LINGUIST List 31.461

Fri Jan 31 2020

Jobs: Multiple Languages; Cognitive Science; Language Acquisition; Morphology; Psycholinguistics: Researcher, University of Sheffield

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Date: 29-Jan-2020
From: Sandra Henry <>
Subject: Multiple Languages; Cognitive Science; Language Acquisition; Morphology; Psycholinguistics: Researcher, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
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University or Organization: University of Sheffield
Department: School of Languages and Cultures
Job Location: Sheffield, United Kingdom
Web Address:
Job Title: Research Associate

Job Rank: Researcher

Specialty Areas: Cognitive Science; Language Acquisition; Morphology; Psycholinguistics

Required Language(s): Baltic


The School of Languages and Cultures is seeking to appoint a Research Associate to take part in a three-year project. It is funded by the UK’s Arts and Humanities Research Council and will start on 1 June 2020.

The project, entitled "Feast and Famine: Confronting Overabundance and Defectivity in Language", looks at non-canonical inflectional morphology in morphologically complex languages of central and eastern Europe. It includes eight institutions across four countries: the UK, the Czech Republic, Croatia and Estonia, and will be led by Professor Neil Bermel (University of Sheffield) in collaboration with Professor Dunstan Brown (University of York).

It represents an excellent opportunity for a suitably trained linguist or psychologist to investigate a project of her/his own design, based on data from a language of this region, while also working as part of a collegial larger team seeking to shed light on these phenomena. We’re looking to appoint someone who has:

- A PhD in linguistics, psycholinguistics, psychology of language, cognitive science or a related relevant field (or have equivalent experience);
- A research interest in one or more languages from the central and east European area (Slavonic, Baltic or Finno-Ugric);
- A proven track record in experimental research on languages.

You will have the opportunity to define and carry out your own investigation into one of the project’s experimental research questions. These concern how speakers produce material that falls into overabundant and defective paradigmatic slots and how they react to such material.

For more information about the project, please see the announcement at Documentation for the post , including how to apply, can be found at the application link below (job reference no. UOS025256).

Application Deadline: 27-Feb-2020

Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Professor Neil Bermel
Phone: +44 114 222 7405

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