LINGUIST List 13.3232

Mon Dec 9 2002

All: Announcing LINGUIST Fellowships for 2003-2004

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  1. LINGUIST List, Announcing LINGUIST Fellowships for 2003-2004

Message 1: Announcing LINGUIST Fellowships for 2003-2004

Date: Mon, 9 Dec 2002 10:05:11 -0500 (EST)
From: LINGUIST List <>
Subject: Announcing LINGUIST Fellowships for 2003-2004

Dear LINGUIST Subscribers,

We are now soliciting applications for LINGUIST List Research
Assistants. Serving the linguistic community as well as undertaking
language software development, LINGUIST List offers students
assistantships which are directly related to linguistics and which
offer the opportunity to become part of a resource which is a mainstay
in the field.

There are three major tasks performed by LINGUIST Research Assistants.
LINGUIST RAs come into direct contact with the linguistic community
each day by editing announcements for books, conferences, journals,
and many other linguistics-related topics. Another major focus of
LINGUIST List is web design, where RAs have the opportunity to learn
programs like ColdFusion and Adobe Photoshop, as well as basic UNIX
programming and database design. The third and most recent
development of LINGUIST List is E-MELD, a project that involves the
development of software, tools, and database structure to aid in the
digitization of data from endangered languages. 
Please see our student opportunities page at for more information about
what we do.

In an effort to maintain the international character of the list, we
welcome applications from students outside the USA. The LINGUIST
assistantship holders must have a good command of written English and
be degree-seeking students at Eastern Michigan University. Some
positions require prior web development and/or programming experience.

These positions are available at both Eastern Michigan University and
Wayne State University.

Eastern Michigan University:

The EMU English department offers other funding opportunites for
graduate students. There are positions available for Introduction to
Linguistics teaching assistants and for writing center tutors.
Teaching assistant responsibilites include giving lectures, marking
tests, and holding office hours. Writing center tutors help
undergraduate and international students improve their writing skills
in a comfortable one-on-one learning environment.

Eastern Michigan U. offers a B.A. and M.A. in general linguistics.
The M.A. curriculum offers a solid foundation for further study in
linguistics - well over half of Eastern Michigan M.A. candidates go on
to Ph.D. programs in linguistics. EMU is situated in Ypsilanti, MI
(about 5 miles from Ann Arbor) in a very active linguistics
community. The LINGUIST fellow at EMU receives a full tuition waiver
(for 18 graduate credit hours per year) plus a 9-month stipend of
approximately $8500. Application deadline is March 15, 2003, but
students outside the USA should submit applications by the end of
January, since the admissions process takes longer for international

For more information about the Eastern Michigan University graduate
program, contact:

Daniel Seely
Graduate Advisor
Dept. of English Language and Literature
Eastern Michigan U
Ypsilanti, MI 48197 

Wayne State University:

The MA in Linguistics at Wayne State University is an
interdisciplinary degree which provides students with a solid
grounding in descriptive and theoretical linguistics. The linguistics
faculty are housed in a number of departments at Wayne: English,
Romance Languages and Linguistics, Audiology and Speech- Language
Pathology, Psychology, Anthropology, and Near Eastern and Asian
Studies. Thirteen WSU faculty members hold the Ph.D. in Linguistics,
and another two hold the Ph.D. in Psychology with an expertise in
Psycholinguistics. Current strengths across the faculty are in the
areas of discourse analysis, historical linguistics, language
processing, phonetics, Romance linguistics, and syntax. The diverse
city of Detroit also affords students a rich laboratory for linguistic
research: for example, it is an excellent place to study African
American Vernacular English, varieties of Arabic in the diaspora (the
largest community of Arabic speakers in the world outside the Middle
East-North African continuum resides in Detroit), and the Northern
Cities Chain Shift.

The LINGUIST fellow at Wayne receives a full tuition waiver (for 18
graduate credit hours per year) plus a 9-month stipend of
approximately $8500. Students should submit applications before the
end of February 1 2003.

For more information about the MA in Linguistics at Wayne State
University, contact the student advisor:

Professor Martha Ratliff
Linguistics Program
51 W. Warren
Detroit, MI 48202
email: <>.

For more information about working for The LINGUIST List, contact
Helen Aristar-Dry (Eastern Michigan U., or
Anthony Aristar (Wayne State U.,
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