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  English Language and Applied Linguistics - Postgraduate Research Opportunities
English Language and Applied Linguistics PhD/MA by Research. The University has been ranked as one of the world's top 50 institutions to study English Language and Literature in the 2018 QS World Rankings.
  Language and Communication Studies at UEA
Language and Communication Studies has come fifth in the UK with 74 per cent of its research rated 4* (world leading) or 3* (internationally excellent) in The Research Excellence Framework (REF2014), a major Government analysis of university research quality.
  Speech sound learning in first and second language (AlthausNU19PSY)
  Dr N Althaus
Application Deadline: 20 January 2019
How do we learn the sounds of a new language, and how does our native sound inventory influence whether any particular sound is easy or hard to learn? This project will look at phonological learning both in infancy (first language, or bilingual acquisition) and in adults (second language acquisition).
  When more yields less: Understanding therapeutic gains according to lesion profile in chronic stroke aphasia.
  Dr A Woollams, Dr L Cloutman
Applications accepted all year round
Aphasia is a common consequence of stoke ultimately affecting one in five cases, with the most common residual difficulty being word finding difficulties, or anomia.
  The acquisition of complex sentences in children
  Prof A Theakston, Prof E Lieven
Applications accepted all year round
Complex sentences such as those involving adverbial clauses (Before you eat your dinner, wash your hands) appear in children’s speech at about three years of age yet experimental studies have found that children have difficulty comprehending these sentences well into the school years.
  Bioinspired Sensing: Artificial Skin - Investigating and developing a bioinspired structure capable of replicating in some extent skin features
  Dr T Assaf
Application Deadline: 30 April 2019
Robotic perception is crucial for robotic systems to advance and perform more and more complex tasks autonomously or semi-autonomously.
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