DCAL Sign Language Linguistics Research Associate
Salary: Grade 7, Full Time (inclusive of London weighting allowance)
Duties and Responsibilities
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. (http://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.
Closing date: 6 January 2017 (extended from 28 December 2016)
DCAL particularly encourages applications from Deaf and disabled people.