Social Media RSS Feed https://lingufish.com/rss en Linguistics https://lingufish.com/scholarship/linguistics-1415433 The Linguistics Program supports basic science in the domain of human language, encompassing investigations of the grammatical properties of individual human languages, and of natural language in general. Research areas include syntax, semantics, morphology, phonetics, and phonology. The program encourages projects that are interdisciplinary in methodological or theoretical perspective, and that address questions that cross disciplinary boundaries, such as (but not limited to): What are the psychological processes involved in the production, perception, and comprehension of language? What are the computational properties of language and/or the language processor that make fluent production, incremental comprehension or rapid learning possible? How do the acoustic and physiological properties of speech inform our theories of natural language and/or language processing? What role does human neurobiology play in shaping the various grammatical properties of language? How does language develop in natural learning contexts across the life-span? What social and cultural factors underlie language variation and change? Because NSF's mandate is to support basic research, theLinguistics Program does not fund research that takes as its primary goal improved clinical practice or applied policy, nor does it support work to develop or assess pedagogical methods or tools for language instruction. The Linguistics Program accepts proposals for a variety of project types: research proposals from scholars with PhDs or equivalent degrees, proposals for Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement (LING-DDRI) awards, and CAREER proposals. We will also consider proposals forconferences. Funding requests for conference support should be submitted in accordance with Chapter II.E.7 of NSF’s Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/policydocs/pappg19_1/pappg_2.jsp#IIE7. The Linguistics Program, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities and in collaboration with programs in other NSF Directorates, supports efforts to develop and advance knowledge and infrastructure that will enable the analysis of languages that are both understudied and at risk of falling out of use. In recognition of the critical relevance of these languages to understanding the range and limits of human linguistic and cultural variation, the Linguistics Program accepts research and dissertation proposals in response to solicitations NSF Dynamic Language Infrastructure - NEH Documenting Endangered Languages (DLI-DEL)NSF 19-606 and Linguistics: Dynamic Language Infrastructure -Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants (DLI-DDRI) NSF 19-607. For more information about Multidisciplinary Research and Training Opportunities, please visit the SBE Office of Multidisciplinary Activities web site. <br/>Categories: Science and Technology and other Research and Development. Mon, 11/18/2019 - 16:31 1415433 1415433 Linguistics: Dynamic Language Infrastructure-Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants https://lingufish.com/scholarship/linguistics-dynamic-language-infrastructure-doctoral-dissertation-research-improvement-grants-1415180 This program supports doctoral research focusing on building dynamic language infrastructure (DLI). Developing language infrastructure includes the documentation and preservations of languages in ways that articulate or advance linguistic theory, as well as the use of digitization techniques and novel computational methods that support and advance the study of language. Special emphasis is given to human languages that are endangered, i.e., understudied and at risk of falling out of use. The program supports the development of the next generation of researchers that contribute to language data management and archiving, and to the analysis of these archives to advance language infrastructure. Funding can support fieldwork and other activities relevant to the digital recording, documenting, and archiving of endangered languages, including the preparation of lexicons, grammars, text samples, and databases. Funding in this solicitation is in the form of doctoral dissertation research improvement grants (DDRIs)for up to 24 months and this solicitation addresses the preparation and evaluation of proposals for DDRI proposals. <br/>Categories: Science and Technology and other Research and Development. Mon, 11/18/2019 - 16:30 1415180 1415180 Tribal Colleges and Universities Program https://lingufish.com/scholarship/tribal-colleges-and-universities-program-1415140 The Tribal Colleges and Universities Program (TCUP) provides awards to Tribal Colleges and Universities, Alaska Native-serving institutions, and Native Hawaiian-serving institutions to promote high quality science (including sociology, psychology, anthropology, economics, statistics, and other social and behavioral sciences as well as natural sciences), technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education, research, and outreach. Support is available to TCUP-eligible institutions (see the Additional Eligibility subsection of Section IV