[Corpora-List] PhD position in NLP+SLA ICALL (Univ. of Lisbon, Tübingen Univ, Lancaster Univ.)

Detmar Meurers dm at sfs.uni-tuebingen.de
Wed Jan 26 16:28:18 CET 2022

PhD scholarship in NLP and Second Language Acquisition

Applications are invited for a three-year PhD position in Natural Language Processing applied to foreign language learning and teaching at the Linguistics Center of the University of Lisbon (CLUL).

The deadline for applications is February 28, 2022. For additional information, including salary and application details, please visit: https://euraxess.ec.europa.eu/jobs/733640

The aim of the PhD project is to research, develop and evaluate a digital tool supporting the acquisition of Portuguese as a Foreign or Heritage language. The work can build on the existing ICALL approaches developed at the University of Tübingen for English and German (http://icall-research.de). The goal is to support learners in selecting texts that support noticing of key target structures and provide practice opportunities. The computational linguistic analysis can build on recent findings about linguistic structures that are acquired late by heritage speakers of Portuguese and include an empirical validation in the context of the network maintained by the Camões Institute across the globe.

The PhD project will be co-supervised by Professor Amália Mendes (University of Lisbon), Professor Detmar Meurers (University of Tübingen), and Professor Patrick Rebuschat (Lancaster University). The successful applicant will be integrated in the Heritage Language Consortium (HL2C), a strategic partnership between six European universities and the Camões Institute, a branch of the Portuguese Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Further details on the HL2C can be found on our website: http://wp.lancs.ac.uk/heritage-language/

For questions, email us at: Amália Mendes amaliamendes at letras.ulisboa.pt Detmar Meurers detmar.meuers at uni-tuebingen.de Patrick Rebuschat p.rebuschat at lancaster.ac.uk

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