Selección docente: Adquisición de la lengua materna y extranjera (ISPJVG)

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INSTITUTO SUPERIOR DEL PROFESORADO  “DR. JOAQUÍN V. GONZÁLEZ”
Profesorado en Inglés

Adquisición de la lengua materna y extranjera (1er cuatrimestre)
Horario: Miércoles 16:10 a 18:10hs

Adquisición de la lengua materna y extranjera (2do cuatrimestre)
HORARIO: Miércoles 20:50 a 22:50hs

Inscripción online del 3/06 al 11/06

Llamado a concurso Ingles Adquisición de Lengua Materna y Extranjera BD_compressed

 

PhD Position in Language Acquisition

PhD Position in Language Acquisition

With the launch of a new National Center of Competence in Research (NCCR) Evolving Language, which involves nearly 40 different research groups from a large variety of disciplines across Switzerland, we seek to hire a PhD student (four-year, 60%) specialized in first language acquisition. The position is part of the Work Package (WP) Joint action. The goal of this WP is to understand how adults, young children from different cultures learning a variety of maximally diverse languages and non-human primates engage in joint actions and how they perceive or experience commitment, and the role of language in this process. To this end we plan to analyze bodily and linguistic involvement in joint actions both in large cross-linguistic corpora and in experimental settings, and, potentially, via fieldwork.

Your responsibilities

The successful PhD student will become part of a large interdisciplinary team tackling the topic of language evolution. They will be responsible for conducting investigations focused on young children within the WP, under the joint supervision of Professors Adrian Bangerter (University of Neuchâtel), Judith Burkart (University of Zurich) and Sabine Stoll (University of Zurich). Empirical avenues for investigation will involve a combination of existing corpora (e.g., ACQDIV corpus, videotaped social interactions), fieldwork (if possible) and experimental research.

Your profile

The ideal candidate has an MSc or MA degree in developmental psychology, psycholinguistics or linguistics with specialization in language acquisition or social interaction in young children. She/he has a strong interest in corpus linguistics, a solid background in statistics and in at least one scripting language (e.g., R, Python), or a background in experimental research. Familiarity with conversation or interaction analysis or fieldwork experience is a plus.

What we offer

We offer varied and interesting work in an inspiring and socially relevant environment. Diversity and inclusion are important to us. The NCCR places great emphasis on gender balance; we particularly encourage women to apply.

Place of work

The successful candidate will be primarily based either at the University of Zurich or the University of Neuchâtel, and will move between both institutions.

Start of employment

Review of applications starts November 1 and applications are accepted until the position is filled. Applications should include the following:

  • a cover letter stating your motivation and vision for the position (1 page max)
  • a CV
  • a copy of the highest degree obtained
  • the names of two referees
Please submit your application via the UZH job portal

Many Paths to Language (MPAL) – Max Planck Institute

MANY PATHS TO LANGUAGE (MPAL)
22 OCTOBER 2020 10:00 – 23 OCTOBER 2020 18:00
 MAX PLANCK INSTITUTE
 CONFERENCE

Children show astonishing variation in the way they acquire their native language(s); each developmental milestone in both production and comprehension is marked by meaningful individual differences.This 2-day online workshop focuses on meaningful differences in the way children acquire language. It will explore (a) multiple sources of variation in early language development, including: children’s linguistic and cultural environments, their cognitive maturation, and the structural properties of the languages they are acquiring, alongside (b) the implications of this variation for the mechanisms that drive and support native language acquisition, given the overall robustness of learning in the face of this variability.
The workshop will also include some live sessions aimed at advancing interdisciplinary discussion.

Invited speakers
Gabriella Vigliocco (University College London)
Andrea Ravignani (MPI for Psycholinguistics)
David Barner (University of California, San Diego)

Please note that, due to COVID-19: The workshop will take place fully online.

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION
Abstract submission is closed as of July 1st, 2020. Authors were notified of presentation decisions before August 15th, 2020.

VENUE AND REGISTRATION
The workshop will take place ONLINE on October 22nd–23rd, 2020, hosted virtually by the Max Planck Institute in Nijmegen, The Netherlands.
Registration is free but mandatory by October 10th, 2020.

ORGANIZERS
Marisa CasillasRana Abu-Zhaya, and Caroline Rowland
Contact: mpal@mpi.nl
Más información.

