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PhD in Phonetics (M/F)

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Français - Anglais

Date Limite Candidature : lundi 4 octobre 2021

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General information

Reference : UMR7018-CECFOU-009
Workplace : PARIS 05
Date of publication : Monday, September 13, 2021
Scientific Responsible name : Cécile Fougeron
Type of Contract : PhD Student contract / Thesis offer
Contract Period : 36 months
Start date of the thesis : 1 December 2021
Proportion of work : Full time
Remuneration : 2 135,00 € gross monthly

Description of the thesis topic

-In the context of the project ChaSpeePro run in collaboration with the University of Geneva, the Hopitaux Universitaires de Genève and the Idiap Institute, the Laboratoire de Phonétique et Phonologie* (LPP – CNRS/Sorbonne Nouvelle) in Paris is offering a 3-year (+1) doctoral position starting from December 2021 (a later starting date might be considered).

The general goal of the project is to better characterize the processes linked to the encoding of invariant speech units into articulated speech, and their disorders (in dysarthria and apraxia of speech). This project follows the MoSpeeDi project described here: https://www.unige.ch/fapse/mospeedi/.

Within the scope of this project, articulatory and acoustic data will be collected at the LPP to investigate questions related to:
1) The temporal organization and coordination of speech units at different levels (e.g., gesture, syllable, word, phrases)
2) Stability and flexibility of the speech production system (e.g., speaker-specific strategies and adaptation to different speech task demands)
3) Articulatory vs. acoustic manifestations of spatio-temporal reductions in speech

The candidate will conduct his/her research on one of these research questions.
He/she will be trained within the doctoral school ED622 at Université Sorbonne-Nouvelle and will also benefit from the stimulating context of the Laboratoire d'Excellence EFL to which the LPP is affiliated.

Work Context

Within this Swiss-French collaborative project, the candidate will join the team under the supervision of Cécile Fougeron and in close collaboration with Anne Hermes and Leonardo Lancia.
The Laboratoire de Phonétique et Phonologie (CNRS/Sorbonne Nouvelle, https://lpp.in2p3.fr/) is a research and teaching unit in experimental phonetics and phonology. It is located in the 5th arrondissement in Paris. The lab offers a diverse and fair working environment in a small and dynamic lab.

Constraints and risks

Applicants should:
- hold a Master in Linguistics, preferably in Phonetics (equivalent diploma in related disciplines to be discussed)
- have some basic knowledge in French / good English writing skills
Experience with acoustic or articulatory analysis, statistical and/or programming skills is an advantage.

Additional Information

Please send your application as a single PDF including: (1) a one-page motivation letter linking your interest in joining the project to your past research experience and skills, (2) a full CV including academic transcripts, (3) name and email of 1 to 2 persons we could contact for recommendation, and, if applicable, (4) a link to a copy of your master thesis.

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