LINGUIST List 11.2477

Thu Nov 16 2000

Support: Slavic and Theoretical Ling - PhD/ Princeton

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  1. Maggie Browning, Princeton Joint Ph.D. Program in Slavic and Theoretical Ling

Message 1: Princeton Joint Ph.D. Program in Slavic and Theoretical Ling

Date: Tue, 14 Nov 2000 14:50:42 -0500
From: Maggie Browning <browningPrinceton.EDU>
Subject: Princeton Joint Ph.D. Program in Slavic and Theoretical Ling

The Princeton Joint Ph.D. Program in Slavic and Theoretical

The Program in Linguistics and the Department of Slavic
Languages and Literatures at Princeton University are happy
to invite applications to its new joint Ph.D. program in
Slavic and theoretical linguistics for the 2001-2002
academic year. The program is designed to prepare students
to conduct linguistic research within the framework of
generative grammar, focusing on the Slavic languages.
Students typically do course work in theoretical
linguistics, Slavic linguistics, and the Slavic languages
(Russian, Czech, Polish, and Serbian/Croatian are offered on
a regular basis). Candidates are admitted to the Department
of Slavic Languages and Literatures, but members of both the
Program in Linguistics and the Slavic Department participate
in the admission process, direct the general examinations,
and serve as dissertation advisors. The core faculty is: L.
Babby and C. Townsend in Slavic, and M. Browning, R.
Freidin, and E. Williams in linguistics. 

All students admitted to the Princeton joint Ph.D. Program
receive a five-year fellowship, which covers tuition and
provides a living stipend (typically $10,000 to $14,000 per
year for five years), and other benefits. The Ph.D. general
examinations are typically administered after the second
year (the core courses are given in a two-year, four
semester cycle), giving the student three years of support
for dissertation writing. Students are encouraged to become
teaching assistants in both linguistics and Slavic language
courses after they pass the Ph.D. examinations.

Applicants should have either an undergraduate or graduate
background in Slavic languages and/or theoretical
linguistics. Preference will be given to students who know
at least one Slavic language (including native speakers) and
have done course work in theoretical (general) linguistics.
Students who have know one or more Slavic languages but do
not have a background in linguistics should apply if they
are interested in studying the Slavic languages in a
generative framework.

For additional information, contact either M. Browning
(Director of the Linguistics Program) at or L. Babby (Professor of Slavic
languages and linguistics) at or the
Office Manager of the Department of Slavic Languages and
Literatures (609-258-4726). For additional information
regarding admission to Princeton University, please visit
the Graduate School's website at . You can also request an
application at this site.

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M. A. Browning
Director, Program in Linguistics
Princeton University 
306A East Pyne Hall
Princeton, NJ 08544
609.258.4899 (fax)
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