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LINGUIST List 21.3580

Thu Sep 09 2010

Support: Anthropological Linguistics: PhD Student, James Cook U, Australia

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        1.    Alexandra Aikhenvald, Anthropological Linguistics: PhD Student, James Cook University, Australia

Message 1: Anthropological Linguistics: PhD Student, James Cook University, Australia
Date: 07-Sep-2010
From: Alexandra Aikhenvald <Alexandra.Aikhenvaldjcu.edu.au>
Subject: Anthropological Linguistics: PhD Student, James Cook University, Australia
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Institution/Organization: James Cook University
Department: The Cairns Institute
Web Address: http://jcu.edu.au

Level: PhD

Duties: Research

Specialty Areas: Anthropological Linguistics


A special PhD scholarship is now available at the Cairns Institute, Language
and culture research group:

Unlocking a tropical language: focus on Papua New Guinea

There is an outstanding opportunity for a well-qualified and socially motivated
student of linguistics to take up a PhD scholarship within the exciting new
Cairns Institute at James Cook University. New Guinea is home to the greatest
linguistic diversity in the world. There are many fascinating languages with
intricate grammatical structures which mirror the social, economic and
geographical environment in which they are spoken. All are threatened by the
encroaching tide of globalization. Maintaining and documenting their language is
a key factor for community well-being and sustainable development. Those
demanding urgent attention include languages of Manus Province, the Sepik area
and the Huon Peninsula.

Stipend: $22,500 per annum tax free plus $7,000 project support (one off)

Applications Deadline: 30-Oct-2010

Mailing Address for Applications:
        Attn: Prof Alexandra Aikhenvald
        CI JCU McGregor Road
        Cairns Qld 4870

Web Address for Applications: http://jcu.edu.au/grs

Contact Information:
        Prof Alexandra Aikhenvald
        The Cairns Institute and School of Arts and Social Sciences,
        James Cook University, Cairns

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