LINGUIST List 33.328

Thu Jan 27 2022

Jobs: Phonetics: Research Associate, The University of Edinburgh

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Date: 26-Jan-2022
From: Alice Turk <>
Subject: Phonetics: Research Associate, The University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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University or Organization: The University of Edinburgh
Department: Linguistics & English Language
Job Location: City of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Web Address:
Job Title: Research Associate

Job Rank: Researcher

Specialty Areas: Phonetics; Prosodic Structure; Acoustic Analysis


A 26-month, full-time, post for a Research Associate in Experimental Phonetics/Laboratory Phonology is available in the Linguistics & English Language, School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences, the University of Edinburgh.

This is an exciting opportunity for an ambitious researcher to join an AHRC-DFG-funded project “Prosodic structure at the interface between language and speech” (Principal Investigators: Dr. Tina Bögel (U. of Konstanz), Prof. Alice Turk and Dr. Catherine Lai (U. of Edinburgh)). The project’s goals are 1) to test the Prosodic Interface Hypothesis that speakers plan prosodic structure in order to achieve Smooth Signal Redundancy (equal likelihood of recognition of all words in an utterance), and 2) to model language redundancy effects and the prosodic interface in a formal model of grammar. The primary responsibility of the post-holder will be to work in Edinburgh to test the Prosodic Interface Hypothesis with phonetic experiments. The post-holder will devise experimental materials, run experiments, measure and analyse data, interpret results, and contribute to preparing manuscripts for publication. In addition they will liaise with the German team about the implications of the experimental findings for computational grammars.

Applications are invited from those with a PhD in Linguistics, Psychology, Cognitive Science, or a related discipline with a background in speech prosody, laboratory phonology, psycholinguistics and/or experimental phonetics. Applicants should have a strong track record of research and publication in relevant areas, and should have experience in designing and conducting phonetic experiments. Skills in the measurement of speech acoustics and statistical analysis are essential. Please apply via the application link below.

Application Deadline: 22-Feb-2022

Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Prof. Alice Turk

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