Marie Curie Individual Fellowship (postdoc): Joint application at the University of Granada. Learner Corpora, SLA, anaphora resolution

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MSCA-IF: Joint application at the University of Granada. Department of English and German Philology.

    01/09/2018 12:00 – Europe/Brussels
    H2020 / Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions
    Spain, Granada
    International Research Projects Office
    Promotion and Advisory Unit


Professor Cristóbal Lozano, from the Department of English and German Philology at the University of Granada, welcomes postdoctoral candidates interested in applying for a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships (MSCA-IF) in 2018 at this University. Please note that applicants must comply with the Mobility Rule (more information:

Brief description of the institution:

The University of Granada (UGR), founded in 1531, is one of the largest and most important universities in Spain. It serves more than 60000 students per year, including many foreign students, as UGR is the leader host institution in the Erasmus program. UGR, featuring 3650 professors and more than 2000 auxiliary personnel, offers a total of 75 degrees through its 112 departments and 28 centers.

UGR is also a leading institution in research, located in the top 5/10 of Spanish universities by a variety of ranking criteria, such as national R&D projects, fellowships awarded, publications, or international funding. UGR is one of the few Spanish Universities listed in the Shanghai Top 500 ranking (, and it is also well recognized for its web presence (

Internationally, we bet decidedly by our participation in the calls of H2020, both at partner and coordination. For the duration of the Seventh Framework Programme, the UGR has obtained a total of 66 projects, with total funding of 17.97 million euros, and for H2020, until 2015, more than 25 projects with total funding of more than 6 million euros. Our more than 3,000 researchers are grouped into 365 research groups covering all scientific fields and disciplines.

Brief description of the Centre/Research Group

Research group members: The researh group is made of a group of linguists, mostly based at the Universidad de Granada, while the rest are in different European universities. A few postgraduate students (MAs and PhDs) also participate in the project.

· Universidad de Granada (UGR) team:

Madrid team (UAM: Universidad Autónoma de Madrid): Amaya Mendikoetxea (PhD): learner corpora, SLA, generative grammar.

· Balearic team (UIB: Universidad de las Islas Baleares): Pedro Guijarro-Fuentes (PhD): SLA.

· Bremen team (University of Bremen, Germany): Marcus Callies (PhD): Learner corpora and SLA.

· Thessaloniki team (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki): Despina Papadopoulou (PhD): SLA, learner corpora and psycholinguistics.

· PhD students Granada: there are currently 3 PhDs working on topics related to the project (Teresa Quesada, UGR; Fernando Martín-Villena, UGR; Kim Collewaert, VUB-UGR)

Project description


Research project title: ANACOR (A corpus-based approach to anaphora resolution in second language acquisition: beyond the interfaces).

Research project length: Jan 2017 – Dec 2020

Main goals: To understand how learners of a second language (L2) use anaphoric forms (overt/null pronouns, and also NPs) to refer to their antecedents in previous discourse. We will use large corpora and fine-grained annotation to investigate this in several language combinations: L1 English/Greek/Japanese – L2 Spanish as well as L1 Spanish/German – L2 English. Our ultimate goal is (i) to better understand the mechanisms underlying the language of adult bilingual learners of a second language (in relation to anaphora resolution); (i) to create new electronic resources (corpora) like COREFL (L1 Spanish/German-L2 English) and enlarge existing corpora like CEDEL2 (L1 English/Greek/Japanese/German-L2 Spanish) to investigate anaphora resolution.

Candidate’s profile: The candidate will be working in the following lines of research within the project:

  • Second Language Acquisition (SLA) / Bilingualism
  • Learner corpora
  • Anaphora resolution

Project website and details:

Corpora of the research team:


Research Area

  • Economic Sciences, Social Sciences and Humanities (ECO-SOC)

For a correct evaluation of your candidature, please send the documents below to Professor Cristóbal Lozano ( ):

  • CV
  • Letter of recommendation (optional)


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