of this solicitation) for transformative capacity-building projects through Instructional Capacity Excellence in TCUP Institutions (ICE-TI), Targeted STEM Infusion Projects (TSIP), TCU Enterprise Advancement Centers (TEA Centers), and Preparing for TCUP Implementation (Pre-TI). Collaborations that involve multiple institutions of higher education led by TCUP institutions are supported through Partnerships for Geoscience Education (PAGE) and Partnerships for Documentary Linguistics Education (PADLE). Finally, research studies that further the scholarly activity of individual faculty members are supported through Small Grants for Research (SGR) and Science Education Alliance Phage Hunters Advancing Genomics and Evolutionary Science in Tribal Colleges and Universities (SEA-PHAGES in TCUs). Through the opportunities highlighted above, as well as collaborations with other National Science Foundation (NSF) units and other organizations, TCUP aims to increase Native individuals' participation in STEM careers and improve the quality of STEM programs at TCUP-eligible institutions. TCUP strongly encourages the inclusion of activities that will benefit veterans. Transformative Capacity Building Instructional Capacity Excellence in TCUP Institutions (ICE-TI) projects provide support to design, implement and assess comprehensive institutional improvements in the STEM instructional and research capacity in TCUP-eligible institutions of higher education. Successful projects are transformative in their approaches to increasing the numbers of STEM students and the quality of their preparation by strengthening STEM education and research. ICE-TI Projects create and/or adapt and assess innovative models and materials for teaching and learning in STEM, embody knowledge about how students learn most effectively in STEM teaching and learning activities, and bring STEM disciplinary advances into the undergraduate experience. Targeted STEM Infusion Projects (TSIP) support the attainment of a short-term, well-defined goal that promises to improve the quality of undergraduate STEM education at an eligible institution. Targeted STEM Infusion Projects could, for example, enhance academic infrastructure by systematically adding traditional knowledge to the scope or content of a STEM course, updating curriculum, modernizing laboratory research equipment, or improving the computational infrastructure. TCU Enterprise Advancement Centers (TEA Centers) coalesce the STEM and/or STEM education research expertise into a team, designed to support and promote the STEM goals, needs, aspirations, or interests of the chartering reservation or tribe(s). TEA Centers may address a critical tribal or community need or focus on a realm of research or design that is beyond the scope of individual research grants or that is of interest to multiple tribes. Preparing for TCUP Implementation (Pre-TI) projects support development-level activities that can ground an institution's readiness for Implementation-level projects, such as an institutional assessment of its current STEM instructional capacity, or the conversations necessary to formulate a shared vision of what that capacity should be and how to achieve it. Provided specifically for those TCUP-eligible institutions of higher education that have never received a TCUP Implementation-level award, Pre-TI grants can support staff and faculty release time, travel, stakeholder gatherings, and associated administrative costs. Multiple Institution Collaborations The Partnerships for Geoscience Education (PAGE) strand provides support for collaborations that will improve TCUP institutions' instructional capacity in geosciences; attract, retain, and support TCUP students in internships and research endeavors deemed to be necessary for a complete curriculum offering; and engage partner universities to provide an academic grounding and a successful transition for students who wish to study or attain degrees in geosciences. The Partnerships for Documentary Linguistics Education (PADLE) strand provides support for collaborations that will improve TCUP institutions' instructional capacity in documentary linguistics (descriptive linguistics, computational methodology, archiving and preservation); attract, retain and support TCUP students in internships and research endeavors deemed to be necessary for a complete curriculum offering; and engage partner universities to provide an academic grounding and a successful transition for students who wish to study or attain degrees in documentary linguistics. Individual Investigator Studies Small Grants for Research (SGR) projects support faculty members in STEM disciplines or STEM education at TCUP-eligible institutions to initiate or pursue research projects or programs that may include undergraduate or graduate student engagement. Awards are intended to help further the faculty member's research capability and effectiveness; improve research and teaching at his or her home institution; create and study new models and innovations in STEM teaching and learning; and enhance the understanding of diverse groups' participation in STEM education practices and interventions. These awards are particularly appropriate as a