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This is a part-time position 40% as research project assistant at Centre for languages and literature, Lund university. The position is starting 17 January 2022 and ends 27 March 2022. Salary according to the range for research project assistants at Centre for Languages and Literature at Lund University. In your application, please include a cover letter, CV and a writing sample (e.g., Bachelor’s or Master’s thesis). Further questions regarding this position can be directed to

Requirements and job description for research assistant (corpus work)
Candidates should be native speakers of English or have near native command of English. They should have training in linguistics and ideally holding a Master’s degree in English Language and Linguistics. The research assistant’s tasks include making searches in corpora, extracting corpus examples, categorizing examples based on functional categories and creating experimental stimuli. It is a part-time position with salary according to the range for research assistants at the Centre of Languages and Literature.

Project: Making predictions about negated information

In recent years, a large body of research has focused on the role of anticipatory language processing, which refers to the predictions that language users constantly and unknowingly make about upcoming information in a context. For instance, when encountering “The day was breezy so the boy went outside to fly …”, listeners make assumptions and predictions about what follows to fly. When these predictions are confirmed by e.g., “a kite”, rapid and effortless communication happens. However, when an ending is unexpected, such as “an airplane”, a processing cost will be induced. Importantly, most of the evidence for anticipatory language processing has been based on affirmative information, while little is known about how negated information fares in relation to confirmed or disconfirmed predictions. Given the pervasiveness of negation in our everyday life, this project focuses on the role of negated information in anticipatory processing through co-registration of EEG and eye-movements.

Type of employment Temporary position (shorter than 3 months)
Contract type Part-time
First day of employment 2021-01-17 eller enligt överenskommelse
Salary Månadslön
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 40%
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2021/4118
  • Sara Farshchi, forskare ,
Published 14.Dec.2021
Last application date 10.Jan.2022 11:59 PM CET

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