LINGUIST List 11.2099

Sun Oct 1 2000

Support: Comp Ling - Postgrad Scholarships/ Ireland

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  1. Carl Vogel, Computational Ling - Postgraduate Scholarship/ Ireland

Message 1: Computational Ling - Postgraduate Scholarship/ Ireland

Date: Sat, 30 Sep 2000 10:30:31 +0100
From: Carl Vogel <>
Subject: Computational Ling - Postgraduate Scholarship/ Ireland

Postgraduate funding (George J. Mitchell Scholarships):

Application Deadline for the 2001/2002 academic year: October 10, 2000.

Please note the following terms of eligibility for the George J.
Mitchell Scholarships which provide funding for a U.S. Citizen to
pursue postgraduate study in any university in the Republic of Ireland
or Northern Ireland.

"The George J. Mitchell Scholarships were established in 1998. The
first group of Mitchell Scholars will begin their studies in Ireland
and Northern Ireland in fall 2000. Scholars will be eligible to
attend institutions of higher learning in Ireland, including the seven
universities in the Republic of Ireland and the two universities in
Northern Ireland, for one academic year of graduate study. This
application package is only valid for those applying to begin study in
fall 2001. As institutional balance will be a factor, an applicant's
likelihood of being selected is increased if the applicant expresses a
willingness to attend more than one of several of the eligible

Dublin (Ireland)
University of Dublin, Trinity College
Natural Language Processing & Speech Processing
 M.Phil (taught course + dissertation), M.Sc. (research), PhD (research)

M.PHIL. Course in Speech and Language Processing
M.Sc., Ph.D. Research in Computational Linguistics or Speech Science

1. To introduce students to central concepts in linguistics and
 to techniques of linguistic description and analysis.
2. To proceed from this basis to more advanced study of major
 topics in computational linguistics and speech science.
3. Via the dissertation component, to introduce students to
 research in computational linguistics or speech science.

Applicants are normally required to possess a good primary degree or
equivalent qualification. Previous knowledge of linguistics is not a
requirement. Application for admission should be made to the Dean of
Graduate Studies before 30 April 2001.

The course is taken full-time in one calendar year (October to
September) or part-time in two calendar years. 

BAND A: Introduction to syntax; introduction to semantics/
pragmatics; introduction to logic and Prolog; syntax in generative
grammar; semantic theory; computational linguistics; current
issues in syntactic theory; linguistic pragmatics.
BAND B: Introduction to phonetics and phonemics; descriptive
and practical phonetics; introduction to morphology; processing
of speech signals; instrumental phonetics; speech technology and
applications; phonology; current issues in speech science.
DISSERTATION: students write a dissertation of not more than 20,000
words in computational linguistics or speech science.

Further information on the MPhil and on the PhD is available from
Graduate Admissions, Arts Building, Trinity College, Dublin 2, Ireland
(tel. +353 1 608 2182; fax +353 1 671 2821) and electronically as well
( ).
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