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Support: General Ling, Lang Acquisition: PhD Student, Northumbria U., UK

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        1.     Ewa Dabrowska , Discourse Analysis, Empirical Linguistics, General Linguistics, Language Acquisition: PhD Student, Northumbria University, United Kingdom

Message 1: Discourse Analysis, Empirical Linguistics, General Linguistics, Language Acquisition: PhD Student, Northumbria University, United Kingdom
Date: 08-Apr-2011
From: Ewa Dabrowska <ewa.dabrowskanorthumbria.ac.uk>
Subject: Discourse Analysis, Empirical Linguistics, General Linguistics, Language Acquisition: PhD Student, Northumbria University, United Kingdom
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Institution/Organization: Northumbria University
Department: School of Arts and Social Sciences
Level: PhD

Duties: Research

Specialty Areas: Discourse Analysis; General Linguistics; Language Acquisition
Empirical Linguistics

Description:

The School of Arts and Social Sciences at Northumbria University is offering a
number of PhD studentships in Linguistics, to commence in October 2011. These
postgraduate Research studentships have been designed to provide students with
high quality supervision from experts in their field and involvement in the
vibrant research culture within the Department.

Successful applicants will receive
- A full fee waiver (home and EU students only)
- A bursary of up to £13,590 per annum
- A 30-hour teaching preparation course involving teaching practice and
shadowing of experienced staff
- A dedicated work station within a good quality working environment
- Access to funds to support research expenses (conferences or archive visits)

Who we are looking for
We are looking to recruit candidates of the highest quality with the capability
of submitting excellent theses within the standard PhD duration of 3 years. You
will need to demonstrate a strong performance in your first degree (probably a
first) as well as a good MA qualification. We will, however, consider candidates
straight from undergraduate degrees where there is evidence of exceptional
academic ability. Prospective candidates from overseas should contact us
concerning entry requirements (at az.pgrnorthumbria.ac.uk ).
We are recruiting to the following areas:

1. LANGUAGE LEARNING AND TEACHING (Ref: ECW4)
This includes both first and second language learning, especially the later
stages of development and the acquisition of academic literacy in the first or
second language; language teaching and assessment; individual differences in
acquisition and ultimate attainment; classroom centred research; teacher
education and development; and the socio-political context of TESOL.

2. LANGUAGE ATTITUDES/FOLKLINGUISTICS(Ref: ECW5)
The study of language attitudes is a key dimension in the building of
sociolinguistic theory. Joining a team of established and active researchers in
folklinguistics, applications involving innovative techniques measuring
attitudes towards language variation amongst first language and/or second
language users are particularly welcome.

3. (CRITICAL) DISCOURSE ANALYSIS AND STYLISTICS (Ref: ECW6)
Discourse analysis is a vibrant and interdisciplinary field that explores varied
types of discourse with differing research frameworks. We welcome applications
from candidates interested in working on discourse in any of the following
areas: 1) critical discourse analysis; 2) stylistics; 3) metaphor and metonymy;
4) feminist post-structuralist discourse analysis; and 5) cognitive approaches
to discourse.

4. EMPIRICAL LINGUISTICS (Ref: ECW7)
This project will involve an empirical investigation of some aspect of speakers'
lexical or grammatical knowledge using either corpus or experimental methods, or
a combination of both. The precise topic will be negotiated with the supervisor,
but should involve an empirical test of a specific linguistic theory or
hypothesis. We particularly welcome applications in the following areas: first
or second language learning, sociolinguistics or the psychology of language.
An application form is available from
http://www.northumbria.ac.uk/sd/academic/sass/res_con/studentship201112/ and
should be submitted to Scott Burdon at az.pgrnorthumbria.ac.uk.

Informal enquiries are welcome - for further details please contact Professor
Ewa Dabrowska, ewa.dabrowskanorthumbria.ac.uk.

Deadline for applications is Friday 29th April 2011; Interviews will be held
week commencing 23rd May 2011.

Applications Deadline: 29-Apr-2011

Web Address for Applications: http://www.northumbria.ac.uk/sd/academic/sass/res_con/studentship201112/

Contact Information:
        Scott Burdon
        az.pgrnorthumbria.ac.uk


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