LINGUIST List 25.1656
Apr 09 2014
Support: Greek, Language
Acquisition, Phonetics, Psycholinguistics /
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From: Areti Okalidou
Subject: Greek, Language
Acquisition, Phonetics, Psycholinguistics: PhD
Student, University of Macedonia, Greece
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Department: Educational and Social Policy
Web Address: http://uom.gr
Institution/Organization: University of
Duties: Research,Project Work
Specialty Areas: Language Acquisition;
Greek, Modern (ell)
A Ph.D. vacancy position has been opened at the
University of Macedonia, Greece, in the
framework of ‘iCARE’, a European research and
training network (Marie Curie ITN) on
‘improving Children’s Auditory Rehabilitation’.
iCARE is an international and interdisciplinary
consortium from academia, industry and
socio-economic agencies. The position is
available for 3 years, starting in June 2014
and aims in the completion of a Ph.D. within 4
years. Limited funding may be available in the
The aim of Early Stage Researchers (ESR) is to
investigate the phono-prosodic cues that
underlie the processing of spoken words by
profoundly hearing impaired children with
cochlear implants (CI).
- Assess the role of speech signal cues on
lexical processing by CI children.
- Investigate the acquisition of phonological
grammar by CI children in two languages, Greek
and another language.
- Develop hierarchies of phono-prosodic cues
that facilitate lexical processing.
- Develop e-learning/remote rehabilitation
tools for clinical practice and/or parent
Tasks and methodology:
- Psycholinguistic experiments that involve
presentation of controlled speech stimuli,
computerized, forced-choice tasks, reaction
times and elicited productions.
- Obtaining accuracy ratings and performing
acoustic analysis of speech via
- Conducting speech and language assessments in
young children with CI, working with them in
sound-attenuated rooms, making audio
- Programming and carrying out computerized
- A Master's level degree (or equivalent) in
Communication Disorders, Hearing Impairment,
Speech Science or Hearing Science.
- Scientific background in the study of speech,
acoustics and phonology
- A vested interest in hearing-impaired
children and multi-disciplinary international
team work, demonstrated by willingness to move
to Salonika, Greece.
- Familiarity with research tools, such as
PRAAT, E-Prime or other computerized software
for designing psycholinguistic tasks.
- Technical competence for data analysis
(Excell, SPSS, Statistica, etc.).
- Excellent command of English language, both
in academic writing and in verbal
communication. Knowledge of Greek is
- Research experience in any of the above
fields and clinical or other experience in
working with children is desirable.
How to apply:
Please send your CV, full contact information
for two references and letter of intent to
Prof. Areti Okalidou (okalidouuom.gr). Make sure that you obtain
a confirmation response upon their receipt.
Other documents such as English language
proficiency and recommendations may be
submitted upon request later on.
Applications Deadline: 10-Jun-2014
Mailing Address for Applications:
Prof. Areti Okalidou Dept. of Educational and
Social Policy, University of Macedonia Egnatias
156, P.O. 1591 Salonika Salonika 540 06 Greece
Tel. : +30-2310-891358.
Web Address for Applications: http://www.icareitn.eu
Areti Okalidou okalidouuom.edu.gr
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