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Sat Feb 23 2008

Support: General Linguistics: PhD Student, Utrecht University

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        1.    Rianne Giethoorn, General Linguistics: PhD Student, Utrecht University; Faculty of Humanities, Netherlands

Message 1: General Linguistics: PhD Student, Utrecht University; Faculty of Humanities, Netherlands
Date: 22-Feb-2008
From: Rianne Giethoorn <rianne.giethoornlet.uu.nl>
Subject: General Linguistics: PhD Student, Utrecht University; Faculty of Humanities, Netherlands
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Institution/Organization: Utrecht University; Faculty of Humanities
Department: Utrecht Institute of Linguistics
Web Address: http://www-uilots.let.uu.nl/

Level: PhD

Job Rank: PhD

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics; Discourse Analysis; General Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Morphology; Phonetics; Phonology; Psycholinguistics; Semantics; Syntax


The PhD places involve a research training and aim at the completion of a PhD
dissertation within a maximum of three years. As part of their training, PhD
students will take courses offered by the National Graduate School in
Linguistics (LOT).

Applicants should have an MA degree (or nearing completion, expected graduation
by 1 July 2008) in theoretical linguistics, computational linguistics or
experimental linguistics (language acquisition, psycholinguistics, phonetics,
text linguistics). Applicants should speak and write fluent English.

Grant conditions:
The grant amounts to a monthly sum of €1500, payable at the beginning of each
month. It is allocated for a trial period of one year, to be extended upon
positive evaluation of the student's progress by a further two years (maximum).
The grant entitles students to supervision, office, network and library
facilities, assistance in finding housing as well as participation in the
institute's support system for linguistics-related expenses (including attending
conferences and LOT schools).

For legal reasons, no grants can be offered to permanent residents of the

How to apply?
Applications (by regular mail or by e-mail) should include a 3-5 p project
proposal consisting of a research question well-grounded in existing literature
supplemented with a research strategy, provisional workplan and bibliography.
Suggestions for topics can be taken from our webpage Project List but candidates
are free to come up with their own proposals as well. Applications that do not
include a research proposal will not be taken into consideration.
The application should also include a letter of motivation, a curriculum vitae
including contact and personal details, transcripts of academic results, an MA
thesis or alternative piece of written work, certified copies of most recent
diploma and passport, and the contact details of two referees (names,
affiliations and phone numbers or e-mail addresses). Preferably, reference
letters are included.

If applicable, additional written work allowing us to assess the candidate's
suitability for the grant should be submitted by April 18th, 2008 (for example,
a finished MA thesis or a more finished draft). Certified copies of diplomas and
passport may also be submitted by this date, provided regular copies are
included in the original application.

Interviews will be held on May 26-27th, 2008, preceded by phone interviews in
mid April. Those not invited for interviews will be informed by May 23rd. Final
decisions will be made by June 30, 2008. The preferred starting date for the
grants will be September 1st, 2008.

Applications Deadline: 19-Mar-2008

Mailing Address for Applications:
        Attn: Dr. Maaike Schoorlemmer
        UiL OTS
        Janskerkhof 13
        Utrecht Utrecht 3512 BL

Web Address for Applications: http://www-uilots.let.uu.nl

Contact Information:
        Dr. Maaike Schoorlemmer
        Phone:+31 (0) 30 253 6006

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