18.1385, Support: Dutch, Eng; Disc Analysis, Psycholing: PhD Student, Utrecht U

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Subject: 18.1385, Support: Dutch, Eng; Disc Analysis, Psycholing: PhD Student, Utrecht U

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Date: 08-May-2007
From: uil ots < uilots at let.uu.nl >
Subject: Dutch; English; Discourse Analysis, Psycholinguistics: PhD Student, Utrecht University, The Netherlands

 

	
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Date: Tue, 08 May 2007 10:54:12
From: uil ots < uilots at let.uu.nl >
Subject: Dutch; English; Discourse Analysis, Psycholinguistics: PhD Student, Utrecht University, The Netherlands 
 

Institution/Organization: Utrecht University 
Department: Utrecht Institute of Linguistics 
Web Address: http://www-uilots.let.uu.nl/ 

Level: PhD 

Duties: Research,Teaching
 
Specialty Areas: Discourse Analysis; Psycholinguistics 
 
Required Language(s): Dutch (nld)
                      English (eng) 

Description:

The five-year research program, awarded to Ted Sanders by The Netherlands
Organization for Scientific Research (NWO), studies human cognition by
investigating the mechanisms underlying discourse coherence. Starting from the
challenging idea of a direct link between linguistic categorization and
cognition, causal connectives are investigated. The project focuses on the
analysis, acquisition and processing of causal relations in discourse. The
hypothesis is that the cognitive principles of causality and subjectivity play a
crucial role; they explain for the organization of the lexicon of connectives in
different languages, as well as for the order in which children acquire
connectives and the way in which experienced language users interpret causal
relations.
The program has started in September 2006. The team consists of the program
leader, a Post Doc working on the cross-linguistic realization of connectives
and a PhD student working on connective acquisition.
At present, there are three vacancies in the program. 

POSITION 1: Post Doc

POSITION 2  (Position number 68723; starting date September, 1, 2007):  in close
collaboration with the Post Doc, a PhD student will investigate the processing
and interpretation of various types of causal connectives, which differ in the
amount of  information they convey on how to interpret the discourse. Is
processing easier when the connectives express more specific information?

POSITION 3 (Position number 68724; starting date September, 1, 2007): in close
collaboration with an ongoing Post Doc project, a PhD student will investigate
the linguistic categorization of causal relations with connectives in Dutch and
English, in spoken and written discourse. Methods are theoretical-linguistic and
corpus-oriented. In spoken discourse, special attention is paid to the role of
prosody in the linguistic realization of causality. 

Goals
The PhD projects involve a research training and aim at a dissertation within
maximally four years. As part of their training, PhD students will take courses
offered by the National Graduate School in Linguistics (LOT).

Qualifications
We are looking for ambitious PhD students, with enthusiasm for (text) linguistic
and psycholinguistic issues, who are prepared to collaborate with other
researchers in a team. 

Applicants for the PhD Position 2 have graduated in (psycho) linguistics,
language and communication, or discourse studies, or expect to graduate before 1
September 2007. Candidates are near-native speakers of English. Further
desirable qualifications are: thorough knowledge of Dutch, experience with
experimental and corpus-based methods and enthusiasm for language processing.

Applicants for the PhD Position 3 have graduated in (psycho) linguistics,
language and communication, phonetics or discourse studies, or expect to
graduate before 1 September 2007. Candidates are native speakers of Dutch.
Further desirable qualifications: near-native in English, experience with
prosodic analysis and corpus-based methods and enthusiasm for discourse analysis.

Work conditions
For Positions 2 and 3, we offer a full-time 1-year PhD position (to be extended
with a maximum of two more years upon positive evaluation) with a gross monthly
salary starting at EUR 1.956,- per month in the first year on the basis of 1.0 FTE.
All positions offer good secondary work conditions. 

How to apply
We prefer applications by email. Specify your name and vacancy number in the
message as well as in the subject header. Also, include a list of attachments in
the message, and specify your name in every attachment. Also see our website. 

Application Deadline: 04-Jun-2007 

Mailing Address for Applications:
	Attn: Ms I. Wagenaar 
	Personnel Department, Faculty of Humanities 
	Kromme Nieuwegracht 46 
	Utrecht 3512 HJ 
	Netherlands 	
	
Web Address for Applications: http://www-uilots.let.uu.nl/ 

Contact Information: 
	Dr. M. Schoorlemmer 
	schoorlemmer at let.uu.nl 
	Phone:+31-30-2536183






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