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Vacancies


The Collaborative Research Center SFB 1287 “Limits of Variability in Language: Cognitive, Grammatical, and Social Aspects” in Potsdam, Germany, invites applications for 17 positions for PhD candidates and Postdocs available from July 2017 for a duration of four years (subject to funding commitment).

Language users exhibit a high degree of variability at all levels of the linguistic system, language use, and language development and change. This variability in language can be characterised as the range of different possible linguistic behaviours that are available to a language user, a language community, or in specific languages at any linguistic level. By exploring the systematicity and the limits of variability in linguistic behaviours, the main focus of the CRC will be on identifying the constraints of the underlying linguistic system. Several projects will jointly evaluate the limits, relations, dependencies, and commonalities of different types of variability across a range of linguistic phenomena from the perspectives of (A) language interaction and change, of (B) language processing, and of (C) grammatical systems. The CRC provides a fantastic research infrastructure including a large interdisciplinary network of researchers, its own graduate school, and funding opportunities for conference visits, summer schools, hosting international experts etc.

A detailed description of the available positions and the respective requirements can be found below.

 

 

Project A01:
Integration of linguistic resources in highly diverse urban settings: Stretching the limits of variability (one 65% position).
PIs: Prof. H. Wiese und U. Freywald

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Project A03:
Discourse Strategies across Social Media: Variability in Individuals, Groups, and Channels (two 65% positions).
PIs: Dr. T. Scheffler und  Prof. M. Stede

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Project B01:
Prosodic cue variability: Effects on spoken language comprehension and production in different populations (two 65% positions). 
PIs: Prof. I. Wartenburger  und Dr. S. Hanne

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Project B02:
Understanding variability and its limits in impaired and unimpaired sentence comprehension (one 65% position).
PIs: Prof. S. Vasishth, Dr. F. Burchert und Dr. N. Stadie

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Project B03:
Modelling the interaction between eye-movement control and parsing processes (two 65% positions).
PIs: Prof. R. Engbert und Prof. S. Vasishth

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Project B05:
Variability and its limits in the time course of language production processes (one post-doc position, 100%).
PI: Dr. A. Bürki

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Project C01:
Shift of borders in syntactic variability: A training approach (two 65% positions or 1 postdoctoral position).
PIs: Prof. G. Fanselow und Prof. R. Kliegl

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Project C02:
Limits of variability in interpretation (one 65% position)
PIs: Prof. M. Zimmermann und Prof. A. Koller

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Project C03:
Effects of variable input on word learning and word recognition in infants (one 100% postdoc, one 65% position).
PIs: Prof. B. Höhle und Prof. A. Gafos

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Project C04:
Interval-based indices of syllabic structure: The crucial role of variability (one 100% postdoc position or one 65% and one 75% position). 
PI: Prof. A. Gafos

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Project C05:
The limits of variability in extraction asymmetries (one 65% position). 
PI: Prof. D. Georgi

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Project MGK:
Integrated Research Training Group (one 50% postdoc position).
PI: Dr. T. Scheffler

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