3-year Postdoc positions – Speech and Language Disorders

3-year Postdoc positions – Speech and Language Disorders

The Research Group on Cognition and Language (GRECIL) at the Open University of Catalonia in Barcelona (Spain) invites researchers working in any field of speech and language disorders, with special interest in advances on technological applications for these populations, to apply to one of the following call for post-doctoral grants that is now open:

  • Beatriu de Pinós post-doctoral grants (3 years, funded by the regional government; at least 2 years of postdoctoral experience outside Spain)
  • UOC post-doctoral  grants (3 years, funded by the Open University of Catalonia)
Applicants must hold a PhD. Knowledge of Catalan or Spanish is not required. Applicants need the approval of the host research group prior to the submission of their proposal at the call. Both grants are highly competitive and they are more suitable for candidates that are applying for their second postdoc. More information can be found here:
  • Beatriu de Pinós post-doctoral grants (call for applications coming soon): Candidates of any nationality who have obtained a doctorate qualification between 1 January 2012 and 31 December 2017 (understood as the date of obtaining the doctorate as the date of the reading and approval of the thesis).
  • UOC post-doctoral  grants (deadline for applications, March 1st): Candidates of any nationality who have obtained a doctorate qualification after 1 January 2014
 Located at the Open University of Catalonia in Barcelona (Spain), the Research Group on Cognition and Language (GRECIL) is part of the Department of Psychology and Education Sciences. Our group studies any aspect of human language and cognition, with a specific interest in speech, language, and cognitive impairments (more info on the group here). Our lines of research include:
  • Creation, implementation and evaluation of digital solutions to improve the detection, diagnosis and intervention of children with neurodevelopmental disorders (NDDs).
  • Acquisition of phonetic and phonological abilities in typical populations and populations with special educational needs (e.g., children exposed to non-native languages and children with NDDs)
  • Interaction between phonology, gesture, and pragmatics in language acquisition
  • Early intervention and evidence-based practice of language and communication disorders in childhood.
  • Gender differences in neurodevelopmental disorders
Applicants are invited to contact the research group by February 15, sending a CV and a statement of research interests to  with the subject “POSTDOC”,.Decisions on whether support is granted will be taken by February 22.

PhD positions in Bilingualism, Language and Cognition at UT El Paso

PhD positions in Bilingualism, Language and Cognition at UT El Paso

Iva Ivanova’s Language and Communication Lab within the Bilingualism, Language and Cognition Area at the University of Texas at El Paso Department of Psychology is accepting applicants to the UTEP Psychology PhD program (how to apply). The lab investigates bilingual and monolingual lexical, syntactic and discourse processing with a variety of methods. Current projects are listed here, and lab facilities are described here. PhD students are fully funded with teaching assistantships, research assistantships, and/or fellowships.

The Bilingualism group at UTEP (Consortium for Scientific Research on Bilingualism) has faculty members from several departments with active research programs addressing bilingualism from a multitude of perspectives. PhD students in the Language and Communication Lab can be co-advised by Consortium faculty with compatible interests.

UTEP is a hotspot for research on bilingualism. It is located on the U.S.-Mexico border and offers a unique bicultural and bilingual environment. This makes it easy to recruit Spanish-English bilinguals with a diverse range of experiential and proficiency characteristics, as well as English and Spanish monolinguals from the same community for comparison.

And, El Paso is a friendly place with a unique culture. It is getting hip but still inexpensive, one of the safest US cities, and sunny three hundred days a year.

Interested candidates are encouraged to contact Iva Ivanova (imivanova@utep.edu) for informal inquiries.
Applications must be submitted by December 1st, 2020.

56th Linguistics Colloquium

November 26 to 28, 2020

International conference comprising all fields of linguistics
For the first time taking place as a free online event
Special theme: Translation, Multilinguality and Cognition
Submission of abstracts: September 30, 2020
Submission of full papers: February 28, 2021
Website (English and German)
Keynote speaker: Philipp Koehn, Johns Hopkins University, USA

Since its inception in 1966, the Linguistics Colloquium has been held annually without interruption in a total of 18 European countries. Its long term continuity is ensured by a large international committee consisting of its previous organizers. The Colloquium is devoted to research in all areas of linguistics. It is open to different theoretical approaches and aims to create friendly and inspiring conditions for the fruitful exchange of ideas and results. It is also appreciated for its welcoming atmosphere and cooperative discussion culture open to scientists of all ages and nationalities.

Traditionally, authors submit an abstract which, upon acceptance, is presented and discussed at the conference. Afterwards, a full paper has to be submitted, taking into account the outcome of the scientific discussion. As usually, also this year we plan to publish the proceedings as a hardcover book in the series “Linguistik International” of the Peter Lang publishing house.

Like many other conferences, this year, for the first time in its history, the Linguistics Colloquium will be organized as an online event. As, despite regular attendance from overseas, the Colloquium has been a mostly European event so far, we hope that colleagues from other continents will see this as an opportunity to get to know the friendly and co-operative spirit of the colloquium. To further encourage this and because an online event requires less funding, as a novelty this year we decided to completely waive registration fees.