means of recruiting and retaining highly qualified scientists, engineers, and educators at TCUP-eligible institutions. Science Education Alliance Phage Hunters Advancing Genomics and Evolutionary Science in Tribal Colleges and Universities (SEA-PHAGES in TCUs) projects provide support to tribal colleges and universities to enable their participation in the SEA-PHAGE curriculum, managed by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI). NSF, through TCUP, will support those aspects crucial to participation that are not provided by HHMI. HHMI will provide the support to TCUs that it provides to all SEA institutions. Awards will engage TCU faculty and students in the ongoing national study to isolate, identify, sequence, and analyze newly discovered mycobacteriophages. These awards help TCUs develop a novel biology curriculum, establish an undergraduate research program, or provide professional development for faculty. <br/>Categories: Science and Technology and other Research and Development. Mon, 11/18/2019 - 16:30 1415140 1415140 English Language and Literature BA (Hons) https://lingufish.com/program/english-language-and-literature-ba-hons-1341449 <p>Do you have a love of both language and literature? On NorthumbriaUniversity’s English language and literature course, you will studyfantastically stimulating and distinctive modules that range from Shakespeareto contemporary fiction, and from the fundamentals of grammar and syntax to theredefinition of what the ‘English’ language is.</p> <p>Northumbria University aspire to help you as youhelp yourself in becoming a ‘citizen scholar’ who is able to thinkindependently and make your own contribution to the world. As part of this, weensure that you engage with advanced linguistic concepts and literature fromaround the world. We also offer options to broaden your experience and culturalsensitivity by studying abroad for a semester in your second year, usually inNorth America or mainland Europe.</p> <p>This English degree is for you, if you are passionate about understandinglanguage, literature, and how the two connect. Enthusiastic,research-active staff ensure you will study a stimulating, distinctive, andwide range of modules, covering topics, issues, texts and concepts in bothlanguage and literature, from canonical figures like Shakespeare, tocutting-edge contemporary fiction and theory, from the fundamentals of grammarand syntax to the redefinition of what the ‘English’ language is. Students willdevelop the transferable skills in analysis, interpretation, communication,argument and research they need to excel at university, and after, as we aspireto help you help yourself become a confident, independent, criticaland active learner able to think and thrive as you make your contribution tothe world.</p> <p>95% of EnglishLanguage and Literature students say that the course is intellectuallystimulating (National Student Survey, 2016).</p> Mon, 11/18/2019 - 09:30 1341449 1341449 Philosophy with Chinese BA https://lingufish.com/program/philosophy-with-chinese-ba-927974 <p>The degree in Philosophy with Chinese allows you to explore the themes, concepts and events that have shaped the contemporary philosophical scene, whilst studying Chinese language and culture. Our degree allows you to study and debate important philosophical questions with expert academics and peers. How should we live? Is there a God? Are we free to act as we wish if everything is determined by prior causes? Why should we obey the law? Can science discover all the facts that can be known? These are some of the many challenging questions you will engage with. At Lancaster, we approach these questions through the history of Philosophy - studying figures such as Plato, Descartes, Kant and Nietzsche - and also via contemporary philosophical debate. We also offer courses on Asian traditions of thought, where students can discover contemporary deployments of Chinese philosophical concepts such as "All-under-heaven" or "guanxi" relations. You will begin your degree with one core course called Introduction to Philosophy and one core Chinese module which is designed for beginners with little or no prior knowledge of Chinese Language or Culture. In addition, you can choose to complement your studies with a module from a wide range of other options.</p> Mon, 11/18/2019 - 09:29 927974 927974 English: Literature, PhD https://lingufish.com/program/english-literature-phd-652023 <p>Our graduate program offers you the opportunity to explore the formal, historical, cultural, and theoretical dimensions of diverse forms of the written word. As a student in our program, you will develop a deeper understanding of canonical and innovative approaches to literature in English, including both such nationally-defined traditions as British and American literatures, and traditions organized around other principles, such as Postcolonial or African American literatures. Organized to reflect the changing profession of literary study--its history, its methodologies, and its production of new knowledge--the program includes the study of literature in cultural and historical contexts, the study of representations of identity, comparative approaches to literature, theoretical perspectives, gender studies, and cultural studies. The program offers you both broad-based and specialized courses on a variety of literary topics, and students may supplement their course of literary study with graduate offerings in related subjects and departments, including courses in composition, creative writing, languages and linguistics, history, and sociology, among others.