PhD position in the Centre de Lingüística Teòrica of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona (UAB)


18 Oct 2023
Job Information

Organisation/Company
Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona (UAB)
Department
Department of Catalan Philology
Research Field
Language sciences » Linguistics
Psychological sciences » Cognitive science
Researcher Profile
First Stage Researcher (R1)
Country
Spain
Application Deadline
25 Oct 2023 – 23:59 (Europe/Madrid)
Type of Contract
Temporary
Job Status
Full-time
Offer Starting Date
1 Jan 2024
Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?
Not funded by an EU programme
Is the Job related to staff position within a Research Infrastructure?
Yes

Offer Description

Project PID2022-138413NB-I00, entitled Development and acquisition of preverbal syntax and semantics and financed by the Agencia Estatal de Investigación, is opening a funded 4-year PhD position in the Centre de Lingüística Teòrica of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona.   

Our project aims at advacing our understanding of language acquisition, by considering infant and child grammar in underexplored areas, all revolving around operators, with new methods now available. The experimental studies proposed regard the development of syntax and semantics at a point when infants are still unable to produce multiword sequences, but are nevertheless able to comprehend (to a still unknown extent) as revealed by eye-tracking techniques. The research questions underlying the experiments proposed are: When do children establish the properties of the particular language they are acquiring? Is the acquisition path homogeneous across languages? Are the parochial properties of different languages established much earlier in the life of infants than previously thought? Pursuing our former work, we plan to investigate experimentally the comprehension of operators: wh-movement in wh- questions and logical operators. 

 

Candidates with a background in linguistics, cognitive science and related fields, holding a Master’s degree, are invited to apply. The application period is from October 18th  to October 25th , 2023, and further details on working conditions are available of the UAB portal (https://tauler.seu.cat/pagDetall.do?idEdicte=457080&idens=11 ).

The position will start in 2024 (exact date to be established).

Applications can be completed through the website (https://seleccio.uab.cat/convocatoriesupac/login/auth?lang=en ). For any further questions, do not hesitate to contact the PIs, Anna Gavarró ([email protected] ) and Elena Pagliarini ([email protected] ).

Requirements

Research Field
Language sciences » Linguistics
Education Level
Master Degree or equivalent

Research Field
Psychological sciences » Cognitive science
Education Level
Master Degree or equivalent

Languages
ENGLISH
Level
Good

Research Field
Language sciences » LinguisticsPsychological sciences » Psychology
Years of Research Experience
None

Additional Information
Work Location(s)

Number of offers available
1
Company/Institute
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
Country
Spain
State/Province
Bellaterra
Postal Code
08193
Geofield

Where to apply

Website
https://seleccio.uab.cat/convocatoriesupac/login/auth?lang=en

Contact

State/Province
Barcelona
City
Cerdanyola del Vallés
Website
https://seleccio.uab.cat/convocatoriesupac/login/auth?lang=en
https://tauler.seu.cat/pagDetall.do?idEdicte=457080&idens=11
http://www.uab.cat
Street
Campus Bellaterra, Edifici Rectorat
Postal Code
08193
E-Mail
[email protected]
[email protected]

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