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LINGUIST List 17.664

Thu Mar 02 2006

Support: Endangered Langs & Cultures: PhD Student, UK

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        1.    Bruce Connell, Endangered Languages and Cultures: PhD Student, University of Kent, UK


Message 1: Endangered Languages and Cultures: PhD Student, University of Kent, UK
Date: 02-Mar-2006
From: Bruce Connell <bconnellyorku.ca>
Subject: Endangered Languages and Cultures: PhD Student, University of Kent, UK


Institution/Organization: University of Kent
Department: Anthropology
Level: PhD
Duties: Research
Specialty Areas: Anthropology and Linguistics


Description:

Two PhD studentships funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council are
offered at the University of Kent, Canterbury, one in Anthropology and one in
Linguistics, as part of a larger project to study and document endangered
languages and cultures in the Nigeria-Cameroon borderland. The linguistics PhD
will undertake the primary linguistic documentation of two endangered languages;
the Anthropologist will focus on the cultural ecology of language loss among the
same groups.

Applicants must have completed a first or upper second class honours degree or
its equivalent, and/or a Masters degree, in Anthropology or Linguistics by the
starting date. No prior experience of research in Africa is necessary.

Starting date: 1st September 2006 (possibly earlier)

To be eligible for funding, applicants must also fulfil AHRC requirements: EU
citizens will be eligible for a full award as long as they have been resident in
the UK for the previous three years. An EU citizen who does not fulfil the
residency condition will be eligible for a fees only award.

Applications (including references) must be received by 10 April 2006;
interviews will be held during the week beginning 22 May 2006.

Interested applicants may apply online at
http://www.kent.ac.uk/studying/postgrad/gradapply.html

or request a Higher Degree Application Form from the
Recruitment and Admissions Office
University of Kent at Canterbury, Kent CT2 7NZ, UK
Tel: (44) (0)1227 824040 (24 hr answerphone)
Email: recruitmentukc.ac.uk; URL: http://www.ukc.ac.uk

or from the Admissions Secretary,
Department of Anthropology,
Marlowe Building,
University of Kent at Canterbury. Kent CT2 7NR UK

Tel: (44) (0) 1227 764000 ext. 7928 Fax: (44) (0) 1227 827289
Email: anthro-officeukc.ac.uk

For more information see http://lucy.ukc.ac.uk/dz/AHRC_Languages/index.html
or contact Bruce Connell: B.A.Connellkent.ac.uk
or David Zeitlyn: : D.Zeitlynkent.ac.uk


Web Address for Applications:

http://www.kent.ac.uk/studying/postgrad/gradapply.html

Applications are due by: 10-Apr-2006

Contact Information:

Dr Bruce Connell
B.A.Connellkent.ac.uk


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