</p> Mon, 11/18/2019 - 09:28 652023 652023 English Language and French Studies BA Hons https://lingufish.com/program/english-language-and-french-studies-ba-hons-954397 <p>This four-year combined degree is provided by our renowned Department of Languages and Cultures and the highly-ranked Department of Linguistics and English Language. A year abroad gives you the unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the language and culture. You don’t need to have studied French before as we offer an Intensive course for beginners.</p> <p>In French Studies we aim to help you become truly fluent. You’ll explore France’s history, culture, politics and social background. You’ll also learn how the English language functions and study traditional linguistic areas such as lexis, grammar and phonetics. In the following year you’ll study core modules such as English Phonetics and Shaping Contemporary France, and develop your French language skills. You’ll also be able to choose from options ranging from Society on Screen to Discourse Analysis. Studying English Language, in tandem with French Studies, will give you greater awareness of language use within context, equipping you with the skills to identify how language structure interacts with meaning.</p> <p>Your third year living abroad will deepen your intercultural sensitivity and your command of the language. You can study at a partner institution or carry out a work placement and practice your language skills in a real-world context. Staff members within the department will work with you to secure accommodation, ensuring that you are fully equipped before embarking on your year in France.</p> <p>On your return to Lancaster, your fourth year allows you to develop your French to Common European Framework of Reference for Languages C1/C2 levels, and you can specialise in particular fields of study. Modules could include Psycholinguistics, Translation as a Cultural Practice or Francophone Voices. You could also choose to complete a dissertation on a topic you would like to explore in-depth. Given the range of expertise within our department, our academics will be able to supervise most topics that fit your interests.</p> Mon, 11/18/2019 - 09:27 954397 954397 Lecturer in Japanese Language 2020-21 (JPF02165) - UC San Diego AP On-Line Recruit https://lingufish.com/job/lecturer-in-japanese-language-2020-21-jpf02165-uc-san-diego-ap-on-line-recruit-1414928 <h2>Lecturer in Japanese Language 2020-21</h2> <p>Job #JPF02165</p> <h3>Recruitment Period</h3> <p><strong>Last review date:</strong>Thursday, Aug 1, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time) Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled. <strong>Final date: </strong>Tuesday, Jun 30, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time) Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.</p> <h3>Description</h3> <p>The Program in Japanese Studies (http://japan.ucsd.edu/) within the Institute of Arts and Humanities (http://iah.ucsd.edu/) at the University of California, San Diego is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body and invites applications for full-time and part-time lecturer positions in Japanese language starting July 1, 2020. Appointment(s) may be part-time, full-time, quarterly, annual, or biennial, with the possibility of renewal based on performance and funding availability.</p> <p>Qualified candidates must have native or near-native proficiency in Japanese and English and an M.A. in linguistics, Japanese language, education, foreign language pedagogy, and/or other language education-related areas. Qualified candidates also must have at least five years of experience in teaching all levels of Japanese language courses (including as a teaching assistant) and in supervising and training teaching assistants. A Ph.D. is desirable, but not required.</p> <p>The successful candidate is expected to work with existing faculty members to design and develop content-based courses, thematic-based courses and/or Japanese language for special purposes courses. We welcome applications from those who demonstrate strong or potential accomplishments in areas contributing to diversity, equity and inclusion, and a desire to play a leadership role in advancing UC San Diego’s commitment to achieving excellence and diversity.</p> <p>The Program in Japanese Studies coordinates a variety of campus offerings related to the culture, history, political economy, and language of Japan and offers students the opportunity to major or minor in Japanese Studies. It offers multiple levels of Japanese language courses, including advanced Japanese and Japanese for Professional Purposes</p> <p>Salary is commensurate with teaching experience and is based on University of California salary scales.