Under the Young Researcher Training scheme funded by the Slovenian Research Agency, the Department of Translation, Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana invites applications for a full-time PhD position in computational sociolinguistics, to be supervised by Assist. Prof. Darja Fišer. The position is available for 3 years. Application deadline is 22 June.
The successful candidate will participate in the research programme P6-0215 Slovene Language – Basic, Contrastive, and Applied Studies on the topic of socially unacceptable discourse, such as hate, discriminatory, offensive or threatening speech, which is by no means a new phenomenon but has recently gained significant momentum due to a number of substantial societal, cultural and economic changes, and an unprecedented reach and impact through the boom of information-communication technology and computer-mediated communication, as well as the speed at which information is spread on the Internet. The goal of the training is the development of theoretical and analytical methods and approaches which will improve our understanding as well as enable efficient and comprehensive identification and classification of socially unacceptable speech in the contemporary, increasingly multicultural information society. The training will combine state-of-the-art quantitative and qualitative multidisciplinary approaches, such as corpus linguistics, computational sociolinguistics and critical discourse analysis, employed to research the use and perception of socially unacceptable communication in its sociocultural context. During the training period, the YR will participate in the activities of the Department through research, outreach, administrative, and other assigned duties.
The successful candidate has to demonstrate excellent research and organizational abilities, an ability to work independently as well as in a team, and be fluent in English. Knowledge of Slovene or willingness to learn it is expected. Priority will be given to candidates with the knowledge of or interest in computational linguistics and other languages.
More information about the call and how to apply is available here: https://www.uni-lj.si/study/young-reseachers/ For informal inquiries, contact Darja Fišer (darja.fiser at ff.uni-lj.si<mailto:darja.fiser at ff.uni-lj.si>).
Darja Fišer — Univerza v Ljubljani Filozofska fakulteta doc. dr. Darja Fišer, Assistant Professor http://lojze.lugos.si/darja/
Oddelek za prevajalstvo / Department of translation
Filozofska fakulteta / Faculty of arts
Aškerčeva cesta 2, SI-1000 Ljubljana, Slovenija / Slovenia
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