LINGUIST List 15.120

Fri Jan 16 2004

Support: Lang Acquisition: Ph.D. Student, U/Manchester

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  1. evan.j.kidd, Language Acquisition: Ph.D. Student, Max Planck Child Study Centre

Message 1: Language Acquisition: Ph.D. Student, Max Planck Child Study Centre

Date: Tue, 16 Dec 2003 10:45:43 -0500 (EST)
From: evan.j.kidd <>
Subject: Language Acquisition: Ph.D. Student, Max Planck Child Study Centre

University or Organization: Max Planck Child Study Centre
Department: Psychology, University of Manchester
Rank of Job: Ph.D. Student
Specialty Areas: Language Acquisition 


Ph.D. studentships for the study of language development 

Applications are invited for funded Ph.D. studentships. The students
will be attached to the Max Planck Child Study Centre and registered
for a Ph.D. in the Department of Psychology at the University of
Manchester. The Centre is run by Professor Elena Lieven and is funded
by the Department of Developmental and Comparative Psychology
(Director: Professor Michael Tomasello) at the Max Planck Institute
for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany. Dr. Anna Theakston
of the Manchester Psychology Department will be a co-supervisor.

Research in the Centre focuses on the development of language
(especially grammar) and consists in the collection and analysis of
naturalistic and experimental data for both English and
German-speaking children.

You must have or expect to attain next summer, a good honours degree
in Psychology, Linguistics or an associated discipline.

Funding will consist of approximately 11,700 Euros per annum plus
support for travel and equipment. The Home/EC rate for fees will be
paid by the MPI.

Applications must be made on University of Manchester postgraduate
application forms, which can be obtained from the web or from Julie
Hampson, Department of Psychology, The University of Manchester, M13
9PL, UK (email:; tel: 0161-275-8581). Applications
should also contain: the applicant's CV, a brief summary of past
research experience and future research plans and two letters of

Completed applications must reach us by Monday February 16th 2003 at
the latest. Interviews (by phone, if non-UK) will take place in
Manchester on the morning of Monday March 29th 2004.

Enquiries can be made by email to Professors Lieven or Tomasello at
the MPI for Evolutionary Anthropology, Deutscher Platz 6, D-04103,
Leipzig, Germany. (lieven or Relevant websites
are: and

Address for Applications:

	Attn: Professor Elena Lieven
	Department of Psychology, 
	University of Manchester
	Oxford Road
	Manchester, Lancashire M13 9PL
	United Kingdom	

	Applications are due by 16-Feb-2004 

Contact Information:
	Professor Elena Lieven
	Tel: +49 (0) 341 3550 404
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