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Research Fellow in Computational Psycholinguistics




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A Research Fellow post is available to support the ESRC funded research project "Lexicon development in bilingual toddlers" within the School of Psychology at Plymouth University which aims to investigate how young bilingual children develop language. The main role of this research fellow will be to create a computational model of bilingual language acquisition to generate predictions of word-to-word activation patterns within and across languages. This research will be conducted in collaboration with the University of Oxford (Prof Kim Plunkett), and will integrate data collected across a project network of other universities (Bangor, Birmingham, Kent, and Liverpool).You will have a PhD held in a relevant discipline that would allow the demonstration of strong practical experience of connectionist modelling and/or machine learning. Previous experience of computational psycholinguistics in the domain of lexical modelling or word learning would be highly beneficial, but not essential.You will be hired by Plymouth University with a full time work location in the Babylab in the School of Psychology. Recruitment and selection will be based on individual merit, however, we should particularly like to encourage applications from women, black and minority ethnic people who are under-represented in the University.Informal enquiries regarding the post, the project or the research details can be made to Dr Caroline Floccia, Reader and Head of the Babylab on caroline.floccia@plymouth.ac.uk or telephone 01752 584822This is a full-time post on a fixed-term basis of 12 months starting 1st August 2015 to the 31st July 2016.Please note, previous applicants need not apply.Interviews are likely to be held around the 20st of June 2015.Plymouth University is committed to an inclusive culture and respecting diversity, and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.The University holds a Bronze Athena SWAN Award which recognises commitment to advancing women's career in STEMM academia.Job Description

Region: Location: PlymouthSalary: £32277 to £37394 pa - Grade 7Package: Full-time, fixed term

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