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LINGUIST List 21.2216

Thu May 13 2010

Jobs: Gaelic, Scottish; Sociolinguistics: PhD Studentship, U of Glasgow

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        1.    Roibeard Ó Maolalaigh, Gaelic, Scottish & Sociolinguistics: PhD Studentship, University of Glasgow, United Kingdom

Message 1: Gaelic, Scottish & Sociolinguistics: PhD Studentship, University of Glasgow, United Kingdom
Date: 12-May-2010
From: Roibeard Ó Maolalaigh <romceltic.arts.gla.ac.uk>
Subject: Gaelic, Scottish & Sociolinguistics: PhD Studentship, University of Glasgow, United Kingdom
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University or Organization: University of Glasgow
Department: Celtic and Gaelic
Job Location: Glasgow, United Kingdom
Web Address: http://www.gla.ac.uk/departments/celtic/
Job Rank: PhD Studentship

Specialty Areas: Sociolinguistics

Required Language(s): Gaelic, Scottish (gla)

Description:

Soillse PhD Scholarship

Soillse involves a consortium consisting of UHI (in particular, Sabhal Mòr
Ostaig), and the Universities of Aberdeen, Glasgow, and Edinburgh.

The aims of Soillse are:
- To further develop a research capability in Gaelic language development
for the benefit of the Highlands & Islands and beyond
- To develop a national network, bringing in new researchers, linking with
international research and influencing policy

Five PhD scholarships, including one at the Department of Celtic & Gaelic,
University of Glasgow, will be awarded in 2010 in terms of the criteria set
out below. The Glasgow scholarship will cover the UK/EU rate of tuition
fees and an annual stipend (£13,489 in 2010-11). All international students
who apply for the scholarship must be able to demonstrate the availability
of funds to meet the full overseas tuition fee.

Funding will extend for four years. Students may apply on a 1+3 or 3+1
basis, i.e. a Research Master's followed by a three-year PhD, or a
three-year PhD followed by one year of postdoctoral study. Students
choosing the 1+3 option will only be permitted to progress to the PhD if
performance on the Research Master's is satisfactory.

Full-time applications are preferred but anyone wishing to apply on a
part-time basis should contact Professor Roibeard Ó Maolalaigh
(romceltic.arts.gla.ac.uk; +44(0)141-330 6327) in the first instance.

Criteria
Applications are encouraged in relation to the following three research topics:

1. Language usage patterns and language ideologies among Gaelic-speaking
families and communities, e.g. the language attitudes and motivations which
prompt parents to not/use Gaelic in child-rearing.

2. The intergenerational transmission of Gaelic: correlations between
language input and output, and attitudes to language

3. Language usage, competence and attitudes among adults who received
Gaelic-medium education.

Applicants may also propose a different research topic but this must fit
clearly within the parameters of the Soillse initiative and its overarching
research themes: Gaelic as a family and community language; Gaelic language
use; Gaelic identity and self-confidence; Gaelic in education; and policies
for Gaelic.

Applicants should be able to speak, read and write Gaelic. Applicants who
do not currently have all of these skills will be expected to develop
competence in Gaelic such that they can conduct and present academic
research through the medium of Gaelic. Appropriate language training will
be provided.

Application Procedure
Applicants must apply for (a) the scholarship and (b) postgraduate study at
the University of Glasgow.

To apply for the scholarship, candidates should submit hard copies of the
following no later than 28 May 2010 to Professor Roibeard Ó Maolalaigh at
the address below:
- a CV including education and grades achieved to date
- a personal statement outlining why you believe you should be considered
for the scholarship, highlighting your interest and ability in the field of
Gaelic sociolinguistics broadly defined
- a research proposal in line with the criteria described above (c.
500-1,000 words, not including bibliography)

An application for postgraduate study must also be submitted to the
University of Glasgow by 28 May 2010. Applications can be made on line at:
http://www.gla.ac.uk/postgraduate/howtoapplyforaresearchdegree/applyonline/

More information
http://www.gla.ac.uk/departments/celtic/

Application Deadline: 28-May-2010
Mailing Address for Applications:
Professor Roibeard Ó Maolalaigh
Department of Celtic and Gaelic
University of Glasgow
3 University Gardens
Glasgow G12 8QQ
United Kingdom
Email Address for Applications: romceltic.arts.gla.ac.uk
Contact Information:
Professor Roibeard Ó Maolalaigh
Email: romceltic.arts.gla.ac.uk

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