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PhD Studentship Opportunity: Development of novel intra-operative language testing protocols for brain tumours in speech eloquent areas

An opportunity to apply for a funded full-time PhD in the Faculty of Arts, Creative Industries and Education, UWE Bristol. The studentship will be co-funded by the Somerset, Wiltshire, Avon and Gloucestershire Cancer Alliance and UWE Bristol. Read more

Mining natural language sequences for authorship identification

Authorship identification, sometimes also called authorship attribution or authorship analysis, is the task of determining who wrote a document based on the author’s use of language. Read more

Adaptations in sentence production in interactions with native and non-native speakers

This project investigates how speakers adapt to conversational partners in sentence production. Psycholinguistic theories assume that speakers adapt implicitly to the linguistic input they receive on a daily basis. Read more

Consequences of predictive language processing for learning and memory

Language arrives at a rate of 150-300 words per minute. a rapid input stream that needs to be decoded at high speed. There is now an emerging consensus that the input is to some extent predictable, and that the brain generates predictions about likely upcoming input, which may provide a head start on processing. Read more

Understanding multilingualism: Cognitive, linguistic or social aspects of coordinating knowledge about multiple languages

PLEASE NOTE. This project is for self-funded or externally sponsored students only.  . We invite applications from strong and motivated candidates to our highly interdisciplinary PhD project on language processing in multilingual contexts. Read more

Being a non-native speaker in a dynamic world: Language-related policy and its effects on people's cognition, wellbeing and other aspects of their lives

PLEASE NOTE. This project is for self-funded or externally sponsored students only.  . It is quite common that a country or community has only one official language, or one overwhelmingly dominant official language amongst a few. Read more

Bilingualism and multilingualism in young children: Exploring the impact on learning, literacy and communication

Early development in a bilingual or multilingual context presents both opportunities and challenges for a young child. Much of the research on this issue adopts a general perspective on multilingual learners but this project aims to examine issues specific to the particular languages that the child is learning. Read more

Language, self, and society: Linguistic inequality and beyond

Language is said to be a uniquely human property which constitutes many aspects of our lives. It serves as a fundamental medium for interactions between people in the society. Read more

The acquisition of complex sentences in children

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. Read more

Early emotions and concepts about nature arising from play in outdoor settings

A connection between a child’s early language development and the learning environment is well established. What is less clear is the manner in which specific environments affect the linguistic skills of young children with resulting effects on their emotional and conceptual growth. Read more

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