The Department of Psychology at the University of York is seeking a full-time Research Associate to work on a new project funded by the Economic and Social Research Council, awarded to Dr Angela de Bruin in collaboration with Dr Danijela Trenkic (Department of Education, University of York) and Dr Cong Liu (Qingdao University, China). The aim of the project is to understand how daily-life language experiences and interactional contexts shape bilingual language control. To examine this, the project focuses on international students who moved from China to York. These students will be tested longitudinally throughout their first year in the UK. They will also be compared to a control group of students in China. We will study how bilingual language control during production and comprehension is shaped by (changes in) language environment and daily-life language experiences. We will also examine how mechanisms underlying language control might depend on the task and context (e.g., contexts requiring use of one specific language or contexts allowing for free switching).
You would lead the longitudinal study on international students in York, working closely together with Dr Angela de Bruin and Dr Danijela Trenkic. Your responsibilities include setting up and managing the longitudinal project, recruiting participants, training Mandarin-English speaking research assistants, (supervising) data collection, data preprocessing and analysis, and disseminating the results through publications, conference presentations, and public engagement activities. Opportunities for mentorship and additional collaborations will be available and encouraged. The position is for 21 months and would start in December 2021.
Interview date: Monday 5 July 2021
For informal enquiries: please contact Angela de Bruin via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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