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FYI: Historical Thesaurus Scholarships

Author: Wendy Anderson

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

FYI Body: To celebrate publication of the Historical Thesaurus of the OED (Oxford
University Press 2009), the Department of English Language at the
University of Glasgow has set up a scholarship fund to help students in
their first year of research. Scholarships will consist of a waiver of the
first year´s fees, and are open to exceptional students from any university
intending to pursue research in a subject area, either historical or
modern, covered by the Department. Scholarships for 2010-11 will be awarded
to students accepted by the Faculty of Arts who are not major scholarship

The scholarships will be named in honour of the four editors of HTOED:
Christian Kay, Jane Roberts, Michael Samuels and Irené Wotherspoon. Further
information about the department is available at:

Professor Christian Janet Kay
Department of English Language
University of Glasgow
Glasgow G12 8QQ

Phone 0141 330 4150 Fax 0141 330 3533
email c.kay@englang.arts.gla.ac.uk
The University of Glasgow, charity number SC004401

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