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2 PhD positions on individual differences in speech perception ability (Nijmegen, NL)
I would be grateful if you could distribute the advert below to relevant
students in your department.
Two PhD positions on individual differences in speech perception ability
(Center for Language Studies, Radboud University Nijmegen, the Netherlands)
As a Ph.D student you will participate in the project “What makes a good
listener? Correlates of speech comprehension ability in young and older
listeners”. This project is funded in the form of a VIDI Grant by the
Netherlands Organisation of Scientific Research, directed by Esther Janse.
General project description:
When listening to spoken language, people vary considerably in their
listening proficiency, even if their objective hearing sensitivity is
taken into account. This project attempts to identify which individual
abilities predict speech-processing ability across a range of speech
materials and in different listening conditions. The aim is to develop a
new model of speech recognition in everyday listening.
Project information Ph.D student 1: Individual differences in the
perception of conversational speech.
This project intends to investigate how several aspects of
conversational speech (such as articulation clarity and dysfluencies)
interact with individual listener abilities in speech recognition.
Project information Ph.D student 2: Individual differences in perceptual
When presented with distorted speech or novel listening conditions (such
as after initial hearing-aid fitting), listeners may improve over
exposure. This project attempts to describe perceptual reorganization
processes and to identify correlates of perceptual learning.
Your research will be embedded in the Center for Language Studies at
Radboud University Nijmegen (www.ru.nl/cls, see Linguistic Information
Processing subtheme). The current project also connects to the
Individual Differences in Language Processing research group at the Max
Planck institute for Psycholinguistics
The positions are available as of 1 September 2011. Applications should
include the candidate's CV, a sample of their writing, grade lists, and
names and e-mail addresses of two potential referees. Closing date for
applications: 20 May 2011.
For additional information, please go to:
Or send me an email: Esther.Janse@xxxxxx