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LINGUIST List 21.3026

Thu Jul 22 2010

Support: English & Applied Ling, SLA: PhD Student, U of Cambridge, UK

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        1.    Dora Alexopoulou, English & Applied Linguistics, Second Language Acquisition: PhD Student, University of Cambridge, England, United Kingdom

Message 1: English & Applied Linguistics, Second Language Acquisition: PhD Student, University of Cambridge, England, United Kingdom
Date: 21-Jul-2010
From: Dora Alexopoulou <ta259cam.ac.uk>
Subject: English & Applied Linguistics, Second Language Acquisition: PhD Student, University of Cambridge, England, United Kingdom
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Institution/Organization: University of Cambridge, England
Department: Research Centre for English and Applied Linguistic
Web Address: http://www.rceal.cam.ac.uk/

Level: PhD

Duties: Research

Specialty Areas: Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition
Second Language Acquisition
Required Language(s): English (eng)

Description:

Education First PhD scholarship on second language acquisition of English
grammar at the Research Centre for English and Applied Linguistics at the
University of Cambridge.

Applications are invited for a PhD scholarship on second language acquisition of
English grammar, at the Research Centre for English and Applied Linguistics, at
the University of Cambridge. The scholarship is sponsored by Education First, a
world leading educational organisation in language learning, as part of the recent
launch of the Education First Research Unit at the University of Cambridge. The
Education First Research Unit was launched in February 2010 to promote research
in second language learning of English and innovation in language teaching
through a systematic cross-fertilisation between linguistic research and teaching
techniques and curricula. The goals of the EF Research Unit are aligned with the
English Profile Programme, a collaborative programme to enhance the learning,
teaching and assessment of English worldwide, launched by the British Council,
Cambridge ESOL, Cambridge University Press, University of Cambridge, English
UK, and other academic institutions.

Research Topic: Applications are invited for a research project leading to a PhD in
one of the following areas:

1. L1 effects on learner grammars: typologies of learner grammars based on L1
effects.

2. Age related developmental effects: adult vs. child second language acquisition.

3. The effect of input on learner grammars: explicit instruction vs. immersion.

Proposals should focus on specific morphosyntactic phenomena or interactions
between grammar and its interfaces with interpretation (discourse, information
structure, semantics) and/or processing.

The scholarship covers university fees, College fees, and maintenance as set out
at
http://www.admin.cam.ac.uk/offices/gradstud/funding/costs/courses/graduate.html


The successful candidate should have a degree in (applied) linguistics or related
discipline and will be expected to collaborate with members of the EF Research
Unit and researchers working on English Profile at RCEAL.

Application Procedure

The closing date for this application is Tuesday 7th of Septebmer 2010; shortlisted
candidates will be invited for an interview on Wednesday 22d of September 2010.
The successful candidate is expected to start January 2011.

Before applying please consult the information on Graduate Admissions at
http://www.admin.cam.ac.uk/offices/gradstud/admissions

Please pay particular attention to university entrance requirements at
http://www.admin.cam.ac.uk/univ/gsprospectus/applying/entry.html

To apply, please follow the instructions for applying on paper at
http://www.admin.cam.ac.uk/univ/gsprospectus/applying/paper.html
and download the Graduate Application Pack.

Please make sure to include in your application pack the following:

1. A research proposal of up to 1000 words on one of the research topics specified
above.
2. One essay from coursework towards one of your qualifications.

Further details on required documents are provided in the Graduate Application
Pack, together with information on where and how to post your application.

For further information please consult the following pages:

RCEAL: http://www.rceal.cam.ac.uk/
Education First Research Unit: http://www.rceal.cam.ac.uk/Research/EF/
English Profile: http://www.englishprofile.org/
University of Cambridge: http://www.cam.ac.uk/

Applications Deadline: 07-Sep-2010

Mailing Address for Applications:
        Attn: Mrs Barbara Jones
        Research Centre for English and Applied Linguistics
        9 West Road
        Cambridge CB3 9DP
        United Kingdom

Contact Information:
        Dora Alexopoulou
        ta259cam.ac.uk


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