LINGUIST List 32.1660

Wed May 12 2021

Support: Language Acquisition; Phonology; Psycholinguistics: PhD, Universidade de Lisboa

Editor for this issue: Becca Morris <>

Date: 11-May-2021
From: Sonia Frota <>
Subject: Language Acquisition; Phonology; Psycholinguistics: PhD, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
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Department: Phonetics and Phonology Lab
Web Address:

Level: PhD

Institution/Organization: Universidade de Lisboa

Duties: Research

Specialty Areas: Language Acquisition; Phonology; Psycholinguistics
Prosody; Sign Language; Language Processing


Applications are invited for one funded PhD position at the Phonetics and Phonology Lab and the Lisbon Baby Lab of the Center of Linguistics of the University of Lisbon. The candidate will develop a project on the Prosody of Portuguese Sign Language/Língua Gestual Portuguesa (LGP). Research on this minority language is remarkably scarce. The work will contribute to the knowledge of the unexplored issues of production, perception and/or acquisition of prosody in LGP.

Candidates should hold a Master degree (MA) in Linguistics, Psychology or related areas.

The work will be conducted at the Phonetics and Phonology Lab and Lisbon Baby Lab (PhonLab/LBL), under the supervison and/or co-supervision of Prof. Marina Vigário, Prof. Sónia Frota and/or Dr. Marisa Cruz. PhonLab/LBL is a leading group for research on prosody and the acquisition of prosody, with a strong interest in multimodal prosody and sign language, working with a network of partners on visual prosody, gestures and sign language. The research will take advantage of the resources, facilities and human assets available at the Lab. One of two possible PhD programs from the University of Lisbon can be chosen: PhD in Linguistics (School of Arts and Humanities, University of Lisbon) and PhD in Cognitive Sciences (University of Lisbon).

The successful candidate is expected to start in the beginning of July 2021.

For more information, please visit the application link provided below.

Web Address for Applications:

Contact Information:
        Prof. Sonia Frota

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