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The University of Luxembourg offers a job position from 1st of September until
31 of December 2021. The aim of the post is to investigate in a dataset of
student spellings whether transfer effects emerge between the languages used.
The position is involved in an intervention study in which German and French
spelling were trained. The task of the position is to analyze whether training
in one language affected spelling in the other language. An appropriate
direction of study would be moderation and mediation analyses, taking into
account appropriate scale types and dependencies within the data.
The aim of the short-term position is to analyze the dataset of spellings from
a total of 250 fourth graders. The data are obtained from experimentally
constructed cloze dictations. The data come from four measurement points:
pre-, re-, post-, and follow-up-tests.
The objective is to publish the results in an international journal with co-
authorship by the candidate.
The position will be part of the FNR funded research project “Effects of
Grammatical Reflection on Spelling among Multilingual Pupils” (GRASP). For
more information: https: // www. researchgate.net/project/Effects-of-Grammatical-
The candidate will be a member of the Institute for Research on
Multilingualism, Faculty of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences at the
University of Luxembourg. S/he will integrate a young team of linguists and
psychologists who collaborate closely.
Statistical analyses in line with moderation and mediation analyses using
Examine a processed dataset of spellings for evidence of transfer effects
from German to French and/or French to German
What we expect from you…
Very good knowledge of statistical methods and interest in exploring data
Interest in language acquisition and transfer as well as learning
Very good command of English or German, the languages of communication in
the research group
Some knowledge in German and French, the languages under study
Personal workspace at University
Close cooperation with the research group
Possibility of co-authorship in a publication
Contract Type: Fixed Term Contract 4 Month
Work Hours: Full Time 40.0 Hours per Week
Job Reference: UOL04243
How to apply...
Applications should be submitted online and include:
Copies of diplomas
Early application is highly encouraged, as the applications will be processed
upon reception. Please apply formally through the HR system. Applications by
email will not be considered.
The University of Luxembourg embraces inclusion and diversity as key values.
We are fully committed to removing any discriminatory barrier related to
gender, and not only, in recruitment and career progression of our staff.
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