</p> <p>Applications will be accepted electronically at https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/apply/JPF02165. Please submit a CV, course evaluations, and a teaching statement. Please describe any teaching strategies you currently use or plan to use to foster a diverse and inclusive learning experience, and to enable all students to excel and fully participate in the learning process. Review of applications will begin August 1, 2019 and continue until all of the positions are filled.</p> <p>The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.</p> <h3>Requirements</h3> <ul> <li> <p>Cover Letter (Optional)</p> </li> <li> <p>Statement of Teaching</p> </li> <li> <p>Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Please describe any teaching strategies you currently use or plan to use to foster a diverse and inclusive learning experience, and to enable all students to excel and fully participate in the learning process</p> </li> <li> <p>Misc / Additional - Course evaluations</p> </li> </ul> <p>or</p> <p>See our Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act Annual Security Reports</p> <p>AP On-Line <em>Recruit</em></p> Mon, 11/18/2019 - 01:26 1414928 1414928 Terminology Consultant https://lingufish.com/job/terminology-consultant-1414245 <p>Organizational Setting The Conference, Council and Protocol Affairs Division (CPA) is responsible for providing liaison between the Organization and its Governing Bodies, as well as conference and protocol services. The Meeting Programming and Documentation Service (CPAM) is responsible for meeting scheduling and programming, and for the provision of interpretation, translation and terminology services. In particular, it ensures the provision of interpretation for FAO meetings in Ara...</p> Mon, 11/18/2019 - 01:25 1414245 1414245 Mandarin Chinese Language Lecturer 2020-21 https://lingufish.com/job/mandarin-chinese-language-lecturer-2020-21-1414828 <h2>Mandarin Chinese Language Lecturer 2020-21</h2> <p>Job #JPF02166</p> <h3>Recruitment Period</h3> <p><strong>Last review date:</strong>Thursday, Aug 1, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time) Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled. <strong>Final date: </strong>Tuesday, Jun 30, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time) Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.</p> <h3>Description</h3> <p>The Chinese Studies Program (http://chinesestudies.ucsd.edu/) within the Institute of Arts and Humanities at UC San Diego is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, student body. Applications are being accepted for full-time and part-time lecturer positions in Chinese language starting July 1, 2020. Appointment(s) may be part-time, full-time, quarterly, annual, or biennial, with the possibility of renewal based on performance and funding availability.</p> <p>Required Qualifications: • Applicants must have an M.A. or higher degree in linguistics, Chinese language, foreign language pedagogy, and/or other language education-related fields. • Qualified candidates must have native or near-native proficiency in Mandarin Chinese and English. With strong oral and written communication skills in both languages including writing in Traditional and Simplified characters. • Five years of experience in teaching all levels of Chinese language courses at the college level.</p> <p>Preferred Qualifications: • Commitment to student-centered and multicultural education. • Knowledge of effective techniques for classroom management • Knowledge of evaluation and assessment of student progress.</p> <p>The successful candidate is expected to work with existing faculty members to design and develop content-based courses, thematic-based courses and/or Chinese language for special purposes courses. We welcome applications from those who demonstrate strong or potential accomplishments in areas contributing to diversity, equity and inclusion, and a desire to play a leadership role in advancing UC San Diego’s commitment to achieving excellence and diversity.</p> <p>Salary is commensurate with teaching experience and is based on University of California salary scales.</p> <p>Applications will be accepted electronically at https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/apply/JPF02166. Please submit a CV, course evaluations, and a teaching statement. Please describe any teaching strategies you currently use or plan to use to foster a diverse and inclusive learning experience, and to enable all students to excel and fully participate in the learning process.</p> <p>The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.</p> <h3>Requirements</h3> <ul> <li> <p>Cover Letter (Optional)</p> </li> <li> <p>Statement of Teaching</p> </li> <li> <p>Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Please describe any teaching strategies you currently use or plan to use to foster a diverse and inclusive learning experience, and to enable all students to excel and fully participate in the learning process.</p> </li> <li> <p>Misc / Additional - Course evaluations</p> </li> </ul> <p>or</p> <p>See our Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act Annual Security Reports</p> <p>AP On-Line <em>Recruit</em></p> Sun, 11/17/2019 - 22:02 1414828 1414828