Phd Scholarship At The Faculty Of English- Reserch Project Opus-22

Universities and Institutes of Poland
October 15, 2022
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  • Organisation/Company: Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań
  • Research Field: Language sciences › Linguistics Psychological sciences › Psychology
  • Researcher Profile: First Stage Researcher (R1)
  • Application Deadline: 15/10/2022 15:00 - Europe/Athens
  • Location: Poland › Poznań
  • Type Of Contract: Temporary
  • Job Status: Full-time
  • Hours Per Week: 40
  • Offer Starting Date: 15/11/2022
  • Reference Number: PHD SCHOLARSHIP STUDENT IN OPUS-22 AT THE FACULTY OF ENGLISH
  • As our world becomes gradually more interactive (e.g., smartphones), disembodied (e.g., internet), emotional (e.g., TikTok), and multilingual (e.g., Duolingo), there is an urgent need to better understand relationships between language of operation, emotional content communication, and retention of information in speakers of more than one language. With this project, we aim to provide an in-depth account of relationships between second language use and emotional content communication in relation to proficiency in and exposure to a second language (English) in native speakers of Polish. For the first time in this research domain, we will test two individuals simultaneously as they engage in an actual act of communication (by “sending” words and pictures from one testing booth to the other), instead of testing participants individually, in conditions where they are exposed to computer- controlled stimulus displays. Using a breakthrough paradigm involving a gamified exchange between participants of written words in Polish and English as well as pictures, we will collect state-of-the-art physiological (skin conductance response) and electroencephalographic (frequency tagging, event- related potentials, entrainment) measures to uncover language-dependent variations in emotional word processing. We aim to answer the following fundamental questions: (1) do bilinguals experience emotional words differently in their first and second language (L2) and, if so, does this depend on their L2 fluency and levels of exposure to L2? (2) Do bilinguals find it easier to send or process emotional words in the L2, and are these modulations dependent upon valence (negative vs. positive)? (3) Does it matter if individuals engaged in an act of communication are familiar to one another and in a relationship? (4) What are consequences for the long-term effects of the verbal information received? Does memory for emotional words depend on the language in which communication takes place, and is this in turn modulated by relationship between individuals or lack thereof? We expect ground-breaking insights from this research with potential implications in domains as varied as education, mental health, the judiciary, and diplomacy, all of which are now directly impacted by bi- and multilingualism and often require the communication of sensitive concepts. If we understand better the advantages and the difficulties associated with emotional content processing and communication in the native and the second language, we can develop strategic approaches to language use and improve the conditions in which citizens of the world communicate with one another.

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    Eligibility criteria
  • M.A. (awarded or submitted) in the field of psycholinguistics, psychology, linguistics or cognitive neuroscience.
  • High proficiency in English.
  • Publication record (scientific or public-oriented articles published and/or under review.)
  • Experience with writing grant application and funding capture
  • Experience with presenting research findings at international conferences
  • Experience with advanced analysis of behavioural / eye-tracking and/or electrophysiological (EEG) signals
  • Advanced expertise in statistical analysis procedures (e.g., SPSS / Jamovi and/or R)
  • Ability to program experiments using specialized software (e.g., Eprime / Psychopy / OpenSesame and/or MatLab)
  • Selection process

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    Web site for additional job details

    https: // bip.amu.edu.pl/Konkursy-stypendia-naukowe-w-projektach- badawczych/kon...

    Required Research Experiences
  • RESEARCH FIELD
  • Language sciences › Linguistics

  • YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
  • 1 - 4

  • RESEARCH FIELD
  • Psychological sciences › Psychology

  • YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
  • 1 - 4

    Offer Requirements
  • REQUIRED EDUCATION LEVEL
  • Language sciences: Master Degree or equivalent

    Psychological sciences: Master Degree or equivalent

  • REQUIRED LANGUAGES
  • ENGLISH: Excellent

    Skills/Qualifications

    The competition is open to individuals who meet the requirements specified in Article 113 of the Law on Higher Education and Science of 20 July 2018 (Journal of Laws of 2021, item 478, i.e. Article 113) and who meet the following requirements:

  • M.A. (awarded or submitted) in the field of psycholinguistics, psychology, linguistics or cognitive neuroscience.
  • Strong motivation to conduct research in bilingualism and/or cognitive neuroscience of emotion-language-decision making interactions.
  • High proficiency in English (B2/C1).
  • Record of scientific or public-oriented articles (published or under review).
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Excellent social skills and ability to work collaboratively with others.
  • Ambition to pursue an academic career.

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  • Specific Requirements

    Desirable research experience includes:

  • Having worked on groundbreaking ideas in the fields of bilingualism, emotion regulation, and decision-making.
  • Experience with presenting research findings at international conferences.
  • Experience with advanced analysis of behavioural / eye-tracking and/or electrophysiological (EEG) signals.
  • Advanced expertise in statistical analysis procedures (SPSS / Jamovi / R).
  • Ability to program experiment using specialized software (Eprime / Psychopy / OpenSesame / MatLab).
  • Experience with online data collection (Gorilla / Pavlovia / Jastor / Survey Monkey / Qualtrix, etc.).
  • Experience with writing grant application and funding capture.
  • Contact Information
  • Organisation/Company: Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań
  • Department: Faculty of English
  • Organisation Type: Higher Education Institute
  • Website: https:// www. amu.edu.pl
  • E-Mail: klinke@amu.edu.pl
  • Country: Poland
  • City: Poznań
  • State/Province: Wielkopolska
  • Postal Code: 61-712
  • Street: Wieniawskiego 1
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