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LINGUIST List 22.1798

Thu Apr 21 2011

Support: Psycholing, Speech Perception: PhD Student, Radboud U. Nijmegen

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        1.     Esther Janse , Psycholinguistics, Speech Perception: PhD Student, Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands

Message 1: Psycholinguistics, Speech Perception: PhD Student, Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands
Date: 21-Apr-2011
From: Esther Janse <Esther.Jansempi.nl>
Subject: Psycholinguistics, Speech Perception: PhD Student, Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands
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Institution/Organization: Radboud University Nijmegen
Department: Center for Language Studies
Web Address: http://www.ru.nl/cls

Level: PhD

Duties: Research

Specialty Areas: Psycholinguistics
Speech Perception


Two PhD positions on individual differences in speech perception ability (3.5
(Center for Language Studies, Radboud University Nijmegen, the Netherlands)

As a Ph.D student you will participate in the project "What makes a good listener?
Correlates of speech comprehension ability in young and older listeners". This
project is funded in the form of a VIDI Grant by the Netherlands Organisation of
Scientific Research and directed by Dr. Esther Janse.

General project description:
When listening to spoken language, people vary considerably in their listening
proficiency, even if their objective hearing sensitivity is taken into account. This
project attempts to identify which individual abilities predict speech-processing
ability across a range of speech materials and in different listening conditions. The
aim is to develop a new model of speech recognition in everyday listening.

Project information Ph.D student 1: Individual differences in the perception of
conversational speech.
This project intends to investigate how several aspects of conversational speech
(such as articulation clarity and dysfluencies) interact with individual listener
abilities in speech recognition.

Project information Ph.D student 2: Individual differences in perceptual learning.
When presented with distorted speech or novel listening conditions (such as after
initial hearing-aid fitting), listeners may improve over exposure. This project
attempts to describe perceptual reorganization processes and to identify correlates
of perceptual learning.

Your research will be embedded in the Center for Language Studies at Radboud
University Nijmegen (www.ru.nl/cls, see Linguistic Information Processing
subtheme). The current project also connects to the Individual Differences in
Language Processing research group at the Max Planck institute for
Psycholinguistics (http://www.mpi.nl/research/research-projects/individual-

The positions are available as of 1 September 2011. Applications should include
the candidate's CV, a sample of their writing, grade lists, and names and e-mail
addresses of two potential referees.

Applications Deadline: 20-May-2011

Mailing Address for Applications:
        Attn: Radboud University Nijmegen, Faculty of Arts, P&O Department
        P.O. Box 9103
        Nijmegen 6500 HD

Contact Information:
        Esther Janse

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