Postgraduate research opportunities Measuring Variability in Child Speech Using Instrumental Articulatory Techniques

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Key facts

  • Opens: Tuesday 1 March 2022
  • Deadline: Tuesday 31 May 2022
  • Number of places: 1
  • Duration: 3 years
  • Funding: Home fee, Equipment costs, Stipend

Overview

This PhD project is part of a larger ESRC funded project looking at how children’s speech develops over time. This project will using ultrasound tongue imaging to measure how variable children’s articulation is at different ages and how this changes as children grow.
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Eligibility

A good first degree in Speech and Language Therapy, Linguistics or a related discipline. A masters degree would be an advantage.

International candidates are welcome to apply but must be able to fund the difference between the ‘home’ and the ‘international’ fee (approximately £10,000 per annum, increasing slightly each year)

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Project Details

This is an exciting opportunity to join a team of researchers working on ESRC project “Variability in Child Speech (VariCS)”. This large-scale longitudinal study will investigate how children’s speech develops and changes over time in order to establish the extent to which speech development varies between children. This PhD project is nested within the larger project. You will collect ultrasound tongue imaging data from around 40 children aged 5 and up to study variability in articulation. An ability to work with children and an interest in articulatory analysis is essential.

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Funding details

International candidates are welcome to apply but must be able to fund the difference between the ‘home’ and the ‘international’ fee (approximately £10,000 per annum, increasing slightly each year).

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Supervisors

Dr Joanne Cleland

Reader
Speech and Language Therapy

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Dr Anja Kuschmann

Senior Lecturer
Speech and Language Therapy

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Applicants should apply in the first instance with:

  • CV
  • transcripts
  • cover letter of up to four pages
  • two academic reference letters

These documents should be submitted to hass-postgrad@strath.ac.uk by the closing date.

Number of places: 1

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Contact us

Dr Joanne Cleland, joanne.cleland@strath.ac.uk