LINGUIST List 32.2046

Mon Jun 14 2021

Support: Spanish; Language Acquisition: PhD, Sheffield Hallam University

Editor for this issue: Becca Morris <>

Date: 14-Jun-2021
From: Javier Aguado-Orea <>
Subject: Spanish; Language Acquisition: PhD, Sheffield Hallam University, UK
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Department: Psychology, Sociology and Politics
Web Address:

Level: PhD

Institution/Organization: Sheffield Hallam University

Specialty Areas: Language Acquisition

Required Language(s): Spanish (spa)


The Psychology group in the Department of Psychology, Sociology and Politics at Sheffield Hallam University intends to appoint Psychology Demonstrators on a three-year fixed term studentship from October 2021.

The studentship is for a period of three years, subject to satisfactory progress and will include full UK/Home tuition fees and an annual stipend at UKRI National Minimum Doctoral Stipend rates, £15,609 for 2021/22, for 3 years. Demonstrators undertake certain teaching assistant duties such as helping conduct psychology laboratories, in addition to working towards a PhD qualification.

Applicants should hold a 1st or 2.1 Honours degree in Psychology. A Masters degree in a relevant subject area would be an advantage.

The productive use of grammatical markers by children with Developmental Language Disorder

Supervised by: Dr Javier Aguado-Orea and Dr Hannah Witherstone

Previous studies have suggested that children with Developmental Language Disorder (DLD) display different symptoms across languages. This has been interpreted as an indicator of early grammatical knowledge, present in typically developing children, but not in DLD children. However, these assumptions rely on very limited datasets. This project will explore the cognitive mechanisms that allow children to produce grammatically-correct sentences in English and Spanish. Child participants will be recruited for both languages. As a PhD candidate, you will be expected to have an interest in language processing and learning, as well as working with children. You will contribute to the creation of auditory stimuli using online software (e.g., No previous knowledge of Spanish language is required, although it is advisable. Proficiency in quantitative data analyses (ideally using R) is also advisable.

To apply, please visit the application link below.

Web Address for Applications:

Contact Information:
        Dr Javier Aguado-Orea

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