LINGUIST List 32.2016

Thu Jun 10 2021

Jobs: Language Acquisition: Post Doc, University of Oslo

Editor for this issue: Becca Morris <>

Date: 08-Jun-2021
From: Natalia Kartushina <>
Subject: Language Acquisition: Post Doc, University of Oslo, Norway
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University or Organization: University of Oslo
Department: Center for Multilingualism in Society across the Lifespan
Job Location: Oslo, Norway
Web Address:
Job Title: Postdoctoral Fellowship in Early Language Development

Job Rank: Post Doc

Specialty Areas: Language Acquisition


One fully-funded 2-year Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (SKO 1352), 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 connected to one of MultiLing’s research projects, which is entitled "The role of parental speech on infant language development: Insights from Norwegian language", 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). A brief description of the project can be found at this link:

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 successful applicant will work closely with Natalia Kartushina (project manager) and a PhD student to examine the acoustic properties of infant-directed speech and their role in early language development of Norwegian 6- to 18-month-old infants. In particular, the candidate will be involved in carrying out the acoustic analyses of parental speech and computing a number of traditional measures used to describe infant-directed speech, complemented with the measures aimed to assess the quality and clarity of speech sound production (e.g., sound distinctiveness, category preciseness).

Applicants are expected to present a statement of research, summarizing their scientific work and their research interest, and articulate how they fit into the current project.

The position is available for a period of two years, starting November-December 2021. The main purpose of postdoctoral research fellowships is to qualify researchers for work in higher academic positions within their disciplines.

More about this position can be found at the application link provided below.

Application Deadline: 31-Aug-2021

Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Natalia Kartushina

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