Candidates whose research interests relate to linguistic/cultural situations in the North of the Netherlands, particularly Fryslân, are encouraged to apply. Topics of interest follow.
● Language & society: Investigations of language contact and/or variation in a multilingual society, consequences of multilingualism for language change and language learning, comparisons of language attitudes specifically relating to Frisian accent
● Language & speech technologies: Studies of language and speech technologies that support or investigate a diversity of natural, multilingual interactions between people and the devices that surround them, with a keen eye on applications with real-world relevance, for example intoxication or pathology detection/recognition in multilingual discourse or multilingual prosody perception in the hearing-impaired;
● The future of multilingualism & minority languages: Research into consequences of globalization and migration for citizenship and expressions of linguistic and cultural identity in multilingual contexts, preferably also involving the North of the Netherlands.
● Master’s degree in relevant field (Linguistics, Anthropology, Cultural Studies, or similar) awarded near September 1st 2017, at the latest. Applied research experience in the private sector is an asset
● excellent record of undergraduate and graduate study
● strong motivation to complete a PhD dissertation in four years
● excellent command of spoken and written English. Additionally, Dutch, Frisian and/or German skills (or the ability to learn these languages quickly) is an asset.