DCAL Sign Language Linguistics Research Associate

University College London - Deafness, Cognition and Language Research Centre (DCAL)

UCL - Psychology and Language Sciences

The appointment will be on UCL Grade 7. The salary range will be £34,056 - £41,163 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance.

The BSL Syntax Project is a new 3-year project based at the Deafness, Cognition and Language (DCAL) Centre (www.dcal.ucl.ac.uk), funded by the UK Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), that aims to conduct the first ever large-scale, detailed investigation of the grammatical system of British Sign Language (BSL), combining the use of converging evidence from both experimental data and spontaneous conversation data with corpus-based, cognitive/functional and sociolinguistic approaches. The focus will be on basic clause structure and the syntax of questions and negation in BSL. (www.bslcorpusproject.org).

Duties include annotation and analysis of BSL Corpus data and collection, annotation and analysis of supplementary elicitation and judgement data, as part of the BSL Syntax Project.

The position is available from January 2017 to 30th November 2019 in the first instance.

A well organised person with a PhD in linguistics or related area and native, near-native or fluent skills in BSL or another sign language is required for a full-time position to conduct research on the syntax of BSL; and also to the management of the British Sign Language Corpus and the related dictionary and lexical database, BSL SignBank.

UCL vacancy reference: 1609417

Applicants should apply online. To access further details about the position and how to apply please click on the ‘Apply’ button below.

If you have any queries about the post, please contact Dr Kearsy Cormier, k.cormier@ucl.ac.uk.

DCAL particularly encourages applications from Deaf and disabled people.

Closing Date: 28 December 2016.

Latest time for the submission of applications: 23:59.

Interview Date: TBC

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