LINGUIST List 12.2467

Thu Oct 4 2001

Support: Slavic&Theoretical Ling: PhD Program, NJ USA

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  1. Maggie Browning, Slavic & Theoretical Ling: PhD Program, Princeton University, USA

Message 1: Slavic & Theoretical Ling: PhD Program, Princeton University, USA

Date: Tue, 02 Oct 2001 10:21:51 -0400
From: Maggie Browning <browningPrinceton.EDU>
Subject: Slavic & Theoretical Ling: PhD Program, Princeton University, USA

The Princeton University 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 joint Ph.D. program in Slavic and theoretical linguistics for
the 2002-2003 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 Leonard Babby,
Mirjam Fried, and Charles Townsend in Slavic and M. A. Browning,
Robert Freidin, and Edwin 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 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 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 Christine Alito, Office Manager of
the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures,
(; 609-258-4726) or Leonard Babby, Professor of
Slavic Languages and Linguistics (;

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M. A. Browning
Director, Program in Linguistics
Princeton University 
010 Clio Hall
Princeton, NJ 08544
609.258.4899 (fax)
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