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Fri Feb 12 2010

Support: English & Applied Linguistics: PhD Student, Northumbria U., UK

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        1.    Dr Robert McKenzie, English & Applied Linguistics: PhD Student, Northumbria University, United Kingdom

Message 1: English & Applied Linguistics: PhD Student, Northumbria University, United Kingdom
Date: 12-Feb-2010
From: Dr Robert McKenzie <robert.mckenzienorthumbria.ac.uk>
Subject: English & Applied Linguistics: PhD Student, Northumbria University, United Kingdom
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Institution/Organization: Northumbria University
Department: Humanities
Web Address: http://www.northumbria.ac.uk/sd/academic/sass/about/humanities/phdstudentship/?view=Standard

Level: PhD

Duties: Research

Specialty Areas: Applied Linguistics; Sociolinguistics

Required Language(s): English (eng)


English Language and Linguistics, The Department of Humanities at Northumbria
University invites applications for a PhD studentship in Language Attitudes and
World Englishes/English as an International Language.

Applications are welcomed in relation to the investigation of outer/expanding
circle Englishes and especially in the following areas: attitudes towards
varieties of English; language and identity; spread of English; language policy
and planning; second language acquisition.

The successful applicant will receive:

A full fee waiver (home and EU students only);

£5k per annum bursary for 3 years (all students, including international);

A 30-hour teaching preparation course involving teaching practice and shadowing
of experienced staff;

Guaranteed teaching hours in years 2 and 3 of the programme;

A dedicated work station within a good quality working environment;

Access to funds to support research expenses (conferences or library visits).


Applicants are normally expected to hold a MA degree in Applied Linguistics,
Sociolinguistics or a closely related field.

Further information about the PhD studentship is available from:

English Language and Linguistics at Northumbria University is a diverse subject
that covers a wide range of topics from language evolution and change to
language spread and metaphor, with particular strengths in language learning and
teaching, sociolinguistics and the psychology of language. While most of our
research focuses on English (including historical varieties and world
Englishes), our staff members have also worked on or have an active interest in
a number of other languages, including Cantonese, Mandarin, Japanese, French,
German and Polish.

For further information about the Department of Humanities and the English
Language and Linguistics group at Northumbria University please visit:



For additional information about the PhD studentship and an application form,
please see below.

Applications Deadline: 18-Mar-2010

Web Address for Applications: http://www.northumbria.ac.uk/sd/academic/sass/about/humanities/phdstudentship/?view=Standard

Contact Information:
        Ms Gill Drinkald
        0191 227 3880

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