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Postdoctoral Research Assistant (Psycholinguistics) – The Creative Power of Metaphor

Applications for this vacancy closed on 11 September 2017 at 12:00PM
The AHRC-funded Creative Multilingualism programme is conducting research on
the interaction between multilingualism and creativity, and rethinking the
identity of Modern Languages. We are seeking a postdoctoral researcher to
contribute expertise in psycholinguistics to the Creative Power of Metaphor,
one of the programme’s seven research strands.



The strand looks at the role of metaphor as a phenomenon that mediates between
thought, language and action, and the research will be informed by the fields
of cognitive linguistics, rhetoric and literary studies. The project’s
objective is to enrich interdisciplinary understanding of metaphor, and in
particular investigate the implications of linguistic diversity for the theory
and practice of metaphor.



You will contribute to the design and execution of the research, collaborating
with Professor Katrin Kohl on her research focused on metaphor and its
contribution to the nexus between creativity and multilingualism. You will set
up and conduct psycholinguistic experiments designed to test and explore
aspects relevant to metaphor under the direction of Professor Aditi Lahiri.
Where relevant, you will use the facilities of the Brain Laboratory in the
Faculty of Linguistics, Philology and Phonetics, working under the direction
of relevant staff in the laboratory. Your role will include collaborating in
the preparation and writing of research papers and presenting research results
effectively, including writing blog posts and contributing to the programme’s
media presence. You will represent the strand at external meetings, and
facilitate collaboration within both the strand and the broader Creative
Multilingualism programme. In addition, you will help organise workshops,
conferences, and public engagement events.



You will have a good first degree and a doctorate in linguistics or
psycholinguistics, and a research interest in metaphor including familiarity
with the theoretical field. You will have experience with eye-tracking and
EEG, and be willing to receive further training in methods of psychological
and/or psycholinguistic experimentation. In addition, you will have excellent
written and spoken English, detailed knowledge of at least one other language,
and evidence of an interest in linguistic diversity. Familiarity with a non-
European language would be advantageous.



This fixed-term post is available on a full- or part-time (minimum 0.5 FTE)
basis, starting as soon as possible. The length of the post depends on the
FTE. At 1 FTE the duration would be 18 months. The maximum length is until 30
June 2020. You will be based in the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages,
Oxford.



Applications should be made online, and you will be required to upload a CV, a
supporting statement and the names and addresses of two referees as part of
your online application.



The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 11 September 2017.



Please note that the University of Oxford's retirement policy is changing.
With effect from 1 October 2017, all employees at Grade 8 and above will have
a retirement age of 68, and all employees at Grades 6 and 7 will no longer
have a set retirement age. Further details are available here:
https://www.ox.ac.uk/about/jobs/preemploymentscreening.

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The AHRC-funded Creative Multilingualism programme is conducting research on the interaction between multilingualism and creativity, and rethinking the identity of Modern Languages. We are seeking a postdoctoral researcher to contribute expertise in psycholinguistics to the Creative Power of Metaphor, one of the programme’s seven research strands.


The strand looks at the role of metaphor as a phenomenon that mediates between thought, language and action, and the research will be informed by the fields of cognitive linguistics, rhetoric and literary studies. The project’s objective is to enrich interdisciplinary understanding of metaphor, and in particular investigate the implications of linguistic diversity for ...

The AHRC-funded Creative Multilingualism programme is conducting research on
the interaction between multilingualism and creativity, and rethinking the
identity of Modern Languages. We are seeking a postdoctoral researcher to
contribute expertise in psycholinguistics to the Creative Power of Metaphor,
one of the programme’s seven research strands.



The strand looks at the role of metaphor as a phenomenon that mediates between
thought, language and action, and the research will be informed by the fields
of cognitive linguistics, rhetoric and literary studies. The project’s
objective is to enrich interdisciplinary understanding of metaphor, and in
particular investigate the implications of linguistic diversity for ...
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