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LINGUIST List 21.4396

Tue Nov 02 2010

Support: French & General Ling: PhD Student, U. of Texas at Austin, USA

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        1.     Barbara Bullock , French & General Linguistics: PhD Student, University of Texas at Austin, USA

Message 1: French & General Linguistics: PhD Student, University of Texas at Austin, USA
Date: 31-Oct-2010
From: Barbara Bullock <bbullockaustin.utexas.edu>
Subject: French & General Linguistics: PhD Student, University of Texas at Austin, USA
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Institution/Organization: University of Texas at Austin
Department: French and Italian
Web Address: http://www.utexas.edu/cola/depts/frenchitalian/

Level: PhD

Duties: Research

Specialty Areas: General Linguistics

Required Language(s): French (fra)

Description:

The Department of French and Italian at The University of Texas at Austin will
offer merit-based graduate scholarships for outstanding students in French
Linguistics beginning in fall 2011. The Julia Emerson Walther Scholars will receive
generous multi-year packages that include highly competitive stipends,
professional development support, and pre-dissertation funding for extensive study
in a francophone country.

About the program:
There is currently a cohort of 23 graduate students in French Linguistics in the
Department of French and Italian and 6 full-time faculty members: Carl Blyth,
David Birdsong, Barbara E. Bullock, Bryan Donaldson, Jean-Pierre Montreuil and
Cinzia Russi.

Students in the program gain a strong background in linguistics that enables them
to conduct extensive empirical research on the French language. Areas of
specialization within the Department include historical linguistics and language
change, sociolinguistics, bilingualism, language contact and language change,
dialectology, second language acquisition, and language production, perception
and processing. The Department has an excellent placement record for its
graduates.

The program, which aims to train future French linguists who intend to pursue a
career in academic research and teaching, benefits from strong links with the
departments of Linguistics, Anthropology, Psychology, Education, Spanish and
Portuguese, German, Middle Eastern Studies, and Communication Sciences. In
addition, the University of Texas at Austin has a student and faculty research
exchange with the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics in Nijmegen,
Netherlands. Graduate students at the University of Texas at Austin can also
receive course credits from the International Max Planck Research School in
Nijmegen.

Several student-organized language and linguistics conferences are held on an
annual basis at the University of Texas at Austin, including FIGSO Conference
(the French-Italian Graduate Students Organization Conference), SALSA
(Symposium about Language and Society-Austin), TexFLEC (Texas Foreign
Language Education Conference), and the TLS Conference (Texas Linguistics
Society Conference).

In addition, UT-Austin is home to a new National Foreign Language Resource
Center, The Center for Open Educational Resources and Language Learning
(COERLL). The Center operates in conjunction with the Texas Language
Technology Center and seeks to draw on and expand UT's many open educational
resources. One such resource, designed at UT for the Internet public, is the
globally popular Tex's French Grammar.

Applications Deadline: 01-Jan-2011

Mailing Address for Applications:
        Attn: Ms Rolee Rios
        HRH 2.114A B7600
        University of Texas at Austin
        Austin TX 78712
        USA

Web Address for Applications: http://www.utexas.edu/cola/depts/frenchitalian/graduate-program/french-graduate/Admissions.php

Contact Information:
        Professor Barbara Bullock
        bbullockaustin.utexas.edu


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