LINGUIST List 31.716

Tue Feb 18 2020

Jobs: English; German; Morphology; Neurolinguistics; Psycholinguistics: Post Doc, University of Oxford

Editor for this issue: Everett Green <>

Date: 17-Feb-2020
From: Aditi Lahiri <>
Subject: English; German; Morphology; Neurolinguistics; Psycholinguistics: Post Doc, University of Oxford
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University or Organization: University of Oxford
Department: Faculty of Linguistics, Philology and Phonetics
Job Location: Oxford, United Kingdom
Job Title: Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Linguistics

Job Rank: Post Doc

Specialty Areas: Morphology; Neurolinguistics; Psycholinguistics

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


Professor Aditi Lahiri and Professor Carsten Eulitz have been awarded a 3 year research project “Complexity in Derivational Morphology: Theory and Experimental Evidence” under a UK - German Funding Initiative in the Humanities. The project is a joint theoretical and experimental effort to shed light on the question of complexity in derivational morphology. It will be jointly run at the University of Oxford UK and the University of Konstanz Germany, with regular communication between the partners.

The overall role of the postdoctoral post at Oxford (based at the Language and Brain Laboratory, Wellington Square Oxford, with some travel to the University of Konstanz in Germany) is to be responsible for the planning, design, implementation and analysis of the experimental (electrophysiological) part of the project (under the guidance of the PIs) which investigates different aspects of morphological (derivational) complexities in English and German. More specifically, the goal is to explore electrophysiological measures to investigate the covert decomposition of words. The English experiments will be run at Oxford. However, the postdoctoral researcher is also expected to participate in the theoretical analyses with Professors Lahiri and Plank and coordinate and collaborate with the doctoral student and Professor Eulitz at Konstanz.

The postholder will work with the PI to explore electrophysiological measures to understand the covert decomposition of words, varying morpho-phonological and morphological conditions.

The postholder will have a doctoral degree in Linguistics or Psychology (with a focus on language) or a related field; the ability to carry out EEG acquisition and analysis of EEG data independently; and evidence of an excellent background in independent neurolinguistics research, particularly in EEG.

Application Deadline: 20-Mar-2020

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Professor Aditi Lahiri

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