We invite expression of interest for one forthcoming postdoctoral position at the Department of Psychology at the University of Milano-Bicocca, working on the project “epithets - explaining pejoratives in theoretical and experimental Terms ”, under the supervision of Simone Sulpizio. Epithets investigates the role of expressives, also in relation to the linguistic context of use. The project focuses on two frequently used negative epithets, that are slurs and particularistic insults, and aims at investigating their expressive content in order to understand possible differences in the information they convey. Epithets is a multi-center project, which synergistically combines conceptual analysis with behavioural and neurolinguistic empirical methods. The position is for 1 year. The tentative starting date is February 2024. Please, submit your expression of interest (including your CV and the names and contacts of 1-2 references) to Simone Sulpizio.
Application deadline: December 2023