The special theme of this year’s conference is “Translation, Multilinguality and Cognition”. But contributions from all areas of linguistics are welcome, including but not limited to:

* Theory of linguistics
* Historical linguistics
* Diachronic linguistics
* Corpus linguistics, text mining
* Computational linguistics, natural language processing
* Neural languague processing and machine learning
* Comparative & contrastive linguistics, typology
* Applied linguistics, language learning
* Neuro- and psycholinguistics
* Sociolinguistics
* Lexicology, lexicography
* Phonology, phonetics
* Morphology
* Syntax
* Semantics
* Pragmatics
* Text, discourse
* Semiotics

Sept. 30, 2020: Submission of abstracts
Oct. 15, 2020: Notification of acceptance
Oct. 30, 2020: Registration for presenters (free of charge)
Nov. 14, 2020: Zoom trial session (test session to identify technical problems)
Nov. 22, 2020: Registration for participants without presentation (free of charge)
Nov. 26 to 28, 2020: Conference dates
Feb. 28, 2021: Submission of full papers

See the long version of the call for papers at www.lingcoll.de

As in previous years, we plan to publish post-conference proceedings as a hardcover book in the series Linguistik International of the Peter Lang publisher.

Conference languages are English and German. Although the Linguistics Colloquium supports linguistic diversity, for organizational reasons we are not able to provide for more languages. To avoid problems for delegates not speaking both languages, attention will be placed on parallelizing programme sessions in such a way that, as far as possible, there is always a choice of language.CONTACTPlease send all correspondence relating to the 56th Linguistics Colloquium 2020 by e-mail to lingcoll(at)gmx.de

Reinhard Rapp (Coordinator), Athena R.C., Greece; Magdeburg-Stendal University of Applied Sciences and University of Mainz, Germany
George Tambouratzis, Athena R.C., Greece
Gisela Zunker-Rapp, University of Tübingen, Germany
Haruko Miyakoda, Tsuda University, Tokyo, Japan
Christiane Zehrer, Magdeburg-Stendal University of Applied Sciences, Germany


See the long version of the call for papers here.

Master in Cognitive Neuroscience of Language – BCBL

Basque Center on Cognition, Brain and Language

The Master’s program aims to provide specialized, comprehensive and rigorous training in the Cognitive Neuroscience of Language. The Master’s program includes core courses (theoretical and methodological), advanced elective courses, and a research-based project at the end of the program. Students learn from the world-class scientists at the Basque Center on Cognition, Brain, and Language.

The Master’s program is aimed at university graduates with various degrees who are interested in the Cognitive Neuroscience of Language, including previous training in psychology or linguistics, as well as language-oriented training in cognitive science, computer science, or mathematics.

The duration of the program is one academic year with 60 ECTS credits. Students will develop research skills through the mentorship of experts and by completing a Master’s Research Project at the end of the program. The language of instruction is English. Selecting the appropriate Masters program is the best way to start a successful research career, and in fact, several of our current PhD students began their research careers in our Master’s program.

In the 8 years that we have been running our Master’s program, graduates have gone on to PhD programs in places such as New York University, the Donders Center at Radboud University, UC San Diego, the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Michigan State University, the University of Bielefeld, and our own PhD program at BCBL.

For more information about the master’s program, visit https://www.bcbl.eu/master-in-cognitive-neuroscience-of-language/
For more information about the BCBL, visit www.bcbl.eu
Application Process
Details of application requirements can be found at: https://www.bcbl.eu/master-in-cognitive-neuroscience-of-language/

Application Periods
– Application sent by mail to mastercnl@bcbl.eu by FEBRUARY 25.
– Notification of the Master’s admissions board’s decision: MARCH 25.
– Admitted students should confirm their intention to participate in the program by APRIL 15.
-Pre-enrollment must be submitted ONLINE along with the confirmation of participation.

– Application sent by mail to mastercnl@bcbl.eu by APRIL 30. Rolling admissions until JUNE 30 the latest. If slots are filled before, no more admissions will be accepted.
– Notification of the Master’s admissions board’s decision: Applications received by APRIL 30 will receive notification by MAY 31.
– Admitted students should confirm their intention to participate within two weeks of being accepted into the program.
– Pre-enrollment must be submitted ONLINE along with the confirmation of participation.

Thanks,Administration team
Master CNL Management Team

Carrera de Especialización en Neurociencias Cognitivas del Lenguaje y la Lectura

Esta carrera se propone aportar, desde una perspectiva lingüística, psicolingüística y neurocientífica, conocimiento sistemático e interdisciplinar relacionado con los procesos cognitivos y cerebrales implicados en la adquisición del lenguaje, el funcionamiento de los mecanismos que subyacen al desempeño lingüístico en diversas etapas de la vida y las patologías del lenguaje que pueden presentarse durante el desarrollo o las originadas por una lesión cerebral. Además, abordará en profundidad temáticas vinculadas con el aprendizaje de la lectura y escritura y sus bases cerebrales. La Especialización brindará herramientas para incorporarse al sistema de investigación con sólidos conocimientos disciplinares y una fuerte conciencia del rol investigador y, al mismo tiempo, será un espacio de capacitación jerarquizada para el ejercicio de la práctica profesional de de docentes, profesores de lenguas, fonoaudiólogos, psicopedagogos, terapistas ocupacionales, psicólogos, médicos u otros profesionales de la salud u otras áreas – como la física o la biología entre otras – que estén específicamente interesados en el estudio del procesamiento del lenguaje.

18 al 28 de noviembre de 2019
Especialista en Neurociencias Cognitivas del Lenguaje y la Lectura