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LINGUIST List 21.4452

Sat Nov 06 2010

Support: French & Applied Ling, General Ling: PhD Student, U. of Illinois

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        1.     Annie Tremblay , French & Applied Linguistics, General Linguistics, Language Acquisition: PhD Student, University of Illinois, USA

Message 1: French & Applied Linguistics, General Linguistics, Language Acquisition: PhD Student, University of Illinois, USA
Date: 04-Nov-2010
From: Annie Tremblay <atremblaillinois.edu>
Subject: French & Applied Linguistics, General Linguistics, Language Acquisition: PhD Student, University of Illinois, USA
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Institution/Organization: University of Illinois
Department: French
Web Address: http://www.french.illinois.edu

Level: PhD

Duties: Research

Specialty Areas: Applied Linguistics; General Linguistics; Language Acquisition

Required Language(s): French (fra)


The Department of French at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign offers
highly competitive, personalized research packages to outstanding incoming
graduate students. These Departmental financial awards are tailored for highly-
qualified prospective students in fields represented in the Department. For
applicants of the highest standing, a Departmental financial award may be offered
together with a campus-wide Fellowship. Campus-wide Fellowships include:

-The Illinois Distinguished Fellowship, which provides $20,000 per 12-month year
for three years and includes a waiver of full tuition.
-The School of Literatures, Cultures, and Linguistics (SLCL) Fellowship, which
provides $20,000 paid over a 12-month period for a period of two years and
includes a waiver of full tuition.
-The Graduate College Fellowship for Underrepresented Students, which provides
doctoral-level students with $17,000 per 12-month period for one, two, or three

These fellowships include a waiver of full tuition. Qualified applicants need take no
action beyond applying to the graduate program. The Department automatically
nominates top applicants for all fellowships. In addition to recruitment fellowships,
the Department of French offers summer and/or partial fellowships, research
assistantships, support for research summer institutes, and conference travel

About the Department

In addition to literature, the Department of French has faculty representing a broad
spectrum of fields including theoretical and applied linguistics, second language
acquisition and teacher education (SLATE), cinema studies, civilization, cultural
studies, gender and women's studies, and post-colonial theory.

In French linguistics and SLATE, there is currently a cohort of 15 graduate
students and 4 full-time faculty members: Zsuzsanna Fagyal, Peter Golato,
Cristina Toharia, and Annie Tremblay. In addition to its degree programs, students
in the Department can obtain certificates in SLATE and in Translation Studies.

Students in French linguistics and SLATE receive extensive training that enables
them to do strong empirical research on the form, use, and acquisition, and
teaching of the French language. Areas of specialization include bilingualism and
language contact, dialectology, phonetics/phonology, psycholinguistics,
sociolinguistics, second language acquisition, second language pedagogy, second
language pragmatics, and second language speech and sentence processing.

The French linguistics and SLATE programs are interdisciplinary and have strong
ties with the Departments of German, Educational Psychology, Linguistics,
Psychology, and Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese, as well as with researchers at
the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science. Students in French linguistics and
SLATE have access to research facilities such as the Illinois Phonetics and
Phonology Lab, the Second Language Acquisition and Bilingualism Lab, and other
state-of-the-art research labs at the Beckman Institute. The University's world-
renowned Library, ranked among the top public libraries in the US, affords online
subscription to a large number of academic journals. The Department also offers
non-native speakers of French the opportunity to participate in year-long exchange
programs with Dijon, Li├Ęge, Lyon, Metz, Poitiers, and Quebec.

In the past 5 years, the Department has placed 100% of its graduating PhD
students in top research institutions (e.g., Indiana University, University of Texas).
85% of these placements were in tenure-track positions.

For further information about the Department, including how to apply to the
graduate program, go to http://www.french.uiuc.edu/grad/application.html or write
to frenchillinois.edu.

Applications Deadline: 17-Dec-2010

Web Address for Applications: http://www.grad.uiuc.edu/admissions/apply/

Contact Information:
        Prof. Annie Tremblay

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