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Research Assistant

The University of Edinburgh - College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences

Location: Edinburgh
Salary: £28,756 to £33,309 per annum pro rata
Hours: Part Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 4th October 2021
Closes: 29th October 2021
Job Ref: 2165

Closing date: 29/10/21, 5pm 

Contract: Part Time, Fixed Term (16 months)

Hours: 21 Hours per week (0.6 FTE)

The School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences is seeking to appoint a research assistant on a part time (0.6 FTE), fixed-term contract for a period of 16 months. The position is available as of the January 2022.

We are seeking to recruit a research assistant with expertise in semantics to contribute to the project “Logic in semantic universals”, funded by the UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship (PI: Dr Wataru Uegaki).

The goal of the job is to help create a cross-linguistic database of semantic properties of four domains of logical vocabularies: connectives, quantifiers, modals, and clause-embedding predicates. The role involves development of empirical tests for a set of semantic properties relevant for the vocabularies (in collaboration with the PI and other team members) and annotation of these properties based on the tests in consultation with native speakers.

Your skills and attributes for success:

  • Undergraduate and/or MSc-level degree in linguistics Knowledge of syntax and formal semantics.
  • Ability to control for various grammatical and extra-grammatical factors in testing linguistic properties.
  • Previous experience of cross-linguistic semantic data collection.
  • Previous experience of working in a research team.

The University of Edinburgh is a charitable body, registered in Scotland, with registration number SC005336. Is e buidheann carthannais a th’ ann an Oilthigh Dhùn Èideann, clàraichte an Alba, àireamh clàraidh SC005336.

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