LINGUIST List 31.873

Tue Mar 03 2020

Jobs: Phonetics; Researcher, Saarland University

Editor for this issue: Everett Green <>

Date: 02-Mar-2020
From: Bernd Möbius <>
Subject: Phonetics; Researcher, Saarland University, Saarbrücken, Germany
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University or Organization: Saarland University
Department: SFB 1102, Information Density and Linguistic Encoding
Job Location: Saarbrücken, Germany
Web Address:
Job Title: Doctoral Researcher

Job Rank: Researcher

Specialty Areas: Phonetics; Speech Science or related discipline


This position is available in the DFG-funded Collaborative Research Center "Information Density and Linguistic Encoding" (SFB 1102). SFB 1102 is a large and varied Research Center that includes 16 research projects in the areas of computational linguistics, psycholinguistics, theoretical linguistics, and phonetics. The aim of this doctoral research position is to contribute to project C1 of SFB 1102, entitled "Information density and the predictability of phonetic structure". The project is concerned with the relation between information density (ID) and phonetic encoding. Specifically, one of the aims is to study interactions between the prosodic hierarchy and the ID profile of utterances.

Another aim is to investigate the effects of channel characteristics and listener orientation on speakers productions, complemented by an analysis of listeners' exploitation of the predicted enhancements that speakers implement.

Please add the following documents to your application:

- letter of motivation detailing how you meet the qualifications;
- representative sample of research work (e.g., the MA/MSc thesis or an advanced seminar paper);
- two names of referees who may be contacted by the search committee by mail;
- Curriculum Vitae (CV);
- transcripts of BA/BSc and MA/MSc courses (English or German version).

All required documents for the application should be emailed as a single pdf document.

Application Deadline: 31-Mar-2020

Email Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Prof. Bernd Möbius

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