PhD Scholarship in Linguistics on L2 acquisition of temporal relations (1.0 fte)

University of Groningen
September 22 2017
Position Type
Full Time
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The project involves joined supervision between the Universities of Greenwich and Groningen and will lead to a double degree. The successful candidate will be a member of the Centre of Applied Research for Language and Education (CAROLE) at Greenwich and the Center for Language and Cognition at Groningen (CLCG). The PhD candidate will be exposed to the two scientific communities, which include the Groningen Research School of Behavioural and Cognitive Neurosciences (BCN) and the Laboratory for Neurocognition of Language Teaching and Acquisition (NOLTA) at Greenwich.

The successful applicant is committed to conducting independent and original scientific research, to report on this research in international publications and presentations, and to present the final results of the research in a PhD dissertation. The PhD student will participate in local, national and international training activities, including summer schools and conferences at both institutions, to maximally develop his/her potential. As a member of the Graduate School for the Humanities at Groningen, PhD candidates may participate in courses, seminars and summer schools organized by Dutch national graduate school Landelijke Onderzoeksschool Taalkunde (LOT). As a member of the Applied Linguistics programme at Greenwich, the student may participate in the courses, seminars and events organized by the Centre for Applied Research on Language Education and Outreach.

The successful applicant will be committed to conducting research for a project on the second language acquisition of Spanish past tense forms by native speakers of English and Dutch, focusing on phenomena that lie at the interface between grammar and other modules of the mind, world knowledge and reasoning. The project to be developed between the two institutions includes a theoretical and an empirical dimension whereby the candidate will gain training in offline and online psycholinguistic methods. For a detailed project proposal, please email the supervisors Maria J. Arche,, or Angeliek van Hout,

For more information about the research groups, please find descriptions at the following links:
- Greenwich Linguistics Research centre:
- Center for Language and Cognition Groningen:

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