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Job Faculty of Arts - PhD/Postdoc positions L2 acquisition and L1 attrition of Dutch and German

PhD/Postdoc positions L2 acquisition and L1 attrition of Dutch and German

Specifications - (explanation)

Location Groningen
Function typesPostdoc positions, PhD positions
EducationUniversity Graduate
Job number 210181-85
Translations
About employer University of Groningen
Short link www.academictransfer.com/4730

Job description

The PhD/postdoc positions are part of the NWO-funded Vici research project "The age effect in bilingual development: grammatical gender in second language acquisition and first language attrition", awarded to Dr. Monika S. Schmid. The program examines to what extent second language learners can attain fully native-like representations of grammatical gender, and what the role of their own language background and the age at which they started acquiring the L2 is in this respect. In order to shed more light on this question, migrants who have lived in an environment where a non-gender language is spoken are also investigated. The project will employ neurocognitive experimental techniques (ERPs and eyetracking) as well as more traditional behavioral measures (grammaticality judgments and free speech).
Additional information as well as a complete description of the project and the PhD/Postdoc subprojects, can be obtained from the principal investigator or secretary CLGC.

Requirements

- Master's degree (preferably a Research Master) in (Neuro-/Psycho-/ Applied/ General) Linguistics, Psychology, or a related field for the PhD positions/PhD in one of these disciplines for a postdoc position
- excellent record of undergraduate and Master's level study
- native or near-native speaker of Dutch or German and excellent command of English
- ability to work in a research team
- ability or willingness to learn to apply experimental methods is an advantage.

Conditions of employment

The University of Groningen offers the four PhD's a salary of € 2,042 gross per month in the first year to € 2,612 gross per month in the fourth year (figures based on full employment). The full-time appointment is temporary for a specified period of four years.

The University of Groningen offers the postdoc a starting salary from € 3,195 (scale 11.0) to € 3,422 (scale 11.3) gross per month in the third year, an 8% holiday allowance per annum and an end of the year bonus (8,3%) for a full-time position. The position will provide funding for three years (1,0 fte).
Interviews will take place as soon as possible after the application deadline.

The University provides a career advisory service for partners of new staff who move to Groningen.

The university is an equal opportunities employer. Because women are still underrepresented in a number of fields, they are particularly encouraged to apply.

Start date: 1 January 2011.

Affiliation
The PhD candidate will be affiliated with the 'Language and Literacy Development across the Lifespan' group from the Center for Language and Cognition Groningen (CLCG) at the Faculty of Arts of the University of Groningen. This institute embraces all the Linguistics research in the faculty. The PhD candidate will be enrolled in the research training programme of the Graduate School for the Humanities.

The position requires residence in Groningen, 38 hours/week research and research training, and must result in a PhD dissertation. After the first year there will be an assessment of the candidates' results and the progress of the project to decide whether the employment will be continued.

We would like to receive your letter of motivation in English accompanied by a curriculum vitae, a copy of diplomas and a list of grades, a list of publications (if applicable) and the names and e-mail addresses of two academic referees. Pdf-files can be send to the following adress: vmp@rug.nl

Organisation

Faculty of Arts

Since its foundation in 1614, the University of Groningen has enjoyed an international reputation as a dynamic and innovative centre of higher education offering high-quality teaching and research. Balanced study and career paths in a wide variety of disciplines encourage the 27,000 students and researchers to develop their own individual talents. Belonging to the best research universities in Europe and joining forces with prestigeous partner universities and networks, the University of Groningen is truly an international place of knowledge.
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PhD/Postdoc positions L2 acquisition and L1 attrition of Dutch and German

Specifications - (explanation)

Location Groningen
Function typesPostdoc positions, PhD positions
EducationUniversity Graduate
Job number 210181-85
Translations
About employer University of Groningen
Short link www.academictransfer.com/4730

Job description

The PhD/postdoc positions are part of the NWO-funded Vici research project "The age effect in bilingual development: grammatical gender in second language acquisition and first language attrition", awarded to Dr. Monika S. Schmid. The program examines to what extent second language learners can attain fully native-like representations of grammatical gender, and what the role of their own language background and the age at which they started acquiring the L2 is in this respect. In order to shed more light on this question, migrants who have lived in an environment where a non-gender language is spoken are also investigated. The project will employ neurocognitive experimental techniques (ERPs and eyetracking) as well as more traditional behavioral measures (grammaticality judgments and free speech).
Additional information as well as a complete description of the project and the PhD/Postdoc subprojects, can be obtained from the principal investigator or secretary CLGC.

Requirements

- Master's degree (preferably a Research Master) in (Neuro-/Psycho-/ Applied/ General) Linguistics, Psychology, or a related field for the PhD positions/PhD in one of these disciplines for a postdoc position
- excellent record of undergraduate and Master's level study
- native or near-native speaker of Dutch or German and excellent command of English
- ability to work in a research team
- ability or willingness to learn to apply experimental methods is an advantage.

Conditions of employment

The University of Groningen offers the four PhD's a salary of € 2,042 gross per month in the first year to € 2,612 gross per month in the fourth year (figures based on full employment). The full-time appointment is temporary for a specified period of four years.

The University of Groningen offers the postdoc a starting salary from € 3,195 (scale 11.0) to € 3,422 (scale 11.3) gross per month in the third year, an 8% holiday allowance per annum and an end of the year bonus (8,3%) for a full-time position. The position will provide funding for three years (1,0 fte).
Interviews will take place as soon as possible after the application deadline.

The University provides a career advisory service for partners of new staff who move to Groningen.

The university is an equal opportunities employer. Because women are still underrepresented in a number of fields, they are particularly encouraged to apply.

Start date: 1 January 2011.

Affiliation
The PhD candidate will be affiliated with the 'Language and Literacy Development across the Lifespan' group from the Center for Language and Cognition Groningen (CLCG) at the Faculty of Arts of the University of Groningen. This institute embraces all the Linguistics research in the faculty. The PhD candidate will be enrolled in the research training programme of the Graduate School for the Humanities.

The position requires residence in Groningen, 38 hours/week research and research training, and must result in a PhD dissertation. After the first year there will be an assessment of the candidates' results and the progress of the project to decide whether the employment will be continued.

We would like to receive your letter of motivation in English accompanied by a curriculum vitae, a copy of diplomas and a list of grades, a list of publications (if applicable) and the names and e-mail addresses of two academic referees. Pdf-files can be send to the following adress: vmp@rug.nl

Organisation

Faculty of Arts

Since its foundation in 1614, the University of Groningen has enjoyed an international reputation as a dynamic and innovative centre of higher education offering high-quality teaching and research. Balanced study and career paths in a wide variety of disciplines encourage the 27,000 students and researchers to develop their own individual talents. Belonging to the best research universities in Europe and joining forces with prestigeous partner universities and networks, the University of Groningen is truly an international place of knowledge.