PhD Studentships in Language Sciences at the University of Reading

PhD Studentships in Language Sciences at the University of Reading

The School of Psychology and Clinical Language Sciences at the University of Reading is inviting applicants for PhD studentships to work on topics within the Language, Development and Ageing Research Division. This research division conducts research in psycholinguistics and neurolinguistics, language development, bi-/multilingualism, and language disorders. We are looking for students interested in pursuing PhD projects along these broad themes. Successful applicants will have full access to facilities within the School, which include eye-tracking, TMS, EEG and MRI, and will become members of various labs and research centres across the School and university. This includes the Psycholinguistics and Neurolinguistics Lab and the Acquired Brain and Communication Disorders Lab within the School, and the Centre for Literacy and Multilingualism and the Centre for Integrative Neuroscience and Neurodynamics across the university. A number of PhD studentships are currently available for study beginning in October 2018, as described below.

SeNNS Doctoral Training Partnership
The University of Reading is part of the ESRC funded SeNSS Doctoral Training Partnership which awards studentships for either 3-year PhD study, or combined MSc/PhD study involving a 1-year MSc followed by 3-year PhD. These studentships are open to UK and EU residents on a fees + yearly stipend basis (for UK residents) or a fees only basis (for EU residents). The deadline for applications for these studentships is January 15th, 2018.

Magdalen Vernon Studentship
The School of Psychology and Clinical Language Sciences also offers funding via the Magdalen Vernon Studentship. This year, one studentship will be available within the Language, Development and Ageing Research Division. This studentship is open to UK, EU and international students and covers fees at the UK/EU rate plus a yearly stipend. International students are welcome to apply but must be able to pay the difference between UK/EU and international fees. The application deadline for this studentship is December 13th, 2017.

University International Research Studentships
The University of Reading also offers studentships to international (non-UK/EU) students. This year, seven International Research Studentships will be available across the university. One award will be made on a fees + stipend basis, while six awards will be made on a fees-only basis. The deadline for applications for International Studentships is January 26th, 2018.Further information on all schemes is available via the university’s Graduate School Website. Interested applicants should contact the School of Psychology and Clinical Language Sciences at to register their interest in applying. Interested applications should also contact potential supervisors at Reading (see staff list within the School here) to discuss their proposal and application.

Prof. Ludovica Serratrice
Director of the Centre for Literacy and Multilingualism
University of Reading
School of Psychology and Clinical Language Sciences
Harry Pitt Building Reading RG6 7BE

Twitter @ludoserratrice
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Postdoctoral Researcher – Psycholinguistics, neurolinguistics, corpus linguistics, clinical linguistics

Full-Time Position, Fixed-term 1 year (with possibility of one year extension)

Application deadline: 20/12/2019

Starting date : 01/02/2020 (flexible)

The Octogone-Lordat Lab (University of Toulouse Jean Jaurès, France : offers a post-doctoral position for 1 year, with a possibility of 1 year extension.

The neuropsycholinguistic study of language processing is the major topic of our lab, focusing on typical language use, language disorders and rehabilitation processes (as in aphasia), at the intersection of linguistics, psycholinguistics and neuroscience.

The post-doc will contribute to the project “Aphasia, Discourse Analysis and Interactions” funded by the European Regional Development Fund and the Région Occitanie – France. Strong background in linguistics, psycholinguistics or neurolinguistics, cognitive science, and in methodological skills for data collection in corpus linguistics and clinical linguistics as well are required. The post-doc will actively contribute to the development of a new database focusing on typical and atypical language in aphasia. Along with the project supervisors, the post-doc will be involved in all activities in line with the project (IRB approval, etc.), including data collection, coding and analyses from various perspectives. Attested experience with empirical and experimental methods (corpus linguistics) is appreciated, as well as a strong research interest for clinical issues. The post-doc will also coordinate trainees’ and students’ work involved in the project, and contribute significantly to publication of the findings.

The applicant should, at least, have completed a PhD in Linguistics, Neuropsychology, Cognitive Science or related fields, and prove high proficiency level in French according to the CEFRL. Good skills in spoken and written academic English are also required.This is a full time position starting in February 2020 (flexible).

Gross annual salary : min. €28,000 to €32,000 (before 15% to 25% taxes and social-security deduction, INM 528 to 564 in accordance with public sector pay scale)

The application should include a CV, a statement of motivations, a link to the PhD thesis, PhD Viva report (if available), plus 2 scanned letters of recommendation.Deadline for application : 20/12/2019, to :
Dr. Halima Sahraoui,
Prof. Barbara Köpke,

For further questions and application submissions, please feel free to contact us.Octogone-Lordat (EA 4156)
Université de Toulouse 2
Maison de la Recherche – E126
5, Allées Antonio Machado
31058 Toulouse Cedex 9
FranceAbout Toulouse :