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LINGUIST List 22.1209

Sat Mar 12 2011

Support: German;Applied Ling/Lang Acquisition: PhD Student, U. of Waterloo

Editor for this issue: Matthew Lahrman <mattlinguistlist.org>

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        1.     Mathias Schulze , German, Standard & Applied Linguistics, Language Acquisition: PhD Student, University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

Message 1: German, Standard & Applied Linguistics, Language Acquisition: PhD Student, University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
Date: 11-Mar-2011
From: Mathias Schulze <mschulzeuwaterloo.ca>
Subject: German, Standard & Applied Linguistics, Language Acquisition: PhD Student, University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
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Institution/Organization: University of Waterloo
Department: Germanic and Slavic Studies
Web Address: http://germanicandslavic.uwaterloo.ca/

Level: PhD

Duties: Research,Teaching,Project Work

Specialty Areas: Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition

Required Language(s): German, Standard (deu)


Research Assistantship in German Applied Linguistics

The PhD program in German in the Department of Germanic and Slavic
Studies at the University of Waterloo invites applications for a PhD research
assistantship/scholarship as part of the project "Scaffolding and individualized
instruction in computer-assisted language learning" funded through the Social
Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. The research
assistantship/scholarship is valued at CAD $22,000 per year for four years.

The research project aims at increasing our understanding of individual learner
differences in the context of instructional scaffolding with the goal of
constructing a set of evaluation and design criteria for adaptive, individualized
computer-assisted language learning environments. This research draws on
existing work in instructional scaffolding and individual learner differences in
Second Language Acquisition as well as Complexity Science, which
conceptualizes language learning as a complex, non-linear process.

The PhD in German program at the University of Waterloo
(http://germanicandslavic.uwaterloo.ca/graduate/) encompasses applied
linguistics (sociolinguistics, SLA, CALL) and Literature and Film Studies
(literature, film, drama, hypermedia & theory), and students attain a critical
knowledge base in both areas. Professional development and training are an
integral part of the program.

The successful candidate will have a master's degree in a relevant field and
expertise (or interest) in areas such as applied linguistics, foreign language
learning and teaching, and computers in language learning. A high proficiency
in both German and English is required. The research assistant will register for
the PhD in German program with a specialization in Applied Linguistics. S/he
will be fully involved in all aspects of the project and will also have the
opportunity to contribute to the Department's undergraduate teaching.

Additional instructions:
1. If you intend to apply, please email Mat Schulze at the address below a.s.a.p.
2. Submit your application for the PhD in German program online (see
http://www.grad.uwaterloo.ca/). In the research statement requested for the
application package, please indicate that the application is for the research

For further information please contact Mat Schulze (mschulzeuwaterloo.ca).

Application deadline: April 15, 2011. Applications received after the deadline
may be considered.

Applications Deadline: 15-Apr-2011

Web Address for Applications: http://www.grad.uwaterloo.ca

Contact Information:
        Dr Mat Schulze
        Phone:519 888 4567 x 36627

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