LINGUIST List 14.2698

Tue Oct 7 2003

Support: Slavic/Theoretical Ling: Fellowship, Princeton

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  1. Leonard Babby, Slavic and Theoretical Linguistics: Ph.D. Fellowship, Princeton

Message 1: Slavic and Theoretical Linguistics: Ph.D. Fellowship, Princeton

Date: Mon, 06 Oct 2003 16:24:54 -0400
From: Leonard Babby <babbylhPrinceton.EDU>
Subject: Slavic and Theoretical Linguistics: Ph.D. Fellowship, Princeton

The Program in Linguistics and the Slavic Department at Princeton
University are happy to invite applications to its Joint Ph.D. Program
in Slavic and Theorerical Linguistics for the 2004-2005 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 Slavic Department, but members of both
the Program in Linguistics and the Slavic Department participate in
all aspects of the program. The core faculty is: L.H. Babby and
M. Fried in Slavic, and M. Browning, E. Williams, J. Katz, and
R. Freidin in linguistics.
All students admitted to the Joint Program receive a full five-year
fellowship, which covers tuition, provides a generous living stipend
(including summer support each year), and other benefits. The Ph.D.
general examinations are typically given after rthe second year of
graduate study: the core courses are offered in a two-year cycle (four
courses per semester = sixteen courses). This gives 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. exams.

Applicants should have either an undergraduate or graduate background
in Slavic languages and/or theoretical linguistics; all applicants
must have a working knowledge of Russian. Preference will be given to
applicants who know at least one Slavic language (including native
speakers) and have done course work in theoretical linguistics.
Students who know one or more Slavic languages but but do not have a
background in general linguistics should apply if they are interested
in studying the Slavic languages in a generative framework. Students
with no knowledge of Russian should not apply.
For additional information, contact Professor Leonard Babby (Director
of the Linguistics Program) at:
For information regarding admission to Princeton University, please
vist the Graduate School's website at: 
You can also request an application at this site.
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