PhD position at Université catholique de Louvain

Institution/Organization: Université catholique de Louvain
Department: Centre for English Corpus Linguistics
Web Address

Level: PhD
Duties: Research
Specialty Areas: Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Text/Corpus Linguistics
Required Language(s): English (eng) French (fra)

Description:
Project: The PhD fellowship is part of an FNRS-funded project entitled “PROCEED with L1 and L2 writing fluency”. This project relies on data from the Process Corpus of English in Education (PROCEED) which reflect the writing process in the form of keystroke log files (recorded by means of the Inputlog software) and screencast videos. It centres around the concept of writing fluency, looking at how smooth and rapid the writing process is, whether writing is interrupted by pauses, revisions, etc. The main objective is to compare the writing fluency of French-speaking learners of English writing in their mother tongue (L1) and in the target language (L2). This will involve highlighting the similarities and differences between L1 and L2 writing fluency profiles, as well as distinguishing the aspects of L2 writing fluency that are the result of general and language-independent skills from those that are caused by the difficulty of writing in a non-native language. The project also pursues a more theoretical objective by considering fluency as a means of providing insights into the mental processes underlying the writing event. Such insights then make it possible to develop writing process models representing native and non-native novice writing, and showing how L1 and L2 writing abilities interact with each other. Finally, the project aims to help improve L2 learners’ writing fluency thanks to the pedagogical exploitation of L2 writing process data.

Position:
The PhD candidate will work in Louvain-la-Neuve under the supervision of Gaëtanelle Gilquin (CECL, UCLouvain). S/he will be affiliated with the Institute for Language and Communication and will be a member of the CECL. The doctoral grant amounts to approximately 1800 EUR net per month and includes social security. Funding will also be available for research activities such as attending summer schools, participating in international conferences or doing short research stays abroad. The period of employment will be for 4 years. Applicants from outside the EU are responsible for obtaining the necessary visa or permits.

The candidate’s activities will include the following:
– Taking part in the doctoral training programme;
– Working actively on a PhD thesis, to be defended by the end of the four-year position;
– Collecting process data for the project, to be part of PROCEED;
– Reporting on the results of the PhD project in scientific articles and at conferences;
– Carrying out a limited number of administrative and research support tasks.

Starting date: no later than 1 January 2021
Profile:
– Master’s degree in Linguistics, in Linguistics and Literature or in Philology (or comparable)
– Excellent academic record and strong interest in linguistics
– Excellent command of English (including Academic English) and French
– Familiarity with corpus linguistic methods and tools as well as strong analytical skills
– Skills in statistical analysis of corpus data or willingness to acquire such skills
– Computational linguistics skills are an asset, but not a requirement
– Capacity to work independently and as part of a team

Job application:
If you are interested in this position, please send the following documents in electronic form to Gaëtanelle Gilquin (gaetanelle.gilquin@uclouvain.be):
– A cover letter in English explaining why you want to participate in this project and how you meet the above requirements;
– A detailed CV in English or in French;
– A copy of Bachelor’s and Master’s diplomas;
– A transcript of records for Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees;
– a sample piece of academic writing in English (and French, if available);
– The names and contact details of two academic referees.

Contact Information:
Prof. Gaëtanelle Gilquin
gaetanelle.gilquin@uclouvain.be

Two-Year PostDoc in ERC Project LeibnizDream

University or Organization: ZAS
Department: Semantics-Pragmatics
Job Location: Berlin, Germany
Web Address
Job Title: Two-Year PostDoc in ERC Project LeibnizDream
Job Rank: Post Doc
Specialty Areas: General Linguistics; Semantics

Description:
The Leibniz-Center General Linguistics (ZAS, www.leibniz-zas.de) invites applications for a two-year full-time post-doctoral research position in the ERC research project LeibnizDream (www.leibnizdream.eu), Generator group, PI Uli Sauerland starting January 1st, 2021 or soon thereafter. The regulations of German limited term contract law apply. For applicants who have not worked at ZAS before the contract duration would be for 24 months. Pay is at the E13 level of the German TVöD payscale. Applications for less than full-time hours will be considered.

