LINGUIST List 12.3141

Wed Dec 19 2001

Support: PhD in Topology and Language

Editor for this issue: Marie Klopfenstein <>


  1. Bill Barton, PhD Opportunity

Message 1: PhD Opportunity

Date: Wed, 19 Dec 2001 17:18:47 +1300
From: Bill Barton <>
Subject: PhD Opportunity

PhD Scholarship in Topology & Language
Our research team is looking for a PhD student with skills in both 
linguistics and mathematics. We are undertaking an international 
study into whether the concepts of mathematics (in particular 
topology) are understood differently by researchers from different 
language groups. We have room for a graduate student seeking to 
obtain a PhD in this area, and are able to offer substantial 
financial assistance for at least two years to a suitable applicant 
(local fees plus $NZ12 000). Under a bilateral agreement, local fees 
apply to citizens of France and Germany.

The applicant will need a good Honours or Masters degree in 
mathematics or linguistics PLUS substantial knowledge in the other 
discipline. Applicants with a background in either topology or 
cognitive linguistics will have an advantage.
Applications will be considered as they are received, and the 
position will remain open until an appointment is made. We would like 
the successful applicant to start as soon as possible after February 
1st, 2002.

Further information may be obtained from Bill Barton 
<>., or write to:
Dr Bill Barton,
Department of Mathematics,
The University of Auckland,
PB 92 019,

Many thanks in anticipation
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Bill Barton
Mathematics Education Unit Phone ++64 (New Zealand)
Dept. Mathematics Work: (0)9 373 7999 Extn 8779
The University of Auckland Home: (0)9 372 6964
P.B. 92 019, Auckland Fax: (0)9 373 7457
New Zealand Email:
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