Fwd: [RNLD] Upcoming opportunities at the ARC Centre of Excellence for the Dynamics of Language

Nick Thieberger thien at unimelb.edu.au
Fri Mar 13 21:48:11 UTC 2015

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From: Piers Kelly <Piers.Kelly at anu.edu.au>
Date: 13 November 2014 at 14:57
Subject: [RNLD] Upcoming opportunities at the ARC Centre of Excellence for
the Dynamics of Language
To: r-n-l-d <r-n-l-d at unimelb.edu.au>

We are now recruiting a substantial number of three-year postdoctoral
positions for the first phase of the Centre’s activities, to start from
late 2014 through to mid 2015. Each of these positions is open to
international competition, will be based in the University most appropriate
to their project (UWS, UQ, UMelb or ANU), and will be selected by a subset
of the Centre’s personnel. These positions are primarily research-based,
offering the possibility of substantial freedom of research within the
broad ambit of the Centre and its programs. They come with appropriate
research setup and ongoing research support costs (e.g. fieldwork support
for field-based positions), and offer some possibilities for limited

Our temporary website (dynamicsoflanguage.edu.au) is experiencing a few
problems. To keep up with developments, please visit (and 'Like') our
Facebook page instead at: https://www.facebook.com/CoEDL

Newly advertised jobs will be added to the bottom of the About page here:

The following foci have been identified for recruitment in this first
round, as set out below.

   1. Language evolution focussing on structural systems (Simon Greenhill,
   2. Human prehistory and language phylogeny (Simon Greenhill, ANU)
   3. Child language acquisition, focusing on a language of the
   Asia-Pacific region (Alan Rumsey, ANU)
   4. Deep history of language, connecting models of the evolution of
   language with models of the evolution of human cognition and social
   behaviour, using accounts of the evolution of human social behaviour to
   constrain models of the evolution of language (Kim Sterelny, ANU)
   5. Multigenerational documentation of Murrinh-Patha (or another strong
   Australian language such as Arrernte, Yolngu Matha, etc)  (Rachel
   Nordlinger, UMelb)
   6. Corpus development for lesser-described languages, aimed at building
   corpora and also at developing methods and tools for corpus development in
   language documentation projects (Nick Thieberger, UMelb)
   7. Longitudinal study of Indigenous children’s first language
   acquisition (Jill Wigglesworth, UMelb)
   8. Urban multicultural language learning (Paola Escudero, UWS)
   9. Cross-linguistic processing (Anne Cutler, UWS)
   10. Longitudinal child learning of North Australian Kriol (Caroline
   Jones, UWS)
   11. Language contact and/or contact languages in Australia (UQ)
   12. Computational analysis of natural speech and language (Helen Chenery
   / Janet Wiles, UQ)
   13. Mechatronics Engineer (Janet Wiles, UQ)
   14. Robot languages (Janet Wiles, UQ)

And the following second round positions will be advertised in early 2015:

   1. Corpus-building and cross-corpus data-mining for indigenous and
   regional languages (Jane Simpson, ANU / Nick Thieberger, UMelb)
   2. Shaping communication - prosody in Australian languages / Languages
   of Vanuatu / New Caledonia (Janet Fletcher, UMelb)
   3. Papuan languages: fieldwork-based description of an underdescribed
   Papuan language (Nick Evans, ANU)
   4. Semi-parallel corpus-building focussing on categories in social
   cognition – for this (jointly-funded) position, knowledge and scientific
   connections with Germany are required (Nick Evans, ANU)
   5. Australianist corupus linguist in Warumungu (Jane Simpson, ANU)
   6. Language microevolution (Catherine Travis, ANU)
   7. A longitudinal study of children’s language processing (Evan Kidd,

Please head to the relevant institutional recruitment page for more
information, and to apply for positions.  First round advertisements will
progressively appear over the coming months.  If you would like more
information on a position that is not currently advertised, please contact
coedl at anu.edu.au.

Dr Piers Kelly
Communications and Outreach Coordinator
 The ARC Centre of Excellence for the Dynamics of Language
The University of Western Sydney | The University of Queensland | The
University of Melbourne | The Australian National University

T: +61 2 6125 8926
E: piers.kelly at anu.edu.au
W: https://researchers.anu.edu.au/researchers/kelly-pst

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