Requirements:
– Strong expertise in semantics
– Completed Ph.D. by the time of appointment

Desired Assets:
– Cross-linguistic semantics and fieldwork
– Language acquisition
– Syntax/semantics interface and morpho-semantics
– Experimental methods and statistics
– Teaching competence including for instructional videos
– Tech skills for collaborative, open science and computational methods
– Proven team-work skills

Duties:
You work in different small teams with experts on language acquistion and morphology to design and evaluate cross-linguistic acquisition studies to test the Meaning First view of grammar the project is based on. The comparative experiments are carried out across up to 50 different languages in collaboration with partners across the globe following the specification of the project grant. You lead one such study and contribute to up to three others as the semanticist. We target six different areas of morpho-syntax/semantics, 1) the expression of causation and agency, and 2) of motion events, 3) the binary connectives, 4) negative concepts such as exclusion, antonyms, and negation, 5) quantificational concepts including genericity and distributivity, and 6) dependencies most frequently analyzed as variable binding (wh-questions, relative clauses, degree clauses).The project aims for cultural diversity and gender balance of its staff. The project furthermore seeks to implement the principles of open science. ZAS is an equal opportunity employer.

Applications must be submitted via electronic mail and include the following four items (1, 2 and 3 in PDF format):

1) A letter of intent specifying research experience and plans;
2) The curriculum vitae including a complete list of publications;
3) Electronic copies of up to three representative publications; and
4) The names and email addresses of at least two scholars to be contacted for letters of recommendation. Interested researchers wishing for secure
communication with PGP can contact us for the necessary encryption key.

Application Deadline: 06-Sep-2020

Email Address for Applications: leibnizdream@leibniz-zas.de
Contact Information:
Project LeibnizDream
Email: leibnizdream@leibniz-zas.de

Seminario de Maestría: diferencias Individuales en la enseñanza/adquisición de lenguas extranjeras

Seminario de Maestría

Diferencias Individuales en la enseñanza/adquisición de lenguas extranjeras
Modelos de enseñanza de las lenguas segundas y extranjeras
Docentes: Mgtr. Gabriela Tavella y Mgtr. Silvina Rodríguez (UNCo)

  • Inicio virtual: 1 de septiembre (PEDCO)
  • 1° encuentro sincrónico: 11 de septiembre de 15 a 17 h (Zoom/Meet)
FORMULARIO DE INSCRIPCIÓN

Aranceles y forma de pago en Guía de trámites
[Los programas se agregarán en breve]

Nota: estos seminarios se cursan de manera paralela, pero tanto el pago como su acreditación se computan de manera independiente.

Más info

Learning Scientist position at Duolingo

Duolingo is looking for a world-class expert in the learning sciences broadly construed who can effectively apply their knowledge of learning-related research findings in the context of developing an educational app. If you are well versed in the research on learning, can think flexibly and creatively about research applications within specific product constraints, and can clearly communicate ideas and research findings to non-experts, this job is for you! You will join our team of learning scientists, curriculum designers, and educational content developers to help us deliver the best language education in the world. This job is based in Pittsburgh, PA.

Responsibilities:
– Collaborate with a cross-functional group of stakeholders (product managers, engineers, curriculum designers, educational content developers, product designers) to bring research-informed product features to life
– Ensure that product features are well-grounded in learning science by providing high-level guidance about how to apply research findings to the Duolingo product
– Provide hands-on support with any tasks that would benefit from a learning-expert perspective, such as learning-focused user research or data analysis to evaluate the learning effectiveness of specific product features or understand user learning outcomes
– Be responsible for regular communication with subject matter experts / course creators across teams in order to leverage their insights for product development

Requirements:
– Ph.D. in cognitive science, cognitive psychology, learning sciences, linguistics, second language acquisition, or a related field
– Research expertise and strong publication record in an area within learning sciences, including but not limited to language development, second language acquisition, statistical learning, non-native speech perception & learning, categorization & category learning, analogical learning, or memory
– Strong skills in experimental design and data analysis
– Passion for language learning and some knowledge of at least one language other than English
– Outstanding interpersonal communication and organizational skills
– A desire to make the world a better place through technology

Exceptional candidates will have:
– Experience working in industry, especially in educational technology (e.g., internships)
– Excellent skills in data science tools, such as R, SQL, and Python
– High proficiency in multiple languages or experience teaching a second language

Application link.