LINGUIST List 32.2199

Tue Jun 29 2021

Jobs: Baltic; Finno-Ugric; Slavic; Cognitive Science; Morphology; Psycholinguistics: Researcher, University of Sheffield

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Date: 28-Jun-2021
From: Neil Bermel <>
Subject: Baltic; Finno-Ugric; Slavic; Cognitive Science; Morphology; Psycholinguistics: Researcher, University of Sheffield, UK
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University or Organization: University of Sheffield
Department: School of Languages and Cultures
Job Location: Sheffield, United Kingdom
Web Address:
Job Title: Research Associate

Job Rank: Researcher

Specialty Areas: Cognitive Science; Morphology; Psycholinguistics

Required Language(s): Baltic


The project, entitled Feast and Famine: Confronting Overabundance and Defectivity in Language, looks at non-canonical inflectional morphology in morphologically complex languages of central and eastern Europe. It includes eight institutions across four countries: the UK, the Czech Republic, Croatia and Estonia, and is led by Professor Neil Bermel (University of Sheffield) in collaboration with Professor Dunstan Brown (University of York).

It represents an excellent opportunity for a suitably trained linguist or psychologist to investigate a project of her/his own design, based on data from a language of this region, while also working as part of a collegial larger team seeking to shed light on these phenomena.

We’re looking to appoint someone who has:
- A PhD in linguistics, psycholinguistics, psychology of language, cognitive science or a related relevant field (or have equivalent experience);
- A research interest in one or more languages from the central and east European area (Slavonic, Baltic or Finno-Ugric);
- A proven track record in experimental research on languages.

You will have the opportunity to define and carry out your own investigation into one of the project’s experimental research questions. These concern how speakers produce material that falls into overabundant and defective paradigmatic slots and how they react to such material.

For more information about the project, please see the project website at

Informal enquiries about the post and the project can be made to the Principal Investigator, Neil Bermel, at (for academic queries), or to the School’s Recruitment Manager, Ms Sandra Henry, at (for queries regarding the appointments process).

For application instructions, please see job reference no. UOS029021 at the application link provided below.

Application Deadline: 23-Jul-2021

Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Professor Neil Bermel
Phone: +44-114-222-7405

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