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LINGUIST List 17.120

Sun Jan 15 2006

Support: Language Acquisition: PhD Student, U of Manchester

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        1.    Danielle Matthews, Modified: Language Acquisition: PhD Student, University of Manchester, United Kingdom

Message 1: Modified: Language Acquisition: PhD Student, University of Manchester, United Kingdom
Date: 15-Jan-2006
From: Danielle Matthews <danielle.matthewsmanchester.ac.uk>
Subject: Modified: Language Acquisition: PhD Student, University of Manchester, United Kingdom

University or Organization: University of Manchester
Job Rank: PhD
Specialty Areas: Language Acquisition

Applications are invited for up to two funded Ph.D. studentships for the study
of language development. The students will be attached to the Max Planck Child
Study Centre and registered for a Ph.D. in the School of Psychological Sciences
at the University of Manchester. The Child Study Centre is run by Professor
Elena Lieven and is funded by the Department of Developmental and Comparative
Psychology, directed by Professor Michael Tomasello, at the Max Planck Institute
for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany. Supervision of PhD students is
done by Professor Lieven and Tomasello with other staff in the School of
Psychological Sciences co-supervising.

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 children learning English and other languages.

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 1250 Euros per month plus support for
travel and equipment. The Home/EC rate for fees will be paid by the MPI.

In the first instance, please apply by sending a detailed CV and covering letter to:

Mrs Mickie Glover
Max Planck Child Study Centre
School of Psychological Sciences
University of Manchester
M13 9PL
(email: mickie.glovermanchester.ac.uk, tel: 0161 445 2351)

Completed applications must reach us by Monday February 20th 2006 at the latest.
Enquiries can be made by email to Professors Lieven or Tomasello at the MPI for
Evolutionary Anthropology, Deutscher Platz 6, D-04103, Leipzig, Germany.
(lieveneva.mpg.de or tomaselloeva.mpg.de).

Relevant websites are:

Address for Applications:

Mrs. Mickie Glover
Max Planck Child Study Centre, School of Psychological Sciences
Coupland 1, University of Manchester, Oxford Road
Manchester M13 9PL
United Kingdom

Application Deadline: February 20, 2006

Contact Information:

Prof Elena Lieven
00 44 161 275 2444
Website: http://www.eva.mpg.de/psycho/

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