in Society across the Lifespan/University of Oslo

Duties: Research,Project Work

Specialty Areas: Language Acquisition; Psycholinguistics


One fully-funded 3-year Doctoral Research Fellowship (SKO 1017), financed by a FRIPRO grant from the Research Council of Norway, is available at the Center for Multilingualism in Society across the Lifespan (MultiLing) at the Department of Linguistics and Scandinavian Studies, University of Oslo. The fellowship is part of one of MultiLing’s research projects, which is entitled ''The role of parental speech on infant language development: Insights from Norwegian language''.

MultiLing is a Center of Excellence funded by the Research Council of Norway (2013-2023). MultiLing aims to generate scientific knowledge on multilingualism across the lifespan, related to three themes: Theme 1 Multilingual competence, Theme 2 Multilingual practices, and Theme 3 Multilingualism, ideologies and language policies (for more information, see

The project examines, in a longitudinal design, the role of infant-directed speech in language development of Norwegian 6- to 18-month-old infants. The successful candidate will contribute to participant recruitment and data collection. In addition, the candidate will perform acoustic analyses of parental speech addressed to infants at 6, 9, 12 and 15 months and will examine how the acoustic features of parental speech predict infants’ performance in eye-tracking linguistic tasks administered at 6, 9, 12, 15 and 18 months of age.

The project is led by Dr. Natalia Kartushina, in collaboration with Professor Julien Mayor (Section of Health, Development and Personality Psychology, Department of Psychology, University of Oslo) and Dr. Alejandrina Cristia (CNRS, Laboratoire de Sciences Cognitives et Psycholinguistique, Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris). The PhD Fellow will work at MultiLing (Department of Linguistics and Scandinavian Studies, UiO) in collaboration with the Babyling Lab based at the Section of Health, Developmental and Personality Psychology (UiO).

For more information please see the application link provided below.

Applications Deadline: 01-Nov-2020

Web Address for Applications:

Contact Information:
        Dr. Natalia Kartushina

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