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LINGUIST List 19.3392

Thu Nov 06 2008

Support: Neurolinguistics/Cognitive Neurology: PhD Student, U Edinburgh

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        1.    Antonella Sorace, Neurolinguistics/Cognitive Neurology: PhD Student, University of Edinburgh, UK

Message 1: Neurolinguistics/Cognitive Neurology: PhD Student, University of Edinburgh, UK
Date: 05-Nov-2008
From: Antonella Sorace <antonellaling.ed.ac.uk>
Subject: Neurolinguistics/Cognitive Neurology: PhD Student, University of Edinburgh, UK
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Institution/Organization: University of Edinburgh
Department: Psychology
Web Address: http://www.ppls.ed.ac.uk/pg/Prospective.htm

Level: PhD

Duties: Research

Job Rank: PhD

Specialty Areas: Neurolinguistics
Cognitive Neurology


Scottish Motor Neuron Disease Association
PhD Studentship
The Nature of Speech Impairment in Mind

Applications are invited for a 3 year PhD studentship funded by the Scottish
MND Association to explore how different motor, linguistic, cognitive and
behavioural factors (such as dysarthria, apraxia of speech, phonological
deficits as well as loss of initiation) contribute to speech production deficits
observed in many MND patients.

The successful candidate will be working under the supervision of Dr.
Thomas H. Bak (cognitive neurology) and co-supervision of Dr. Sharon
Abrahams (clinical neuropsychology) and Prof. Bob Ladd (linguistics). The
environment of the University of Edinburgh and the recently established Euan
McDonald Centre for MND research provide cutting edge scientific research
and interdisciplinary collaboration as well as a thoroughly designed
educational programme.

Candidates with linguistic, psychological, or medical degrees are encouraged
to apply. A relevant MSc would be considered an advantage. The
interdisciplinary character of the study requires the willingness to learn new
theories, techniques and approaches.

The studentship will cover tuition fees at the Home/EU level plus an annual
stipend for maintenance. Applicants must comply with the University of
Edinburgh requirements for postgraduate study.

Application Procedure
1. Complete a University of Edinburgh PhD application including all
supporting documentation, a copy of your CV and a statement outlining why
you are interested in the advertised studentship. You should also include
the fact that you are interested in the scholarship under section F of the
application form.

Details of application process and links to forms are available online at the
application address listed below.

2. When you have submitted your application to the University, email the
School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences (PPLS) Postgraduate
Office: pplspged.ac.uk to inform them that you have done so and wish to be
considered for the scholarship.

The project will begin in January 2009.

Further Information & Queries
Questions regarding regulations and admissions requirements should be
addressed to the PPLS Postgraduate Secretary: Catherine.Keltieed.ac.uk
Informal enquiries re. the study are welcomed by Dr T. Bak:

Applications Deadline: 15-Nov-2008

Web Address for Applications: http://www.ppls.ed.ac.uk/pg/Prospective.htm

Contact Information:
        Dr Thomas Bak

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