LINGUIST List 10.1992

Tue Dec 21 1999

Support: Historical Linguistics: PhD/ New Zealand

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  1. Lyle Campbell, Historical Ling: PhD Scholarship/ U of Canterbury, New Zealand

Message 1: Historical Ling: PhD Scholarship/ U of Canterbury, New Zealand

Date: Wed, 15 Dec 1999 21:53:07 -0500 (EST)
From: Lyle Campbell <>
Subject: Historical Ling: PhD Scholarship/ U of Canterbury, New Zealand

Rank of Job: -- 
Areas Required: PhD Scholarship in Historical Linguistics
Other Desired Areas: -- 
University or Organization: University of Canterbury, NZ
Department: Linguistics
State or Province: (Canterbury) 
Country: New Zealand
Final Date of Application: Feb.1, 2000
Contact: Lyle Campbell

Address for Applications:
Dept of Linguistics, University of Canterbury
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New Zealand

ANNOUNCEMENT (Revised): PhD scholarship for Historical Linguistics

Sponsor: Marsden grant (Royal Society of New Zealand). Grant title: 
How languages are shown to be related Location: Dept of Linguistics, 
University of Canterbury, Christchurch, NZ
Supervisor: Prof. Lyle Campbell

Terms: Award of $14,000 NZ per year for 3 years, + $3,000 tuition per
year. (Note: citizens of Australia, France, and Germany pay the same
fees as New Zealanders, $3400/year; students from other countries pay
foreign fees, $14,000 per year.) (This $14,000 NZ is considered very
substantial in New Zealand, where living costs are low.)

This award is for PhD study in Historical Linguistics. The PhD here is
by thesis only (no course work); the dissertation topic must contribute
to the goals of the grant which involve historical linguistics broadly,
and include such things as language classification, the history
different language families and how they were established, methods for
comparing languages and establishing language relationships, grammatical
evidence in establishing language relationships, the relationship
between typology and historical linguistics, assessment of proposed
long-range genetic relationships, methodological issues, and so on.

To apply: send a cover letter or e-mail message with details of your
education, linguistic courses taken and other relevant background, plus
details about how to contact you. If you are selected as a candidate,
you will be asked to supply two letters of reference and a statement of
the proposed topic of your PhD thesis research. Award of the
scholarship is contingent upon admission to the University. Admission
requires minimally the equivalent of a BA Honours in Linguistics.

Contact: For further information, please contact:
Professor Lyle Campbell, Head of Department
Dept. of Linguistics
University of Canterbury
Private Bag 4800
Christchurch, New Zealand
Fax: 64-3-364-2969
Phone: 64-3-364-2242

Application deadline (revised): Feb 1, 2000
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