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Message 1: Psycholinguistics or Lexicography: PhD scholarship, New Zealand

Date: Wed, 7 Aug 2002 15:34:00 +1200
From: Paul Warren <Paul.Warrenvuw.ac.nz>
Subject: Psycholinguistics or Lexicography: PhD scholarship, New Zealand


Targeted PhD Scholarship in i) Psycholinguistics OR ii) Lexicography

School of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies
Victoria University of Wellington
New Zealand

A PhD scholarship (NZ$20,000 per annum for 2.5-3 years, plus tuition
fees at the domestic student level) is offered in one of the following
two areas. The application deadline for the scholarship is 1st
October 2002 (for details of the application process and to download
an application pack go to:
http://www.fis.org.nz/BreakOut/vuw/schols.phtml?detail+100008)

i) Word recognition and sound change in New Zealand English

Psycholinguistic research into spoken word recognition typically
assumes a stable linguistic system, in which the processes and
representations involved are clearly defined. By contrast,
pronunciation changes reflect a system that is in a state of flux,
which is more problematic for current models of speech perception and
word recognition. This project explores the consequences of
changes-in-progress for perception and recognition, and will thus
contribute to our understanding and modelling of the processes
involved. Applicants for this scholarship should have a solid
grounding in phonetics and/or psycholinguistics.

For further details of the above project contact:
Dr Paul Warren	
Tel: +64 4 463-5631		
Fax: +64 4 463-5604
Email: paul.warrenvuw.ac.nz
URL: http://www.vuw.ac.nz/lals/staff/paul_warren

ii) New Zealand English lexicography

The NZ Dictionary Centre provides a context for research on
lexicographical aspects of New Zealand English. There are
opportunities to undertake research on such topics as the language
used in domestic contexts, government administration, recreation and
sport, school administration and organization, local government, law
and order, property administration and real estate, horticulture and
flora, the military, and public works and development. Research could
also focus on such diverse groups as early missionaries, goldminers,
parliamentarians, adolescents, and different professions and trades.
Applicants for this scholarship should have a good academic background
in fields such as the language sciences, English, or history, and a
strong interest in adding to our knowledge of the words used
distinctively in New Zealand.

For further details of the above project contact:
Prof Graeme Kennedy	
Tel: +64 4 463-5627		
Fax: +64 4 463-5604
Email: graeme.kennedyvuw.ac.nz	
URL: http://www.vuw.ac.nz/lals/staff/Graeme_Kennedy.html
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