PhD Contract – Meaning-based approach to locality constraints: empirical and theoretical perspectives

Meaning-based approach to locality constraints : empirical and theoretical perspectives
Call for Phd candidate Université de Paris 2021
Ecole doctorale Sciences du Langage 622

Project: Meaning-based approach to locality constraints : empirical and theoretical perspectives
Where: Laboratoire de linguistique formelle (UMR CNRS 7110) Université de Paris and Department Brain and Cognitive science, MIT, Cambridge Mass., USA
Advisers:  and  in collaboration with Gibson Edward
Application website:
Deadline: April 9th 2021
PhD Contract:

  • 42 months starting September 2021
  • About 2000 € / months
  • At least 2 month stay in the secondary lab (MIT)
  • Intensive graduate training in experimental linguistics 
  • At least 3500 € for running experiments, attending summer schools and international conferences, open access publications
  • Intensive classes and invited lectures at Labex EFL 
  • Candidates with a master degree (or equivalent) since less than 4 years
  • Not more than 12 months stay in France during the past 3 years
  • No prior Phd registration

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Post-doctoral researcher in theoretical / experimental linguistics or psycholinguistics

Post-doctoral researcher in theoretical / experimental linguistics or psycholinguistics

The Cognitive Modeling research group (Prof. Dr. Michael Franke) of the Institute of Cognitive Science invites applications for a
Postdoctoral Research Fellow (m/f/d) (Salary level E 13 TV-L, 100 %)
to be filled by December 1st 2020 or soon after for a period of one year.

The position involves participation in the research activities of the Cognitive Modeling research group. The group’s main research topics are probabilistic modelling of language use, interpretation and processing, as well as modelling in the area of language evolution.

The position includes teaching Cognitive Science courses at B.Sc. and M.Sc. level (4 hours/week per semester) and allows for further scientific qualification.

Applicants are expected to have an excellent academic degree (Master/diploma) plus an excellent PhD degree, as well as in-depth knowledge in at least one of the following areas:

– theoretical / experimental linguistics or psycholinguistics
– probabilistic modelling
– state-of-the-art statistical methods (e.g., hierarchical GLMs)
– expert knowledge of modelling techniques for language evolution (such as evolutionary game theory, agent-based simulations or artificial neural networks for language learning)

A good command of the English language is mandatory. Command of German is helpful but not required.

The position is available on a full-time or part-time basis.

Osnabrück University is a certified family-friendly university and is committed to helping working/studying parents balance their family and working lives.

Osnabrück University seeks to guarantee equality of opportunity for women and men and strives to correct any gender imbalance in its schools and departments.

If two candidates are equally qualified, preference will be given to the candidate with disability status.
Applications with the usual documentation should be submitted by e-mail in a single PDF-file to the Director of the Institute of Cognitive Science ( no later than 15.10.2020.

Further information can be obtained from Prof. Dr. Michael Franke (

Inviting Applications to the Language Science Doctoral Program at UC Irvine

Inviting Applications to the Language Science Doctoral Program at UC Irvine

The Department of Language Science at the University of California, Irvine, invites applications for Fall, 2021, for our language science doctoral program. UCI is located in Orange County, CA, between Los Angeles and San Diego, and just minutes from the ocean. We are a Department of Language Science that merges the cross-disciplinarity of linguistics, psychology, and cognitive neuroscience with a focus on computational and experimental studies of language development, semantics and pragmatics, syntax, speech, and bilingualism. As the first of its kind in the country, our program provides a new approach to the science of language, enabling exciting opportunities for deep collaboration and cutting edge cross-fertilization. Our aim is to prepare students to be at the forefront of change in the field, empowering them to be the future leaders driving innovation. Our faculty bring expertise in innovative technologies for quantitative, neuroscientific, and behavioral approaches to language science.

We anticipate adding a number of new faculty by Fall, 2021 who will add to existing strengths and contribute to the breadth of our graduate program. Language Science graduate training incorporates curricular flexibility, development of technical communication skills, and prioritization of research early in the graduate career. We welcome applications from students who wish to develop cross-disciplinary collaborations across different faculty research programs. New students will join a cohort of 11 graduate students and two post doctoral fellows.

We encourage prospective students to contact faculty for specific information about their labs or Judith Kroll (, graduate director, for more general information about the program.  The deadline for applications is December 1, 2020.

The core language science faculty include:
Richard Futrell ( linguistics, natural language processing, Bayesian modeling, information theory
Gregory Hickok ( neuroanatomy of language, neural plasticity, neuroimaging, cognitive neuroscience
Judith Kroll ( bilingualism, cognition, language processing, cognitive neuroscience
Lisa Pearl ( language development, linguistics, computational sociolinguistics, cognitive modeling
Gregory Scontras ( formal semantics, computational and experimental studies of meaning, heritage languages

Affiliated language science faculty include:
Alyssa Brewer ( neuroimaging of visual perception, visual deficits, neurological disorders
Brandy Gatlin (, reading, writing, cultural and linguistic diversity, measurement and assessment, instruction
Young-Suk Kim ( Language, cognition, reading, writing, development, bilingual & biliteracy acquisition, dual language learners, English learners
J. Zoe Klemfuss ( narrative development; children’s autobiographical memory; sociocontextual influences on children’s narrative, memory, and well-being; children’s eyewitness abilities
Glenn Levine ( applied linguistics, theoretical linguistics, foreign language pedagogy, German-Jewish literature, Yiddish language and literature
Elizabeth Peña (, language impairment, language development, assessment bias and measurement
Rubén G. Rumbaut ( international immigration, refugee movements, bilingualism and language loss, educational and occupational achievement
Sameer Singh ( machine learning, information extraction, natural language processing, probabilistic programming, interactive machine learning, distributed & parallel inference, semi-supervised learning
Julio Torres ( and second language acquisition, bilingualism, cognition, task-based language learning, curriculum & instruction
Kai Wehmeier (, philosophy of logic and language, early analytic philosophy, philosophy of mathematics

Emeritus Faculty
Virginia Mann ( reading ability, speech perception
Bernard Tranel ( linguistic theory, phonology, phonetics, morphology, Optimality Theory, Romance languages, French linguistics, tone languages, Margi, Mixtec