24.461, Support: Psycholinguistics, Sentence Processing: PhD Student, University of Oldenburg, Germany

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Subject: 24.461, Support: Psycholinguistics, Sentence Processing: PhD Student, University of Oldenburg, Germany

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Date: Fri, 25 Jan 2013 09:32:43
From: Esther Ruigendijk [esther.ruigendijk at uni-oldenburg.de]
Subject: Psycholinguistics, Sentence Processing: PhD Student, University of Oldenburg, Germany

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 Institution/Organization: University of Oldenburg 
Department: Dutch linguistics and literature 
Web Address: http://www.uni-oldenburg.de/niederlandistik/ 

Level: PhD 

Specialty Areas: Psycholinguistics 
Sentence Processing 


Language comprehension is influenced by many different factors. From a
psycholinguistic perspective, we address issues of for instance, sentence
complexity, ambiguity and the interaction with processing capacity as measured
by certain memory span tasks. From a psychophysical point of view, language is
a signal that has to be properly processed, to be intelligible. Intelligible
language is not necessarily comprehended equally well by different individuals
though. This project aims to investigate interactions between intelligibility
and comprehension and correlate these with individual variations in processing
capacity. This will be studied with reaction time as well as ERP and/or
eye-tracking studies. In the end, we would like to find out how the brain
reacts when it processes complex sentences and in how far this depends on
intelligibility, complexity and processing capacity.

Duties of the candidate:

- To design, carry out and analyse sentence processing experiments, possibly
with eyetracking and/or ERP
- To prepare scientific manuscripts about the effects of processing capacity
on understanding and processing sentences and its interaction with e.g.
sentence complexity

Desired experience of the candidate:

- Academic Master's degree in (Psycho)-Linguistics, Psychology (with a
specialization in speech/language processing) or a related discipline
- Prior experience with statistical analysis, as well as with online sentence
comprehension/ processing methods, such as RT studies, self-paced reading and
eyetracking or ERPs
- Experience with Eprime and/or Matlab would be helpful, as well as good
knowledge of English and working knowledge of German.

Application Deadline: 15-Feb-2013 

Mailing Address for Applications:
	Attn: Esther Ruigendijk 
University of Oldenburg 
Department of Dutch 
Oldenburg 26111 
Web Address for Applications: http://www.uni-oldenburg.de/stellen/ 

Contact Information: 
	Esther Ruigendijk 
esther.ruigendijk at uni-oldenburg.de 

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